Where should you steal your style inspiration from this summer?


Take a fashion trip around the world and steal some style inspiration from other countries. With fresh colours and prints, what fashion advice can you take from other countries? Taking us on a whistle-stop style tour of the world is QUIZ. Check out what you’ll need in our country-by-country style guide.

South Africa

The nation of South Africa is a vivid nation, and great inspiration for a bold and bright wardrobe!  Take South African fashion designer Jacques van der Watt’s Black Coffee design house. The designer’s Orbit Summer 2018|2019 collection encapsulates the modernity and positivity of the 1960s, featuring bold colours and embellishments across simple shapes and styles. Inject your wardrobe with a splash of colour to channel South African vibes. Clash bold primary shades such as vivid reds with bright yellows, keeping shapes and styles simplistic—think loose-fitting tees and flared shorts. Want to add some detail to your outfit? Choose geometric patterns in classic monotone hues or incorporate bright colours. Crochet detailing is a staple aspect of Black Coffee’s collection, and crochet dresses or cover-ups would make the perfect boho-inspired addition to any summer wardrobe.

Miami

If you’re looking for some inspiration for your holiday wardrobe, take inspiration from Miami. Home to golden sands and sun-kissed residents, they know how to be fashionable in the sun! With temperatures reaching 28 degrees in the summer, Miami residents choose vibrant swimwear as they soak up the sun on South Beach before slipping into relaxed cuts as they party the night away. Think bright colours to steal the Miami style. Wear tropical print culottes, palm print co-ords and bright summer dresses. Each piece can be dressed up or down, so whether you’re taking a summer stroll or hitting up a club, you can channel effortless Miami vibes. For footwear, slip on flip flops by day before switching to barely-there heels when the sun goes down for a look that’s both glam yet effortless.


Morocco

Morocco is famous for its rich diversity and striking patterns as exemplified by the country’s outstanding architecture and detailed mosaics. When creating a Moroccan-inspired look, it’s important to retain this attention-to-detail — think detailed embroidery and intricate prints. Tile print is key to this look. This on-trend, intricate detailing is all over the high streets at the moment, so introduce it to your wardrobe through palazzo pants or even a co-ord. In terms of colours, choose patterns in rich purples and vibrant blues and oranges. Since Moroccan temperatures soar, loose-fitting, kaftan styles are essential. Choose shift day dresses in a darker tone — such as burnt orange — complete with gold embroidered detailing. Finish your look with gold or leather strappy sandals, and layer on gold accessories.

India

In India, it’s all about colour, vibrancy and pattern. If you like creating bold looks with rich colours, this is the country you need to steal your summer style from! How can you do it? Much like Morocco, India enjoys intricate embroidery and jewellery. However, generally speaking, the colour palette is much richer in India — think deep reds and emerald greens. For formal events, choose a sophisticated maxi in a deep tone with extensive embroidery. For day time dressing, a simple tunic is a great choice, providing it features some sort of embroidery. Often the paisley pattern is associated with this country, so look for ways to incorporate this into your look. How about a bold midi or maxi skirt complemented by a plain-colour vest or blouse? Alternatively, look for a paisley print bag to finish your look, and don’t forget to add plenty of jewellery.

Sweden

Scandinavian style is all about simplicity. Part of this is the near effortless blend of smart styles with casual wear, pairing sports-inspired trousers with a tailored blazer, for example. Want to recreate a Swedish-inspired look this summer? You need a combination of everyday essentials and fine tailoring. Make sure you have a great collection of plain t-shirts in white, grey and black. Wear yours with sports-inspired trousers and a blazer, or swap out your trousers for tailored shorts. Loosely tuck the hem of your t-shirt into your trousers, slip on a statement necklace and keep your hair loose and natural. Being able to layer is also essential. For an effortless look, throw over a lightweight scarf or keep your knitwear loose and wear over a crisp shirt. Don’t be afraid to go oversized either! Which country will you steal inspiration from?

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