TOPSHOP:How To Live Like A Local On Your Next City-Break

If you’re anything like us, you’ve been counting down the days until your summer getaway for months now. It’s finally getting close so, to help you dress the part and the make the most of your much-deserved break, we’ve put together this quick style and site-seeing guide tailored to the unique vibe of five holiday hotspots. Whether you’re headed to the seaside town of St Ives or the bustling city of Barcelona, we’ve got you covered…

  1. Copenhagen, Denmark
    When it comes to Scandi style, less is definitely more. For a nod to Nordic minimalism, stick to a neutral colour palette and add detail with tortoiseshell accessories.
    And for the cultural part… Once your outfit is sorted, head to the very aesthetic Louisiana Museum of Modern Art to discover the work of Pipilotti Rist. “Åbn min lysning (Open My Glade)” is the Swiss artist’s first major exhibition in Scandinavia, and made of installations, textile works and video projections on ceilings, walls and floors. A must-see when in the Danish capital.
    Pipilotti Rist – Åbn min lysning (Open My Glade) is showing from 1st March to 22nd September, 2019 at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.
  2. Barcelona, Spain
    For a vibrant destination like Barcelona, opt for a relaxed, silky slip dress that will take you from daytime strolls around Park Güell to sangria-filled evenings with ease. Then think Spanish sun with warm, orange and gold accessories.
    And for the cultural part… Pablo Picasso is a key figure in Spanish Art so you really should run to the Picasso Museum to discover their latest exhibition. “In The Name Of The father” explores the legacy of Pablo Picasso today through a selection of various contemporary artists’ works which highlight their connection with Picasso.
    In The Name Of The Father is showing from 7th June to 24th September, 2019 at the
    Museu Picasso.
  3. Nice, France
    The French Riviera is practically synonymous with chicness and sophistication. So, if a trip to Nice is on the horizon, go for this polka-dot co-ord with feminine, tiered ruffles and pair with this season’s favourite strippy sandals in coral.
    And for the cultural part… When in France do like the French so keep the luxe fashion vibes going from your stroll on the Promenade des Anglais to the departmental museum of Asian Arts. In their current exhibition “Asia dreamed by Yves Saint Laurent” you will be able to discover the outfits, costumes, sketches and photographs of the famous French couture designer inspired by Japanese, Indian and Chinese influences.
    L’Asie rêvée d’Yves Saint Laurent is showing from 6th April to 6th October 2019 at the Musée Départemental des Arts Asiatiques.
  4. Berlin, Germany
    Channel the German capital’s underground, subculture scene with a grungy look of ripped denim and dark sheer. Finish with sharp, patent boots and metallic accessories to add edge.
    And for the cultural part… It was once the Berlin Wall, now it’s the longest open-air gallery in the world! Immediately after the wall came down, 118 artists from 21 countries began painting the East Side Gallery, and it officially opened as an open air gallery in 1990. Just over a year later, it was given protected memorial status. Some of the works at the East Side Gallery are particularly popular, such as Dmitri Vrubel’s Fraternal Kiss. Don’t miss it…
    East Side Gallery is a permanent exhibition in Friedrichshain, Berlin.
  5. St Ives, England
    A pretty slip skirt in ice-cream coloured florals is perfect for a day exploring the quaint Cornish town of St Ives. Keep those pastel tones running through your accessories and remember, nothing says day-by-the-beach like a wicker bag and sea-shell jewellery.
    And for the cultural part… After the beach or some tasty fish and chips, you should visit the Tate St Ives which overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. “The EY exhibition: Van Gogh and Britain” brings together 50 of Van Gogh’s most famous works like Shoes, Starry Night over the Rhône, L’Arlésienne. This exhibition shows how his love for the British culture impacted his paintings.
    The EY exhibition: Van Gogh and Britain is showing from 27th March to 11th August 2019 at the Tate, St Ives.

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https://www.topshop.com/blog/2019/07/how-to-live-like-a-local-on-your-next-city-break

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TOPSHOP:How To Tackle Summer Special Occasions If You Don’t Like Dresses

Is it just us, or does it feel like there is a different special occasion in our diaries every week at the moment? Sounds like it’s about time we update our smart summer wardrobe! And – plot twist – there’s a lot more to occasionwear than just dresses. If dresses just aren’t really your thing or you just want to do things a bit differently this season, we’ve rounded up our favourite looks starring trousers, skirts, suits and jumpsuits…

  1. Shimmer & Shine
    Combine a pair of satin trousers with our much-loved puff sleeve crop top, and add some sparkly accessories for a glamorous finishing touch.
  2. Pink lady
    A pair of slouch satin trousers and pink silk top secure your place in the spotlight of every event. Add some coordinating green accessories to create a head-turning moment.
  3. Something Blue
    Our blue satin suit will definitely make a statement at any occasion. Keep the rest of the look simple by adding a white cami, strappy heels, a classic handbag and an on-trend hair clip.
  4. Casual cool
    Opt for a cool V-neck jumpsuit and combine it with a pair of some bold orange colour-pop heels, our much loved tortoiseshell acrylic grab bag and add some glam with some cute pearl hair slides.
  5. Hint of Lime
    Look effortlessly chic in our silver skirt suit. Pair it with a white bodysuit for that ultimate cool-girl vibe and bold tonal accessories to add some summer vibrance.

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https://www.topshop.com/blog/2019/07/how-to-tackle-summer-special-occasions-if-you-dont-like-dresses

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TOPSHOP:5 Tips To Get That Holiday Feeling Even If You’re Not On Holiday

Feeling like everyone is going on holiday, and you’re the only one who hasn’t planned a trip yet this summer? Don’t despair, because there are plenty of things you can do to get that holiday feeling even if you’re stay at home…
Trying food from a different country for the first time can be really exciting. Why don’t you kick off with the Ethiopian cuisine, which has some of the world’s most unique and delicious food to offer – plus it’s very light which is perfect for summer! But trying new fruits, or simply buying a fresh coconut, could also be a great way to achieve that tropical island feeling…
Music affects our mood a lot, so consider updating your summer playlist with some happy vibes and songs that remind you of being on holiday. Close your eye and imagine being at the beach with palm trees all around you and the warm sun on your face…
Accessories inspired by the sea aren’t just a holiday thing. Update your look with some cute sea shell jewellery that will give you a similar feeling to buying souvenirs on a trip abroad.
Missing that amazing feeling of feeling the warm sand on your toes? You don’t have to go to the beach to do that! Head to your favourite beach bar to get the experience without having to buy an expensive plane ticket.
Nothing is more relaxing than getting pampered in a beautiful spa. You will leave feeling relaxed, refreshed and revitalised and almost as if you’ve just come back from a short holiday. Discover our guide to the best ones to try this summer…

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https://www.topshop.com/blog/2019/07/5-tips-to-get-that-holiday-feeling-even-if-youre-not-on-holiday

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H&M:ACCESSORIZE FOR THE BEACH AND BEYOND

  1. THE SEASHELLS
    Despite last summer’s obsession, shell jewelry is every bit as trendy this season (if not more). Surrender to the 90s nostalgia and team the must-have accessory with everything from crisp caftans to blue denim.
  2. LES ESPADRILLES
    Few things say summer like an espadrille. The classic Spanish sandal with its jute sole and lace-up ribbons is always a winner on days when the sun is shining. Flats or wedges? It’s your call.
  3. THE COVERALL
    A sarong is a beach bag essential with multipurpose potential. Consider it a chic yet convenient cover-up that can be tied, wrapped or layered in many different ways: think skirt, dress, top, turban — or beach blanket.
  4. THE COLOR SPLASH
    A simple yet effective way of elevating a monochrome ensemble is by redirecting the focus to the accessories. Opt for a pair of mood-boosting earrings in a poppy color for a vibrant vacation feel.
  5. THE SUN-BLOCKER
    Heading to the beach? Don’t forget to bring a hat to protect your face from the sun. Go for a functional yet striking version in braided straw with a grosgrain band and fray-edge brim for extra fashion flair.
  6. THE IT-BAG
    The versatile net bag makes an effortless transition from city streets to sandy shores. Still an “It-item” to be reckoned with, giving us a legit reason to show off market-bought citrus fruits for yet another season.
  7. THE ARM CANDY
    Make a summery statement by adorning yourself in golden charm bracelets that drip delicate stones, pearls and shells, and add more chains to the mix for a personal touch. Life is a beach!
  8. THE FRINGE FIX
    Welcome the vacay vibes into your wardrobe by trading your mini for a fashionable fringe straw bag with room for more than just the essentials, and be ready for anything the day has in store.
  9. THE SILK KNOT
    A silky satin scarf is already an accessory staple for most and a go-to hair adornment for summer. Bring immediate chicness to any warm-weather look by knotting it around your head or ponytail.
  10. THE COLLECTOR COIN
    Vintage-inspired coin necklaces are likely to become your most-worn accessories over the coming months. The easy-to-wear pendants are perfect for layering and add fashion value to exactly every outfit.

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https://www2.hm.com/en_us/life/fashion/editors-picks/accessorize-for-the-beach-and-beyond.html

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H&M:ACCESSORIZE FOR THE BEACH AND BEYOND

  1. THE SEASHELLS
    Despite last summer’s obsession, shell jewelry is every bit as trendy this season (if not more). Surrender to the 90s nostalgia and team the must-have accessory with everything from crisp caftans to blue denim.
  2. LES ESPADRILLES
    Few things say summer like an espadrille. The classic Spanish sandal with its jute sole and lace-up ribbons is always a winner on days when the sun is shining. Flats or wedges? It’s your call.
  3. THE COVERALL
    A sarong is a beach bag essential with multipurpose potential. Consider it a chic yet convenient cover-up that can be tied, wrapped or layered in many different ways: think skirt, dress, top, turban — or beach blanket.
  4. THE COLOR SPLASH
    A simple yet effective way of elevating a monochrome ensemble is by redirecting the focus to the accessories. Opt for a pair of mood-boosting earrings in a poppy color for a vibrant vacation feel.
  5. THE SUN-BLOCKER
    Heading to the beach? Don’t forget to bring a hat to protect your face from the sun. Go for a functional yet striking version in braided straw with a grosgrain band and fray-edge brim for extra fashion flair.
  6. THE IT-BAG
    The versatile net bag makes an effortless transition from city streets to sandy shores. Still an “It-item” to be reckoned with, giving us a legit reason to show off market-bought citrus fruits for yet another season.
  7. THE ARM CANDY
    Make a summery statement by adorning yourself in golden charm bracelets that drip delicate stones, pearls and shells, and add more chains to the mix for a personal touch. Life is a beach!
  8. THE FRINGE FIX
    Welcome the vacay vibes into your wardrobe by trading your mini for a fashionable fringe straw bag with room for more than just the essentials, and be ready for anything the day has in store.
  9. THE SILK KNOT
    A silky satin scarf is already an accessory staple for most and a go-to hair adornment for summer. Bring immediate chicness to any warm-weather look by knotting it around your head or ponytail.
  10. THE COLLECTOR COIN
    Vintage-inspired coin necklaces are likely to become your most-worn accessories over the coming months. The easy-to-wear pendants are perfect for layering and add fashion value to exactly every outfit.

Source:
https://www2.hm.com/en_us/life/fashion/editors-picks/accessorize-for-the-beach-and-beyond.html

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TOPSHOP:5 Different Ways To Wear Polka Dots This Summer

Polka dots are an undeniable classic: from weddings to the long days at beach, you can always rely on the Retro print to make major impact. How to wear the pattern this summer? We styled five very different looks to show you just how versatile it is..
Pair the trending Austin blouse with a nautical pair of rope-belt denim shorts for a bit of holiday flair in the city.
Polka dot maxi dresses are a wardrobe classic. Pair yours with delicate pearl hair clips, a bold-coloured grab bag and the Strippy Sandal.
This yellow jumpsuit doesn’t need too much styling as it’s already a statement-piece on its own. White accessories and golden jewellery should do the trick.
Stand out from the crowd by mixing colours and prints. We went for pink satin pieces, polka dots flats and Vintage-inspired accessories.
Take your love for polka dots to the next level and mix two (or more) of them together! It works best if the prints all have different colours and spot sizes.

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ASOS:YOUR CANNES-INSPIRED OUTFIT

You’ve heard us wax poetic about festival season for weeks now, but what about film festival season? Yes, the chicest time of the year is here. This week, Hollywood’s A-list and style-setting socialites from around the globe will decamp to the south of France for the Cannes Film Festival. We all know what that means: glamour, glamour and, well, more glamour. In the meantime, here’s a look inspired by the festival that you Cannes (sorry) easily channel for your next black-tie sitch… Past years have served up serious night-out goals courtesy of megawatt babes like Bella Hadid, and this year will be no exception. First things first: when it’s a fancier RSVP that’s creeping up on the iCal, sometimes your trusty LBD just won’t do. For those instances, treat ASOS EDITION like your knight in shining armour. Sure, you’ll have to dig a lil’ deeper in the purse, but just think of it as an investment piece. This one has it all: beading, embroidery, peplum — basically, you’ve got the ultimate recipe for Instagram success. Since this is a BNO, don’t be afraid to do the most in the accessories department. Clear sandals are forever our summer vibe, and a block heel will keep you comfy as the hours rage on. Oh, and always secure the bag (but make sure it’s metallic fringe). Red carpet, here we come…

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MISSGUIDED:The Official Guide to Ibiza

Whether you’re an Ibiza virgin or an island regular, packing for a trip to the party capital can be stressful af. You wanna tick off every event from pool party to rave, and you wanna look 🔥 doing it (for yourself and the gram obv.) So here is your ultimate Ibiza guide on where to go and what to wear. You’re welcome.Ok so obviously Ibiza waits around for no one, and day parties are a must. Ants at Ushuaia and Ibiza Rocks are just two you’ve got to add to your Ibiza bucket list. At both events you’ll be on your feet all day dancing (and drinking) so you wanna ditch the wedges for some flats. If your a house music fan we’d recommend going to Ants over Ibiza rocks. Check the timetable to see who’s performing to catch the best day too! We recommend wearing some cool swimwear, paired with some denim shorts, a bum bag, and some funky accessories. You can’t go to Ibiza without at least one visit to O Beach Ibiza! It’s renowned for being the ultimate hang out on the island and we can confirm, it will not disappoint! However, ignore the myth that every girl is in heels and a full face of makeup. Anything goes in Ibiza! Although it’s the upper class of pool parties, you do you babe. If being super glam is your thing, then go for it! Or if you wanna cover yourself in the sickest body paint, go for it! Or if you wanna be super chill and beachy, then go for it! Ultimately whatever your style, wear a swimsuit you feel good in paired with some shorts or a cover up and your good to go! Other pool parties we recommend are Jet on Sundays and Blue Marlin.Go big or go home. Ibiza is home to the biggest super clubs that you have to visit at least one during your trip! Whether you choose Hi Ibiza, Pacha or Amnesia we’ve got you! Going to a super club in Ibiza is not like hitting up Neighbourhood for a boozy night in the UK. Have fun with your outfit, wear something cool af and comfy af paired with some chunky trainers. Here’s some inspo below.

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https://blog.missguided.co.uk/fashion/the-official-guide-to-ibiza/

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ASOS:WHAT TO WEAR TO A WEDDING ABROAD

A wedding abroad can be a mixed blessing. Pros: you get to explore a new destination and enjoy some relaxed vacation vibes. Cons: you have to drop more dough, take annual leave and put extra thought into what you’re going to wear. While we can’t help you with the first two, we are 100% here for the latter. Keep scrolling for your shortcut to sun-drenched guest success.You’ve adapted neon into your BNO look, your accessory game, even your gym kit – so why not add it to your event line-up, too? This shocking pink tea dress is Instagram gold. Plus, its loose silhouette and short sleeves mean you can stay cool in the baking sun (and on the dance floor later on). Thanks to its standout shade, you can keep your accessory colour palette neutral, but include interesting details like wooden heels and a beaded bag. For ceremonies outdoors, don’t forget your shades (especially if you’ve had one too many at the hotel bar the night before).A wedding away usually takes place over a weekend, which means you’ll need more than one look… so we’ve thrown in a second for good measure. Whether it’s lunch or sun-downer cocktails the next day, may we suggest this gorgeous red floral number? The colour is divine, and it’s got super-cute embroidery and swish ruching for days. To finish, go for another beaded bag and some fancy flats to please your aching, post-wedding feet.

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https://www.asos.com/women/fashion-feed/2019_04_28-sun/what-to-wear-to-a-wedding-abroad/

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ASOS:5 OF THE MOST EXTRA ADD-ONS

Is it just us, or do accessories get more and more exciting with each season? For SS19, there’s a whole new level of extra in the add-ons department – think out-there animal print, eye-watering neon, whimsical beading and the return of some much-missed hair accessories. Keep scrolling and you’ll see what we mean…You may have noticed we’re kind of obsessed with neon and animal print this season – as is most of the fashion world, if our social media feeds are anything to go by. In any case, a pair of barely-there heels, whether stiletto or block, is a low-key way to try the trend if you don’t want to go the whole hog. Pair them with your LBD on your next big night out.Remember the headband your mum made you wear all those years ago? Well, they’re trending RN – thanks mostly to Prada’s SS19 show. But the vibe is a long way away from the girlie-ness they once brought to your school uniform. This season, an option like this embellished green version is regal, cool and a subversively quirky add-on for grown ups. We promise.Originally brought back by London brand Shrimps a couple of seasons ago, the charming beaded-bag trend stays strong for SS19. There’s a number of options, from bold pink mini bags to this bigger brown number, which is coming with us on all our summer excursions…Move over skinny sunglasses, there’s a new shape in town. Sporty-futuristic visors are the latest eyewear update – think Terminator meets Star Trek. We’ve spotted this trend on everyone from J.Lo to the Hadids, and we can’t wait to try it out. Whether monochrome or pink, wear yours with the season’s legging shorts and a cut-out crop top for peak 80s-meets-90s nostalgia.

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https://www.asos.com/women/fashion-feed/2019_04_25-thurs/five-of-the-best-statement-accessories-ss19/

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