Fashion & BeautyNineby5 | En Vogue; Laura Morel's must-haves for the month

Nineby5 | En Vogue; Laura Morel’s must-haves for the month

It isn’t always easy to feel en vogue in Jersey with our limited resources, which is why I’ve rounded up the best of the season from our local stores to reflect this summer’s latest trends. This summer fashion is set to be bigger, bolder and more in your face than ever before. Search the rails to find your individual style and if in doubt fake it like the best tans and strike that pose!

Perfectly on point for this season (and this Vogue edition) is this slogan t-shirt from Eclat boutique in Gorey. Making everyone feel like a cover girl, this could be the closest you will ever get to appearing in Jersey Vogue. Slogan tees are big news this summer, you’ll find them in every high street store and fresh from designers’ catwalk shows. If you have something to say, the only way to say it this season is on your chest.

With every summer comes the need for a new straw bag. They’re no longer reserved purely for beach trips but have become high fashion and perfectly acceptable as day wear or on a night out. This mini slogan bag from Amélie is so cute and the perfect size for packing light on your holidays.

For trips abroad or hitting Jersey’s shores, make a bold statement this season in one of Pitusa’s iconic jumpsuits. Now stocked in a range of electric neon colours at Eclectic boutique, these are super comfy and casual, the perfect cover up to wear over a bikini. The punchy shades go well with a tan, especially my personal favourite, coral.

For something more eye catching at head level, check out the latest trend in earrings. Wear them big, bright and even shoulder-skimming as you look to style icon Pat Butcher for inspiration. Tassels, beading and bright enamels are still trending as summer sees earrings get bigger and brighter than ever before. For a selection of bright adornments head to ChiChi boutique in St Aubin and browse through their range of ethically made jewellery from Blessed London.

As our summer slowly returns, colour is at the forefront of everyone’s wardrobes. This season it’s not about being shy and retiring but committing to a colour head to toe. Power pastels are the Pantones of choice for the summer so try a lilac ensemble like this pleated skirt from Mint Velvet at De Gruchy and coat from Marks & Spencer. For a more formal take on the trend, Next has brought out a brilliant dusky pink suit which can be worn either together or as separates.

There is a real trend coming through this season for flat shoes. Pointed mules, jelly sliders or colourful pumps, suddenly it’s easy to be both comfortable and stylish. Flats are perfect for festival weekends, beach holidays and power shopping sessions, although I’ll admit it takes a lot to draw me away from a pair of stilettos. These tassel treats from Pebble Boutique would do the trick though, capturing attention beneath hemlines in a good way.

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