19th Jun 2017
Summer fashion is always a fab time for experimenting with splashes of colour, braving bold prints and exploring unusual cuts and shapes.
Every season has its micro-trends – those patterns and hues that can sometimes seem a shade too novelty to drop too much money on – and so we’ve tracked down some gorgeous high street options that’ll update the summer wardrobe without a major financial commitment.
Lace is having a bit of a moment this Summer and we love this slightly lurid colour that injects a bit of edge to what can often be slightly traditional.
Dress, €39.95 at Zara
Going big in the sleeves, means holding back in other areas and this blush dress from Zara has a nice balance of restraint meets experimental, the slightly athleisure look is nicely unfussy next to the flared sleeves.
Dress, €19.95 at Zara
Frills would ordinarily give me a bit of a ‘no’ vibe but this pink Mango dress has a slightly more sculptural take on the frill that feels less girly and more grown up.
Dress, €49.95 at Mango
If florals seem too feminine for you, go for a larger more graphic print to toughen them up – see also our fashion director, Marie Kelly’s top tips to edge up your floral pieces.
Dress, €24.99 at New Look
Gingham is everywhere this Summer and it’s begun to feel like if you can’t beat ’em, join em. This playful dress from Penneys actually ticks several micro-trends in one fell swoop: it’s got the ging-thing, statement sleeves, ruffles and embroidery.
Dress, €18 at Penneys
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