There are a lot of exciting things te celebrate this summer and pool inflatables is most definitely one of them. Move over, inflatable crocodile – it’s snacks (pretzels and donuts) or other species (swans, flamingos) that really set the swim scene this summer.
Another highlight has to be the special summer edition of ELLEgirl. I don’t know what your first fashion magazine was, but ELLEgirl was the first I subscribed to. I devoured it and it kickstarted a lot for me in terms of style and fashion career perspectives. So to now have a spread in it, sharing my summer essentials with a new generation of fashion lovers is a huge honour.
I spent hours upon hours surfing for the coolest items – and did some sequin iPhone case shopping in the process. Putting together the perfect pastel inspired selection was far from stress free (ask Nicole and Kelly) but I’m super proud.
For those of you not able to get a copy of ELLEgirl in your (flamingo manicured) hands, these are my top 3 can’t-live-without summer items:
1. Statement denim
Ripped, embroided, paint splattered: the devil is in the details and with denim there is a lot going on. My top pick is embroidered denim, to wear with a simple white t-shirt and slinky suede heels. With a charming yesteryear feel, this is a great way to add a feminine touch to your summer ensemble.
2. Pool inflatables
I’m still waiting for the day they turn Emoji’s into pool inflatables but for now food and animals will do. In ELLEgirl and on my wishlist: a bright pink flamingo or a pretzel as you’ll fit in with two. Bonus points for anything that has cup holders.
3. Temporary pink hair dye
Nod to the pastel trend with some temporary pink locks. A pop of vibrant lipstick to match seals the deal! I’m planning on turning pink myself and I’m mustering up the courage while I type…
Tell me… What was the first fashion magazine you ever started reading, and what are three things on your summer wishlist?