The summer season is packed rich with new and ‘recycled’ styles. These looks offer even the most unassuming and modest, the opportunity to dream while looking chic and current. I, as a known japanofile, particularly enjoyed seeing the strong influence of japanese design on the various runways. 

This time of year is a time to let your hair down and have some for fun. If however you find change difficult, start small. There is no point in spending money on garments you will never wear just because the industry urges you to do so.  Keep your lifestyle in mind and only when you feel ready, take a little step to experiment with a new design or shade. Done correctly, these additions can transform your personal-style and add confidence to your dressing process. It might even awaken a whole new you….  

Some  ideas to look for are:

Monochroms - Is the rich and sophisticated way of wearing all one colour but using all its different hues. 

Checks, florals & Stripes; not much new but try on jackets rather than shirts and opt for wider, block colour patterns for a more creative message.

Denim, white, sage, lavender and all shades of yellow are key seasonal shades. 

The Parka and other technical jackets, worn dressy or casual, is an all year round useful garment for the uk

Side stripe and wide-fit trousers - Only if and when you are ready, as these will make a very artistic statement.

Man bag - bum, waist, one-strap, back or satchel, invest in a long-lasting one that will reflect your personal-style.