Leigh Crymble
2 minute read
13 Nov 2014
1:30 pm

The Lo Down: Summer’s fashion trends

Leigh Crymble

Inspired by the latest offerings from international fashion house MANGO, I have put together my top four summer styles to see you through this season.

Picture: MANGO

Complementing all body types and skin tones, make the most of the warmer weather by experimenting with these latest looks.


Bohemian babe
Summer 2014 sees the return of this music festival-inspired style – comfortable and romantic clothing that combines both vintage and modern styles. Flowing tops, embroidered flourishes, and chunky accessories are your go-to items with soft fabrics and loose-fitting silhouettes. Key details of this style include embroidery, beading, quilting, frays, and tassels.
Your style icon: Kate Moss
Makeup tip: Nude lips, rosy cheeks

Monochromatic chic
In opposition to the bohemian trend this style is instead about embracing clean and structured lines. This 90s-inspired look involves wearing a single colour, or varying shades of one colour, from head to toe. Going monochromatic helps to elongate your shape—making you appear slimmer and taller than you actually are. Key details of this style include pleats and layering.
Your style icon: Gwyneth Paltrow
Makeup tip: Bold eyes, defined brows

Picture: MANGO

Picture: MANGO

Sporty señorita
Wearing sportswear as day-to-day clothing has taken off globally and is proving popular in South Africa this summer. Rather than a slouchy look, though, make your sporty style sophisticated by pairing fitness apparel with high heels and leather accessories. Key details of this style include sweatshirts and jackets in dark navy and black offset with stark white accents.
Your style icon: Poppy Ntshongwana
Makeup tip: Bronzed cheekbones, clear lipgloss


Military missus
Military-wear with a difference, this trend has evolved this summer and is now more about tropical prints paired with gladiator sandals than the cargo pants and combat boots of the previous season. Key details of this style include palm leaf motifs, flap pockets, and red, khaki, and black hues.
Your style icon: Kendall Jenner
Makeup tip: Gold eyeshadow, dark lips

For more summer fashion tips and trends, follow the #MANGOmystyle hashtag on social media.

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