This year has been a difficult one for most people and we are all itching to escape. Green, amber and red have become synonyms with ... Read Feature
Much-loved local boutiques, Amélie’s Follies of Webb’s Road and OIivier’s Lounge of Bellevue Road, have got together to give you some summertime inspiration that will take you from beach to bar and bustling markets, be those on these shores or in some far flung corner on the green or amber list. It’s all about colours this year…
Finally going away on a girls’ weekend? Why not treat yourself to a white swimsuit? We know most of you are scared of white, but remember you are never as white as the white fabric, so your skin will already look a little bronzed in comparison. And with no kids around to dribble ice cream on it, you will look effortlessly stylish – just be careful when you apply your suntan lotion. Team it up with a big sunhat and a cocktail et voila, instant glam. This suit will pair up nicely with a skirt (or trousers) to take you seamlessly from beach to bar later on. We have elevated the look with matching gold accessories…who doesn’t like a bit of sparkle?
Taking the whole family for a sporty break in Cornwall? Don’t forget to pack a great swimsuit, not just bikinis, so you can join in with all the watersports and still feel comfortable. This modern take on nautical stripes even manages to incorporate another big trend for the summer: yellow. Here it has been paired up with a beautiful kimono-style cover-up, because you know you will be running around getting the fins and surfboards ready, and who wants to do that in just their suit? As you can see, you shouldn’t be afraid to mix and match prints either. By choosing complementary colours, they can be a match made in heaven. Don’t forget a big basket to keep bit and bobs safe, and some stylish footwear because car parks are not for bare feet!
Jetting off to the Caribbean? Don’t forget to pack some colourful outfits. This pink-based number is perfect to soak up the sun. Another favourite with its alternative jungle print, it is a statement on its own. Remember you’re going somewhere vibrant and fun on holiday when shopping, so you don’t end up looking all dark and gloomy on the beach. We’ve teamed it with these fabulous trousers and obi-style belt to take you from beach to cocktail hour in one easy transformation. Add a straw hat for a more laid back look – kick back and relax.
The name April’s Promise has been cleverly inspired by the fact that April brings the promise of spring and a sense of rejuvenation as ... Read Feature