Spring summer bears a retro-inspired hallmark with existing trends repurposed and redefined. Expect florals to come into full expression with a distinct`50s Americana edge. Hawaiian shirts and stovepipe trousers make fitting friends with bomber jackets and board shorts adding a sepia tinge to brighter days.
Make like Valentino and choose one key piece around which to build a look, making sure to incorporate tone-on-tone hues for a cohesive front.
Dilute bold, bright prints with neutral colour blocking. Combine with coffees and creams; greys and navy to adjust the dimmer switch.
Shirt collars, piping and considered motifs tap into trend without full floral commitment. Likewise ties, skater pumps and baseball hats make smaller sartorial demands.
Say ‘aloha’ to the Hawaiian tiki shirt. Button-up with slimline trousers or wear open over a t-shirt a la Harry Styles.
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Brown Thomas - Patrick Street 021-4805555; www.brownthomas.com; and other branches
H&M - Opera Lane 021-4278086; www.hm.ie; and other branches
M&S - Merchants Quay SC 021-4275555; www.marksandspencer.ie; and other branches
Mr. Porter – www.mrporter.com
Next - Opera Lane 021-4204000; www.next.co.uk; and other branches
River Island - Opera Lane 021-4278460; www.riverisland.com; and other branches
Topman - Opera Lane 021-4278268; www.topman.com; and other branches
Zara - Mahon Point SC 021-4972320; www.zara.com; and other branches