Fashion heat wave

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This summer, look out for a revival of the midi skirt. Falling past the calf, the length provides an excuse to reach for high heels. Stylish and versatile, flowing skirts offer  endless options for women in the workplace.

Sport a casual look with a simple tee or blouse (belt optional). a sheer midi paired with a bustier is perfect for a night out on the town. 

Block Party

Recently spotted in Gucci's Spring 2011 Colllection, bold splashes of colour are exploding all over the red carpet. The bright hues serve as accesories which easily transforms your outfit into a polished and dynamic look. 

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Experiment with this daring trend, like this head-turning green and orange ensemble spotted on Camilla Belle. Pair contrasting or jewel toned colours like turquoise and amethyst. Remember to focus on two different colours, otherwise you'll end up looking like a fluorescent rainbow. 

Whiteout

Honeysuckle pink may be Pantone's colour of the year, but it's really simplistic white that's causing heat waves this summer. This neutral shade rocked almost every runway with its purity and romanticism. H&M recently paved way for this new trend with its sustainable Conscious collection, filled with all-white ethereal garments. 

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Forget the LBD. Rock a little white dress instead.

Flower Power

Take a walk down memory lane this summer, because 1970s fashion is making a comeback. Known for being a time of throwing off conventions, bare-shouldered jumpsuits and flowy fabrics served as a contrast to the restricting styles that came before. 

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Embrace the fun fashion of the 70s this summer. For a sophisticated and sexy look, sport wide-legged trousers and a blouse (a clear throwback to Farrah Fawcett) or take cues from bohemian princess Nicole Richie for a relaxed, easy glamour in floor-length maxi dresses. 

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