When the sun comes out it’s hard to resist the urge to head to the shops and buy something trendy.
Although our wardrobes might be packed with clothes and accessories, the new season and the summer sun make us want to show off something fresh and on-trend.
With summer kicking off, it’s all about bold, bright colours, practical and light garments, and of course comfort – especially when it comes to attending festivals, travelling to your next holiday destination and going on countryside adventures at the weekend.
And where better to top-up your summer wardrobe than Bon Accord in Aberdeen, which is packed with summer collections in more than 70 of its fashion and beauty stores.
From River Island and Topshop to Marks & Spencer and John Lewis, Next and New Look to Bonmarche and Quiz, there is plenty to choose from.
Animal print continues to dominate the high street, and bright pops of colour are in demand when it comes to making a statement.
Find out how to rock the top trends below.
Animal print is here to stay and is just as bold as it was for spring. Whether you are going all out in full-on leopard patterns or you just want to add subtle hints of prints here and there with accessories such as bags, there’s something to suit everyone’s style.
Why not pair Kurt Geiger Lunar trainers with some wide-leg trousers for your walk to work, or match the “vibes” Quiz T-shirt with a bright midi skirt to add a more casual vibe to a day party outfit.
The Helmsley satchel can also be easily styled with a bright co-ordinates look, and the Wallis rust-colour tiger-print shirt can be paired with some wet-look leggings and strappy heels for a glamorous night out.
Jumpsuits and boiler suits
Another big trend, jumpsuits and boiler suits are making a comeback. With loads of ways to wear both, the options are endless with these garments.
Choose a wide-legged strappy number for warm summer nights like the polka-dot jumpsuit from Warehouse, or the love heart print one from Next. It’s also perfect for the unpredictable Aberdeen weather as you can layer roll necks or T-shirts underneath to create a ’90s-inspired look. Try a classic denim boiler suit like the M&S one or, if you want to be more adventurous, the pale pink offering from Topshop is perfect for day or night. Button it to the top or unbutton it and wear with a lace bodysuit underneath.
Bright colours are the go-to for summer, and a few stand-out hues that are proving popular are yellow, orange and pink. Seen all over the high street, the bright colours not only look good, they make you feel good, too, bringing a bold pop of colour to the Granite City.
To rock the summer brights trend, pair the Anthea jacket from Hobbs with the snake-print Helmsley satchel from the store, or you can match the orange lightweight button maxi skirt from Bonmarche with a pair of chunky trainers to inject some street-style into your look.
The tropical print dress by Rochelle Humes for New Look is a great statement piece for your holiday wardrobe.
Pair it with sandals, cropped denims and the yellow Adeline crossbody bag from Jigsaw and you’ll be able to take this look from day to night at any holiday destination.
Discover more gorgeous garments at Bon Accord in Aberdeen or pay a visit to www.bonaccordcentre.com for more information