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Twice as Nice

Last Summer was all about clashing prints and layering block colours with more block colours

and while this time around we are sticking with the vibrant side of things, for Summer 2013 is less about one for sorrow and much more about two (or three, or four) for joy. Pair printed trousers with a top in the matching print or layer a striped blazer over a striped dress and accessorize with a striped bag. If you’re opting for a colour rather than a print then keep it the same for the entire outfit and if you don’t feel quite ready to approach the trend head on then start with a jumpsuit and work your way up!

Fashion Weeks across the globe were bursting with the head-to-toe trend and as it’s filtered down into the high street we’ve chosen the best ones out there.

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Costume National, Spring/Summer 2013

Vibrant colour blocking was in full swing at Costume National where pilar-box red asymmetric blazers were detailed with hot pink lapels and waistcoats had plunging necklines and buckle detailing.

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Jonathan Saunders, Spring/Summer 2013  

Jonathan Saunders piled trends on top of trends with horizontal metallic striped crop-tops matched with vertically striped high-waisted pencil skirts for a fresh evening look and tie-dye wide legged trousers for a more dressed down look.

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Mary Katrantzou, Spring/Summer 2013

Ever the go-to for prints, Mary Katrantzou offered up a collection inspired by childhood memories of travel, postcards and stamps, printed onto structured shirts and silk trousers.

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Go bold with a head-to-toe print or keep it simple with a pastel shade.

Aqua by Aqua: Top £70.00 & Leggings £70.00

Reiss: 1971 Jacket £159.00 & 1971 Trousers £89.00

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A classic stripe is a chic way to pull off this trend or go for a summery print all over.

ZARA: Blazer £59.99 & Trousers £29.99

Whistles: Silk Bomber Jacket £155.00 & Silk Trousers £125.00

Mango River

If you’re feeling tropical then this flower print twosome is for you or play it safe with a pair of printed dungarees over a t shirt.

Mango: Top £22.99 & Trousers £34.99

River Island: Dungarees £40.00

Sophie Hulme Jaeger

This silk jumpsuit is the perfect to answer to chic prints and soft fabrics while Jaeger is proving the trend isn’t restricted to trousers.

Sophie Hulme: Jumpsuit £350.00

Jaeger at ASOS Boutique: Jacket £175.00 & Skirt £99.00

River I 2 Topshop

Red is a big colour for 2013 so if your less about the print and more about the colour then this is the one to choose.

River Island: Blazer £45.00 & Trousers £30.00

Topshop: Cropped Jacket £60.00 & Skirt £40.00

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