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The summer may almost be over, but it’s not too late to work one of 2018’s biggest fashion trends.
This year, fairytale florals stormed the catwalks with designers such as Gucci and Erdem championing the look. Subsequently, the highstreet took note.
Our take on the romantic look steals inspiration from nature’s rich colour pallete and intricate florals, with a nod to 70s inspired retro print and detail.
From highstreet favourites to perfectly mixing luxe fabrics with decadent prints, here are 7 ways to work the trend and create your own enchanted warm Indian summer style.
Look to singer Florence Welch for inspiration (Image: Sun Mag)
Model wears: Kimono sleeve maxi dress, POR, Yumi Katsura
Make a beautiful entrance in a kimono style maxi dress with oversized sleeves; this stunning floral design by French designer Yumi Katsura is a total showstopper.
Singer Florence Welch wears this look to perfection is often seen rocking a glam-boho style when performing on stage.
Accessorise with a turban for a nod to the 70s trend (Image: Sun Mag)
Model wears: Pussybow blouse, £295, Luisa Cerano; Jacquard pink trousers, £48, River Island; Turban, £140, Marzoline
Retro prints are still a strong trend and will carry on into autumn and beyond, with designer powerhouse Gucci having a huge influence on the highstreet with its luxury aesthetic and eclectic, vintage edge.
This statement geo-print pussy-bow blouse by Luisa Cerano is easily styled with jacquard tailored trousers from River Island; the pretty pearl button detail completes the luxe feel.
For an authentic 70s look finish the look with a satin turban in a tonal shade of blush pink.
A nude lace is the perfect partner for romantic florals (Image: Sun Mag)
Model wears: Embroidered cape, £1,200, Nadya Shah, Nude lace dress, £300, Body Frock
Layering is the perfect way to transition into late summer, this ivory embellished cape draped delicately over the shoulders creates a magical whimsical feel, worn over a soft nude lace gown this enhances the fairytale look perfectly.
A lilac suit should be a staple in every wardrobe (Image: Sun Mag)
Model wears: Lilac jacket, £55, Lilac wide-leg trousers, £55, both Topshop; Ruffle neck blouse, £35, V by Very; Snake earrings, £125, MeMe London; Gold ring, £289, Chupi; Heart ring, £85, Lola Rose; Lilac sliders, £36, Topshop; Sunglasses, £9.99, Berskha
Tailoring is a great choice for a summer wedding or an event, this silky lilac two-piece from Topshop ticks all the boxes.
The tux style jacket is super flattering and layered over a ruffle floral blouse gives the look a cool 70s vibe. Sunglasses and sliders in a tonal pastel shades finish the look with ease.
Victoria Beckham styled out the lilac trend back in the spring and since then it’s been a huge hit with designers and highstreet brands this summer.
Double layer sheer fabrics and soft sequins (Image: Sun Mag)
Model wears: Blush Daffodil dress, £68.99, Amy Lynn; Sequin pencil skirt, £35, Miss Selfridge; Pink tassel earrings, £100, Nocturne
This long sleeve full skirt tulle blush dress is so pretty and versatile; here we’ve it styled over a sequin pencil skirt from Miss Selfridge. The delicate sparkle from the skirt shimmers through catching the soft sunlight.
Statement tassel earrings in the same blush tone add yet more opulence to this decadent look.
This mid length dress will be the perfect transition into the Autumnal months (Image: Sun Mag)
Model wears: Floral maxi dress, POR, Yumi Katsura; Pearl drop earrings, £141, Nocturne
This botanical print dress creates a gorgeous silhouette, the high neck detail and three-quarter length sleeves are so flattering that you won’t require a jacket. The bold floral pattern stand out well against the soft gold background and would compliment most skin tones.
With a bold print like this, keep the rest of your accessories simple; these gorgeous pearly drops by Nocturne are just the right amount of glam not to overpower the look.
A two-piece that will take you from daytime to barmy summer evenings (Image: Sun Mag)
Model wears: Floral kimono jacket, £39; Floral trousers, £45, both Topshop; Shell drop earrings, £117, Nocturne
This stylish two-piece floral combo is the perfect ‘throw on’ look. Wear with a silky cami under the kimono jacket and you’re ready for date-night.
Photographer: Victoria Adamson
Stylist: Kate Barbour
Photographer assistant: Harriet Raper
Hair and make-up: Caroline Piasecki using Nspa at Asda and Redken
Model: Barbara Majder @ Established
Amy Lynn – amylynn.co.uk
Bershka – bershka.com/gb
Body Frock – bodyfrock.co.uk
Chupi – chupi.com
Lola Rose – lolarose.co.uk
Luisa Cerano – luisacerano.com
Marzoline – marzoline.com
MeMe London – meme.london
Miss Selfridge – missselfridge.com
Nadya Shah – nadyashah.com
Nocturne – nocturne.co.uk
River Island – riverisland.com
Topshop – topshop.com
Yumi Katsura – yumikatsura.com