Carnival Inspiration - Always and Forever!
Posted on 06 September 2015
So the skies might be grey.
The long, dreary back to work/school/college march might be starting up again.
And those hard-earned tans are swiftly fading to a bittersweet memory.
But that doesn’t mean we’re quite ready to let go of all the fabulous memories of summer yet! Can you believe that Notting Hill Carnival was only last week? The flamboyance, colour and incredible atmosphere is still ringing in our ears – and we’re beating the post-holiday blues by throwing a little extra Carnival flavour into our wardrobes!
So if you’re feeling the September slump and need some spirit-lifting – take your cues from these great ideas:
Body con and bright
Keep it bright, keep it tight – that might as well be the unofficial mantra of Carnival season. And it’s an ethos we can totally get behind – style inspo case in point? This brash and beautiful look from Rita Ora last year.
Don’t stick to sombre greys and blacks – juice it up with some spicy shades before autumn sinks in too deep. This gorgeous blood orange dress from Topshop is perfect to pair with your 200 denier tights and stomp-worthy boots.
Sunglasses at night
Or day. Or when it’s grey. Or in the supermarket.
Basically – wear sunglasses everywhere. Instant cool factor, right?
Make sure that your sunnies have some serious style edge though. No neon shutters, oversized LA-starlet-style bug eyes or “novelty” specs, please.
Aussie brand, Quay have been impressing us – and the likes of Gwen Stafani and pals, with their impressively creative collection of sunglasses – that we can’t wait to wear all year round. Have a perusal of their collection and get drooling – we’re quite partial to a pair of Tainted Love sunglasses ourselves.
The arm candy
Granted, you probably weren’t toting around much more than the absolute essentials on the day – but if you want to keep the Carnival spirit going, then you’ll need a worth handbag that lives up to the job.
We’re liking Alisa Smirnova's baby blue backpack – the perfect size and shape to tote your goods when you’re on the go, and bright enough to keep our spirits sky high!
The Carnival bling
Flamboyancy and adventure are the orders of the day – there are no wilting flowers when it comes to channelling Carnival spirit.
Luckily, we’re totally spoilt for choice. Tadam's gorgeously tasty treats give a perfect pop of sweetness (who didn’t stuff themselves silly with all the amazing street food BTW?) but for something super-duper special, add a splash of tropical colour with a generous slice of chalcedony, courtesy of the talented Amanda Marcucci.
With all that, you’ll power through September like a trooper!