Euro 2016 style

Football is here to stay for the next month as Euro 2016 kicked off, but if you cant beat them, join them we say, and get some Euro 2016 style.

No, we’re not suggesting you go around in a replica football shirt for the rest of June, as if! We’ve thought outside the (penalty) box (see what we did there?!) on this one, and have brought you some red, white and blue Euro 2016 style, in homage to the tournament’s super-stylish hosts, France!

Who really needs an excuse for a red, white and blue colour palette, anyway? it’s Euro 2016 style, it’s UK celebratory style, it’s super chic nautical style. Red, white and blue is a classic colour palette. Worn together, the colours are chic, super-cool, and bold.

Of course, you don’t need to wear them together. You could just take one of the three colours and concentrate on that. Or mix red with white, red with blue, or blue with white. Whatever, each colour is bright, fresh and bold – together we think they’re unbeatable.

So, celebrate the football and fashionable hosts France in your own way with our Euro 2016 style weekly wishlist.

euro 2016 style red white blue

1.Dotty top, £45, White Stuff 2. Jersey top, £32.50, White Stuff 3. Cobalt midi dress, £45, Principles by Ben De Lisi @ Debenhams 4. Red ruffle dress, £115, French Connection 5. Lips bangle, £9.99, H&M 6. Blue frilled hem dress, £90, French Connection 7. Red strappy dress, £12.99, H&M 8. Red midi dress, £35 (was £450), JOY 9. Blue nail polish, £2.99, New Look 10. Bardot white crop top, £32, JOY 11. Broderie vest, £37.50, White Stuff 12. Loveheart glasses, £16, Floozie by FrostFrench @ Debenhams 13. Blue coin purse, £10 (was £15), JOY 14. Red bomber jacket, £29.99, New Look 15. White low heeled shoes, £39.99, H&M

French Style for Bastille Day

It’s Bastille Day today, so we thought we’d help the French celebrate liberte, egalite, fraternite – that’s liberty, equality and brotherhood, by paying homage to classic French style.

What is French style? Probably many things, but in our heads it’s that effortless Brigitte Bardot look – striped Breton tops, capri pants and pumps. All in a subtle red white and blue palette.

Or maybe it’s sexier Beatrice Dalle style – all tight black jeans, and high black shoes. Perhaps it’s Audrey Tatou-style – trenchcoat, a trenchcoat and a dress is effortless chic. What about Marion Cotillard? She is achingly beautiful and stylish, no?

Whatever French style is, it’s chic, effortless and really easy to do. Think simplicity, with a bit of sassiness thrown in, bien sur!

Christian Dior’s New Look in 1947 revolutionised women’s style  – those nipped in waists and voluminous skirts are classic vintage style French style. Add a modern touch with a logo t-shirt, or keep it elegant and simple with a classic white shirt.

French style bastille day twoClockwise, from top left: Voluminous skirt, £34.99, H&M, Bonne Fille t-shirt, £24, JOY, sunglasses, £7.99, white shirt, £12.99, both H&M

A trenchcoat, a simple dress, some sunglasses and a great bag. French style done! it’s all you need to look sophisticated,and, well, more French!

french style bastille day threeClockwise, from top left: Trenchcoat, £21 (was £42), BHS, blue dress, £49, JOY, sunglasses, £5.99, New Look, cross body leather bag, £165, French Connection

Classic stripes, red, white and blue – beautiful French style. Trousers, a vest and pumps is perfect, or try short shorts for some St Tropez style!

frech style bastille day fourClockwise, from top left: Red trousers, £44, Betty.Jackson Black @ Debenhams, stripe shorts, £40, Crew Clothing, Lotus pumps, £22.50 (was £45), BHS, striped vest, £10, JOY

French? Shout about it on your t-shirt. Even if you’re not French, why not? If you look this good with your simple French style, what’s the harm in pretending! And with killer heels and tight black jeans you’ve got the attitude to pull it off! Ooh, la, la!

French style bastille day oneClockwise, from top left: Black 1969 skinny jeans, £44.95, GAP, French? T-shirt, £40, French Connection, black court shoes, £29.99, H&M, striped top, £12, BHS

Please note that we always endeavour to feature items that are available in Ocean Terminal, however sometimes items featured may be out of stock, and prices may vary due to seasonal reduction