Fun handbags – Weekly Wishlist

Summer is coming, and that means fashion gets a little bit more fun, right? Christmas is great for novelty and fun, and so should summer be. So, we’re loving the fun handbags that are on offer this year.

Just what do we mean by fun handbags? Oh, you know, ice cream, flamingo, and ice lolly shaped bags, that’s what we mean. And that’s just the tip of the ice-cream!

We’re feeling all pop art this week, inspired by the Roy Lichtenstein exhibition at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh. The sunny weather has inspired us, and we’re coming over all bright, primary colours, and novelty fashions!

Fruit shaped fun handbags are the perfect accompaniment to your holiday wardrobe. Fancy carrying a slice of orange around? You can with New Look’s citrus slice number (£12.99)! You can get your five a day in handbag form at New Look  actually! Pineapple handbag? Check! Strawberry handbag? Check! Banana clutch?! Yes! You name it, they have it! All are £12.99.

fun handbags weekly wishlistOver at Debenhams, Floozie by FrostFrench is truly tropical this summer. We love their pink flamingo clutch (£20), in all its pink and sparkly glory, but our absolute favourite has to be the cocktail clutch (£20), complete with straw and everything!

New Look gives us some sweet and ice cold treats in the fun handbags department with supercute ice cream cone, and ice lolly handbags (£12.99 each).

H! by Henry Holland @ Debenhams offers up a refreshing slice of watermelon in handbag form (£25) and finally we’ve thrown in a cute Hello Kitty head cross-body bag from Claire’s (£12), because who doesn’t love the little Japanese anime cat/notcat?!

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

Jump into Jumpsuits, Play in Playsuits!

Fashion can take itself all too seriously at times. When push comes to shove, it’s just clothes. Come the Apocalypse, who will care what anyone is wearing! But, hey, whilst the world still turns, why not enjoy fashion, and celebrate the frivolity of it all with some childlike fun fashion in the name of jumpsuits and playsuits!

No longer for the kids, we grown-ups are embracing our inner child, and pulling on a playsuit. Was there ever a more comfy yet stylish fashion item! As for jumpsuits, last count I had about eight – I’m obsessed with them!

My latest is this brilliant, slouchy yet stylish, toucan print number from H! by Henry Holland @ Debenhams, for £40.

Henry Holland jumpsuitYou could team this jumpsuit with flats, a denim jacket and a cross-body bag as done here for a casual look, or add heels, a jacket and a clutch for a dinner date or a night out.

Playsuits are the perfect throw-on summer musthave. Structured, they looks fantastic with heels, a cute bag, and if you’re off to a wedding, add a hat and a jacket, and you have an alternative to a dress.

Playsuits jump and playClockwise, from top left: Floral print, £55, French Connection, yellow jacquard structured playsuit, £60, Warehouse @ Debenhams, Pineapple print playsuit dungarees, £36, JOY, palm print playsuit, £50, Oasis @ Debenhams, coral playsuit, £22.99, New Look, floral playsit, £28, Red Herring @ Debenhams, tie-dye denim, £19.99, New Look

A strappy playsuit is a suitcase essential on your summer holiday this year – perfect for the evening, or the day as beachwear. Choose on trend tropical prints or florals. Dungaree-style playsuits work with a bandeau top or a t-shirt or shirt underneath,

If it’s jumpsuits you like, then there are plenty to choose from, in lots of different styles; wide-legged, bandeau, strappy, structured.

jumpsuits play and jumpClockwise, from top left: 1970s style floral jumpsuit, £60, Warehouse @ Debenhams, coral palazzo pants style, £140, French Connection, floral jumpsuit, £58, Warehouse @ Debenhams, tribal print bandeau style, £22.99, palm tree print, £22.99, both New Look

Wide-legged jumpsuits look excellent with wedge heels or flat sandals – as long as the legs aren’t trailing on the ground! Bandeau styles are excellent holiday daywear. Strappy, tapered jumpsuits look excellent teamed with a heel, dressed up for the evening, or a wedge.

So, if it’s fun you want with your fashion, make like a child, and have a jump and a play in jumpsuits and playsuits!

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