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

A-Z Spring Summer Trends – Part Two

Fashion. It’s great, but it’s a bit confusing at times. Don’t wear bootcut jeans, do wear them. Mini skirt, midi skirt, maxi skirt. Bright colours, pastel shades, monochrome. It’s always changing, and it is hard to keep up. So, we’re being very helpful on this blog and bringing  you the A-Z Spring Summer Trends – in four handy parts!

Yesterday we brought you A-G, today it’s H-M…

H is for Head-to-toe

A-z spring trends H

We told you about this trend before – matchy-matchy, head-to-toe, whatever you call it, just make sure everything matches – like this bomber jacket (one of yesterdays trends in our trend alphabet), top and skirt combo in florals (yep, there’s another one covered right there!) from Red Herring @ Debenhams. Fabulous.

I is for Item Pencil

a-z spring trends I

What, we hear you cry? Well, we’re calling this the ‘Item Pencil’ because it’s all about wearing your pencil skirt as your statement piece. So no black skirts here! Think bold and bright, lace, embellished, or big bright florals like this one from BHS (£22). The pencil skirt IS the outfit in this trend, got it? Good.

J is for Jumpsuits

A-z spring trends J

They’re really not going away, jumpsuits, are they? They’ve been in the trend alphabet for the last few years, and they are holding on to their place! Wide-legged, tapered legged, smart, dressy or casual, there are jumpsuits for everything. We love this casual 80s style disco jumpsuit from Dorothy Perkins @ BHS – add a pair of gold heels, big hair and a clutch and you’re good to go.

K is for Knitwear

A-z spring trends K

Knitwear a trend, we hear you say? Well, er, yes, actually. Carrying on from the Christmas jumper pehnomenon, we’ve all gone a bit jumper mad. Jumpers with things on them that is. And if you are going to put something on a jumper, what better than a Unicorn? THis fabulous knit is from Louche @ JOY (£45). Someone please buy us it.

L is for Lace

A-z spring trends L

Lace is on trend again this season, after being quite on trend for AW13 as well. But best to leave the black lace to the winter months, and embrace white lace. But not too much, or you may look like a bride who is lost. And never wear white lace to a wedding, unless you are the bride. This lovely pastel dress with white overlay from New Look (£27.99) is a perfect exmple of how to to L in the trend alphabet well.

M is for Metallic

A-z spring trends M

We told you about this spring summer’s metallic trend on the blog earlier this year. It’s filtering into the stores slowly but surely, and one perfect way to embrace it is with accessories. This gold straw bag from New Look (£12.99) is marvellous. Buy it right now. You will not regret it.

Log on next week for our third and fourth parts of this fab trend alphabet, covering N-T and U-Z

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