Absolutely Fabulous fashion!

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie opens this weekend. Patsy and Edina, those crazy fashon mavens are back on our screens, just the bigger version, and back in the hearts of every fashionista, even if they are too cool to admit it.

Patsy Stone’s finest moment for us came, when, a guest on morning TV, she forgot the word for accessories. Patsy, fashion editor extraordinaire, froze on live TV, and advised the viewers they could never have ‘enough hats, shoes and gloves’

Of course she meant accessories, but the word was nowhere to be found. We love accessories – they can shape an outfit, and add just that little something we need.

Instead of shoes and gloves, we’re focusing on scarves and bags with our hats – three perfect summer accessories that will make your summer wardrobe, well, absolutely fabulous.

Let’s start with hats. Summer affords us the excuse to wear hats. Big, beautiful, absolutely fabulous, floppy hats. Or maybe just a bucket hat, or a simple cap. Whatever your hat choice, wear it well!

Absolutely fabulous hats hats hats

Clockwise, from top left: Monochrome floppy hat, £22, Principles by Ben De Lisi @ Debenhams, flower print bucket hat, £7.99, New Look, Multi-coloured floppy sunhat, £18, JOY, trimmed sunhat, £19.95, White Stuff, boater, £15, JOY, cut-out straw floppy hat, £9.99, H&M, Logo cap, £14.99, Superdry

Bags in summer should be one of two things – big and roomy, or small and clutchable. Choose straw beach bags with oodles of room for all your beachy needs. Pick absolutely fabulous leather bags, with, er, bags of space for all your summer work and play needs. Or pick a simple clutch for an evening cocktail party, or dinner on your holiday island.

Absolutely fabulous bags

Clockwise, from top left: Bucket bag, £39.95, White Stuff, trimmed clutch, £26, JOY, jute bag, £24.99, bird embellished clutch, £19.99, New Look, metallic shopper, £34.99, New Look, grey satchel style bag, £175, 175, Debenhams, anchor print rucksack, £39.99, Superdry

Finally, to complete our absolutely fabulous accessories trio, scarves. A floaty summer scarf is a perfect accessory for any holiday. Use it to shield you from the sun, keep the chill off at night, comfort you on the flight. Tie it in your hair, round your neck, drape it over your shoulders.

absolutely fabulous scarves

Clockwise, from top left: Bandana scarf, £4.99, New Look, floral silky scarf, £29.99, H&M, tropical print trimmed scarf, £19.99, Superdry, yellow scarf, £15, JOY, blue dotty scarf, £29.95, White Stuff, bird print scarf, £22.50, White Stuff, striped scarf, £10, Red Herring @ Debenhams

Absolutely fabulous accessories!

Spring Scarves – Weekly Wishlist

Yes, we know it’s not that warm yet, but it will soon be time to swap that winter scarf for a spring scarf. Scarves are a great fashion invention – they keep us warm, they brighten up an outfit, and they’re the most cheap and cheerful way of adding something new to your wardrobe when you can’t splash out on a new outfit. Spring scarves are us!

So, this week, our weekly wishlist is spring scarves, scarves, scarves. Loads of them, all different, all lovely and all waiting for a new neck to adorn!

H&M’s retro print square scarf has a fab 1970s vibe (£7.99). If you prefer something a bit more boho, then their black knitted scarf with tassels is a great winter to spring scarf (£14.99).

Floral scarves make great spring scarves -and great gifts. BHS’s dark blue scarf with rose florals is bold and bright (£12), and H&M’s pale floral tube scarf is subtle and chic (£6.99).

Red Herring @ Debenhams have a fantastic red white and blue stripe scarf (£10) – stick that on when you head to the Britannia! And for spring to summer, they have a fantastically playful flamingo print scarf (£10). Who doesn’t love flamingos? They scream happy!

Weekly Wishlist scarves


If green’s your thing, with St Paddy’s day coming up, then GAP’s traditional bandana comes in a floral print in green and white (£9.95) and Claire’s Accessories’ green chevron stripe tube scarf is perfect shades of green (£6.30, was £9).

Louche @ JOY’s grey and cream scarf is a more subdued affair, but ever so stylish. French Connection’s palm leaf print scarf is big – big enough to wrap over sunkissed shoulders come summer too (£45).

BHS’s pom pom trimmed scarf (£12) is a bit of frivolity in the scarves world, as is White Stuff’s grey scarf with pink neon tassel trim (£22.50). GAP’s embroidered stripe scarf is big  and pretty, and a classic spring scarf (£19.95)

White Stuff have TONS of lovely spring scarves, but our absolute favourite (for now!) is this pretty multi-coloured love heart print number (£19.95).