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Summer is almost everyone’s favourite season … well, it’s certainly one of ours! At The Constantia Village from 22 to 28 October we’re heralding its arrival with a special Summer Showcase. Come in to see our displays throughout the centre, which will feature everything you need to make your summer special, from must-have beauty essentials, gifts, gadgets, that summer outing or ideas for your next braai or summer family holiday. We’ll also be showcasing the top summer fashion trends. Here are our top picks to whet your appetite.

From perky to pretty, florals are everywhere this season. There’s nothing easier than pulling on a flirty, floral dress, or teaming a floral wrap-around top with your favourite denims and flats. You could be trendy without overdoing it by only wearing florals on your feet: shoes, whether they’re heels, ballerina pumps or slides, have never been prettier!

It’s a look that’s here to stay: your wardrobe needs animal print to add variety and glamour. Wear a gorgeous silk animal-print scarf with your favourite white shirt and denims, go for uber-glamour by buying an embellished leopard print kaftan or add the fashionista’s favourite pattern to your footwear. It’s a jungle out there, but you’re ahead of the pack.

Denim has stood the test of time. It’s everyone’s perennial favourite but this season it’s dark denim that’s smokin’ hot and trending. Not quite black but definitely not denim-blue, this rich colour is flattering and stylish. Add this trend to your wardrobe with a denim jacket, dress or skirt … go for a layered, inky look or break it up with classic white. Don’t forget to sling a denim hold-all over your shoulder and you’re good to go.

Keep cool in ice-cream shades. From minty green to pistachio, pale pink to dusty rose, sky blue to turquoise, lilac to moody mauve, mix-and-match to your heart’s content or make a statement by dressing from top-to-toe in your favourite pastel shade. Don’t forget your nails (Essie has a shade called Mint Candy Apple … go figure!) and your accessories. Or slip on a pair of gorgeous pastel moccasins with white skinny jeans and the perfect white T-shirt. Your summer outfit is sorted.

If sporty is your style, lucky you. Casual wear is still big news, with iconic fashion designers and houses such as Marc Jacobs and Prada still using it as inspiration for their latest collections. The sport-luxe style is so much more than simply having the latest label when it comes to sneakers. It’s about wearing a zip-up bomber jacket with leggings and racy sunnies or a snug, T-shirt dress with your lace-up leather takkies. You can be pretty, feminine and chic, sportsgirl.

We give you permission to go dotty. This classic is enjoying the limelight again, whether it’s black (or navy) on white, or vice versa. It’s fun, flirty and coming through in everything from sneakers to nailwear. Also big news this summer are stripes – in all their glory. Think classic colours but also zanier ones … there’s a lot of fun to be had. Head off with confidence in a multicoloured striped maxi-dress or tone it down with blue-and-white pull-on pants and a white or navy T-shirt. Either way, you’ll be striking and stylish.

Visit our Summer Showcase from 22 to 28 October and get your summer wardrobe sorted. And don’t forget, we’ve also got the other things you need to see in this great new season. See you there!

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