Tropical Prints

August is coming to a close and brings with it some unpredictable weather. While some of us are looking forward to autumn fashion others aren’t ready to wave goodbye to summer. Enter that perfect transitional trend! Our eyes are on all things tropical prints. They aren’t just for holidays – whether you go all-out or keep it subtle, it’s time to feel the heat.

Beat that cool breeze with an air of summer! A single standout piece, like this fun parka which is perfect to keep you looking chic for festival season.

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Chemma’s take on Summer-time Shirts

Summer-time Shirts

If, like us, you still aren’t quite ready for your summer wardrobe to make its annual debut, look no further than a patterned shirt, which you can guarantee Barnardo’s will always have in abundance.

Whatever the print, a shirt is the perfect gradual transition into the lighter months. You can choose light-weight, structured, open neck, long-length…and best of all, you don’t have to hunt through the second-hand items praying for the correct size, because there’s nothing more chic (and comfy) than an oversized shirt!

Emma: On Saturday it was blue skies but cool breezes, so I chucked on this buttoned up, long-sleeved blouse with jeans and trainers; I was covered up and comfortable but the bold, floral print meant I was summertime ready.

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Totally Tropical Accessories

Add some quirkiness to your outfit with a totally tropical bag this summer, and have your friends green with envy.

Fruit prints have been a big player during this year’s S.S catwalks, even high-street favourites 10725161_430438043808110_1148432437_nsuch as Primark & Accessorize replicating similar club Tropicana prints on everything from dresses to bags. Read More »