Summer Accessories & Swimwear Trends 2018/9

By Ielhaam Ramphal

Aaah! Summer.

When the first rays of sunlight brushes against your cheek at five o’ clock in the early morning, all you hear is chirping birds in the background, you know that summer has here. This means open air cinemas, ice-cream and biting into cold juicy watermelon. Oh! Yes, we are in for a long hot summer which probably will extend well into March/April. On this note I bring you my latest summer accessories to help you look and feel amazing this summer


Swimsuit - Check

Beach Towel - Check

Sunglasses - Check

Sunblock - Check

Attitude - Check

Do you have all the checks ticked on your summer checklist?

Towels, towels, towels – whether its brightly coloured to bold prints the quality of a good brushed thread is what you need to soak up after a swim. Make sure the beach towel is large enough to wrap around your body and can tuck in to secure the wrap. Talking about swimsuits – the “one- piece” is hot and trending. Yes! Ladies, its chic and sexy covering all the right areas and accentuating your gorgeous shoulders and curves. The one- piece is “The” style to include into your swimsuit collection this summer. Plus, one can never have too many swimsuits… laugh, laugh. So, after a swim what a better way to cover up than a stylist kaftan. It’s light weight and airy that transforms your beach look into a perfect evening sunset look for enjoying cocktails at your favourite lounge or friend’s place.


I love a good pair of sunglasses and having a small framed face I struggle to find the perfect fit. “I am Trend” is an eye-wear store. Stocking both sunglasses and optical eyewear. What I like about them, they cater for all face shapes. From oval to round, square, etc you name it- they have it. Check the website for further information.


The satin square scarf- it is ‘the’ summer accessory to have. One scarf styled in six different styles, how fantastic is that? Tie upwards on the head and you have an instant chic look. This style also draws attention to the face. So, go for the bold lip and give the eye a soft touch. The bow on the head will also give the appearance of elongated face shape. A hairstyle and headgear help to re-correct the face shape if needed. For more face shapes look out for my upcoming blogs


Totally agree! – A swimsuit that flatters your body shape and is the right colour is a great formula to looking and feeling fantastic! You will also feel confident with the right fit. The “bandeau” top with bikini bottom from CottonOn is amazing. It fits all body shapes. Then there is the one-piece which is back and trending. Its super sexy and there is one that’s ideal for everybody shape- so, go on and get yours.


Don’t you just love the new shape beach towel? What I like, you can wrap it around you “voila” ….you have an instant dress. H&M, Mr. Price Home and CottonOn are all stocking it. Hello Colour…. Its all about colour and what better way to jazz up your outfit with a statement earring. Do make sure that the size and colour compliments your face shape and neck.


When coming to make up the importance is knowing if you a cool or warm undertone, meaning “cool” – a pink or blue undertone and “warm” – a yellow or gold undertone. Once you have distinguished your undertone, this summer let the lips o the talking with Lancome’s hot lip gloss. This silky gloss covers the lips in its variety of summer colours and brilliantly locks in the moisture into the lips. Find your shade that matches your undertone. A bonus…no lip pencil required!

I thoroughly love bringing you style advce and updated trends so you can be the best YOU! Look out for my next blog in the new year. Till next time Happy Holidays and safe travel.


Till next time, take care and Happy Styling



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