Katie Marie Phillips

How long have you been blogging and what is your favourite part?
I have been blogging for over four years now, my favourite part is definitely being able to share my passion for beauty and fashion with everyone. I’ve always had a passion for fashion and being able to share that with like-minded people has been the best part about starting a blog.

What is your favourite piece in your wardrobe?
My favourite piece of clothing in my wardrobe is a white blazer. It’s so effortless and goes with everything – you can dress it up over a dress or dress it down with a loose-fitting t-shirt and skinny jeans. I have the perfect fitting blazer from H&M and I wear it all the time!

What are your go-to stores for season trends?
My go-to stores are definitely River Island, Topshop and H&M. I love a more classic tailored wardrobe and feel like these shops always fit the bill in that department. I find they are always bang on trend yet at such affordable price points.

Tie Dye is one of those trends that comes back year after year, it’s timeless and effortless which is why you need to have tie dye in your wardrobe. I love tie dye as it screams summer! Lipsy have a range of gorgeous dresses with funky prints and why not pair it with a cropped denim jacket and some espadrille wedges to give it that festival chic look? The great thing with dresses is the fact that they are so versatile, dress it up or dress it down with some flip flops for the beach. You’ll see dipped hems everywhere this year, making it simple to tick two trends at once. It’s also so flattering and makes any leg look longer!

Lipsy are killing it with their colour palette this summer. I love a bold colour during summer and yellow is my go-to colour when adding summer pieces into my wardrobe. I would team a super vibrant top with a pair of high waisted white denim jeans and a pair of wedges or for a more casual look, swap the wedges for a pair of white flip flops and an oversized bag for a day time glam look.

Styling stripes for men doesn’t have to be scary! Teaming up a striped casual shirt with a pair of skinny white jeans looks effortless and is key for this summer. The looser fit of the shirt balances out the skinny fit of jeans. It’s so important when styling stripes that you pick out one of the colours, I always prefer to pick the colour in the smallest stripe as I find this really balances out the colour palette.

River Island
There is nothing smarter than a well-fitting pastel shirt and a pair of pastel chinos. Chinos are bang on trend and will be everywhere this summer. It’s time to go bold with the colour choices this year, chinos are taking colour to the next level and I would definitely recommend coupling up a soft-coloured shirt (of your choice) with a pair of pink chinos. You can wear shirts to so many different occasions, dressing it up or down. To dress it down, a pair of longer length denim shorts and some trainers offers that smart yet casual look for any event.