If you’re weighing up whether or not to buy a flash new barbeque for the garden, dither no longer. According to the MET office, Britain is set to experience a three month heatwave - but what will we all wear?
In this week's episode, we're talking about the holiday-focused fashion brands that we love - and why we'll be wearing them for everyday, too. Plus, we're sharing our tips for bagging the best bargains in the summer sales, looking at the style legacy of the World Cup WAGs, and discussing Meghan Markle's latest style advisor - Prince Harry.
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Why you should invest in your holiday wardrobe
While most of us are lucky to get a week away in the summer, holiday style has become a huge category for brands - and brought us myriad new options.
"What we've really seen is a proliferation of high end holiday-focused brands," says Emily Cronin, "fancy dresses for fancy ladies who spend their lives on fancy beaches. And that has filtered into the high street." So - whatever your budget - now you can plan your wardrobe just as carefully as your itinerary...
Read the full story in this Sunday's Stella magazine.
Meghan's surprise stylist - Prince Harry
According to a source in the Daily Mail this week, the new Duchess ‘is always asking Harry’s opinion. He gives his views on what he thinks looks best, rather than helping her follow Royal protocol on hemlines or anything like that. The joke is that Harry is Meghan’s surprise stylist.’
"He's very brave if he is," says Olivia Buxton Smith. "I always ask my boyfriend's opinion, but I know what I want him to answer before I've even asked the question."
What to beeline for in the summer sales
If that haute holiday wardrobe seems out of reach, it's time to start trawling for bargains online - the summer sales have started in earnest.
"I always think that's bonkers," says Charlie Gowans-Eglinton, "they mark down all the swimwear before we've even needed it. I enjoy that broken system - let's milk it for all it's worth."
The lasting fashion impact of world cup WAGs - yes, really
With the world cup kicking off on Thursday, we're looking back to 2006, when what the WAGs were wearing set the fashion agenda and Coleen McLoughlin (now Rooney) had recently appeared in Vogue.
"I think it was a moment when high fashion - and by high fashion I mean Birkin bags, Dior logo sunglasses, Chloe dresses - was at the very forefront of the world's attention," says Bethan Holt. "Everyone was talking about these WAGs - and I think it really took fashion into a mainstream space."
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