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Elaine Tunnard of Sheila Tiller guides us to key summer trends for 2016.

With a separate shoe shop and fashion shop, Sheila Tiller in Long Sutton is a go to destination for your summer and special occasion dressing.

Established in 1978, the shop is run by Sheila and her daughter Elaine. Visitors will find collections by Monari, Stills, iBlues, Marc Aurel, Olsen, Lauren Vidal, Mama B, Claudia Strater and Condici, as well as beautiful lingerie by Chantelle.

The shoe brands include Gabor, K&S, Tamaris, S Oliver, Alpe, Camel Active, Abro and Bulaggi.

You can complement your outfit with a stylish collection of accessories including handbags, jewellery and hosiery.

Elaine has some key trends for this summer which have influenced her collections and is excited to share these with clients and our readers this month.

“The first is Nautical Blue,” she explained. “All shades of the sea, from a grey/blue Atlantic, through a clear Mediterranean navy, to a South Sea Island sparkling aqua, teamed with crisp white or soft ecru.

Bold or subtle stripes put against slim 7/8th pants or wider drawstring slouch pants. Pair with fashion lace up trainers or low platform loafers for perfect, smart leisurewear.”

“My second trend is Feminine Sheer. Layer up translucent silks and sheer knits with camisoles trimmed with scalloped lingerie lace for a feminine but flattering outline. Natural colours and sumptuous draped fabrics really enhance this look. Use texture and metallics in accessories to personalise your look. Soft flowing maxi skirts in neutral colours work really well in this look put with short boxy tops or fitted lace camisoles.”

“Finally, catwalks and magazines are full of Clashing Colour. This trend of mixing clashing prints and colours together is not for the faint hearted. Some of these are easier on the eye than others. Choose sympathetic palettes to blend such as the primaries or the pastels, and put prints with stripes. In the end, it’s a matter of personal taste! If in doubt a contrasting handbag achieves a fresh look.”

If planned properly, the groups can interchange and with just a few key pieces you can achieve many different looks. The staff at Sheila Tiller can help you create an individual wardrobe, which suits your body, your lifestyle and your personality. Give them a ring on 01406 363433 if you would like to be put on the mailing list for the in-house wardrobe building demonstrations.

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