We’ve sought inspiration from Ralph Lauren’s 2018 spring collection for our latest post. Like many of the top designers, he’s favouring the nautical trend this season and we want to show you some of our favourite Swanky Swans pieces that will help you work the look, without paying the designer price tag.
We’re all at sea about our bags right now. The Tasmania Tassel Bag in Navy Blue (£25.99) is a great casual bag to begin your accessorising with. Ample storage and beautiful design means this is a bag that can become an everyday part of your accessories wardrobe.
We love the nautical-inspired check design on our Olivia Reverse Check Handbag in blue (£19.99) which really gives us “day out on the yacht” vibes! If only!
Look stylish and stay warm as you take in the sea air with our stunning scarves. Brand new in, we are loving the Marley Small Waves scarf in yellow which leaves us dreaming of stepping aboard a superyacht in Cannes! You can start saving towards a dream break like that, as this scarf is only £7.99!
We also love the traditional nautical stripe design of the Luis Stripes Scarf in Blue (£7.99), ideal for pairing with a navy blazer, skinny jeans and skyscraper heels!
Nautical colours meets True Brit girl with our last scarf, the Union Jack Pattern (£12.99) scarf. If you’ve secured a last-minute invite to Harry and Meghan’s nuptials, this is the scarf for you!
When it comes to shoes, Loafers are a great way of adopting the nautical look with your footwear. The Danica Loafers in Champagne (£16.99) will go with absolutely everything and are both comfortable and super chic!
Last of all we love the Irena Espadrilles which are city break chic at its finest. We’ve got these in black and gold, but right now we are in awe of the silver colourway and they won’t break the bank of Monte Carlo, being only £12.99.
We hope our coastal adventure into the world of nautical fashion has inspired you. We can’t wait to see how you’re all making waves with your new looks! Don’t forget to share how you’re styling your Swanky Swans purchases on our social media channels. We love to see them.
Last time we talked about how you could Steal the Show this Spring but now the clocks have gone forward, let’s jump firmly into Spring/Summer season and what better way to do that than with some of our gorgeous brand new lines specifically for the warmer months?
We know our #swansquad love their florals and we’ve been working behind the scenes on some great new nature-inspired designs. For the perfect BBQ clutch, look no further than the Cedar Floral Clutch Bag in Teal (£18.99). Slimline and elegant, this is the perfect piece to take to your first special occasion in spring.
Alternatively, you’ll look blooming marvellous in our Catie Floral Scarf in Pink for just £7.99. We also have this popular scarf in grey but be quick, they won’t be around for long!
We must also give a special mention to our Vintage Floral Purse in white, which was great value at £9.99 but is now on sale for just £6.99! Great to own yourself or to give as a gift to any lucky lady with a spring birthday!
Love the nature look but not into flowery designs? Don’t worry – we have just the treats for you! Let’s start with the Macy Rose Gold Dandelion Scarf in White (£7.99). We love the way the metallic print glistens on this simple colourway – it goes with everything!
Then, bring the great outdoors into the office each day with our stunning Noel Paris Butterfly Classic Large Crossbody Bag (£17.50). Not only will this messenger bag carry all your daily essentials, it’ll also keep you ahead of the pack when it comes to fashion.
Footwear is one of the biggest changes we make as we move out of winter – and let’s be honest Swans, winter has gone on forever, right? So we are more than ready to move into the season of sandals, espadrilles, and wedges!
We’re beginning a look at Spring/Summer footwear with the dainty Alexia Espadrille Shoes in Beige (£13.99) which are great flats for the office, or jazzing up a weekend outfit - without forcing yourself into skyscraper heels! We have these Valentino-esque beauties in red and black too so you’re sure to find a pair to go with most looks.
Another favourite of ours are the Averi Sandals in Champagne (£21.99). With a bold striped platform and metallic strap detailing, they’ll look as good with a maxi skirt as with skinny jeans or, dare we say it, shorts?
And now, those all-important make up looks Swans! The natural look was a big runway hit this year in terms of cosmetics, with Carolina Herrera, Dior and Balmain all going for the pared down vibe.
Forget the cat flick, it's all about the thumb print eyeliner trend this season after Tom Ford debuted the look at Fashion Week. You don't need to be a supermodel to try this, and using the Technic Eyeliner Pencil Smudger & Sharpener (£3.99) it won't cost you an A list price either!
The barely-there eye look can be captured with the Major Matte Natural Mattes Eye Colour Collection (£4.99) - 9 neutral shades you definitely need in your cosmetics case!
So with longer days and shorter nights ahead, we hope you feel inspired to bring some of these ideas into your life. Let’s face it Spring was made for us Swans!
Swans, although it may not feel like it yet, spring is almost here and that means goodbye baggy winter jumpers and hello spring/summer dresses. With fashion trends such as fabulous florals, pastels and sequins fresh off the runway this season, we definitely have a lot to be excited about.
If you’re looking for inspiration to help you prep your SS18 wardrobe, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s our run-down of everything you need to create your own show-stopping spring looks!
Let’s start with shoes. The classic espadrille is back and it’s looking better than ever! Our brand new Kali Espadrille Shoes are giving us some serious summer vibes with three gorgeous colourways to choose from at only £15.99 each. We’d combine them with a pair of cropped jeans and a t-shirt to create the perfect casual holiday look.
We’d match this cute pair with one of our Beach Owl Summer Handbags for only £9.99! Adding a quirky touch to your spring/summer outfits, this fun accessory will have you beach-ready in no time! Why not finish your getaway look by adding a pop of colour to your eyes with one of the magical Saffron Metallic Eye Pencils for only £2.49?
Like a Boss
Who says office-wear needs to be drab? Even if your workplace has a strict dress code, you can still incorporate all of spring’s best fashion in the form of your accessories!
Take our new Ruth Loafers, for example, they’re both a comfortable and sophisticated match for all of your warmer weather work outfits for only £16.99. The small gold detailing is especially great for adding some glam to your day. We’d match this chic pair with our Eden Worker Bee Print Scarf for £7.99. This cute print was made for the busy bee in the office and adds a wonderful spring vibe to your smart-wear.
No work look is complete without a handbag and with pastels being the go-to hue for SS18, we had to include the Naples Cosmo City Handbag on this list. At only £24.99, this beauty is available in a variety of springtime colourways and comes complete with a large storage space and extra strap so you can wear it anyway you want to!
One Hot Mama
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again… your love of fashion doesn’t disappear just because you embrace motherhood, instead, it simply evolves as you start this new chapter in your life.
With metallics being a runway must-have for this year’s spring style, it’s no surprise that our gorgeous new Edith Trainer Shoes have made it onto this list. Whether you’re out running errands or doing your rounds for the school run, this charming pair are comfortable, functional and add personality to your look for only £17.99!
Naturally, you need a glam new bag to go with your glam new shoes and the Nina Reversible Handbag in pastel pink is the perfect match for £24.99. This faux leather stunner is the right size to carry all of your daily mummy necessities while being completely on-trend in a pretty and delicate colourway!
From Day to Night
If we learnt anything from the SS18 catwalks this year it’s that the bold colours and prints of the ‘80s are back and better than ever!
Sequins and metallics were some of the hottest trends to appear on the fashion week runways this year and we couldn’t be happier! Whether you’re dressing up for a girls’ night out or a family party, sparkles are a must Swans. Staying true to the ‘80s metallic trend, our stunning silver Diaz Stiletto Heels are a favourite for all of your head-turning evening style this new season. Do you want to hear the best part? They’ll have you slaying for only £19.99!
When it comes to sparkles, you know our motto Swans… There’s no such thing as too much. If you’re really looking to shine like a star this spring, why not add our eye-catching Chelsea Glitter Clutch Bag to your collection? This fabulous accessory is more than enough to add a flawless finish to any evening ensemble for only £10.99! We’d also wear some of the magical W7 Metal Flash Trio Metallic Eyeliner with this for £6.99.
If glitter isn’t really your thing, florals are another fantastic trend you could incorporate into your spring wardrobe this year. Sticking to the bold and beautiful ‘80s-inspired fashion, our brand new Cedar Floral Clutch Bag collection is a great example of how to rock floral prints the right way for only £18.99! How can you say no to these beauties?
That’s our roundup of all of our favourite accessories to steal the show with this season, Swans! Whether you’re keeping it casual or dressing to impress, start shopping our selection of stunning spring-ready accessories here today: https://www.swankyswans.co.uk/
Don’t forget, if you’re a brand new customer, take advantage of our 15% welcome discount. Just use the code 15OFF at checkout.
Last year we saw the rise and fall of countless fashion crazes and this year is proving to be no different. With the SS18 Fashion Weeks well underway, we’re pretty excited to see what will be trending in the coming warmer months. Whether they’re brand new or making an epic comeback, we’ve shortlisted our favourite trends so far and left a few helpful tips on how you can combine them with your own wardrobes!
It’s all about shimmering fabrics and shiny accessories this season! With the metallic trend still going strong, there’s no need to save your flashy pieces until after dark. We have a magical metallic range that you’ll definitely want to incorporate into your everyday outfit choices!
As we’re all still feeling the cold, let’s talk scarves. Our top accessory this month has to be our Mulberry Tree Print scarf collection. Available in both a shiny silver print and a romantic rose gold on numerous colourways, these gorgeous pieces are a great touch for everyday-wear for only £7.99!
If you’re looking to make a statement on a night out, our Arizona Clutch bag is one of our most-loved choices. With it’s minimalistic detailing and dazzling holographic colourways, this clutch is a must-have to help complete your party look. And the best part? It’s just £15.99!
Now Swans, with spring just around the corner, you must have started planning your spring/summer getaways. Why not rock the metallic trend wherever you go with our Jenny Wedge heels in champagne? Ideal for adding shine to your holiday outfits for £17.99, these wedge heels go well with any look!
We’ve already seen purple appear a lot on the runways so far and we’re not going to stop seeing it anytime soon. With celebrities such as Lupita Nyong’o slaying on the red carpet in this regal colour, we’re embracing it all, from lavender to violet.
If you’re looking for a subtle way to slip some purple into your ensemble, you’ll want our Karlie Clutch bag in the lilac colourway. This beauty is made from fashionable faux suede in an envelope design to hold all of your day – or night – essentials and all for just £12.99! Why not match this with the stunning Saffron Metallic Eye Pencil in purple for £2.49 to create the ultimate statement look?
With the winter chill still in the air, you’ll want to wrap up before you venture out and the best way to do this is with our fabulous Lydia Faux Fur Wrap in purple. Add a touch of sophistication with this beautiful accessory for only £14.99!
Swans, you must know our favourite fashion mantra by now, “When in doubt, add more glitter!” Is there even any such thing as ‘too much glitter’? We think not and our Esther Glitter Clutch bag is proof of that. Eye-catching and available in six gorgeous colourways, this is a top pick for all your party looks this year for only £11.99. If you really want to emphasise your sparkle, match these with the W7 Metal Flash Trio set. There’s nothing like a little glitter eyeliner to stand out for a special occasion, and at only £6.99, you can afford to treat yourself!
Don’t restrict yourself to only wearing glitter for parties, we like to funk up our casual looks too with the Sissy Glitter Loafers. Choose from beautiful black or stunning silver colourways and add some shimmer to your style for £12.99! If you really want to shine, why not pair these with the Eve Plain Glitter scarf for £7.99?
While the Olympic committee puts bronze in third place, we’re giving it a top spot in our wardrobes this year. And why wouldn’t we? It’s gorgeous copper hues create just the right amount of metallic sheen to allow you to channel your inner goddess all day or night.
Naturally, we have to begin with makeup for this one. There’s no denying that the sun-kissed look is still very much in, so why not create your own with the W7 Double Act Bronzer & Blusher Pressed Powder for £3.59? We’d match this fantastic duo with the Sunkissed Ready For Anything eyeshadow palette to create a sumptuous glowing smokey eye for £4.99. Why not finish this makeup look with the W7 Mega Matte Liquid Lipstick in nude for £6.99?
Looking to add some warm copper tones to your outfit instead? Our Natalie Diamante Clutch in bronze is just what you need. Dress up your casual day look or add a finishing touch to your night outfit for only £12.50!
There you have it Swans, our low-down on all the trends we love most so far this year. Shop them all on the SwankySwans website and receive a free scarf on all orders over £20!