Having been locked down for over a year, we are emerging from hibernation to enjoy, at last, some normal activity which before 2020 we would have taken for granted. A pizza and a glass (well bottle) of wine outside a restaurant, with the sun on your back talking to friends takes on a heightened dimension of pleasure. A wedding with more than 30 guests, somehow seems more momentous and joyous than it ever did before. It is hardly surprising that we want to ditch the loungewear and embrace fashion in all its glory
Beautifully cut dresses are back with a bang. I cannot buy enough to meet demand from customers, they are literally flying off the rails. Natural fibres like cotton, linen and silk are perfect for summer weddings. My premier label, Bella Blue is ideal for occasion wear, which can be worn for a night at the theatre or opera or a day at glorious Goodwood or just because you want to wear something special for dinner at a restaurant. Embrace the moment, ladies.
Bright sunshine colours are big this summer – sizzling orange, neon pink and vibrant yellows are all trending. Subtler shades like aqua, mint green, baby pink and denim are also proving popular. Linen, as always, is in the moment, think wide trousers or a long over shirt in spots. A striped linen dress, like this beauty, showcasing differing shades of blue works for both casual and occasion wear. I adore the patch pocket. Nothing for me beats the simple beauty of a classic white shirt in cotton or linen, but if you fancy a variation how about this little number.
There is no doubt in my mind that dressing up is good for the soul. Feel good and your confidence begins to flow and ensures that you look amazing. At Deja I try to cater for all my customer’s needs from good value day to day dressing to a boutique range that is more expensive but exudes quality and cut. Beautiful accessories complete the look – from scarves to jewellery to handbags. Trending at the moment are these miniature bags, just big enough to hold your credit cards and a lipstick – they are a perfect complement for summertime dressing.
It has being wonderful to re-open my shop and to see you all again. Nothing beats the satisfaction I feel than when helping customers select the perfect outfit for the right occasion. Don’t forget if you have something particular in mind, I am pretty confident that I could source it for you. Just let me know, in plenty of time, your specific requirements. It is all part of the service, ladies, highly personal and tailored to your needs.
Have a wonderful June.