Welcome to the spring/summer issue of Simply You, your go-to guide for all things fashion and beauty.
Glamour is so much easier to achieve in warmer months.
It’s less about layers and more about colour, pattern and sparkle. This issue focuses on ‘Easy Glamour’ and we’ve really thought hard about how you want to dress for work, weekends, the beach, barbecues and of course, party season. We’ve got your spring/summer wardrobe covered – no matter what the occasion. The same goes for style and shape – whether you’re into prints or neutrals, are a size 10 or 18, Simply You is your indispensable shopping guide.
Denim is big this season and as our shoot (page 90) and Get the Blues (page 18) show, it’s not just about jeans. Jumpsuits, shorts, shirts, skirts and shoes are all part of the trend, as is wearing double denim or pairing it with sequins for the kind of relaxed sophistication our cover captures. Lace and lingerie (worn both underneath and on the outside) are having a moment, so we’ve channelled Miss Hannigan (pages 28 and 22) and mined the art of layering (page 114) to help indulge your inner romantic.
No spring/summer fashion issue can be without party style (page 46) or resort wear – think swimsuits, bright breezy kaftans, mules and chunky jewellery, to help transition your look from beach to bar (page 78). Likewise, our Accessories Report (page 62) includes our pick of handbags, totes, sandals, sunglasses, jewels and heels to complete your ensemble.
Sometimes our beauty choices and routines actively work against us without our knowledge. Simply You’s beauty editor Elise Wilson outlines how to anti-age your make-up (page 174), what hair updates you need to consider this season (page 170) and the vital steps your skincare regime may be missing (page 182).
And, if it’s a holiday or getaway you’re after, think about Milan, one of the world’s design capitals. Offering indulgent retail therapy, luxe sleepovers, iconic cuisine and jaw-dropping historic sites, it may just be the destination of your dreams (page 216).
Pick up your copy of Simply You‘s spring/summer issue on sale August 1st.