I don't know about you but I am definitely starting to get excited about the fact that summer is finally on the horizon. The evenings are getting lighter, there is definitely a warmth in the air (even when its raining) and we are starting to feel the glow of sunshine on our skins.
With this summer vibe just beginning it has made me re-evaluate the contents of my wardrobe and crave a a host of new summery delights to add a little extra sparkle to my closet. As a result I have been scaling not only the shops but also the internet for some inspiration and I have come across a new website called Ark.co.uk.
Ark describes itself as one of the country's leading retailers, setting trends and making sure shoppers stay up to date with all the latest looks and labels at affordable prices. They started in 1992 and aimed to fill a gap in the market for a fresh, street wear retailer that would appeal to young, edgy shoppers - and their stock does complement this ethos.
The stock that carry brings together vintage vibes with the latest in clothing footwear and accessory trends.
Now one of my favourite trends which is back on top of the fashion agenda this SS14 is the co-ord, and Ark is packed full of fun and exciting co-ord outfits to appeal to a selection of personal styles, tastes, ages and occasions. Now co-ords are not a trend for everyone but the best thing about the trend is you get two items that can be mixed and matched with a selection of other garments in your wardrobe to create a unique collection of looks as well as worn together for an SS14 on-trend summer ensemble.
My favourite co-ords are the jacket and trouser/short/skirt combo but there are a lot on the high street with t-shirt/skirt/short/skort combo.
Here are a few of my personal favourites:
I absolutely love this Tropical co-ord crop top and shorts. Its the essence of summer and perfect for a summer evening and holiday. The Top is £19.99 and the shorts are £19.99 so the whole outfit is just £38
This pretty floral co-ord is another summer delight. Its pastel pink/yellow and white on a black background give it a soft summer look that when paired with some strappy wedges would make the perfect sunny ensemble. The Top is £19.99 and the shorts are £19.99 so the whole outfit is just £38
The t-shirt and short co-ord almost look like a fun playsuit but give you the option to wear together or separately. They are also more suitable for a more formal work environment while still being on trend for SS14. The shear panelling in the top and shorts give it fun detail too. Top £16.99, bottoms £19.99 (also available in black, white and lemon)
This cool neon co-ord is probably my favourite t-shirt and short combo as its fun, summery and would make a perfect festival outfit - plus its versatile and it can be worn together or apart to create a selection of creative and exciting summery ensembles. Top - £16.99 and shorts - £19.99
To find more co-ords like this then visit http://www.ark.co.uk/Ark_Female/Co-ords.html and happy shopping :)