Sadly the London Olympics are over but soon this patriotic celebration void we feel will be filled with the start of the Paralympics games. So don’t feel blue, look great in this final patriotic colour and make it your dominant racing day colour.

Blue in the lead

 At the starting post is the Royal Blue Belgravia dress from www.theprettydresscompany.com/

Doubly patriotic with the name and colour, but also up there in the fashion stakes as the peplum is so on trend this season. This style is great for all shapes – it gives the illusion of curves to the boyish figure; for the top heavy or broad shouldered it balances out the figure and for the pear shape it actually complements the wider hips rather than emphasise them. Price £89

Also available in navy blue.

 

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Wear your patriotic heart for all to see with a Butler & Wilson Union Jack crystal brooch from http://www.qvcuk.com/ Item nbr 300720. Price £30

 

 

 

Add the charm of London with the QVC London sterling silver bracelet with charms of Big Ben, Wheel, Union Jack heart, car, and phone box. Item nbr 603192. Price £43.50 http://www.qvcuk.com/

Keeping blue the main colour, these Smartees shoes by Kandee are ideal with their sprinkling of red, white and blue crystals on the heels. Mirrored blue leather upper, yellow rubber sole and red leather inner sole. Heel 6.1 inches with a 2 inch hidden platform. Price £160 http://www.kandeeshoes.com/

 

For those summery days (after all it is still August) and nights this crinkle chiffon Rachel dress by Allium B is a breeze to wear. In Ibiza blue was £90 now £40. With a v neckline front and back. http://www.alliumb.com/

 

A charming way to show your patriotism is with London inspired beads such as these from Chamilia available at Ernest Jones http://www.ernestjones.co.uk/

Bobby Helmet – sterling silver with blue cubic zirconia: £35

British Cuppa – sterling silver: £45

London Bus – sterling silver: £45

Palace Guard – sterling silver: £38

Add a few coloured beads. Shown in the image are the cubic zirconia sterling silver City Lights Red, white and Blue beads at £38 (NB the red is actually described as orange) Lattice square bead £25, Silver snap bracelet £60. All from http://uk.chamilia.com/

 

Who said you have to be super skinny to wear slinky outfits? This slinky knot Pied a Terre jersey dress in cobalt blue is fully lined which prevents it from being too clingy and the ruche detailing around the tummy helps hides any lumps and bumps. Price £180 from House of Fraser http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/

Fabric: 96% polyester, 4% elastane.

Here seen with the Pied a Terre navy and white Palermo clutch: price £99. Unfortunately now sold out but they do have 9 left in a gorgeous bright blue animal print.

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Part of Gina shoes’ British collection, the royal blue satin peep toe Lizzie offers a subtle Union Jack Swarovski pattern on the heel. Price £975 from http://www.gina.com/

 

With all the Olympics and Paralympics mania, it is easy to forget it is still the Diamond Jubilee year. Keep the diamond shining bright with Jaeger London’s limited edition capsule wardrobe of shift dress, jacket, and trousers in a 100% silk blue and ivory diamond print.

           

 

Wear as a trouser suit or separately for just one statement piece.

Jacket – single button, ¾ length sleeves and collarless. Price £220

Trousers – straight legged ankle cropped Capri pants with high waist. Price £120

Dress – fitted shift style with capped sleeves and high round neckline. Price £220 Available from http://www.jaeger.co.uk/

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Keep the queen theme going with the Bobelle Crown clutch handmade by their couturier with the finest leather and suede and then encrusted with Swarovski crystals. Each piece is individually numbered and comes in its own collector’s box. Price £795 from http://www.bobellelondon.com/

 

KAREN GRACE

Karen Grace studied Personal Styling at the London College of Fashion and is a registered affiliate member of the Federation of Image Professionals International. You can read more of Karen’s fashion advice at:

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