Style Advice: How to wear SS17

Our resident stylist, Sofia Johnsson is on hand to help with any styling dilemas. Our bespoke service includes visits in store or to your home to help create outfits that are typical of Caramel’s fun and idiosyncratic way of dressing. Here we discover how to put some key themes together when we visit the home of 7 year old Decca McDonald.

Don’t be afraid of clashing prints
At the core of Caramel’s ethos is a rich play on geometric and ditsy prints which are all designed in house. Key too, is an unflinching way with colour. Eva Karayiannis, Caramel’s founder, likes to pair ‘off’ shades that you wouldn’t necessarily think of putting together to create quite a striking effect. This orange diagonal check dress with a blue floral print has been popular, but rather than simply teaming it with a tonally matching cardigan we’ve added a bit of a more fun vibe by getting Decca to ‘shoulder robe’ it with a 50s retro check print in racing green and brown for a bit more of a statement look.

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Jumpsuits
Not only are jumpsuits very fashion forward for this season but they are also highly practical and unisex. Sofia says ‘I love the bolder colours that Caramel does, especially this burnt orange which can be styled up or down depending where you’re off to. Try it with sandals and socks or team it with splashier accessories in interesting textures or print’.

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Sombre colours
Many people automatically assume that children should only be seen in bold bright colours as sombre ones can feel too grown up. Sofia says ‘At Caramel I think we really get that balance right of a neutral colour palette while also coming up with something that is child appropriate. I like the micro check or stripe tops when teamed with something more Bohemian as it’s doesn’t feel too girly’.

 

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Retro and unisex
Some of the easiest – and most practical- items to romp around this summer are Caramel’s shorts which come in geometric print, blue or green stripes or block colours. Here we’ve teamed these shorts with a 70s style knitted polo shirt and skater shoes for a look that has a bit of street edge to it but which isn’t too moody and is also unisex.

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Decca wears

Chicory Dress, Mandarine Check
Tormatillo Coat, Bottle Green
Rib Ankle Sock, Grey Melange

Soko Jumpsuit, Cinnamon

Aubergine Blouse, Micro Check
Dulse Skirt, Black
Spotty Scarf, Dusty Jade
Cava Canvas Shoe, Rombo Pattern

Pignut Polo. Navy/Burgundy
Borage Boxer Short, Baleine Blue
Rib Ankle Sock, Grey Melange
Cava Canvas Shoe, Rombo Pattern

If you want to book a Style Advice appointment with Sofia please email styleadvice@caramel-shop.co.uk

 
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