Wednesday, May 22Royal Holloway's offical student publication, est. 1986

Summer Ball Style

The warmer months are finally here! Forget the possibility of April showers, because we’re looking

forward to the warmer months and the trends that love the sun as much as we do. Summer at Royal

Holloway brings us one of the biggest events in the students’ calendar; the summer ball! Whilst it’s

still a few weeks away yet, we can’t help but hope that a bit of outfit planning may get us through

those pre-exam blues, and so we’ve created outfit mood boards specifically with the Summer Ball in

mind. The trends which have inspired us this issue are ones which have us wishing for summer;

Think florals and pastels, bold lip colours, two pieces, and chunky heels. The summer ball is the

perfect event to change up your look and experiment with a different style. The Topshop ‘Spring

fling, dreamboat dresses collection’ showcased pastel and muted florals on longer hem lines (think

midi dresses and classic A-line prom skirts). Vera Wang favoured smokey purple hues and Designer

Derek Lam reintroduced us to a pretty lilac palette. The romantic whites on the Valentino runway

are perfect inspiration for your summer wardrobe, whether it’s the little white dress (The summer

classic) or on a crisp blazer thrown over a jumpsuit. Playsuits, co-ords and white jeans paired with

heels are a great alternative to dresses, and Kimono’s are a great way to add layers without the

weight of heavy material. But don’t be afraid to stray away from the lighter colours, a wine red lip,

and black two piece can still look great in the warmer months. So however you chose to style this

year’s Ball outfit, warm weather, great music, even better company and the grounds of our beautiful

founders’ building will be the perfect way to showcase it.