If you’re the type of person who likes to buy matching Christmas jumpers for all the family, you’ll be thrilled to learn that a “twinning” beachwear trend is taking the country by storm for SS18. A number of high-end fashion brands have jumped on board with this latest craze, offering a range of matching designer swimwear for you and your little beach bums and – here at OD’s Designer Clothing – we think matching swimwear sets are an adorable addition to your summer wardrobe.
It doesn’t matter if you have a boy or girl, there’s something incredibly cute (and now stylish!) about dressing like each other – especially when you’re jetting off on a sunny summer holiday. Boys want to be as a cool as their dad and little girl’s love dressing up like their mummy. Shopping together is a great way to have some quality family time and you could even let your trendy mini-me choose a style for both of you. Designer swimwear has officially become a family affair. Browse through our full online swimwear collections and check out our edit of the cutest styles currently on the market:
Twinning is Winning with Thomas Royall
Thomas Royall is a brand inspired by the summer and dedicated to making statement designer swimwear. Although it started out as a small business flogging men’s swim shorts, it now offers a plethora of matching collections for the family – including women’s bikinis, girl’s cossies, and boy’s swimming trunks – and it is a brilliant place to start if you’d like to create a co-ordinated poolside look.
Here at OD’s, we particularly love the Thomas Royall Costa Rico Collection. Both the Men’s Thomas Royall Costa Rico Luca Shorts and the Boys Costa Rico Swim Shorts are crafted from high-performance fast-drying fabric – making them perfect for splashing about with daddy in the hotel pool. They showcase one of the brand’s most iconic digital prints and, due to their colourful and busy design, they are guaranteed to be a popular choice for stylish little boys.
For something a little more understated, we recommend the Thomas Royall Jet Black Swim Shorts. Currently available for both father and son, these swim shorts come in a traditional black colourway and they are finished with the brand’s signature azure blue waistband and back-pocket flap. They create a distinctive designer swimwear look and they are a subtle way to rock the twinning trend.
Iconic Designer Swimwear by Tommy Hilfiger
Whether you’re jetting off to America or just heading for a sandy beach in Spain, why not add a preppy Americana vibe to your family’s holiday wardrobe? Globally renowned brand, Tommy Hilfiger, has introduced a range of matching designer swimwear for SS18 – including styles for mom, pops, and the kiddos – and we think it’s a super cool way to create the “mini-me” beach trend.
Most designs in this collection come in an iconic red, white, and blue colourway, therefore reflecting the American heritage of the brand and creating an instantly-recognisable designer look. Take for example the Womens Tommy Jeans Flag Swim Costume and the Womens Tommy Jeans Logo Bikini. They both feature a bold colour-block design, with distinctive logo branding, and they are sure to catch people’s eye (in a good way!) as you stroll down the white sand beach.
Treat yourself to one of these signature swimsuits by Tommy Hilfiger and then make it a family affair. Style your mini fashionista in the Girls Tommy Hilfiger Swimsuit and kit out your little boy with the matching Boys Tommy Hilfiger Swim Shorts
Love the Matching Moschino Look
Perfect for families who like to stand out from the crowd, we absolutely love the SS18 Moschino Designer Swimwear Collection. This is a brand renowned for its irreverent tones and eccentric designs and their range of bikinis, swimming cossies, and shorts is certainly no exception. Think bold colours, metallic detailing, and clashing logo motifs – such as the brand’s iconic teddy bear.
Matching styles are currently available for all the family, including this Womens Moschino Metallic Swim Costume. With its black and gold printed design and modern scoop-back silhouette, it is a firm favourite with stylish yummy-mummies. Hubby can then follow suit with the Mens Moschino Swim Shorts and, if you really want to max out the designer “twinning” trend, similar styles are available for both little boys and little girls. Wear this matching designer swimwear whilst lounging by the pool and – we guarantee – you will be the coolest family on the holiday resort.
It’s official, when it comes to beachwear and poolside style, twinning is winning. SS18 has seen the introduction of numerous designer swimwear collections, perfect for summer family holidays on a sunny tropical beach. Matching with your mini-me has never been so easy! So why not browse through our full online collection of swimwear for men, women, and children today and make sure to hit the biggest holiday fashion trend of the season!
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Anticipation and excitement have been building for weeks, with speculation and rumours and little snippets of information about the big day and how it will unfold. However, the wait is finally over, and the fairy-tale wedding is due to take place this Saturday. Prince Harry will marry American actress, Meghan Markle, at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, and the blushing bride is set to wear a hand-stitched gown by London-based Australian fashion designers, Ralph & Rosso.
In a way, the royal nuptials mark the start of the 2018 wedding season and with a flurry of invitations falling through your letterbox, it’s time to start thinking about what to wear. When shopping for wedding outfits, the most important thing to remember is that you must not distract from the bride. Of course, you want to look stylish and it’s always better to be overdressed than underdressed. But try not to draw attention and remember that all-important number one rule; do not, under any circumstances, wear white!
Here at OD’s, we recommend using the wedding invitation as a guide. If the invitation is worded formally, it’s probably a good idea to go for something formal. If it’s fun and light-hearted, perhaps something casual would be better. If it has a floral theme, choose a floral pattern. If it features bright colours, opt for a lively and colourful outfit. You get the gist. Think about the venue and the time of year and check out our highlights of the season below. Our website features a plethora of wedding appropriate attire, and here we have picked out just a few of our favourite summer wedding outfits for men, women, and children:
Wedding Outfits for the Best “Dressed” Man
Whether you’re a friend of the groom or a reluctant plus one, choosing a wedding outfit can be a bit of a minefield for a man. It’s important that you get the right balance. You want to look smart and stylish, but you also want to wear something that is comfy enough for a full-day celebration. Super slim suits are a popular choice for this season; however, if you’ve been invited to a spring or summer wedding, the sun is beaming (and the buffet is calling), this might not be the best option…
Why not go for something a little more smart-casual? A lightweight blazer and chinos can look just as swanky as a suit, especially if worn with a crisp white shirt and a pair of luxurious leather Oxfords. Here at OD’s we currently have a range of designer shirts that will do the job. Take for example the Mens BOSS Lamberto Long Sleeve Shirt or the Jill Short Sleeve Shirt. Pair either of these with the Mens BOSS Carmons Shoes and create a wedding outfit that ticks all the right boxes.
Winsome Wedding Outfits for Women
Hope & Ivy are a contemporary British fashion brand with a feminine and bohemian edge. Their collection is epitomised by embroidery and hand-drawn prints and it includes a range of beautifully crafted dresses – which, we think, are perfect for “dancing til’ dawn” at a spring or summer wedding.
Take for example the Women’s Hope & Ivy Oriental Embroidery Midi Dress. Available in a bright coral colourway, it is fresh yet sophisticated and ideal for a sunny summer ceremony. The Oriental Embroidery Midi Dress by Hope & Ivy is another great option. Despite its classic vintage-inspired design, it has a very modern silhouette – with an open back, ruffle detailing and tonal embroidery to the front. This is a dress that is designed to impress. Just style it with a pair of metallic high-heels and create an effortless yet stunning wedding outfit for the summer.
Alternatively, if floaty florals aren’t your thing and you have a slightly edgier sense of style, we recommend the Women’s Orlla Dress by Ted Baker. This mid-length pencil dress features a bold and unusual print, with pretty pearl embellishments around the neckline. It is ultra-flattering and incredibly glam and it has summer wedding outfit stamped all over it.
Cute and Comfy Wedding Outfits for Kids
Weddings can be a tricky one for kids. It’s a special occasion and you want them to look the part, but it’s also important that they are cool and comfortable. Layers are a great option; lightweight blazers and cardigans that can be put on and taken off when necessary. She may be small, but the same rule applies; white is a no-go area, even for your little girl. And of course, your little boy’s trousers need to be able to withstand the odd knee slide across the dancefloor.
Mayoral is a great place to start for children’s wedding outfits. Styles are available for both boys and girls aged 0-9 years old, and the brand is renowned for clothing that is fashionable, functional, and high quality. Here at OD’s, we absolutely love the Newborn Boys 3 Piece Set. It comprises a traditional-style blazer, a waistcoat, and a short-sleeved shirt and it is finished with an adorable bow tie! For your little princess, combine the Girls Mayoral Bow Back Dress with a fine-knit white cardigan and sandals. And for the style-conscious teens in your life, check out our full online junior department. We guarantee you will find something to create the perfect children’s wedding outfit.
Harry and Meghan are scheduled to tie the knot this weekend and, it’s fair to say, the 2018 wedding season is officially underway. If you’ve been invited to a spring or summer wedding this year, it’s time to start thinking about what you (and the family) are going to wear. Take a look at our favourite wedding outfits for men, women, and children and browse through our full online collections for more inspiration. Dressing like a royal may be easier than you think…
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Sliders originate in the 1970s. The first ever pair was introduced by Adidas as an après-sport sandal for the German national football team and they soon become known as “shower shoes” – shoes that, technically, should only be worn in-private whilst taking a shower. Even when sliders hit the mainstream fashion industry in the 90s, they were vilified for having no aesthetic appeal and – as a result - were mainly just worn at home or whilst holidaying abroad.
It’s only in the last couple of years that sporty sandals have boomed in popularity, becoming one of the coolest and edgiest trends of the summer. Sliders have been given a luxury designer make-over and they are no longer confined to the poolside. In fact, they have established themselves as a shoe that people actually want to be seen in – whether that be on holiday or on the cool city streets.
Many designer fashion labels have now introduced a line of no-fuss sporty sliders to their spring-summer 2018 (SS18) collection, offering a range of footwear that is both incredibly stylish and ridiculously comfortable. Sliders are perfect for creating the latest SS18 sports luxe trend. And if you’re feeling really brave, you could even style them with a pair of statement socks, and rock the “so-wrong-it’s-right” ugly footwear craze of late. But, like we said, only if you’re brave…
Let your old faithful sliders resurface from the deepest darkest depths of your wardrobe or treat yourself to a stylish new pair. Here at OD’s, we currently have an extensive collection of sliders for men, women and children - available both online and instore. So why not browse our website and check out some of our favourite designs of the season:
Sleek Sliders for Men
Dsquared2 have completely embraced the men’s slider trend. As part of their SS18 collection, timeless wardrobe staples were reworked to include loud colours, bold graphics, and contemporary designer branding – including, most notably, a range of sporty sliders for men.
Take for example the Mens Dsquared2 Logo Slides. Available in black, with chunky white lettering across the front of the design, these sliders create a very eye-catching and distinctive designer look. Just pair them with shorts and a tee and hit up the hotel pool. The Mens Dsquared2 Canadian Flag Slides are another great option. A bright Canadian flag sits proudly on the front strap - paying homage to the brand’s heritage - and they benefit from a contoured and textured rubber sole. Stylish but comfy, they are the perfect slip-on sliders for the spring and summer months!
Swanky Sliders for Women
“Slydes” is a designer fashion brand dedicated solely to the slider. Taking their inspiration from the latest fashion and streetwear trends, they produce a range of statement sandals, perfect for all manner of activities - from athletic pursuits and gym sessions, to chilling in the garden and hitting up the cocktail bar with friends.
SS18 saw the introduction of the Women’s Galactic Slides – a design which has taken this sporty sandal to a whole new level. Crafted from shimmery silver fabric, with luxe fluffy pompoms to the front, these women’s slides create a very extravagant look that is completely unsuitable for the sandy beach. They are a statement piece of footwear and they should be worn with pride in the city!
For something a little more pared-back (but still just as stylish!), we recommend the Women’s Slydes Wings Slides. Despite their sporty silhouette, these sandals have a very feminine and girly feel. They come in a shiny rose-gold colourway, with metallic wings to the upper strap, and they are designed with both contemporary street-wear style and day-to-day comfort in mind. Dress them up or down and nail the glamourous SS18 sliders trend.
Mini-Me Sliders for Juniors
Incredibly cool and stupidly comfortable; trust us, sliders will get your little one’s seal of approval. Various designer brands have introduced this sporty sandal to their kid’s SS18 collection, with designs available for both style-conscious boys and fashion-obsessed little girls, and they have become an absolute summertime wardrobe essential for your mini-me.
We particularly love the Girls Logo Slides by Moschino. Coming in a pretty pastel-pink colourway, the front strap is decorated with chunky silver “Moschino” branding and they boast a no-fuss slip-on design for that all-important comfort. Boys can also get a piece of the sliders action, with the Boys Branded Slides by Kenzo. Available in white, with bold branding and a comfy gripper sole, they tick all the right boxes and we guarantee he will never want to take them off.
Whether you choose to wear them alone or style them with a strategic sock, sliders are making a comeback and – here at OD’s Designer Clothing – we couldn’t be more delighted. Lightweight, easy-to-wear and now incredibly stylish, what more could you ask for in a pair of summer sandals? Browse through our full online collection of sliders for men, women, and children today and join the masses with this slightly controversial yet completely irresistible trend.
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With oodles of street-cred and a cool edge to their designs, creative directors, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, have well and truly brought Kenzo Kids clothing into the 21st century. Their SS18 collection is fresh and fun, featuring a mix of statement styles and everyday casual pieces for both boys and girls. Clothes are made to be more comfortable and more unique than ever before. Expect a playful combo of bold eye-catching graphics and striking vibrant colours, and for that distinctive designer touch, the iconic Kenzo Kids tiger motif can be found emblazoned onto many of the designs.
SS18 has also seen the introduction of three new statement prints, including Tiger Friends, Tiger Stripes, and Paper Planes. These prints continue with the original vision of the Kenzo brand, designed with both ethnic cultural influences and modern-day fashion in mind, and they are all available here at OD’s Designer Clothing! Whether you’re looking for a trendy t-shirt for your little man or an edgy dress for your mini fashionista, we have it all. So why not browse through the full Kenzo Kids Collection today and check out our top picks for each of the new SS18 prints.
The Kenzo Kids “Tiger Friends” print is bright, busy and iconic. Garments are either repeatedly patterned with the brand’s signature tiger motif or they feature a striking silkscreen print of two friendly tigers. Take for example the Girls Kenzo Tiger Friends T-Shirt. Available in a bright fuchsia-pink, it is detailed with a bold Kenzo Paris logo and a contrasting twin “Tiger Friends” print can be found to the front of the design. Combine this simple short-sleeved tee with the Girls Tiger Friends Leggings and create an incredibly on-trend, playful look for your little miss.
Boys can also get a piece of the “Tiger Friends” action with the Boys Kenzo Tiger Friends T-Shirt. Two large tigers are printed boldly on to the front of the design, along with striking rectangular graphics and the iconic Kenzo Paris logo. Pair it with light-wash jeans or denim shorts and let him stand out the from the crowd this summer!
Leopard print clothing might be dubbed tacky and old-fashioned; but with the introduction of Kenzo Kids “Tiger Stripes”, tiger print clothing has become the exact opposite. It is cool, edgy, and all the rage amongst mini trendsetters. The Girls Kenzo Tiger Stripes Leggings are an incredibly popular choice for girls and - combined with either the Girls Tiger T-Shirt or the Girls Tiger Sweatshirt - they are perfect for both casual weekend occasions and summer day trips.
Alternatively, create a unique statement look for your little miss and treat her to the Girls Kenzo Tiger Stripes Waistcoat. This versatile bomber-jacket has a reversible design; one side comes in a plain navy colourway, whilst the other is patterned all-over with the “Tiger Stripes” pattern. In vivid shades of pink, white and blue, this pattern really catches the eye and it gives the jacket an incredibly distinctive designer touch.
Kenzo takes us on a journey around the world this season, with the introduction of their unusual “Paper Planes” print. Garments come in a crisp white, navy-blue, or yellow colourway, with a bright serigraph of paper planes and iconic landmarks – such as the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty – printed on to the front and back of each design.
Take for example the Boys Kenzo Paper Planes T-Shirt. Hand-drawn yellow paper planes fly across this simple white tee, visiting both the US and Paris along the way, and a bold Kenzo Kids logo can be found stamped around the circumference. Pair it with the Boys Logo Jersey Shorts and trainers and create a highly on-trend and comfortable look for your little man.
Under the direction of Leon and Lim, Kenzo Kids has become renowned for its combination of striking prints, eye-catching colours, and cultural influences – and the SS18 collection certainly lives up to these expectations. All three of the latest prints are currently up for grabs here at OD’s Designer Clothing, including clothes for boys and girls aged 4-16 years old. It is incredibly easy to create a trendy but youthful look for your little one. So why not head over to our full online Kenzo Kids Collection today and see which quirky colourful print catches your eye…
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It’s a boy! After weeks of anticipation and royal baby mania, the wait is finally over, and the Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to the fifth-in-line to the throne – a beautiful baby boy, fittingly coming into the world on patriotic St George’s Day. He was born at 11.01am on the private Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital, weighing in at 8lb 7oz and mother and baby are both said to be doing well. Sticking to tradition, an easel is likely to be placed outside Buckingham Palace to confirm the birth, they will make their first public appearance later today – with Kate, no doubt, looking as refined and glamorous as ever – and that all-important name will soon be revealed…
With the arrival of the new prince, we have rustled up a selection of luxurious designer gifts by Mayoral that will make any newborn baby feel like a royal. Perhaps you’re expecting your own little prince or princess in the near future or you’d just like to treat a new mum, a niece, a nephew, goddaughter or godson to a lovely newborn baby gift. Mayoral offer an extensive selection of clothing and accessories for babies aged 0-12 months and they are available here at OD’s Designer Clothing. Browse through the full online collection and check out some of our top picks below:
Newborn Gifts for a Majestic Little Princess
If you’re looking for a small but thoughtful gift for a newborn baby girl, the Set of 2 Butterfly Bibs by Mayoral is a fantastic option. Crafted from soft white fabric, the bibs are printed with pastel pink and green butterflies and they come presented in a lovely gift box. In those messy first few months of bottle feeds and winding, we guarantee, they will be used time and time again. Pair them with the matching Mayoral Butterfly Romper and create a newborn gift that is fit for a princess.
Alternatively, treat the little lady in your life to her first stylish outfit with the Girls Mayoral Dress & Leggings Set. The set features a soft stretchy pair of floral leggings, a white cotton t-shirt with snap button fastenings, and a denim dungaree-style dress. This dress is delicately embroidered with bright multicoloured flowers and it is a subtle newborn nod to the 2018 embroidery trend. Sizes start at 2-4 months and it is a wonderful newborn gift for an aspiring fashionista. It can be worn with or without the leggings and works well with the Baby Girls Mayoral Sandals in Pink.
Newborn Gifts for a Regal Little Prince
Newborn babies often have a comforter; something they fall in love with, something to snuggle up with, which settles them down at night. It is usually a cuddly toy or a blanket but, with the Boys Baby Blanket by Mayoral, your little man can benefit from both. Crafted from a fleecy pale-blue fabric, it is soft and cosy against the skin, and a cute floppy-eared bunny sits at the top corner of the design.
Continuing with the bunny rabbit theme, the Boys Striped Romper is another lovely idea. It boasts a very cute dungaree and polo shirt design, with striped bunny ears popping out of the front pocket and easy-access snap buttons to the front and back. Pair this romper with the matching comfort blanket and create a newborn gift that gets our royal seal of approval.
For something a little more “grown-up”, we recommend the Boys T-Shirt & Shorts Set. It includes a soft short-sleeve tee and a pair of stretchy pants, with blue stripe detailing and an embroidered campervan to the front. Incredibly cute and comfy, it is the perfect newborn gift for a baby boy – especially with the warm summer months approaching!
And for the Duchess (i.e. Mummy)?
Rather than overloading a little prince or princess with tiny newborn clothes, why not think outside of the box and treat the new mummy instead. Here at OD’s, we think this Unisex Changing Bag by Mayoral is a fantastic newborn gift idea. It is constructed from cream leatherette fabric, with contrast piping throughout and – with numerous spacious pockets and handles – it is just what a yummy-mummy needs to stay organised. Combine with the Unisex Newborn Mayoral Changing Pad and create a luxurious newborn gift that your friend simply won’t expect.
Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge! Their third child, brother to Prince George and Princess Charlotte, has arrived and he will no doubt be the cutest little button we have ever seen. But whilst the rest of the nation eagerly awaits the announcement of a name, why not focus on the little prince or princess in your life? Check out our full online collection of newborn clothes and accessories by Mayoral and find the perfect newborn baby gift today.
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Style is becoming a family affair and, for spring-summer 2018, mini-me clothing is one of the hottest trends within the fashion industry. Iconic fashion designers, such as Dsquared2, Stone Island, and Giuseppe Zanotti, have all created miniature junior styles that mirror those seen in their men’s and women’s SS18 collections. Let’s face it, children love to copy their parents. Boys want to be as “cool” as their dads and little 5-year-old girls can often be caught strutting up and down in mum’s high heels. So, we think they’d absolutely love being able to wear clothes that are just like yours!
Here we have picked out some of our favourite mini-me clothing combinations of the season. Browse through our full online collection of designer clothing for men, women, and juniors, double the fun this spring, and treat both yourself and your little one to a matching designer outfit…
With an extensive collection of stylish and comfortable trainers, Giuseppe Zanotti is a popular designer brand amongst both men and children. These designer trainers are crafted from rich and luxurious materials and they usually feature iconic brand details, such as chunky gold-tone hardware, dual front zips, and Zanotti’s distinctive signature.
Take for example the Mens Kriss Mid-Top Trainers. Fashioned in Italy from black calf leather, these sneakers meet all the key Giuseppe Zanotti criteria, including bold brand detailing to the upper and two gold-tone zips to the front of the design. And for that all-important mini-me look, style the little boy or girl in your life in the Unisex Juniors Sombry High Top Sneakers.
Philipp Plein has a signature style; he creates designer clothing for men that is very rock ‘n’ roll, often printed with the striking image of a skull and showcasing his iconic hexagonal logo. This rock ‘n’ roll theme also runs throughout his junior designer clothes collection, thus making it a fantastic place to start if you’d like to achieve a trendy mini-me look.
Whilst daddy dearest rocks the Mens Strass Skull T-Shirt, young trendy boys can easily copy the style with the Boys Esse Leaf T-Shirt. Both feature a distinctive monochrome design; crafted from black jersey fabric, with a black and white image of a skull and monochrome stud embellishments. Complete the look and pair both with dark-wash jeans and black trainers.
She might be too young for high heels, but she’s definitely not too young for a pair of designer shoes. Due to the magnificent collaboration between Vivienne Westwood and Melissa, you can update your daughter’s casual footwear collection and treat yourself to a matching pair of heels in the process. There’ll be no more strutting (and tripping over) in the hallway, as she’ll have the same high-end shoes as you – just flatter, safer, and more practical…
Dsquared2 have created accompanying junior styles for many of the looks found in their SS18 menswear collection. The overall theme is “bad boy scouts”, with many pieces coming in a classic boy-scout brown colourway. Shirts and shorts are printed with an array of unique “bad boy” scout badges and with Dsquared2’s signature cool guy jeans popping up in both the menswear and junior designer clothing collection, it’s incredibly easy to create a mini-me look.
Start with the Mens Dsquared2 Patches Relax Dan Shirt and let your little man follow suit with the Boys Dsquared2 Patch T-Shirt. Style this tee with the Boys Dsquared2 Patch Shorts or, go full-on mini-me, and treat him to daddy’s favourite pair of cool guy jeans.
The cartoon teddy bear is a key Moschino icon. It has become part of the brand’s DNA, reinvented season after season, and SS18 is no exception. Similar styles and silhouettes are available in both Moschino’s womenswear and kids designer clothing collection, all stamped with the image of this iconic little bear.
If you’re jetting off on a sunny summer holiday, make sure to pack both the Womens Moschino Swim T-Shirt and the Girls Moschino Lolly T-Shirt. Both are crafted from white jersey fabric, with a casual tie-front design, and the famous Moschino bear printed on to the front. Create a mini-me look for your little fashionista and head to the beach in style.
Here at OD’s Designer Clothing, we have everything you could possibly need to create a trendy mini-me look for the kids. Above you’ll find some of our favourite mini-me clothing combinations; however, further styles can also be found both online and in-store – including collections by Neil Barrett, Stone Island, and Tommy Hilfiger. Take a look through our full range of designer clothing for men, women and juniors or pop into one of our stores today!
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After a few unseasonal flurries of snow, the nights are gradually growing lighter and we finally seem to be heading towards the summer. Current temperatures are still disappointingly low; however, UK weather is expected to dramatically improve in the next week or so – with gloomy clouds and drizzle making way for bright blue skies and warm sunshine. Don’t get caught out… it’s time to update your spring-summer wardrobe, and here at OD’s, we’re here to help!
The spring-summer 2018 (SS18) runway was a combination of loose clothing, louche laid-back outfits and slouchy tailoring. Styles from both the 90s and 00s made a comeback and designers left understated garments behind in favour of bold and flamboyant prints. But let’s face it, catwalk looks are not designed with day-to-day wear in mind – they are designed to create wow-factor and it can be hard to decipher the latest trends from all the pomp and circumstance.
To save you the trouble, we’ve compiled a handy list of mens fashion trends for SS18. These are the ones that you definitely need to know; so do your research, head over to our extensive designer menswear department and create a look that is incredibly stylish and on-trend!
Opposites may attract; however, for SS18, tonal dressing is a massive fashion trend for men. It’s all about dressing head-to-toe in the same colour. It doesn’t matter which - take a look at your wardrobe and see what you’re already stocked up on, or just randomly choose it from a Dulux colour chart… it’s up to you. Mix and match different shades, but once you’ve chosen a colour, stick to it.
Here at OD’s, we recommend pairing the Mens Dsquared2 Grey Slim Jeans with the BOSS Green T-Shirt and the Mens Zip Jacket by BOSS Green. Together they create an all-over grey tonal outfit, which is perfect for the warm summer months, and it absolutely nails this mens fashion trend.
British summertime can be a bit of a wash-out, which means it’s great news that technical jackets are a mens fashion trend for SS18. Techno jackets are basically anoraks or waterproof coats, but not the type found in hardcore countryside walking shops. We’re talking about colour block jackets in a range of bright pastel shades; jackets that protect you against the elements, without compromising on style.
Take for example the Mens 1990 Seasonal Jacket by The North Face. Come rain or shine, you can rest assured, it will have your back – featuring wind-resistant WindWall™ technology, a durable water-repellent finish, and UPF 50 sun protection. It comes in a crisp white and bright blue colourway and it can be thrown on over just about everything to create the mens “techno-jacket” fashion trend.
Check off the Checks
Check prints have been a popular mens fashion trend for a while now, but they’re showing no signs of going away. This season, the key is to go for bigger and more complex checks. Runway models were dressed head-to-toe in windowpane and prince of Wales checks; however, here at OD’s, we recommend styling just one piece of checked attire with an otherwise simple ensemble.
The Mens Long Sleeve Checked Shirt by Dsquared2 is a fantastic option. Patterned all-over with a striking red, green, and white check, it is highly reminiscent of the bright and busy prints seen on the catwalk. Just pair it with dark-wash skinny jeans and create an incredibly trendy day-to-day look.
Bright Tropical Vibes
Tropical shirts have a bit of a bad reputation. They’re usually a mash-up of gaudy bright colours and loud busy patterns, worn by old retired men on their jolly hols. But trust is, this is one of the biggest mens fashion trends for SS18! To get it right, subtlety is important. Look for pale pastel-coloured prints, choose a shirt that has small tropical-print inserts, or just go for a tropical-inspired accessory.
We currently have a range of accessories by Dsquared2 that would fit the bill nicely, such as the Mens Dsquared2 Beach Baseball Cap. It is crafted from sky-blue ribbed cotton, with an incredibly colourful palm tree scene to the front, and it is the perfect way to create the trendy tropical look in a subtle and understated way.
As a unique mixture of style and comfort, we’re absolutely loving the SS18 “sports luxe” mens fashion trend. This isn’t about throwing on your gym gear and brandishing the latest sports labels. In fact, luxe sportswear should never venture near a treadmill. It’s about looking sporty and relaxed but in a smart and glamorous sort of way.
For example, you could pair the Mens BOSS Green SL-Tech Track Jacket with chinos or – dare to be different – and combine the Mens BOSS Jill Short Sleeve Shirt with the Hadiko Track Pants and a pair of trainers. This particular look won’t be for everyone. But pull it off, and you’ve nailed one of the biggest mens fashion trends of 2018.
Understanding the latest fashion trends can be a bit of a minefield, but hopefully, our mens trend guide will help to clarify what’s hot for SS18. Warmer weather is finally on its way, so why not head over to our designer menswear department and start updating your wardrobe with some trendy spring-summer looks.
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Twin brothers Dean and Dan Caten – also known as Dsquared2 – are renowned for their energetic personalities and incredibly extravagant runway shows. Following the release of their first collection in 1995, it was their debut runway extravaganza which captured the attention of journalists and buyers from around the world and marked the start of their successful fashion careers. The Dsquared2 runway consistently brings flamboyance and audacity to the Milan fashion scene and, trust us, the spring-summer 2018 (SS18) catwalk was no exception.
It was a mash-up of camp theatrics and spectacular high-end fashion. Models hit the catwalk in tropical shirts, biker jackets, and leopard print trousers, and a bad-boy-scout theme ran through many of the looks. It was bold and quirky and eclectic… and the SS18 ready-to-wear men’s collection, currently available at OD’s, has certainly followed suit. Clothes and footwear feature the same bold prints as those seen on the runway and, with a wide range of accessories also up for grabs, it’s incredibly easy to inject a little Dsquared2 fashion into your everyday look.
Here we have picked out some of our favourite Dsquared2 men’s accessories of the season. Why not take a look? Browse through the full online Dsquared2 collection today and update your spring-summer wardrobe with a touch of understated yet extravagant style.
“Born in Canada, Living in London, Made in Italy” is Dsquared2’s well-known mantra and these locations are clearly reflected in the Mens Dsquared2 1964 Plaque Belt – thus giving it that distinctive designer touch. Available in both brown and black, it is crafted from the same distressed cowhide leather that featured on the SS18 runway and it is incredibly on-trend. Throw it on with a pair of jeans and a simple white tee and instantly transform your outfit into a stylish, high-end look.
Caps & Hats
The Canadian twins are known for designs that are masculine yet feminine and the Mens Sunset Baseball Cap certainly meets that criteria. It comes in bright pink, with a classic baseball cap silhouette and navy-blue detailing. The slogan “Sunset on the Beach” can also be found to the front of the design, which is a nod to the tropical theme seen on the catwalk. The Mens 1964 Safari Hat also adheres to this tropical beach-boy theme. Whether you’re actually going on safari or just jetting off for a sunny holiday at the beach, it’ll create a very quirky high-end look for the summer.
A classic 90s accessory is reworked for the SS18 Collection, with the Mens Dsquared2 Icon Bum Bag. Crafted from black nylon canvas, it features a graphic “ICON” print to the front and its bold and minimalist design is incredibly reminiscent of the SS18 catwalk. The bum bag is perfect If you’re heading to a summer gig or festival, but if you’d like something a little more practical, we recommend the Mens Dsquared2 Icon Backpack. It features the same design, but with the added benefit of 3 spacious compartments and 2 comfy shoulder straps. What more could you ask for?
Phone cases are a fantastic way to introduce yourself to the world of high-end fashion. Take, for example, the Mens Dsquared2 iPhone X Phone Case. Its simple all-over black design is detailed – and enlivened – with bright shades of post-box red and white, and it completely embodies the nature of the Dsquared2 SS18 runway. A large half-maple DSQ2 logo also sits at the bottom of the case, thus adding to its distinctive look and transforming it into an instantly-recognisable designer accessory.
Accessories are great…especially those by Dsquared2! They offer an opportunity to introduce catwalk style into your everyday look, but in a slightly subtle and understated way. Check out images of the SS18 Dsquared2 Runway Show for a little inspiration and then head over to our full online Dsquared2 Mens Collection. You never know, adding a touch of high-end fashion to your spring-summer look may be easier than you think!
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It may be more than 50 years since its humble grand opening, but the fundamental mission of The North Face (TNF) has remained unchanged: that is, to provide athletes and modern-day explorers with the highest-quality performance apparel. It is a brand that constantly pushes the boundaries of innovation so that you can go outside and explore the amazing world that is around us – whether that be trekking up a mountain, taking a leisurely stroll in the countryside, or gallivanting in the city.
The North Face Mens Collection is built to protect against the unpredictable and changeable British elements. Clothes and footwear are constructed from specially engineered fabrics and they incorporate a range of ground-breaking technologies – all aimed at keeping you warm and dry or cool and comfortable, dependent upon the weather. Here we take a look at some of the most famous technologies that have been introduced by TNF over the last few years. These technologies can be found in many of The North Face Mens Clothing currently available at OD’s. Find out how they could benefit you and browse through the full range here.
WindWall™ fabrics fall into three categories; shell, soft shell, and fleece. They are all designed to reduce the effects of wind chill, however, WindWall™ soft shell products come with a fully windproof option – thus making them ideal for cold gale force winds. WindWall™ fabrics also provide flexibility and breathability and they will ensure you stay warm and cosy, without overheating.
If you’re heading into town for the day, we recommend the Mens The North Face Ridge Pants. Available in blue-wing teal and crafted from soft WindWall™ fabric, they are trendy and practical, and they will protect against the howling high-street winds. The Mens 1990 SE Jacket is another great option from The North Face Mens Collection. Not only does this jacket feature innovative WindWall™ technology, it also has a durable water repellent finish and UPF 50 sun protection - thus making it a reliable all-round layer for when you’re out and about.
Goose Down Fill
The North Face strives to create superior warmth and comfort; therefore, all products are insulated with exclusive goose down with 550 to 900 fill. “Fill” is simply a measure of the goose down’s fluffiness and its insulating properties – the higher the fill, the cosier your clothes will be. Not only does The North Face use the highest quality down that is commercially available, it also takes animal welfare into consideration and is RDS (Responsible Down Standard) certified.
FlashDry™ fabric is engineered to act like a second skin. When you’re stuck in a hot and humid climate, it pushes moisture to the surface and eliminates it as fast as possible – wicking away sweat and ensuring you stay cool and comfortable. It also effectively repels and resists water and, if you’re unfortunate enough to get caught in a sudden rain shower, it is quick to dry off.
Taken from our current range of men’s clothing by The North Face, the Tech Pants are a perfect example of FlashDry™ fabric in action. They are crafted from a soft-touch FlashDry™ fabric with iconic TNF detailing to the front and back, thus demonstrating that style and practicality are not mutually exclusive. Pair them with the White Simple Dome T-Shirt and – come rain or shine - you’re ready to explore the outdoors.
GORE-TEX® fabric leads the way in terms of innovation. It is the highest-performing material in the industry and it is perfect for those who like to partake in active outdoor pursuits – from running and cycling in the local area to climbing a mountain. GORE-TEX® fabric is completely impervious to rain, sleet, and slow; however, tiny pores in the membrane allow perspiration to escape. It is waterproof yet breathable and it is used to create an extensive range of The North Face men’s clothing and footwear.
Dryvent™ fabrics are constructed in a variety of weights and textures; however, they all have three things in common. They are fully waterproof, fully windproof and 100% breathable. Dryvent™ fabric is typically multi-layered and each layer is engineered so that water vapour can pass through from the inside to the out. The outer layer of the fabric is then treated with a durable water repellent finish.
If you spend a lot of time outdoors, we think it’s time to invest in the Mens The North Face Dryvent™ Cap. It ticks all the right boxes. Waterproof. Windproof. Breathable. And incredibly stylish too. Whether you’re caught in a spring shower or basking in the glorious summer sunshine, this is the perfect accessory. The Mens Millerton Jacket also benefits from innovative Dryvent™ technology. It provides stylish year-round protection from the British weather and, currently available as part of The North Face Mens Collection, it could be yours in a khaki green camouflage print.
The North Face is a brand that constantly pushes the limits of innovation, so that you can push your limits outdoors. Here we have detailed just a few of their most ground-breaking technologies; however, extensive information on the full range of technologies can be found online at The North Face Technologies Page. Do your research, discover which technologies would be beneficial to you, and browse through our full collection of The North Face Mens clothing today.
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Easter bunny is well and truly on his way, hopping along through the daffodils with a basket full of eggs. It is a celebration of cocoa, a holiday dedicated to chocolate, and an excuse to treat your kiddies to a bit of sweet chocolatey-goodness. But if you’re looking for something a little more original, perhaps an Easter gift that will last a little longer than chocolate, we have the perfect suggestion… surprise your boys and girls with a new Easter outfit!
Here at OD’s, we think this is a really lovely Easter gift idea. Some of the latest spring-summer 2018 collections for kids have recently hit our shelves - including everything from Dsquared2 and The North Face to Neil Barrett and HUGO BOSS - and we are confident you can find exactly what you need to create an adorable girls or boys Easter outfit. So why not head over to our junior’s category page, browse the full range of new arrivals, and check out our top picks below:
Trendy Tots – 0-12 Months
Ensure your baby girl stays comfy and stylish this Easter with the adorable Baby Romper by HUGO BOSS. It is designed with a traditional polo shirt in mind; crafted from stretchy white cotton jersey, with a soft ribbed collar and a three-button placket. A pink BOSS logo can also be found delicately embroidered onto the left of the design, thus making it the perfect Easter outfit for tiny fashionistas.
For those with a smiley bouncy boy, make sure he celebrates his first Easter in style with the Baby Boys Dsquared2 Baby Set. This 3-piece set is available in grey and blue and it includes a cute baby grow, an adorable bonnet, and a bib. Each item is soft and lightweight, detailed with iconic Dsquared2 branding, and together they create the perfect Easter outfit for beautiful baby boys.
In-Fashion Infants – 4-8 Years
Due to its fun and colourful design, the Boys Lanvin Hooded Letter Sweatshirt is a popular choice for little boys. A range of branded letter blocks are scattered across the front of the design, each showcasing a different vibrant colour and spelling out the name of the iconic “Lanvin” brand. It fastens up using a chunky silver zip and is finished with two front pouch pockets – thus making it ideal attire for the frosty Easter weather that lies ahead.
Here at OD’s, we recommend pairing this hoodie with the Boys Lanvin Logo T-Shirt in White. Its simple and understated design will contrast nicely with the jazzy letter-block pattern. Just add a pair of dark-wash jeans and, collectively, they will create a very stylish yet adorable Easter outfit for boys.
Dapper Juniors – 9-12 Years
Your little girl is 9 going on 19 years old. Gone are the days of cute flower-print dresses. She likes clothes that are bold, edgy and cool, so why not create an Easter outfit that she approves of and take a look at our Marcelo Burlon range. The Girls Tiger T-Shirt is a fantastic option. It stays true to the brand, featuring a casual monochrome design and a vibrant photographic print, and it works well with leggings, jeggings, or skinny jeans.
And for the trendy little man in your life? We recommend the Boys Tattooed Statue T-Shirt by Neil Barrett. This casual grey tee has a very distinctive and eye-catching design, featuring a graphic image of a sculpture and a hand that is tattooed with Neil Barrett’s signature lightning bolt. Pair it with Boys Neil Barrett Fleece Track Jacket and your son will be the coolest kid on the block this Easter.
Style-Conscious Teens - 13-16 Years
Teenagers are notoriously difficult to buy for; but trust us, the Boys North Face Slacker Track Hoodie will cheer up the moodiest of all young men. It is available in navy-blue, with a contrasting grey marl hood and hemline, and The North Face logo is subtly stitched onto the front-left of the design. Just combine with the Boys Slacker Pants and the Boys Simple Dome T-Shirt and create a boys Easter outfit that will seriously impress your son.
For teenage ladies with a whole lot of attitude, we suggest the Girls Wings T-Shirt by Marcelo Burlon. Taking its inspiration from the men’s collection, this simple black tee is detailed with a vivid red bird’s wingspan around the shoulders - one of Marcelo Burlon’s most distinctive and iconic designs. Choose the next size up and pair with skinny jeans to create a cool and casual girls Easter outfit.
Of course, Easter wouldn’t be the same without chocolate; but rather than over-loading the kids with dozens of chocolate eggs, why not treat them to something a bit different this year. New designer clothes are a wonderful Easter gift idea. Whether you’re shopping for a tiny tot or a style-conscious teen, we have everything you could possibly need, available online and in-store at OD’s. And with free next day delivery, there’s still plenty of time to create the perfect girls or boys Easter outfit. Check out our full range of children’s clothing here.
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