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Summer is here bringing with it lighter nights, longer days and holidays to exotic destinations. At The Centre you’ll find everything you need to make packing for your summer getaway a breeze – with the hottest trends on hand to revamp your look, add a touch of the tropical and give your ensemble a stylish, sunshine vibe. We’ve put together our top picks of holiday wear from retailers in The Centre to help you pin down the perfect look.

Primary colours are a key trend this summer, ranging from sunshine yellow and cobalt blue to hot shades of tomato red. For the perfect festival look why not pop in to Miss Selfridge where you’ll find some gorgeous key pieces including a striking red camisole top with tassel detail, £20, which is bound to make you stand out from the crowd. Style with a denim mini skirt for a chilled summer vibe or opt for co-ord glamour with the matching tasselled skirt. (Image 1)

Whether you’re off on a city break, enjoying a road trip or exploring cute little villages it’s important to track down the perfect pair of summer sandals to complement your outfit. Retailers at The Centre have everything from stylish wedges and chic kitten heels to funky sliders and practical flip flops.

For beach-friendly footwear why not invest in a pair of funky but practical espadrilles - TK Maxx has some navy platform espadrilles in stock for just £12.99, guaranteed to add a contemporary yet nautical twist to any ensemble. (Image 2)

Next has a fantastic selection to choose from - we love the multi toe loop sandals with leopard print detailing and warm gold tones for £26 - a versatile sandal to take you from daytime to evening. (Image 3)

Continuing the leopard print theme why not unleash your wild side with a stylish strappy jumpsuit, £39, from Dorothy Perkins - perfect for lazy day trips and events alike it is a classic summer wardrobe must-have. Wide legs create a timeless flattering silhouette and the head to toe print ensures it will be a go-to holiday piece for many summers to come. (Image 4)

No summer wardrobe would be complete without a pair of denim shorts and whether you’re a fan of comfortable boyfriend styles, classic cut-offs, bright colours or funky embellishments, you’ll find just what you’re looking for at The Centre. Inspired by this season’s trend for patches, Superdry has a fun pair of hot shorts (a cross between hot pants and shorts) with patches across the hip and back pocket including an exotic tiger, tropical palms and cute flamingoes. £39.99 (Image 5)

Make sure you showcase one of the hottest trends of SS18 with a straw or rattan woven bag - from formal clutches to playful prints you’re sure to find one to suit your style. Topshop have a host of cute bags in stock including contemporary circle bags and colourful embroidered options. For a purse friendly addition to your summer wardrobe, don’t miss the ‘Hello Sunshine’ straw bag with yellow tassel detailing available for just £8 from Primark. (Image 6)

If you’re heading pool-side this holiday, a trip to M&S might be the order of the day. For £19.50 you can pick up a colourful floral print kaftan which gives you five different ways to be chic on the beach! It’s a multi-tasking holiday must-have that can be worn as a sarong, bandeau style, halter neck cover up or dropped hem kaftan - perfect for pool-side style or as casual resort wear. (Image 7)

Whether you’re venturing to far off lands or staying a little closer to home, why not add a tropical twist to your ensemble with colourful accessories. From sunglasses with tinted lenses to floral hair accessories, there are a host of ways to give your outfit a seasonal revamp. Bring on the summer vibes in style with the vibrant Fiji ombre beaded tassel earrings, £12, from Accessorize. Strung with turquoise and neon beads, this pair is the right way to do brights this season. (Image 8)

For a classic holiday vibe you can’t go wrong with stripes and thankfully there are plenty to choose from at The Centre, including elegant nautical stripes, retro candy stripes and colourful rainbow options. Channel your inner French fashionista with a striped bardot top with cute tie-sleeve detailing, £12.99 from H&M - simply team with white shorts or white jeans for an effortlessly chic ensemble. (Image 9)

If you’re on the hunt for funky swimwear, look no further than River Island’s sultry SS18 range which includes everything from bardot necklines and botanical prints to scalloped bikinis and contemporary cut-out detailing. Throw on a boho-inspired cover up for beach-to-bar style with nonchalant appeal or take the plunge with a stylish animal print bandeau bikini top, £20 with matching briefs, £16, and glamorous gold trim detailing. (Image 10)

Combine some of this season’s hottest trends with a bold red floral playsuit, £22.99, from New Look. Available from their ‘tall’ range, specially designed to suit ladies 5’9 and over, this playsuit offers flattering fluted sleeves, tie-waist and a comfortable fit. Why not team with pom pom earrings and gladiator sandals for the perfect day-to-night look. (Image 11)

This season Warehouse have carefully curated collections which reflect the style and atmosphere of some of the coolest cities in the world - from sizzling Mexico City to artistic Lisbon. Their holiday wear range is also bang on trend, offering quirky prints and lightweight fabrics. Indulge in all things tropical with a rich green and cream pineapple print dress for £49, with retro halter neckline. (Image 12)

Don’t forget to make a statement with bold accessories this summer, from multi-strand necklaces and stacking rings to shoulder sweeping earrings – more is most definitely more! Lovisa is a treasure trove for all types of tempting adornments with perfect pastel hues, multi gem pieces, and sparkling body jewellery guaranteed to make you shine. We love their stylish tassel earrings in teal and hammered gold for £11. (Image 13)

Accessories have the power to take your outfit to the next level so why not let your animal instincts take over and invest in a pair of chic cat eye sunglasses, £18, from Topshop. Opt for a touch of vintage style with exaggerated shapes and chunky, thick frames or wear with Mary Janes and a neat satchel for a geek-chic finish. (Image 14)

Finally if you’re looking for stunning evening wear with a contemporary vibe, check out River Island’s gorgeous selection of party and cocktail dresses which will make you dazzle after dark - from cut out mini dresses in colour clashing red and lilac to swing dresses with lush botanical prints. Our must-have piece is a sleeveless body-con dress in vivid tangerine with embroidery detailing and flirty tassel hem for £60 – team with chic black accessories or add a pop of gold for a glamorous vibe. (Image 15)

Wherever you’re off to this summer, make sure you go there in style with a little help from The Centre.

Image 1:      Camisole top, Miss Selfridge, £20

Image 2:      Espadrilles, TK Maxx, £12.99

Image 3:      Sandals, Next, £2

Image 4:      Jumpsuit, Dorothy Perkins, £39

Image 5:      Shorts, Superdry, £39.99

Image 6:      Bag, Primark, £8

Image 7:      Kaftan, M&S, £19.50

Image 8:      Earrings, Accessorize, £12

Image 9:      Top, H&M, £12.99

Image 10:     Bikini, River Island, £36

Image 11:     Playsuit, New Look, £22.99

Image 12:     Dress, Warehouse, £49

Image 13:     Earrings, Lovisa, £11

Image 14:     Sunglasses, Topshop, £18

Image 15:     Dress, River Island, £60

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