Now, although most of us will be spending our summers by the seaside (or at least dreaming of it), the aquatic trend wasn't the only one cropping up on the SS12 runways. Glimpses of the new girl on the block cropped up at the likes of Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Ellie Saab. Who is she, you ask? Let's call her Clementine. She's got all the purity of Sandy in Grease and the grace of a 1950s Elizabeth Taylor. Her go to fabrics are tulle and lace - pastels, of course, are her signature colours. She always smells of lavender and tuberose and writes her own poetry. She is the ultra girl.
If taking tea in white gloves and attending debutante balls all seems slightly intimidating to you (don't worry, my curtseys need some work too), then you can try the super socialite trend in small doses. I'll be giving it a go through charming accessories like peter pan collars, jewellery classics and maybe even an understated tiara for a special event. There's a high society lady in all of us and, so long as Prince Harry's still single, there could even be a princess. You never know!
For door knocker earrings, pretty crystals and ladylike pearls head straight to Asos. Topshop is stocking bonny beaded collars and River Island has got some delightful rhinestone headgear to make you feel like fashion royalty.
1, 4, 8, 9 and 11 - Asos
2, 3, 5, 6 - Topshop
7, 10, 12 - River Island