5 places to steal your style inspiration from this summer

Whether you’re going on holiday this year or not, we all have those places we’d love to visit — from far-flung destinations to those that are closer to home. Why not take some style inspiration from your travel wish list and introduce fresh colours and prints to your wardrobe?

Taking us on a whistle-stop style tour of the world is QUIZ. Check out what you’ll need in our country-by-country style guide.

South Africa
South Africa is a vivid nation and your wardrobe should be just as bold and bright! Take South African fashion designer Jacques van der Watt’s Black Coffee design house. The designer’s Orbit Summer 2018|2019 collection encapsulates the modernity and positivity of the 1960s, featuring bold colours and embellishments across simple shapes and styles.

Steal some South African style inspiration for summer and inject colour into your wardrobe. Clash bold primary shades such as vivid reds with bright yellows, keeping shapes and styles simplistic—think loose-fitting tees and flared shorts.
To add more detail to your look, choose geometric patterns in classic monotone hues or incorporate bright colours. Crochet detailing is a staple aspect of Black Coffee’s collection, and crochet dresses or cover-ups would make the perfect boho-inspired addition to any summer wardrobe.

Miami, USA
Where else to take holiday inspiration from than the home of golden sands and sun-kissed residents? With temperatures reaching 28 degrees in the summer, Miami residents choose vibrant swimwear as they soak up the sun on South Beach before slipping into relaxed cuts as they party the night away.
To steal the Miami style, you need to think bright! QUIZ’s Miami Reign collection is inspired by the city’s sunshine and party culture.

Think tropical print culottes, palm print co-ords and bright dresses. Each piece can be dressed up or down, so whether you’re taking a summer stroll or hitting up a club, you can channel effortless Miami vibes.
When it comes to shoes, slip on flip flops by day before switching to barely there heels when the sun goes down for a look that’s both glam yet effortless.

Morocco
The North African country of Morocco is famed for its diversity and attention to detail — as exemplified by the country’s outstanding architecture and detailed mosaics. When creating a Moroccan-inspired look, it’s important to retain this attention-to-detail — think detailed embroidery and intricate prints.

It should be easy to channel Moroccan vibes into your look this summer, as tile print is key to this look. This on-trend, intricate detailing is all over the highstreets at the moment, so introduce it to your wardrobe through palazzo pants or even a co-ord. In terms of colours, choose patterns in rich purples and vibrant blues and oranges.

Given the Moroccan temperature, loose-fitting, kaftan styles are essential. Choose shift day dresses in a darker tone — such as burnt orange — complete with gold embroidered detailing. Finish your look with gold or leather strappy sandals, and layer on gold accessories.

India
India is a country of colour, vibrancy and pattern. If you like creating bold looks with rich colours, this is the country you need to steal your summer style from!


So how do you do it? Much like Morocco, India enjoys intricate embroidery and jewellery. However, generally speaking, the colour palette is much richer in India — think deep reds and emerald greens. For formal events, choose a sophisticated maxi in a deep tone with extensive embroidery. For day time dressing, a simple tunic is a great choice, providing it features some sort of embroidery.

Of course, the paisley pattern has become synonymous with the country, so look for ways to incorporate this into your look. How about a bold midi or maxi skirt complemented by a plain-colour vest or blouse? Alternatively, look for a paisley print bag to finish your look, and don’t forget to add plenty of jewellery.

Sweden
As part of Scandinavia, Swedish fashion is defined by simplicity, taking basic items and styling them to create timeless looks. Part of this is the near effortless blend of smart styles with casual wear, pairing sports-inspired trousers with a tailored blazer, for example.

To recreate a Swedish-inspired look this summer, you need a combination of everyday essentials and fine tailoring. Make sure you have a great collection of plain t-shirts in white, grey and black. Wear yours with sports-inspired trousers and a blazer, or swap out your trousers for tailored shorts. Loosely tuck the hem of your t-shirt into your trousers, slip on a statement necklace and keep your hair loose and natural.

Layering is also important. For an effortless look, throw over a lightweight scarf or keep your knitwear loose and wear over a crisp shirt. Don’t be afraid to go oversized either! Where will your summer style take you this year?

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