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Wardrobe Hero: The Parka

Spring is more than just a speck on the horizon and that means a shift from miserable winter downpours to…errr…slightly less miserable April showers. For a cover-up that will see you through the warmer part of winter, those pesky spring showers AND onto cool summer nights, look no further than the trusty parka…

Rooted in the swinging ‘60s, the classic parka takes on a thicker, fur-trimmed guise throughout Autumn/Winter but strips back the insulation for a lighter, showerproof look come spring. It’s the latter that we’ve crowned this week’s worthy Wardrobe Hero, thanks to its smooth combination of practicality, versatility and style. Unquestionably casual, this is a coat that works best thrown over laidback separates but, with a few clever choices, can work wonderfully with a slightly more dressed-up look. We’ve taken a parka jacket from our SS14 collection and (using each of the colour options available) created three very different but very gorgeous looks…

Wear me…when it’s chilly

When it’s time to say a fond farewell to your winter coat, you can rely on the parka to provide warmth, protection from light showers and some serious style points. We’ve paired this parka with a fluffy knit and snood to keep you toasty, while the bucket bag and brogues add a dash of androgynous flair.

Wardrobe Hero: The Parka

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2014 Style Gazing

While we can’t tell you what the weather will be doing next week (though we’ll take a wild guess at rain), we can predict the fab fashions that we’ll all be wearing next season. So join us as we gaze into the not-too-distant-future and forecast what 2014’s wardrobe will look like…

Along with slightly more hair-friendly weather (please!), our crystal ball tells us that spring will bring some very exciting new trends, one or two fresh takes on last year’s looks, and a sprinkling of seasonal style favourites (we’re looking at you, florals). First up…

Burberry Prorsum SS14

Hello, dolly!

‘50s femininity takes the reigns with this soft, sugary trend in sweet sorbet shades. Saccharine from the outset, this look is not without its sex appeal thanks to form flaunting lines.

Pick from the pastel palette, choose shapes that follow your curves and anchor the look with key denim pieces.

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Sassy Underwear to Suit your Summer Wardrobe

Get ready girls, the summer sun is here, it’s the perfect time to don that pretty strapless dress and that gorgeous low back top. We love getting dressed for the sun but understand how annoying it can be when you can’t find the right underwear to fit. Bra straps just don’t cut it when we want to bare our shoulders.

So forget the tan lines, here at Simply Be we’ll show you how to work that summer wardrobe with our range of strapless and versatile underwear.

Boho chic is a great and easy to wear style anyone can pull off.  Check out this gorgeous Simply Be print maxi dress, available in sizes 14 – 32. Team this look with the amazing Ultimate Strapless Wonderbra. Its hand-shaped structure helps to lift the weight of the bust and gives extra support, we’ve knocked £10 off and now it’s only £24.

For an alternative strapless bra, this Multiway bra is fashionable and stays in place – no matter how much you move. It’s perfect for bandeau tops, like this frill lined bright pink jersey boob tube and this exotic animal print maxi dress with tie straps.


If you’ve got a dress with a bit more cleavage, then the Panache Zara multiway bra is for you. Hide your bra under those cute and sassy plunging necklines. Alternatively you can transform it to suit strapless or racer back styles. So ladies, now is the time to hide away your bra not your cleavage!