Remember that embellished waistcoat and Peruvian handknit you brought back from your university travels? Well dust 'em off and get ready to sport if you dare because this season the whole 'traveller trend' has taken off with renewed '90s' gusto. From tribal wrap skirts at Dries Van Noten to patterned harem pants by DKNY and Isabel Marant, this new luxe-boho look is all about splotchy prints, tie-dyed fabrics and faded, fringed denim. Bags are worn across-the-body while other accessories include stacked bangles, silk scarfs and back-packer friendly flip flops.
How much do we love this sunny yellow zippy silk top by Sonia Rykiel? Just the thing to put a smile on your face and brighten up a dull summer's day. Great '80s' style with faded denim and plimsolls or glam it up in a sculpted skirt and sandal boots. It's €260 on asos.com
Speaking of the traveller trend, this wide geometric papier mache bangle from Oxfam is right on cue. Handmade in Kenya, it looks just like something you might have brought home in your gap year rucksack. It's €5 and available at Oxfam shops and online at www.oxfamirelandshop.com
* Seen model gisele bundchen's new line of footwear yet? Well Irish online retailer Doo-Lally.com is stocking it and we have to say it looks rather Brazilian-lush. Made from recyclable PVC with all profits from her latest range going to protecting sea turtles, its also eco shopping at its best. See www.Doo-Lally.com
* Bargain hunters won't want to miss the designer bonanza sale taking place at the D4 Berkeley Court hotel next weekend from 11am to 5pm each day. A huge range of items from designers including Tim Ryan, Tara Jarmon and Malene Birger will be sold to up to 75% off their retail price. For more see www.d4hotels.ie
* It's chelsea flower show time and once again Laura Ashley has come up with an 'English Country Garden' range of floral prints to suit. From applique corsage cardigans to carved rose bangles and, of course, the classic shift dresses we all know and love, it's pure wedding-guest gold. Prices start at €15. See www.lauraashley.com for more.