As a single mother of two, it is certainly safe to say that the magic of a smile can go a very long way. It is the love, warmth and beauty in life, the reassurance and support that we all need to keep us going. And no matter how challenging my day may be, as soon as I see my children smile suddenly all of my problems melt away and my heart is lifted. Bold colours and statement pieces are a huge trend this summer and Smiley captures this perfectly with its adorable repeat pattern crop top for New Look.
I am a UK8 but here I am in a UK12 for an oversized casual kick to summer day wear. The 80% polyester and 20% cotton blend makes the semi-transparent, army print effect crop top breathable and incredibly easy to wear. The iconic yellow Smiley faces are set in a grid across the front of the vest which skims my belly button and covers my cleavage with a high neckline and short capped sleeves. Here I have freshly washed hair, natural makeup, flip flops and bold yellow shorts for a loud and proud summers day. You could easily dress this up with a pair of black leggings, killer heels, leather bracelets and oversized sunglasses for a laid back rock-chic vibe; just imagine how stunning it would look with a golden tan, bright pink lips and multicoloured accessories.
In 1972 the Smiley face was born as a symbol to embody the spirit of positivity; it went on to be immortalised as the iconic image for house music, fashion and street culture, replacing words with emoticons as a universal language and celebrity craze. The designs can now be found not only on every social media page and text message across the world, but on homewares, stationary, books, clothing and sporting goods alike. This gorgeous Smiley crop top is incredibly only £14.99 from New Look and has filled my summer wardrobe with never ending sunshine and smiles.
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