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CBFIL is a company who design clothing to meet the need of the customer, be it clothes made of cotton, wool, leather etc. We also discuss all things fashion-related – which celebs are wearing what, etc.

We have many great tips. From delicate marshmallow peaches, to the softest pistachio greens and palest yellows, pastels are huge this S/S. We imagine ourselves working them like they do in Madmen. A chiffon pleated dress here and lacy scalloped top there. To create a fashionable look which would make Joan turn pistachio with envy.

To keep you from resembling a kids fairground treat, we have created some tips on how to dress this tricky trend:

1) Toughen up. At home, it seems perfect to channel a 1960s housewife, in your shades, boxy coat and kitten heel shoes. But once you leave the house, into a very modern street, you realise it’s not so cool. It looks far too ‘good girl’ for nowadays. By replacing your soft-as-sugar accessories for those with a tough look: a black leather jacket, spiked heels or a belt will add a much desired touch of ‘bad’ to your oh-so-sweet.

2) Evade wearing head to toe accessories. Louis Vuitton may have looked super cool in broderie anglaise. But, it’s worth thinking they are six foot one tall and rake thin. To avoid looking like a icing topped cake, mix fabrics and styles. A scalloped blouse with a pair of silk-based trousers. Or a pastel dress with basic leather courts go wonderfully.

3) Colour mix with non pastels. A pastel yellow t-shirt with a dark skirt or a light green blazer with purple skinny jeans complement each other fabulously . Blending neon shades, such as a pnk shoe with a pale lemon skirt or a hot turquoise clutch with a pistachio green dress, go equally well together.

Let us at CBFIL know the look you’re going for and we’ll help.



On this site we offer clothing design services and provide tips and advice on fashion for clothes of all kinds, including wool, cotton and leather.

Going back to the Pyrenees around the 1300s, and officially “trending” across the continent last year, espadrilles have definitely become a staple of summer wear. You don't need to own a boat or live on a beach in Florida to show off these babies, and almost EVERYONE has caught on to this.

Along with chinos and deck flip flops (both of which I now wear), I was wary of these cotton canvas shoes. The most I knew of them a year or so ago was the make, Toms, which I highly recommend picking up a pair of, just because of their donations to charity.

But a few months later we had none other than the well known Karl Lagerfeld pick up the trend for Chanel’s products, with new versions in the summer collection. It’s not just famous designers who get in on it. Look up and down the high street, and these shoes are everywhere.

H&M and Primark have twee, cheap versions, and you can find some animal print types in Topshop. Lacoste have also released a new range for summer, each priced at a decent £40. From on-trend pales to marine navy and white, these cute canvas-soled treats have been given a continental trendy-twist with one of my favourite accessories; bows.

We can offer similar designs so get in touch!