The Perfect Summer Dress

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So the sun is shining down upon us (finally!), and many of you will now have a full diary of evening drinks, summer weddings and garden parties to attend… and you’ll need a wardrobe to accommodate summer living.

I’m not a conscious follower of trends, as I tend to wear what suits me and dress according to what I like, however, when something as beautiful as this comes along, which embodies two of this season’s trends perfectly, it’s hard not to embrace being a keen follower of fashion.

If ever there was a dress that captures the pastel/ladylike trend so well, it’s this one here.  Found over on Labour of Love, this patchwork recycled cotton ‘Mai Tai’ dress from Lu Flux retails at £270.

Summer weddings and Pimms a-go-go.  Your outfit is now sorted.

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Baby it’s cold outside…

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It’s SO cold at the moment! This is what I wore recently to beat the chill…

I prefer to combine textures rather than colour during winter.

 

Coat: Topshop, Jumper: Topshop, Shiny Leggings: American Apparel, Boots: French Connection, Bag: Topshop (customised with own studs), Watch: Michael Kors at Harvey Nichols, Hat: Gift

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DAY to NIGHT

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Many of us have tightened the purse strings during the start of the year, whether it’s in order to make ourselves feel better for overspending during the party season, or whether it’s to save for that all important festival ticket for the summer.

Here I’ve shown how you can transform an outfit from day to night, using various accessories.

Here are the base pieces for both outfits – your blank canvas as it were…

Blouse £36

Skirt £22

All items used are from Topshop

Day

  • Slouchy and comfortable
  • Relaxed yet edgy
  • Neutral, adding jet black for a stand out look
  • Texture in the form of leather, metal and wool
  • Juxtaposition of the angular and smooth lines

Night

  • Splashes of colour to warm up the grey
  • Statement jewellery
  • Texture with suede and metal
  • Heels to elongate the legs
  • Circles within jewellery, suede and clutch tassles to soften the ‘column’ look

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Out of the Blue…

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So from my last post you would’ve seen what I’ve treated myself to recently. Here’s how I wore the cardigan and the cobalt blue crop top during Bank Holiday weekend in London at Notting Hill Carnival…

Crop TopUrban Outfitters

Shorts – Vintage Levi’s

Cardigan – Vintage Urban Outfitters

BootsH&M

Belt – Dad’s old work one

Nail VarnishBarry M (Indigo)

Excuse the messy room – and nail varnish (was in a rush!).  The covering of the face area in the mirror was deliberate – I’m not one for mirror shots but when you’re home alone and the timer won’t do, this is what’s needed to be done!

And I’ll leave you with my favourite reggae tune from Sister Nancy…

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