8 Floral dresses to see you through this summer:

Flower explosion Georgette Dress, £360 £252, Orla Kiely; Geometric flats, £495, Bionda Castana

Florals… for spring? It’s certainly never going to be a ‘ground-breaking’ trend, but as a seasonless staple they offer endless styling and re-styling options.

Whether you like yours ditsy and grungy or bold and bright this seasons more fluid, looser styles have reinvented the classic floral tea dress with quirky cuts, conversational collars and sweet detailing.

Inspired by Vetements (what hasn’t been this season…) there’s a whole new energy and cut to the formally cutesy style.  Opt for chiffon and silk styles which’ll look as good worn with sandals in summer, under leather jackets and over opaque woolly tights in winter.

This dreamy sleeveless style from ‘Queen of Patterns’ Orla Kiely is my favourite of the season. Cut from Italian silk it makes a gorgeous addition to any wardrobe, perfect for summer weddings (shop more wedding guest styles here) it’s just as sweet when worn over a roll-neck in winter – you’re sure to get the most of your pennies from this one.

Here’s a few of the best floral styles you can shop now…
Clockwise from top left: Scattered Wild Flowers Dress, £260 £182, Orla Kiely; Belfour Tea Dress, £255, Topshop Unique; Double Dot Silk Dress, £150, Whistles; Karo Silk Dress, £325, LK Bennett; Cold-Shoulder Dress, £39, Miss Selfridge; Robed Dress, £165, £82.50, Gerard Darel; Bluebell Hannah Dress, £110 £72, Whistles; Floral Wrap Dress, £55, Topshop


8 denim jackets for summer '16:

Boyfriend Trucker Jacket, Levi's; Dress, £60, Waven; Sandals, £49.99, Zara (similar here and here);
Lockett Petite Bag, Jimmy Choo

Whether you like yours adorned with embroidery, embellishment or patches. A little love worn, oversized or simply plain: the denim jacket is a summer time staple.

I used to be ALL about cropped light-wash styles (link) but I’ve really got into oversized styles this summer, wholly due to Levi’s awesome Trucker Jackets. I fell completely in love with this mid-wash, oversized style: covered with playful paisley patchwork it adds a little character to your outfit.

I’ve been wearing mine with black jeans and a Breton tee on overcast and rainy ‘summer’ days. Or throwing it over a light summer dress when the sun actually comes out.

Nothing tops off a summer look better than a denim jacket and, thanks to the revival of 90s trends they look set to be staying with us well into next summer. Whilst throwback styles with vintage washes and cute patchwork detailing are my favourites (opt for a size larger than usual for a flattering boyfriend fit) jackets, crafted from denim in boxier and more seasonal shapes are equally as fun.  

Shop my favourite new season styles below…
Clockwise from left: Kimono Jacket, £35, Dorothy Perkins; MOTO Colour Block PatchworkJacket, £45, Topshop;  MOTO Western Jacket, £39.99, Topshop; Laura Oversized Jacket, £25, Boohoo; Violetta Jacket, £59.99, Mango; Lucille Jacket, £120 £72, Whistles; Colour block Jacket, £29.99, New Look 


Father's Day gift edit:

Photographer: Natasha Pszenicki

I had such fun styling this still life shopping edit for YOU Magazine ahead of Father's day this weekend I thought I'd share it with y'all.

You can see and shop the gift edit in full at you.co.uk, here.

Summer monochrome essentials:

Top,  £14,  Asos;  Culottes, £110, £70, Jaeger;  Bag, *gift, Lulu Guinnes
(similar: here);  Denni shoes, £495, Bionda Castana

Monochrome separates make up the majority of my weekly workwear wardrobe. Nothing is quite as versatile as black and white staples - not only are they super easy to wear, but monochrome tailoring is so classic and versatile picking (and investing in) the right pieces will enable you to mix-and-match your looks for seasons to come.

To create a sleek and manageable capsule wardrobe, pick paired back pieces can be both understated and glam depending upon what you style them with - great pair of culottes can work as well with a pair of sandals as they do with a mule: helping you go from the office-to-bar with ease.

While colour-pop pieces can be really tempting you'll always make up your cost-per-wear (how I calculate whether I reallytruly need something) with minimal monochromatic options. You certainly can't go wrong purchasing timeless cuts and shapes, try to pick pieces with interesting or quirky detailing such as: ruffles, pleats and textured fabrics in order to add some character to each look. Monochrome doesn't have to feel monotonous.

Shop a few of my favourite new season pieces below...
Clockwise from top left: Monochrome block skirt, £17.99, New Look; DG6105 Sunglasses, £320, Dolce & Gabbana; 
MKK5006 Sunglasses, £149, Michael Kors; Wide leg culottes, £85, Boutique by Topshop; Darcy slingback points, £55, Office; Jinx Mary-Janes, £49, Topshop;  Gingham bardot top, £14.99, New Look; Kooky cat iPhone 6 case, £35, Lulu Guinness; Pleated skirt, £20.99, New Look 

The embroidered shorts edit:

Vest, £6, Boohoo; Embroidered shorts, £15, Boohoo

Denim shorts are a ubiquitous summer staple. The perfect accompaniment for every occasion from festivals to the beach, they look as good when worn with a white shirt as they do with a scalloped bikini top.

This summer frayed embroidered styles are key. Opt for standout styles adorned with quirky detailing and kitch embroidery for easy, effortless conversation starting pieces that'll get you excited about your holidays.

Whilst shop-bought embroidery is great, do have a go at decorating your own denim styles - a great way to revive a pair of love-worn shorts that have been hiding at the back of your wardrobe. As always there's so many great, inspiring styles on Pinterest - so many, that I've actually created a board entirely dedicated to the dreamiest embroidered denim styles: you can check it out here...

Clockwise from top left: Red floral mom shorts, £32, Topshop; Shorts, £25.99, Zara; Star shorts, £39, Miss Selfridge; Rain shorts, £30, Monki; Rose shorts, £39, Miss Selfridge; Embroidered mom jeans, £32, Topshop


Metallic moments:

Top, Topshop (similar here); Trousers, Zara (similar here and here);
Metallic Loafers, New Look (similar here, here and here); Cloud bag, The Cambridge Satchel Co

It's been a week since we returned from the dreamiest holiday to Turkey and I'm missing being in the sun so, so much. 

I had the best time celebrating Tyler's brothers wedding (#HappilyEverOverton) and wearing the nicest, brightest summer clothes that I've was ever so reluctant to get back into my plain work wear. So much so that I've been adding metallic accents into and onto my usual looks in order to make me feel a little bit more summery - which given this miserable rain is very, much needed.

Whilst this outfit does feel distinctively 'Nanna on a cruise-esque' - possibly due to the metallic top and overall neutral tones, mixed with white tapered trousers, I quite like it. It's an office-friendly take on spring's very popular metallic's trend.

Summer shimmers and shines are a glossy way to update wardrobe staples with either a show-stopping or subtle sparkle. Whilst neutral gold and silver toned metallics are low(er)-key options don't be afraid to make a statement with either a punchy pleated skirt or a pair of sleek silver aviators.

Shop my favourite new season metallic styles... 

Clockwise from left: Silver block heel shoes, £39.99, New Look; Pleated wrap dress, £49, Topshop; Metallic dress, £29.99, H&M; Belted mini push lock bag, £80, The Cambridge Satchel Co; 
Metallic pleated culottes, £32, Topshop; Silver trainers, £19.99, H&M; Metallic Jig mary-janes, £69, Topshop

HUGE summer '16 fashion haul

I've been doing a lot of spring/summer shopping lately (whilst shopping about for the perfect wedding guest outfit) and I thought I'd share my purchases with you lovely lot.



The scalloped swimwear edit:

I had a little pre-holiday melt down a few weeks ago (as those of you who follow me on twitter will have seen) and nearly purchased a £220 Marysia bikini... definitely one of the most irrational moments of my life.

The most instagrammed style of last summer, Marysia has become synonymous with scalloped swimwear. Whilst her styles are great if you have a very generous budget to work with, the high street has thankfully followed suit with incredible purse friendly bikini and swimsuit options from everywhere from Boden to New Look.

I wore my trusty penny friendly H&M scalloped style everywhere from the beach to the pool on my recent trip to Turkey and smugly sat poolside with a cheeky gin and tonic while thinking about the £195.02 I'd saved.
Clockwise from top left: Scallop top, £14.99, and bottoms, £9.99, both H&M; Swimsuit, £32, Topshop; Sacha top, £15, and bottoms, £14, both Accessorize; Long Island bikini set, £190, Heidi Klein; High neck top, £12.99, and bottoms, £7.99 both New Look; Pink bikini top, £29.50 now £25.08, and pink bottoms, £26.50 now £22.53 both Boden; Cropped set, £18, Boohoo; High neck swimsuit, £32, Rochelle Humes at Very.co.uk; Purple bandeau set, £18, Boohoo; Scallop swimsuit, £59.50 now £50.08, Boden

Hello sunshine... the straw hat edit:

Hello Sunshine hat, £24, Oliver Bonas; Vest, £6, Boohoo; Embroidered shorts, £15, Boohoo

Spell it out on a  straw hat this summer with a super sweet embroidered straw style. Whether you're keen to make a statement in the form of a bold message bearing floppy hat, or are simply looking to elevate your accessorise with a cutesy caption there's a great selection available... wear yours to the beach with espadrilles and a sweet white dress.

Clockwise from top left: Polka dot embroidered hat, £25, White Stuff; Do not disturb hat, £360, Eugina Kim; Hello sunshine hat, £24, Oliver Bonas; Sun cover hat, £75, Luca Della Lama; Daydreamer hat, £272, Eugina Kim 

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