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16 Corduroy Jackets Under £100 To Add To Your Basket Now

If you’ve walked past any high street store this week, or scrolled through the whole of your Instagram feed amongst the variations of leopard print you’ll have noticed another – equally unavoidable – trend: corduroy. 

Retro-inspired and rich in texture this ridged style was a major hit in the ‘70s and whilst it’s available in autumnal hues that’d perfectly fit into that decade the trend is also available in a multitude of playful, bright and bold hues.

Corduroy’s had a little modern make over.

It’s only just September and the style is all over the high street in a rainbow of colourways. Literally every shade of corduroy is available at every price. From pretty pink blazers’ to wide leg trousers in a crisp carrot hue. There’s an option and cut for all.

If, like me, you’re not an especially big fan of corduroy trousers then you’ll pleased to know that everyone from H&M to mango have skirt suits in matching or mismatched shades. There’s even a skirt to match this blue corduroy blazer!

For now, at least, I’m just into the blazers so I thought I’d share a few of my favourite styles – all under £100 with you guys.


The Summer Dress You Can Wear All Winter

Gingham just seems to be the trend that keeps giving and giving.

It might have captured our hearts last summer in a major way but the (mostly) monochrome trend is so classic it’s impossible not to be drawn to its nostalgic tablecloth-checks year after year.

Maybe it’s due to design being such a staple print within our lives – gingham pinafores were a school uniform signature - that each iteration, regardless of how contemporary the cut feels familiar. It’s one of those few trends you’ll just have pieces in your wardrobe which will help you tap into. This Topshop blouse is still going strop two summer’s later. 

It’s been a busy summer – everything’s gone entirely mad since I’ve gone freelance, I feel as though 
I’m on a constant catch up – and I really should have shared this dream dress with you much, much sooner.

Helpfully, the seemingly never ending summer has meant that I’m still wearing my gingham dress in September, which is something I absolutely wouldn’t have believed should you have told me it’d still be a go-to of mine when I picked it up in May.
It’s still available instore and online now and is a firm favourite of mine and has been hugely popular amongst a good portion of the various offices I’ve been in and out of this summer.

What I love most about this maxi style though is that this gingham or vichy – read more on this buzzword here - dress is endlessly versatile. You can wear it over you bikini as a cover-up to the beach or, with heels and a cute clutch for a dinner date switching to mules and a pastel lip for a summer wedding. Or, you can simply pair with trainers and wear to the office – like I have.

And yes, whilst this might seem like a lot of options for a gingham 'summer' dress at the end of summer it’s not just limited to summer. I’ll be wearing mine through till next year by layering cashmere knits over the top, or layering over a basic rollneck.

Wear yours, whenever and wherever! 

Here are a few of the other gingham styles from the high street that I'm loving at the mo, 


Slip Back Into The Trend: The Best Mules To Buy Now

Mules are having a serious moment, one look in-store/online and you’ll notice that each store’s offering revolves around pairs and pairs of backless styles. From woven bohemian block heeled designs to chic, sleekly pointed kitten heels.

There’s 101 options for 101 occasions.

If, like me, you’re keen on the modern and minimal styles, flat or heeled, pointed pairs are a fun alternative to loafers or trainers.

Mix it up a little for autumn by opting for a playful printed style, surprisingly versatile you can pair yours with everything in your wardrobe from jeans to sharp tailoring. Leopard printed styles also provide an easy way to tap into the season’s most beloved trend without committing to the print all-out.

I absolutely love the vibrant pairs in Topshop – especially the suede squared toe pairs, which would look so so good with my current go-to combination of a blazer, white tee and jeans.

Shop a few of my favourite styles below and let me know if there’s any amazing mules I might have missed!

Heeled Mules

Flat Mules

Animal Print Mules


Best Beaded Bags

If, like me, you've been on the lookout for a beaded bag since Shrimps first debuted their pretty pearlescent styles then you'll be happy to hear they're everywhere. Truly everywhere at pretty much every price point.

Beaded bags are having a moment and I'm very much here for it.

You may very well have noticed on Instagram thrift stores, artsy sites and blogger-run stores have been sharing a variety of beaded styles which are selling like nobodies business. From '50s inspired beaded clutch bags to hot pink totes reminiscent of the '70s they're selling on Etsy and Topshop quicker than you can check out.

However their sudden re-popularity is a actually a small reflection of bigger trend - feminine beaded and pearl encrusted mini bags have quickly become the 'it-bags' of the hour. With Shrimps' - now surely iconic - faux-pearl totes selling out over and over again its no surprise that the high street's - thankfully - followed suit.

Easy to wear this carry-all works as well with jeans and a white tee as it does with a tonal dress to a summer wedding or event - if you opt to invest your cost per wear is pretty much will be £0 by the time party season comes around.

Shop my favourite beaded styles that are helping add something a little extra to my go-to summer lazy-girl uniform of long floaty dresses and sandals/mules/trainers...


Pale Pals

Buckle cross body bag, & Other Stories

If, like me, there can never have too many shades of blue in your wardrobe you'll be thrilled to know that blue hues are set to be a lovely little sub trend this autumn.

And, when it comes to blues hues, the paler the hue the better.

From powder to sky blue the shade of your chosen accessory needs to be just right. Light enough to work as an alternative to your usual go-to navy or millennial pink yet dark enough to act as an sophisticated step-up from baby blue.

Look out for streamlined silhouettes, elegant hardware and interesting detailing - think oversized buckles - to offset it from being too pretty.

Shop my edit of the best pale pals to add to your basket below...


Summer holiday essentials whatever the weather

Lunan Waterproof Jacket, Barbour; Grey tee, Farnol; Denim Skirt, New Look

I'm not flying away anywhere this summer which has meant my summer holiday shopping has been slightly different. I swapped last year's trip to Cape Verde for two week's camping in Cornwall and, whilst my suitcase was just as full it's contents differed heavily.

Whilst we've been blessed with so much sun a Cornish camping trip isn't viable without lots of jumpers, at least one waterproof and plenty of layers for when the sun sets. 

So, if like me, you're staying in the UK this summer I thought I'd share my edit of summer holiday essentials with you...

Waterproof jackets


Basic Tees

Denim Skirts


Best Summer Swimwear Under £50

Scoop Back Swimsuit, Weekday

Oh get me back to the beach.

I was totally spoilt by the heavenly weather on my recent trip to Cornwall - I've been every year since I was little and have never seen, or surfed in, such a crystal clear sea before.

It was so dreamy that I even invested in a wetsuit so I could get out into the sea as much as possible and, as the swimwear options I'd packed with me didn't quite work under a wetsuit so I ended up placing a rather spontaneous Asos order direct to the campsite to buy this Weekday style.

Whilst there wasn't anything strictly wrong with my striped & Other Stories swimsuit that you'll have seen all over my grid, the cute bowed straps proved to be less than streamlined when it came to suiting up.

Blue Striped Swimsuit, & Other Stories

Whilst I've not wholly given up on bikini's yet, I just didn't feel bold enough to brave one on a British beach this summer. There's been a huge resurgence for this classic style. Whether you're after a classic, chic or slightly cheeky style there's something for everyone.

So, I started searching for swimwear that was fun, flattering and affordable AND I found so many styles I thought it'd be rude not share them all with you guys.

Shop my summer swimsuit edit below...


Luxury Linen for Less

My love of linen is growing as the temperature continues to rise (and rise, and rise). No longer limited to just the beach (although I realise my snap of my favourite linen twinset is at the beach...) linen separates (and sets have been taken up a notch for summer '18 and I'm completely here for it.

Light-weight and easy to wear this breezy fabric, my wardrobe has started to revolve around linen separates and if, like me, you're avidly exploring any and every available option to keep cooler tailored pieces are the best place to start. With dressier styles providing easy-to-wear options for either a day at the office or a special summer occasion.

Keep an eye out for cropped trousers, buttoned down camisoles and sharp shouldered jackets for a more grown-up approach to the trend. And, don't be anxious to play around with your linen options paring linen together - it's one of those lovely trends where more is more.

My only warning is that you might finish your day with a few more creases than your cotton separates might offer but, over these summer months, you can definitely get away with this a little more. And, unless you're going to steam your look on-the-go there's no real way to truly avoid them - if you know of any let me know!

Linen Edit





Shop The Trend: Sea Shell Jewellery

If, like me, you were guilty of wearing puka shell necklaces all summer long then you'll be thrilled to see that sea shell jewellery is oh-so back for summer.

All golden and grown up sea shells hit the catwalk with chunky puka shell necklaces layered over chunky knits at Prada's autumn show. However, this season they've really taken off with real shell and replica gold and pearl shell necklaces all over instagram and available everywhere from Asos to Alighieri.

And, if you're a little unsure how someone over the age of twenty three might possibly wear shell jewels without looking really gap yah: simply don't over think it. Layer with one of your go-to gold chains under a white linen shirt or, wear alone with a cute cami for dinner and drinks.

Here are a few of my favourites, so whatever your budget you can tap into summer's most nostalgic trend!

Sea Shell Earrings

Sea Shell Necklaces

Sea Shell Bracelets


21 Of The Best Summer Skirts

White T-Shirt, & Other Stories; Skirt, Primark; Bag, L.K.Bennett; Sunglasses, Miu Miu

Following months and months of darkness the sun has finally arrived and I'm a little too overjoyed. I've merrily ditched my uniform of jeans and dresses with tights to wholeheartedly embrace denim skirts (on a whole other level) and this bright embroidered style is solely responsible.

After so long in the dark it's been so nice to rediscover how easy and liberating a denim skirt and fresh white tee can be.

From white shirts to grey oversized sweatshirts you can pair anything with a denim skirt: dressing it up as easily as you can dress it down. Which is oh-so handy as, over the never ending winter, my Spring wardrobe has become a long forgotten and sorry situation.

With a denim skirt facilitating a little more variety than my straight forward dress combo it's been so nice to mix and match things up. From striped shirts; when I'm feeling serious, to embroidered tees and Broderie blouses a skirt offers endless options. One great skirt provides a limitless amount of new outfit opportunities.

There are so many great styles on the high street at the moment that its difficult to decide upon which one to buy but here are 15 of the best to make the current heatwave even more enjoyable than it currently is (if that's even possible!)...

White Denim Skirts

Rainbow Denim Skirts

Rainbow Denim Skirts

Mid Wash Denim Skirts


Summer Staples Now On Sale

Button-Front Midi Dress, Warehouse; Kai Palm Circle Bag, French Connection

Unlike previous years I've been a little slow on shopping the in-store summer drops. Without a holiday to shop for I've just got a little too familiar with my go-to of jeans and a nice for most of the summer.

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