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.


Top 20 White Dresses

I've always felt that white dresses are a great way to make a statement, more understated than a classic LBD or LRD (little red dress - not quite sure that one's a thing but I'm running with it...) and yet, when you're wearing one you feel more confident and somehow fiercer.

Whilst a white dress will never, ever, be the shade for summer weddings (unless you're the bride, obvs) it's a dreamy option for bbq's, beach days, dinner and brunch.

I've picked up a couple of white dresses recently, including this dress from Next which will is the perfect sundress for summer holidays and this belted dress from Asos which is oh-so date night ready.

Whether you're after an ultra-feminine tie sleeve style, a white dress with delicate broderie detailing or a romantic white dress with all-over ruffles: there's something for everyone. Style yours with slides for work, switching to woven mules for dinner.

Shop my top twenty white dresses of the summer here...


Summer's Sorbet Suits

Sweet lilac suits in sorbet shades are the thing this summer. Letting you literally dip your wardrobe into ice-cream shades and offering a fresh update on spring suiting: pastels have never been fresher or, more readily available on the high street.


The Style Buzzword of The Summer: Vichy

Vichy Dress, Mango; Hat, Topshop; Mules, Marks & Spencer

Every other person on my feed at the moment is wearing Gingham: from monochrome trench coats to tablecloth-checked dresses it's a trend that's been everywhere for all the right reasons. One thing for certain is there's absolutely no shortage of dreamy pieces on the high street and, in my search for the cutest new season styles, I uncovered a secret buzzword that'll help you to unlock exclusive pieces.


Getting Braces In My Twenties

One of my New Year's resolutions was to fix my teeth for once and all. So, when my lovely Orthodontist opened up in January I immediately booked in and had my braces on before the end of February: that was another of my new year resolutions - to actually get stuff for me done.


Best Slip Dresses

Slip dresses have gone from a nostalgic 90s trend to a wardrobe staple in, what feels like, a season. They're an absolute joy to wear and lend themselves oh-so easily to each and every possible occasion from Thursday night drinks with the girls to a summer garden party.

There's something so fuss-free and minimal about a slip dress that makes it modern yet retro all at once. Bar a leather jacket there are few other pieces that can make you feel a little, just a little, like Kate Moss for under £20.

With a mix of colour ways and cuts on the high street you can simply throw yours on over a white tee or, pair with trainers (or sliders) and a denim jacket for picnics in the park. The classic shape makes it the ultimate throw-on-and-go dress.

So, whether you're looking to pick up five or invest in one key slip dress shop my little slip dress edit here...

Midi Slip Dresses

Black Slip Dresses

Printed Slip Dresses

Colour Pop Slip Dresses


What To Wear To A Festvial: Whatever The Weather

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Come rain or shine!

So, Marks & Spencer challenged me to style up and put together an outfit in under an hour for a specific occasion and weather condition. I was given, as you might have hopefully guessed, an outdoor festival on a typically British day: sunny yet rainy.

I filmed my trip around their Marble Arch store on my Instastories (which I saved into my highlights incase you were curious to see which accessories completely distracted me...), going from rail to rail picking out my favourite new-in styles.

Ultimately I ended up planning my look around a pair of their super flattering lift and sculpt jeans, which I paired with a green and white Bardot top which I received endless (and enabling) messages urging me to purchase it 'NOW!' It's just dropped into Marks & Spencer's new-in section online now so I thought, now you can directly shop the look, it'd be a great time to share everything with you.

Bardot top's are my go-to for festivals. Perfect for helping you top up your tan when it's sunny yet, breezy enough to stop you getting too hot in crowds they handily also fit under jackets and jumpers pretty easily. This one's under £___ too which made it even more tempting.

As I'm always freezing, and feel even the slightest of chills, a top and a jacket are never quite enough. So whilst I was instore I also picked up a versatile grey cashmere knit. Light and fuss-free enough to tie around your waist during the day and perfect for layering over the Bardot top when it gets cooler. TOP TIP: tying a knit around your waist is also a great way to protect your new white jeans from grass stains or muddy marks too!

Also, if you take one thing with you to a festival make it a quality waterproof jacket. Invest in something that's going to keep you warm and dry. The stormproof technology within this jacket might sound a little technical but you're guaranteed to feel grateful of it when the rain starts pouring.

When it came to accessorising I opted for a pair of Marks & Spencer's 100% UV protection sunglasses in a fun cat-eye shape and picked a bold and bright cross-body bag that was compact enough for all my essentials (suncream, wet wipes, lipstick etc.) so I could be hands free all day long. Finishing my look off with a pair of comfortable lace up plimsoles to ensure I'll still dancing with my girls long after the final bands finished playing their set.

Here are a few more of my favourite pieces from Marks & Spencer's that you can wear #WhateverTheWeather . . .

Disclaimer: Whilst this post isn't sponsored the product featured within it was purchased with a voucher gifted to me by the brand.

What To Wear To The Races

Fascinator, Debenhams; Top, Uniqlo; Skirt, L.K.Bennett; Lockett Bag, Jimmy Choo

‘What do I wear to the races!?’ is a text I receive at least once a week from April onward from my friends. The gates open and my inbox quickly fills up with requests for outfit ideas, styling options and ideas from my girls.


30 Beautiful Basket Bags To Buy Now

Rust Stripe T-Shirt, New Look; White Jeans; New Look; Straw Basket Bag, Topshop

We're three summer's into the basket bag trend and it just keeps on giving. You'd be forgiven for thinking that since they popped up on the high street three years ago we'd have seen every possible variation of basket bag and shopped them all.


11 Of The Best Marks & Spencer Earrings

Scribble Statement Earrings, Marks & Spencer

As regular readers know Marks & Spencer’s has (and always will be) my go-to. I love everything and spend most of my money there: from homeware to VPL-free pants, denim and earrings they're my one-stop shop.


How To Have A Healthier Relationship With Social Media

I took a little Instagram hiatus over Christmas and felt all the better for it. So much so that I now have a little break each weekend too as I find it to be quite a bit too overwhelming: both with the contributing content and scrolling through the (seemingly) never ending perfect posts.


Best Spring Skirts

Tie Front Jumper, Marks & Spencer; Multi-Stripe Spring Skirt, Studio by Preen at Debenhams; Mini Leather Bag, & Other Stories

Today I left the house without tights and only wearing a trench coat. Yes you read that right. WITHOUT a woollen coat OR, TIGHTS. Today finally felt how a spring day should and I was able to wear my new striped skirt at long, long last.

Mainly due to the fact that I've found that a great skirt really offers a happy medium to your wardrobe. It's versatile, and will look as good worn with a jumper and ankle boots now as it will with a tee or a shirt when it eventually warms up.

I fell in love with this style months ago and shot it very recently within an editorial I styled for LOOK magazine so when it became available in store I quickly purchased it. I loved the asymmetric style combined with the bold red, white and blue striped and knew it'd work oh-so well with everything in my current wardrobe.

It's the type of skirt that makes you shamelessly beg your poor colleagues to photograph you awkwardly in over your lunch break. The skirt that you've already decided that you can rely upon for all summer events that crop up at the last minute and leave you stressed and stuck on what to wear. It's gonna be this skirt.every.single.time.

It's from Studio by Preen at Debenhams which is my all time favourite high street/designer collaboration and season after season remains my favourite collection.

I'm also reallllly into this button-front black skirt, also by Studio by Preen which I've had patiently waiting in my basket, saved until payday.

Skirts had, up to about three years ago, always been my thing. If I wasn't wearing a dress I'd be wearing a skirt. I was super feminine in my styling and through my absolute hatred of my legs (not having 'the gap' seriously bothered me for quite a few years and I tried my best to fake having slim legs under skirts and dresses so noone would ever know whether my thighs touched or not. This was of course a very silly way to live and when I eventually moved onto another insecurity jeans and trousers became an everyday fixture in my life and wardrobe.

My love of jeans and trousers over the last few months has considerably grown out of hand and I've completely ran out of storage. So, I've of course started to delve back into skirts and dresses and re-start my little collection.

If, like me, you're bored of jeans and are oh-so ready to brave bare legs - it is March after all... - here's a little edit of six of the best spring skirts you can shop now...

From left: Spotted Skirt, Mango; Red Button Front Skirt, Zara; Ditsy Floral Wrap Skirt, New Look; Navy Button Front Skirt, New Look; Leather Button Front Skirt, Topshop; Linen Striped Skirt, Topshop; Side Button Skirt, Preen Line at Debenhams


Trending: Topshop's Best Floral Dresses

Paisley Floral Dress, Topshop; Mini Leather Bag, & Other Stories

Bold, bright, brash and oversized Topshop’s floral dresses are really packing a punch this season.

From rodeo-inspired midi dresses to vibrant bohemian styles there’s a dress for every mood and occasion: helping you brighten up every occasion from your cousin’s wedding to a dreary Monday in the office.

I’m especially fond of the retro housewife floral styles, which were a real hit across the catwalks and the resurgence of vintage-look florals has thankfully also been a huge hit on the high street too. Topshop’s ditsy florals are toughened up by buttoned detailing, side-slits or ruffles as, when it comes to florals, more is always more

No longer restricted by season or occasion florals can slot into any gals wardrobe, with oh-so many unexpected prints and plenty of attitude to pick from. But, because summer quite simply wouldn’t be summer without a sea of florals, pretty dresses and romantic shapes there’s never been a better time to shop the new season favourites so, tick of tea dresses, corset dresses and maxi styles now before they sell out…

Simply click the dress to shop directly!


The ONLY Dress You'll Need This Spring

Button Front Dress, £19.99, New Look 

When you consider the most easy-to-wear, versatile and flattering piece in your wardrobe the initial items that come to mind are love-worn jeans, ankle boots and a classic Breton tee. However if, like me, you've worn the aforementioned pieces non-stop over this weird never-ending winter and are oh-so ready to mix it up then consider a new, fresh staple for spring: the pinafore dress.

Yes, a pinafore dress.

I'll be the first to admit that I've previously always been slightly cautious of the pinafore dress as a piece. To be totally honest I've always felt slightly too old to wear one and that they're a bit too casual for brunch and far too casual for the office. That's until I stumbled across this sweet buttoned front black pinafore dress in the new in section of New Look: everything changed and I'm completely converted.

My newfound love of pinafore dresses is solely down to the dark button detailing all down the front of this lovely little dress and how it's subtly cut to cinch you in at the waist. Oh so flattering and  under £20!

A pinafore, I've rather quickly learnt and fully embraced, goes with quite literally everything and anything. Lending itself oh-so well to endless low-maintenance and low-fuss yet suitably put-together outfits. You can quite literally wear it over anything and anything and also over nothing at all, should it take your fancy.

Pair yours with ankle boots and thin grey knit now, switching to a short sleeved Breton and trainers when it warms up! If there's one thing I've learnt this week its that a pinafore dress is a real hardworking staple that'll go through spring and beyond.

If I've converted you to love pinafore dresses as much as I do that quickly there's luckily a plethora on the high street with tartan midi styles and cute caramel cord options... here's five fun styles to shop now...

From left: Check Midi Pinafore Dress, Topshop; Striped Pinafore, Topshop; Denim Button Front Pinafore, New Look; Sand Pinafore, Topshop; Horn Button Front Pinafore, Topshop

*Disclaimer: Whilst this post wasn't sponsored by New Look everything I'm wearing within the above image was purchased using a voucher given to me by the brand. However, as ever, all opinions and recommendations are my own.

Five Luxe Loungewear Brands To Know (And Shop!)

As this snow situ gets further and further out of hand luxurious loungewear gets more and more appealing. A cosy night in wrapped up in cashmere watching Netflix has never felt more appealing.


Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Disclaimer: this post is sponsored by John Lewis and all links are affiliated. However, as ever, all opinions and recommendations are my own.


Where To Book For Mother’s Day


Looking to treat your Mum to a lavish lunch, dreamy dinner or simply a swish afternoon tea? Look no further than my pick of London’s sweetest restaurants to book this Mother’s Day.


15 Sassy Fashion Buys Under £15

Colour Splash Sweater, & Other Stories; Pom Pom Earrings; New Look

So, January is FINALLLLY over. Yay!

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