I’m craving a bit of consistency from July. Looking out of the windows here at Excelle HQ, you could be forgiven for thinking we were heading for the winter, with our hottest, summeriest (and usually most Instagram-able) month looking a bit dreary and bleak. But rewind 24 hours and I was sprawled in my sunny garden complaining it was too warm! Whatever the rest of the summer has in store for us, summer for me is the season of florals, pastels and pretty dresses, and no cloud or drizzle will stop me wearing them – even if I do have to style them with a leather jacket and a brolly! Check out some of our favourite high street buys below!
GET IT: Nobody’s Child
This floral cotton dress is my absolute favourite of the summer, with the pretty rose print being classy, eye catching and fun all at once, and the tie front and leg slits offering the perfect opportunity to show off that tan. I bought this for an upcoming trip to the races, and think it’s perfect to dress up with barely there heels and some glitzy jewellery, AND great for beer garden evenings with converse and a leather jacket – an all rounder!
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GET IT: New Look
Keeping with the tie-front trend, we adore this cute little sundress from New Look. Gingham is a trademark of the summer, and the cute print gives this outfit effortless chic vibes. Paired with a denim jacket and some white trainers you’re on track for a red-hot preppy look perfect for picnics in the park.
GET IT: H&M
This off the shoulder, cotton wrap around detail top gives you a carefree look with a fashionable edge. Equally as suited to a casual pair of denim shorts, or dressed up with tailored culottes, or some super fashionable ruffle-detail trousers (see below) for a smart evening look.
GET IT: Pretty Little Thing
Featuring a cute waistline frill, tie and pretty textured fabric, these skinny trousers are a total dream! Team with some skinny heeled sandals and bodysuit or tailored top as above for all the style points.
GET IT: River Island
This pretty dress is so versatile, with a luxurious feel. The smart button detailing gives it a vintage-y vibe, while the cape style neckline smartens up the traditional summer dress. Available in tonnes of colours, including an unusual mustard-yellow for brave fashionistas.