Jump to It

Some mornings you open your wardrobe starring at your clothes wishing for an outfit to jump out and onto your body, when that obviously doesn’t happen you need to have some go-to items that you can always fall back on.  My trusty faithfuls are either a pair of ripped jeans or a jumpsuit, I lean more towards a jumpsuit in these (finally) hotter summer months whether it’s for school run fun or drinks with the girls in the sun.

Jumpsuits are nothing new on the fashion front, but lots of people still find them a scary outfit option, especially if you’re wanting to try a more casual look.  The most crucial thing to get right when buying a jumpsuit is the fit…the camel toe is not an accessory on anyone’s must-have list!

Take a peak at how the street style superstars jump to it.

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Fancy giving the jumpsuit a go, or maybe changing up the way you usually wear yours? Take a peak below, and believe me when I write I could have gone on FOREVER listing with my favourites, so here is a small edit of my edit…JUMP AROUND!

 

Wondrous White Tee

What’s not to love about a wickedly understated white tee?  Having just purchased myself a little beauty from Maison Labiche on ASOS last week, I’ve been reminded just how wondrous the white t-shirt can be for reinvigorating your wardrobe.

Hunting out this pristine perfection (and keeping it that way for the matter, especially if you have mini sticky fingers who need picking up every 30 seconds) can be a mission and almost as elusive as the right pair of jeans, but track down a tee that offers the perfect cut in the right fabric and you’ll never have to search again.

Basics, such as a good t-shirt, will make the rest of your wardrobe work harder for you.  You’ll also be able to wear it year round, season after season, always looking on point and allowing you to tap into whatever the next big trend is.

See how the style set wow in their white tees whatever the occasion.

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From feather maxi skirts to distressed denim, hopefully now you’ll see how a white tee can compliment every aspect of your wardrobe.  I teamed mine with leather look Zara trousers and Stan Smiths on Friday night, I just had to steer clear of anyone with a glass of red in hand.

There are a lot of slogan tees about at the mo if you don’t fancy the full on white out, but for the purists reading I’ve narrowed down your search with a few of my favs.

The long and SHORT of it

If I was to ask you what is the style staple and pretty much corner-stone to the majority of your holiday wardrobe, would you agree with me and say a pair of denim shorts?

Having just been away I realised how much I rely on my good old denim cut-offs.  I’d say they featured in my to day-to-day wardrobe on a daily basis, whether that was chucked on over a swimsuit (see below) or teamed with my favourite boho blouse, but on returning home they’re relegated to the back of the cupboard, where I only pull them out if it’s a scorcher in the garden.

I don’t know about you but I’m a cost per wear person (although others might tell you something else), so I’m feeling brave this summer and plan to maximise the life out of my denim shorts.  Here’s how with some inspo from the style set.

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Looking at those outfits there isn’t anything new or ground breaking, but what you need to pull off a cut off when you’re not beach side is confidence, which means a little extra outfit planning.  A long sleeve, whether that’s a breton stripe top, simple tee and blazer or crisp white shirt looks super chic and balances out the amount of flesh you’re flashing.  If your main concern is people whispering ‘oh my god, look at her butt’ then a carefully tied shirt or jumper will give you a little more coverage up back and a lot more confidence up front.

If you’re looking for a denim short that’s more city break than beach holiday there are some 3/4 styles that are very now and much more likely to feature in your non-holiday wardrobe once your feet are firming back on home turf.

That my lovelies is the long and the short of it, so here are a few of my high street favs.

Floral Fancy

Can I just start by saying I love getting feedback from you guys, especially when it involves a specific request. With that in mind today’s post is not only about the must-have dress of the summer season but was also requested by a good friend, so here’s hoping you all enjoy.

A floaty floral dress for summer time is not ground breaking, but this year there is something so beautifully fresh and different about what’s out there. Maybe it’s the fabric, cut or sleeve details that set this season apart, I’m not sure, but whatever it is we all seem to be feeling it.

If you’re not keen on your arms and in particular the dreaded bingo wings, then having a longer sleeve on your dress can be a game changer. This summer you’ll find the whole shebang of sleeve available – off the shoulder, cold shoulder, bell sleeves, ruffles and tiers! Take a peak at the floral fancys of ss17 catwalks and street style stars that have caught my eye.

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I recently bagged myself a blooming beautiful maxi dress from Boohoo which I wore to a wedding last weekend. I don’t normally girlie prints, especially in dress form, but teamed with my biker and hardware heavy Stella clutch it toughened up the final look up just enough for me to still feel like me.  Goes to show how versitile a little floral number can actually be.

So if you’re currently on the hunt for a dress that’s fantastically floral, feminine and frilly look no further because I’ve done most of the searching for you.

Arm candy fit for the Beach

With only a few days to go before we head off on hols I’m all last minute panic stations trying to ensure everyone has everything (and more) that they could possibly need.  I shop all year round (don’t tell the hubs) in prep for the holiday season.  The winter sales are my favourite time to nab a holiday bargain or two, but the one item I’m always useless at ensuring we have is a good size beach bag.

This year I’m on top of it and picked up this beauty from one of my favourite local stores, Friends Dress Agency who are just brimming with fabulous pre-loved items.  I bagged this beauty at a fraction of the price it would have been brand new and better still, it’s never been used!

So there’s my little bit of beach bag inspo, but take a look at these beach babes and their awesome arm candy, sure to have you dreaming of distant shores.

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Whether you’re jet setting or world wide trekking there is a beach bag to suit every style of holiday.  Of course they’re practical, especially when you have kids and a husband who all want to stuff their days’ essentials in your bag, but you can also use it as your carry on if flying and it’s the coolest way to carry your day-to-day essentials when you swap you daily commute to the beach, for the return to the office.

So before it’s finally time for me to jet off I’ve lined up a bevy of beautiful beach bags just for you guys, I’m talking sequins, tassels, pom poms, flamingos, embroidery, wicker, canvas and more!

When the bags are this good you don’t even need a holiday to justify a little purchase.

Loopy for Hoops

I’m a little partial to a piercing, with more than my fair share in both ears and all in different places. But despite the number of silver studs my cartilage is home to, my all time favourite style of earring, since the day my Dad gave me the relectant go ahead to have holes in my ears, is the hoop.

I sometimes think the hoop gets a bad rep.  I recently watched an episode of KUWTK (Keeping Up With The Kardashians – sorry guilty pleasure), when Khloe was talking to Kris about the sizes of the hoops they we’re both wearing, commenting ‘The bigger the hoop the bigger the hoe’!  Charming I’m sure, but choose wisely and they are a great addition to your jewellery box.

Have a look at how the celebs and fashionistas are loopy for hoops.

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I personally always go for a BIG silver hoop, but we’re off to a wedding this weekend and I’m pushing my jewellery boundary’s, splashing out on a pair of pompom hoops!  They’re not the real Pomme Pomme London  hoops, I was worried they might be a little expensive if I’m not massively keen, so I tracked down some great ‘versions of’ on Etsy  and now I’m eagerly anticipating their arrival.  Of course I’ll post pics on Instagram once I get my grubby little paws on them….eeek!

So, if you’re looking for a piece of jewellery that will take you from beach holiday to Christmas party and every other day of the year, you’d be hard pressed to find anything better than the humble hoop.

Blinded by the White

When it comes buying a shirt the holy grail has to be a clean, crisp and white.  It’s probably one of the most requested items of clothing that I help clients purchase, in fact it was this very conversation with a lovely client on Sunday that inspired today’s post.

There are a few staples that most people like to have in their wardrobe to make up the basis of many outfits; a good pair of jeans, grey marl tee, a decent blazer and a white shirt.  In all honesty I’m still searching for my ‘perfect’ white shirt, there is something very school girl about a cotton shirt for me, but this season the shirt game has been flipped and I can’t wait to get involved.

Prepare to be dazzled with some wonderful white shirt street styling below.

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Of course there is the No1 when it comes to white shirts, which is the over-sized, but this season we’re seeing hints of summers’ other big trends encroaching on the white shirt, well not really encroaching, more like a fantastic addition; the over-sized sleeve, ruffles, embroidery, knot detailing, some off the shoulder sexiness and more!!

I don’t think our high street could do the white shirt any more justice this season, you will find everything your heart desires when it comes to this style staple. But, if you’re looking for a shirt that will see you through season after season, layered up over a bikini or under a jumper my advice would be to keep things as clean and simple as the colour palette.