Today’s wishlist is a bit of a mash-up of various pieces I’ve scoured from the high street stores’ online offerings. There’s not much continuity or common ground between these items – I guess that’s a reflection of my current state of mind!
Hailstones aside, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking ahead, and am almost exclusively just shopping for summer clothes now. I love the feather print of this tie-front cropped shirt, £29 by Oh My Love at Topshop. It perfectly channels the 50′s fashion vibes that paraded down the catwalks for the S/S season.
I’ve been on the search for a nice denim shirt for some time now. This light blue denim shirt, £32, Topshop, is one of the best that I’ve seen online. Being a little higher than my normal price range for such an item, I’d hope it was of a staying quality and would see me through a good few seasons.
There’s never a good or bad time to buy a party dress! This Urban Bliss dress, with dip-hem skirt and PU top, £29.99, New Look, incorporates the new season trends and is a perfect mix of classy, sexy and stylish.
I love anything cropped when it comes to summer trousers – jeans, chinos, etc. and these pink cropped trousers, £25, Miso at Republic, are fun and summery and will go with just about any casual outfit.
Lastly, with the thought of summer handbags in mind, this purple and beige contrast bag, £30, Accessorize, caught my eye. It’s just the right size for sunny park days, and is chic enough for evening wear too. I do love a multifunctional bag!
What’s on your wishlists this week?
With the final installation of my student loan about to drop, I really should be thinking about rent, bills and being able to eat something other than jacket potato every day for lunch. But in reality, all I can think about is splashing out on fabulous holiday wear for my upcoming long weekend in Barcelona this July.
When it comes to summer style, I have to admit, I am a total chameleon. I chop and change between girly and sophisticated, and urban cool, and just plain summery fun. This collection of pieces hints more towards the latter styles on that list, but most importantly, they jumped out at me as fun, wearable and sexy pieces that I can’t wait to work into my holiday look!
Bikinis are tricky territory for me. The fit, style and colour all have to be just right. This pink and white striped set, £22 altogether, from Accessorize, is pretty much perfect on all those fronts. As far as one-pieces go, I adore this sexy floral one, £28, Accessorize. And if you’re one for splashing out (excuse the pun) then this scenic-print bikini, £128 by We Are Handsome at Net-a-Porter, really is just the ticket.
Eccentric eye wear is all the rage right now. Unfortunately, seeing as I’m severely shortsighted, my choice when it comes to sunglasses is pretty limited. If it wasn’t, though, I’d definitely be going for these sexy Mango sunnies, £23, from ASOS.
Cover-up on the beach in style in this printed sleeveless tee, £20, Miss Selfridge. The bold L.A. print adds a fun, urban slant to your sexy beach look. I’d wear it with washed-out denim short shorts and tie it up at the midriff. And I’d buy into the tropical trend with this bright bralet, £14.99, New Look – too cheap to miss!
Beach accessories – also a very important part of any holiday look. As far as bags go, I’ll be resisting the urge to go all-out for the 90s with a fannypack…instead, I’ll be opting for this practical but totally cool ice-cream printed rucksack, £35, ASOS. There really is nothing NOT to love. And when it comes to keeping cool while I’m sunbathing on the seafront, this flamingo print, heart shaped fan, Accessorize, is a steal at £2.50.
Headbands are a great way to keep beach hair at bay whilst incorporating a totally stylish accessory into your look. Baroque prints do scare me a little when they’re printed all over a garment of clothing, but on this pretty headband, £8, Topshop, they’re a style match made in heaven!
Jelly shoes were your friend as a kid, and now they’re back for the reunion. These purple jelly sandals, £6, Boohoo, are cute and fun, and ideal for the beach. For evenings, I’ll be stepping out in something a little more grown up, but just as friendly to heat-stricken feet: the ever-dependable wedge. I’ve had my eye on these floral print wedges, £27.99, New Look, for a while now, so I might just treat myself.
So there you have it – the first part of my dream holiday style. Rent, food and bills money aside, I might just be able to make some of it a reality!
It’s safe to say I am obsessed with Spring’s pretty pastel colours, particularly mint green. Having already invested in a fair few peppermint pieces, this pleated knee-length skirt from H&M, £29.99, would make a welcome addition to my wardrobe.
I’m literally loving these tailored, heart print trousers from Topshop, £38, (excuse the irresistible pun.) Feminine shapes and prints are a big thing for me this season.
Flamingos: everyone loves them, so why not have them on your bag? This Flamingo print weekend bag, £40, from Accessorize clearly shares my thinking.
Next don’t normally feature on my high street circuit, but this very pretty embellished jumper, £25, made it hard for me to resist them.
The edgy coolness and bright, stylish colours of the mirror print trend has also caught my attention this season. This fabulous printed tunic, £32, exclusively designed by Miss Selfridge’s in-house team, is the perfect piece to channel this trend.