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If you were to buy 3-4 outfits to pull together a 'summer' wardrobe, what would they be?

(17 Posts)
Millie1 Thu 02-Jun-11 20:52:45

Must be for casual wear, with say, one, smart-casual. Would love some ideas and links please to put me on the right track! I don't do short skirts in the summer (think skinny, varicose veiny legs!), am small of norkage and a bit too round of tummy. Have jeans, the Uniglo cargo skinnies and a couple of cardigans (grey, navy/White stripe, cream) but little else. Footwear also required - must be comfortable for lots of walking.

Is anyone up for the challenge .... the more links the better! grin

Thanks!

Frenchchic Thu 02-Jun-11 22:07:49

My summer staples: skinny jeans, couple of colourful scarfs, maxi dress that goes with flats, some great fitting vests, couple pairs of funky flipflops, fitted knee length shorts and a few pairs of patterned or coloured sunglasses i.e. H&M ones.

Gillybobs Thu 02-Jun-11 22:26:37

Rolled up chinos, one maxi dress, one jersey maxi skirt (probably black), fitted jersey blazer (love mine from uniqlo and wear it with jeans,cargos and chinos)

Millie1 Thu 02-Jun-11 22:43:14

Thanks for the replies! Blazer is a great idea - would like navy though and the Uniglo one only comes in black - gah! Did try the Boden jersey blazer but it wasn't a good fit on me. Okay, chinos - will put on my list.

Anything else please? Tops, footwear, more blazer links .....

way2serious Thu 02-Jun-11 22:45:19

You all sound so stylish! I feel dead frumpy!

jumpinghoops Thu 02-Jun-11 22:46:07

No, that uniqlo one comes in navy too- I agree it is a fab fit.

jumpinghoops Thu 02-Jun-11 22:46:47

Comes in grey too!

Millie1 Thu 02-Jun-11 22:51:56

Thanks Jumpinghoops - I don't know how I missed that. I wonder what Uniglo chinos are like??????

Way2 Believe me, I am one of the least stylish people around!!!!

Millie1 Thu 02-Jun-11 23:00:34

What do we think of this Banana Republic blazer?

TantePiste Thu 02-Jun-11 23:21:41

Low wedge sandals in cork and also espadrille for walking.

Perhaps also a low wedge pump style, with open or closed toe as you please. How about one of each?

That takes you to at least 4 pairs of shoes. Going on your cardigan colour choices, how about you get the shoes in navy, silver, white and... black?

Gillybobs Fri 03-Jun-11 08:25:35

The Banana Republic blazer is gorgeous too , I would be a little bit concerned that as its knitted it might "grow" IYSWIM.

I have the uniqlo blazer in navy and its never off my back, and a bargain at £30. Its really lightweight so I almost wear it as I'd wear a cardigan. Think I might go for the black next too....

Megatron Fri 03-Jun-11 08:44:36

What are uniqlo sizes like, do they come up big, small or about right?

Millie1 Fri 03-Jun-11 10:02:40

Okay, will order Uniglo blazer before today is out! Also am ordering a couple of things from Gap so may add Banana Republic blazer to basket for comparison!

Maxi skirts! Are they the way to go if you have awful legs? What would I wear one with? What colour - am not really a black person?

Thanks!

Gillybobs Fri 03-Jun-11 11:46:02

The uniqlo blazer is quite a snug fit I'd say, almost a "shrunken fit". Not sure about their other items.

Re maxi skirts, what about a few patterned skirts and wear with plain vests/tops?

MilliONaire Fri 03-Jun-11 12:03:44

I love that uniqlo blazer in navy. I have never bought anything from there before so could someone please advise me: I am a size 12 so what size would be tghe best for me to order? Also are the sleeves 3/4 length? I have long arms, will that look a bit 'odd' on me?

Also can anyone say why the Boden blazer was not a good fit? Thanks!

Millie1 Fri 03-Jun-11 14:21:54

Oh thanks for the sizing info Gillybobs ... might order two sizes to try.

Millionaire ... On me, the Boden blazer basically sat badly - too much fabric under the arms and at the back if I remember rightly.

Gillybobs Fri 03-Jun-11 15:20:02

Millionaire - I am a size 16 and the XL only just fits me, I think they are quite neat. I am tall with long arms and love the 3/4 sleeves, makes it more summery I think. HTH

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