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Chic summer clothes, holiday and home

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CustardLover Thu 13-Apr-17 18:11:11

I am currently on holiday - it's hot and we are having a lovely time. However I am pretty much binning every single garment I have brought along with me this time. I have had the same holiday wardrobe for about a decade and have honestly only just noticed that it's crap - greying and shabby and bobbling and cheap stuff from Primark and H&M which was fine when I bought it (and all I could afford ten years ago) but has not worn well, nor is it supposed to! I have another holiday booked for August and have resolved to feel chic and sophisticated when I'm there which certainly means shopping and might mean saving for a few key pieces. Where is good for good quality summer wear, stuff that will look put-together and flattering for a woman in her (almost) forties who doesn't want to spend the holiday ironing (and with two feral DS is ruling out too much white)

AngelicCurls Thu 13-Apr-17 20:48:46

I like dresses for this, or sleeveless linen tops and 7/8 trousers. Just got a lovely midi dress and linen top from gap, cheap with a discount code

cookiemonster89 Thu 13-Apr-17 20:50:27

Try www.joanieclothing.com
I love it! 💕cheap but fab quality and free returns

Love Whistles too but too expensive for weekly purchases 🙈😬

CustardLover Thu 13-Apr-17 21:09:01

I love that site! Thank you! Have also been directed to White Company, Cos and Hush by chic friends.

BounceBounceSplishSplash Thu 13-Apr-17 21:35:10

I got some stuff recently in the Sainsbury's TU 25% off promo which I'll be bringing on holiday. They're really flattering on and look more expensive than they were.

tuclothing.sainsburys.co.uk/p/Navy-Gingham-Belted-Dress/131088989-Navy

tuclothing.sainsburys.co.uk/p/Pinata-Striped-Dress-/131554610-MultiColoured

And a black embroidered dress which is currently OOS online so can't link. Have attached pic.

Gingham dress might be too hot for a hol in August though.

This jersey jumpsuit is fab as well though it didn't fit me properly so going back

tuclothing.sainsburys.co.uk/p/Black-Double-Layer-Jumpsuit/131121398-Black

Also liked this jersey skirt. Would look good with a navy or red tshirt. Sainsbury's are selling a strappy vest 3 pack in navy, red and mustard all which would go perfectly. The skirt isn't really 'me' though so it's going back too.

tuclothing.sainsburys.co.uk/p/Navy-Belted-Skater-Skirt/131032918-Navy

All the dresses and skirt were a good length on me - not arse flashing but not too long to look frumpy.. First time I've really got clothes for myself from Sainsbury's and I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of them.

itsacatastrophe Thu 13-Apr-17 22:32:50

Pinterest! The answer is Pinterest! If reading both the expensive thread and non expensive thread have taught me anything then it's everyone has such a different idea of style and how they want to look. So find some outfits you like, then post them here and we can direct you to the best shops. These is my dream summer styles.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Thu 13-Apr-17 22:51:27

No holiday plans here <boo> but I've bought (in preparation) a blue/white striped polo top dress (Tu Sainsburys) and a denim skirt (Tu)

I have blue and pink sandles
Blue Converse Lo Tops

I'm planning to base my Summer wardrobe round navy, white, pink, and work from there.

I really want chinos but I need to try them on before I buy them.

I love the strappy bra top vests (Uniqlo are good, M&S and I got a cami bra top from Costco recently) so I can forgo a bra but have support (I really am too old and saggy for bra-less)

Manijo Thu 13-Apr-17 23:42:53

I'm with it's a catastrophe, although I'm past the short shorts stage, I changed that to cropped jeans. Light coloured chinos, some nice wedge sandals, some silky tops and you're good to go.

CustardLover Fri 14-Apr-17 11:59:49

I guess I do just need to get into Pinterest. Right.

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