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Just that really! I have done well this year with my winter wardrobe (max mara coat and moncler puffer jacket and nice boots) and I'm now turning my attention to my summer wardrobe basics. I usually tend not to invest in summer clothes and I end up with low quality dresses from H&M and tshirts from Gap. I'm now of an age (37) where I'm not getting away with this approach anymore and I need to feel more "pulled together" during summer. The unpredictable British weather isn't helping either!
Budget and style is Jigsaw, Whistles, Sezane, JCrew, Topshop plus some cheaper basics like tshirts - I am reluctant to spend a lot on tshirts when I have young DC. Comfort is key ... I'm 5"5 and size 10.
Nice bright patterned dress for dinners, barbecues
Breton tops for spring days
Nice flattering shorts
Anything else I should add? Any recommendations for any of the above?
How about cropped wide leg trousers? I had a great navy pair last spring/summer and wore them with t shirts, white trainers, leather jacket in the evenings.
Topshop high waisted straight leg jeans are amazing. Look great with ankle boots now and trainers once it’s warmer.
Last spring/summer I also got a lot of wear out of a khaki cotton shacket and a Whistles ‘Lola’ dress.
In terms of places to look, I found a couple of nice cotton dresses in Warehouse and Mango last year. But not sure whether they’re going to last the whole of this spring/summer as the quality wasn’t amazing.
I have - a couple of cotton dresses, in navy and black castaner espadrilles (really recommended, NAP also has a 10% off now). red statement skirt a couple of white cotton dresses linen tops a light pink blazer peasant tops (maje, j crew) white shirt
I want jigsaw chinos (check them out, I have one in pink, but it's a bit too loose now, amazing quality though) maybe a straw hat shorts (probably boden)
I buy t-shirts from gap, all things considered I find them great quality considering the price. Jeans I normally buy from J brand and MIH whenever on sale. Don't really wear breton tops.
Want a little summer wardrobe and things that will also work for a trip to Lisbon in October. I have: Topshop high waist straight leg jeans Uniqlo breton tops Topshop basic Ts in white, black and grey Pure cream cropped cashmere cardigan (for cooler British days and nights in Lisbon) Birkenstocks I want: Summer dress Espadrilles Midi skirt Pretty white blouse Khaki chinos
AnneandBarry watching with interest.. any shopping stores/suggestions. Love some of the ideas above. Recommend Jigsaw cotton pima t shirts and 7/8th jeans. Their shorts are good too. Not too short - not too long. Im 5ft5 too
Some of my summer go-to brands are: gaimo suede espadrilles - Spanish brand usually stocked in TK Maxx, really pretty with a very slight wedge heel Woolovers cropped cotton/linen blend cardigans to wear over dresses chino shorts in khaki and navy from White Stuff summer tops - I find light coloured summer tops tend to only last me one or two summers before looking tired/grubby so I buy a handful fresh each year, usually from TK Maxx (are you detecting a trend here )
Love the denim jacket and wedge shoes look myself. I love Levis of all things best. Topshop for tops (of courses lol) and XYLondon wedges or espadrilles if its warm, and I team up my look with a pencil skirt from M&S.