In my last post I talked about staycations, and all the fun you can have if you are not going abroad this year. But the fact that you are not going away for a holiday does not mean that you can’t put together some very special looks for your Summer in the City. Weekend shopping trips with the girls, al fresco cocktails at your favourite bar, a picnic and some lounging time in the local park, all of this can be a chance to dress up in some of your new favourite pieces, in much the same way as Carrie Bradshaw always dressed up for New York.
Great British brand Boden have another impeccable Summer look book which is full of the sort of pieces that will live in your wardrobe forever, classic British styles that look fresh, crisp and clean. I have been looking through their current collections, and have put together three key looks that will serve you well this Summer, and probably next Summer too. All we need to hope for now is some lovely summer weather.
Weekend Casual – relaxing in the park
Although I’ve just said that Boden is full of classic British looks, this particularly look has its basis firmly in French Breton style. I love a navy stripe and this dress, with its pretty neckline and soft stretch jersey, is top of my current wishlist. I think it would look great with sandals or white plimsolls for a cute casual look. In this instance I have teamed it with the Eleana woven flat for a matchy look, and the mini tassel bag in a gorgeous punchy yellow – big enough to keep your money for an ice cream.
Cocktails on a Friday Night
Yellow is by far my favourite colour, and the Riviera dress is the perfect dress to wear whilst sipping your Pina Colada. The gorgeous Octavia caged heels in navy make a lovely alternative to a black stilleto, whilst the stripy Vita clutch is fun and adds interest and pattern to the block colour.
Shopping trip with the girls
Culottes are a cool option for shopping, and certainly a great alternative for jeans when the days are warm. Add a pretty patterned cotton top and a pair of City appropriate sandals and you will look fresh even as your arms are filled with bargain after bargain as you make the most of those summer sales.