Friday Fashion – My Joules Summer Wishlist

I’m a huge fan of British brand Joules, which is celebrating its 25th birthday this year. The sort of Countryside chic, with elements of Land Girl style that Joules embodies, appeals to my sense of style. For me, Joules says Louella, Stella Tennent, The Queen at Sandringham in wellies and a headscarf, all mixed in with a bit of mud-soaked festival cool. Joules is typically British, and I love it for this.

The current ranges are just gorgeous, so I have compiled a wish list of Joules items that I would love to have in my wardrobe this Summer. There are quirky printed summer dresses, including the Adrienne dress which features a gorgeous 50s style retro print that I have totally feel in love with. There are also more classic designs like nautical striped frocks and vibrant floral prints that would be perfect for summer garden parties and picnics.

Naomi dress - click to visit Joules

Naomi dress – click to visit Joules

Adrienne Womens Patterned Dress, Creme Cafe Print £74.95 click to visit Joules

Adrienne Womens Patterned Dress, Creme Cafe Print £74.95 click to visit Joules

Marcie Womens Cotton Dress, Opal Blue £64.95 click to visit Joules

Marcie Womens Cotton Dress, Opal Blue £64.95 click to visit Joules

Laria Womens Maxi Dress, Indigo Stripe £69.95 click to visit Joules

Laria Womens Maxi Dress, Indigo Stripe £69.95 click to visit Joules

Also on my wish list are the Annie cardigans. English Summer’s often require a cardigan at some point of the day, and the Annie design is just a gorgeous classic. I would wear these over floral tea- dresses, or with ankle grazing jeans for a retro look.

Annie Womens Cardigan, indigo £49.95 click to visit Joules

Annie Womens Cardigan, indigo £49.95 click to visit Joules

Annie Womens Cardigan, Gold £49.95 click to visit Joules

Annie Womens Cardigan, Gold £49.95 click to visit Joules

Anything that comes in my current favourite colour, sunshine yellow, was always destined to appear on my wishlist. The Elna Leather loafers are an amazing colour, and the design looks soft and comfortable too. I’m also a little bit smitten by the Livvie sandals – minimalist and super cool.

Elna Womens Leather Loafers, Yellow £64.95 click to visit Joules

Elna Womens Leather Loafers, Yellow £64.95 click to visit Joules

Livvie Womens Sandel, Navy £39.95 click to visit Joules

Livvie Womens Sandel, Navy £39.95 click to visit Joules

For my final summer pick I turn to bags. I am a handbag obsessive, and I always love Joules beachy summer bags. I love bright shades for Summer, so I really want to be packing the pink striped summer bag in my holiday suitcase this summer.

Womens Summer Bag, Pink £19.95 click to visit Joules

Womens Summer Bag, Pink £19.95 click to visit Joules

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pick of the beach bags from Spartoo

It’s almost June, and, as far as I’m concerned, that means holiday season will soon be upon us. I’m getting ready to jet off myself at the end of the month, and am already sorting out my holiday  wardrobe, shoes and sandals, and accessories. And one of the most important accessories is the beach bag.

Think about it. Whilst on holiday, you use your beach bag almost every single day, whether you are heading off to the beach, or planning to lounge around the pool. It needs to be big enough to carry a towel, suntan lotion, book, sunglasses, purse, and all manner of other things we carry around with us when we are on  our hols. But it also needs to be light, those straps that cut into the bare skin of our shoulders are a real no-no. Washable is also good, suntan lotions often leak and damp towels leave chlorine and sea water all over the bags.

Spartoo are well known for their fabulous range of shoes, but they have also branched out into bags, and have some really great beach bags from names like Rip Curl, Clarks and Tosca Blu. Well worth a look this season.

KAPAA BEACH BAG Red £ 39.99 click to visit Spartoo

BRIGHTER DAYS BEACH BAG White / Multicoloured £ 34.99 click to visit Spartoo

MOLDOVA BEACH White / COGNAC £ 48.99 click to visit Spartoo

BEACH Blue / White / Red £ 88.99 click to visit Spartoo

AC BEACH LOVER SHOPPER BEIGE £ 43.99 click to visit Spartoo