Back to Nature

Who doesn’t love the great outdoors? Well, okay, it’s not for everyone, but here’s a way of getting close to nature, without, well, getting close to nature! Wear it!

From shell to leaf prints, to hints of animals here and there, this is nature style at its very best. And no florals here. Think nature – but no flowers, okay?

So, think leaf prints, like this fab palm print on this beautiful midi dress from French Connection (£125). It’s edgy, contemporary, but still brings you up close and personal with nature!

French Connection palm dressSticking with the leaf print, BHS’s hankie hem fern print monochrome dress (£26) is a holiday essential this year.

BHS fern print dressWhite Stuff are truly at one with nature with this reversible skirt. (£47.50) One side pretty birds, on the other dandelion clocks. We love it.

White Stuff reversible bird skirt

Also at White Stuff, we love this subtle pale fern and leaf print dress (£49.95), perfect for everyday spring wear.

White Stuff fern dress

If you want your nature homage a bit bolder, then we suggest this great bird print dress at JOY (£55).

JOY bird dress


And if you love quirky, then you will love this H&M smock dress (£19.99). Looks like paisley pattern but if you look closer it’s lizards!

H&M lizard paisley dressWellies? Check. Wellies that are fun? Check again. We love these cute ankle wellies from White Stuff (£29.95) with fern print and polka dot lining.

White Stuff fern welliesJOY’s shell print skirt (£39) is a contemporary way of bringing a bit of nature into your life.

Natural style shell skirtAnimal print is getting back to nature, sort of, so we’ve included this fantastic snakeskin cross-body bag from French Connection (£75). If you aren’t a fan of our reptile fans you better get over it quickly, as snake is the animal print of this season.

Natural style FC snake bagThis bigger, shopper bag, is more cute and cuddly, with lovely embroidered zebras. Find it at White Stuff (£32.50)

Nature style sebra white stuff bagThis has to be one of our favourite dresses of this season so far -coming soon at New Look this monochrome twig and branch print shirt dress (£24.99). New look monochrome branch dressWhite Stuff’s moth print dress (£69.95) does things in a very subtle way – but it’s still all about nature!

natueal style white stuff moth dressNew Look’s cute leaf and fern print playsuit (£12.99) is so spring-fresh, we can’t wait to wear it with wedges and a floppy hat.

New Look leaves playsuitAt JOY, this leaf print Tee (£15) takes us right back to nature, in a subtle and simple way.

Natural style JOY t-shirtFinally, a little bit more snake, this time in scarf form from BHS (£12) for a little nod to nature as a start!

BHS snake scarf

Totally tropical trend – Weekly Wishlist

The weather has been pretty tropical of late, agreed? Bright sunshine,bizarre winds, himidity and tropical downpours. So, it’s just as well there is a totally tropical trend in fashion this summer as well!

Think bright pink flamingos, hibiscus flowers, palm prints, bold colours, pineapples and more – that’s the totally tropical trend right there!

So, this week’s weekly wishlist is just that – our lovely totally tropical wishlist – all you need to fit in with our weirdly tropical summer weather!

Let’s start with flamingos. Who doesn’t love a pink flamingo. It’s not a totally tropical trend without flamingos, is it? So, how in love are we with H&M + t-shirt (£12.99) with the big, sparkly, shimmery sequin flamingo? Maybe don’t carry the fab Floozie by FrostFrench @ Debenhams flamingo clutch (£20) at the same time, though. Or even the cute flamingo and palm tree print Floozie clutch (£20).

Flamingos are for everyone, and guys, you can wear these gorgeous pink birds on your feet thanks to these fab VANS @ Schuh (£50).

totally tropical trend weekly wishlistPalm trees are perfectly evocative of tropical islands. If you can’t get to a tropical island, then wear them round your neck thanks to this cute palm tree necklace at JOY (£10).

Tropical prints don’t need to be bold and bright of course. Over at GAP, youcan do tropical in black, white or grey. Crop trousers with a tropical leaf print are perfect for summer evenings (£14.99, were £29.95), and GAP’s canvas bag is a great summer beach accessory (£14.99, was £24.95).

Hibiscus flowers are bright and beautiful. Find them on swimshorts for guys (£12) at BHS, and bright and bold on a pretty dress (£55) at JOY.

BHS’s tropical scene vest (£14) is just perfect for summer days over denim shorts, in the heat of the city.

Finally, a tropical beach demands a totally tropical trend bikini – H&M’s bright bold pink side-tie bottoms (£7.99) and push-up bikini top (£12.99) will see you stand out on any beach. And New Look’s retro style high waisted bikini bottoms in a soft tropical print (£11.99), go perfectly with a quirky flounce style top (£14.99).

Totally tropical trend lover now, yeah?