Sunny Summer Style – Weekly Wishlist

Fed up looking out the window at rain, snow, hail and the rest? So are we. So, we’re focusing on summer style in this week’s weekly wishlist, and anticipating some fun in the sun.

Hopefully we’ll get some nice weather of our own, but if not, and you’re lucky enough to be jetting off somewhere warm, you’ll need to invest in some sunny summer style pieces. Bikinis, swimwear, cover-ups, hats, bags, sunnies – summer style never looked so hot!

First up is a bikini, and we agree, it’s a sunny summer style minefield, so take some time to choose, and pay attention to your bodyshape to make sure you get the right style for you.

We adore Floozie by FrostFrench’s sunflower bikini with big, high-waisted retro pants (top, £26.50, bottoms, £20, Debenhams). New Look’s neon stripe bikini (top, £14.99, bottoms, £7.99) is something skimpier, if that’s your summer style.

One-pieces are as sexy as bikinis, and can be more stylish and more flattering. We adore Louche @ JOY’s red structured retro style costume (£35) – it has lacing up the back as well. Butterfly by Matthew Williamson’s digital print tiger suit (£42, Debenhams) will cause a stir at the beach or the pool, agreed?

And BHS’s monochrome swimsuit (£28) has ruching at the side, and a detachable halter for versatile sunny summer style

New Look are the masters of novelty handbags, and this year you can get into the tropical mood with either a sequinned pineapple bag (£19.99) or a glittery scallop shell (£12.99). Or both if you must!

Get that pedicure booked in and get some summer sandals on your feet (maybe not in the rain, but get some in – the sun is coming, we promise you). BHS’s metallic gladiators ar comfy and cute (£25). Or how about something a bit more out there with Schuh’s embellished sandals (£35).

Weekly wishlist fun in the sun summer style

A beach cover-up is always a good idea on holiday – sunburn is never a good look. The zig zag pattern of the Principles by Ben De Lisi kaftan (£32, Debenhams) is super-fun, as are the cute tassel ties. If something more muted is your sunny summer style, then French Connection’s beautiful neutral two-tone kaftan (£50) is for you.

A hat is a great idea in the sun right? New Look’s two-tone floppy straw hat (£12.99) is huge! BHS’s retro tortoiseshell sunglasses (£7) are perfect for vintage style lovers.

We also love the retro-inspired chevron striped beach/shopper bag from BHS (£15) which comes in a variety of colours. H&M’s cute coral shorts are a fab bargain at £6.99, down from £12.99, and New Look’s cute cropped Bardot top (£9.99) is a sunny summer style on-trend musthave and what’s more summery than lovely yellow?

And there are non-cropped versions too, if you don’t fancy baring your midriff.

Here’s to sunny summer style – let’s hope we see the sun soon!


Get those legs out in a summer skirt!

So, summer has made an appearance – better late than never! And now that means it’s time for our legs to make an appearance! In a skirt! Yes, a skirt. Remember them, you wear them when the weather’s good, with no tights? Feel the cool summer breeze around your bare legs? No, well, I suppose it has been a while…

Ah, we’re kidding, of course you know what a skirt is. But have you got the perfect summer skirt yet? Probably not. And there’s always room for one more summer skirt in the wardrobe we say, so here are a few we are currently coveting.

Let’s start with this lovely pink floral midi summer skirt from BHS (£24.50). Great for a summer wedding with a pale top, a pretty pink jacket, heels, hat and bag? Or for just chilling in the sun with a vest top, a denim jacket, and some flat sandals. So versatile.

BHS floral skirtSticking with the midi length, but going for an even stronger print, this gorgeous two toned fern print skirt from French Connection (£85) is glorious. Bold, bright strong colours, and a beautiful shape. We love this one so much.

French Connection two tone skirtWhite Stuff’s pleated midi summer skirt (£49.95) has a brilliant birds of paradise print, and is a simple shape – perfect for party or the school run, agreed?

White Stuff midi skirtHow about a gorgeous full-midi from Red Herring @ Debenhams (£35). This summer’s ubiquitous floral print, this skirt is ready to wear anywhere.

Debenhams Floral midi skirtGAP’s white eyelet detail midi (£34.95) is summer chic perfection. Cool, sophisticated, with that edge taking it into quirkiness if you like, this would look amazing with beaten up sneakers and a biker jacket.

GAP white eyelet skirtEveryone should have a denim skirt in their wardrobe, and we are pretty keen on getting this button front denim midi from New Look (£19.99) into ours. A flattering pencil skirt, this summer skirt is wear anywhere – evening with wedges and a shimmery vest, daytime with gladiators and a Tee.

New Look denim button skirtJOY’s pastel print pencil skirt (£47) is a classic. Perfect colour palette for summer, will look fabulous with a crop top, or a long line oversize Tee.

JOY pencil skirtRamp up the glamour with H&M’s simple peplum detail mini in black (£12.99). Add plain black vest, killer heels, jewels and a clutch. Or dress it right down with Cons and a t-shirt with a top knot for easy style.

H&M peplum mini skirtEmbrace the tribal trend with a little hint of print on your mini skirt from H&M (£7.99) – throw it on at the beach, in the town, at the festival.

H&M pattern skirtFinally, we love New Look’s linen style grey striped summer skirt with pockets (£19.99). This is pared down perfection. Add a white Tee, some glads or sneakers, and a bucket bag, and you’re good to go, supermodel style.

What’s your summer skirt style?

Please note that we always endeavour to feature items that are available in Ocean Terminal, however sometimes items featured may be out of stock, and prices may vary due to seasonal reduction