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).
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.
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!