This Summer has been an amazing one (weather-wise) in the UK with gorgeous sunny days since May. No doubt this will change next week, but even if it does we have our Summer holiday to look forward to.
I miraculously feel like I’ve worn nearly all of my extensive Summer wardrobe already and have therefore felt the need to supplement it, as well as add a few transeasonal pieces for good measure!
I only bought a few sales items:
I have had to throw out some of my old jeans so these are replacements and I had this Ganni jumper on my wishlist for ages so knew I’d buy it as soon as it hit the sales (only a few sizes left, new similar style here). The jeans are true to size and the jumpers I sized up one. I’m a big fan of J Brand jeans (particularly this “Maria” style) and I know skinny jeans are not so fashionable anymore but to me they’re a must, as I love to wear knee-high and over-the-knee boots in the Winter for extra warmth.
I really like Ganni jumpers but they are quite expensive, so it’s worth holding out for the sales if you can, but if you’re a XS/S you need to snap them up quickly. The cashmere Chinti & Parker jumper was on my wishlist last year so at 60% off I couldn’t refuse – particularly as it will be perfect for my trip to the British coast next week!
If you’re still looking at what to snap up in the last of the sales I would go for classsics like jeans, silk shirts and jackets. If you’re looking to be fashion-forward I’d go for animal prints, tweeds and anything with a bit of fringing/Cowgirl vibes.
As you may know – I love a statement earring and as shell jewellery is having somewhat of “a moment” and in my mind should be prevalent in every Summer wardrobe, I bought these amazing Rebecca de Ravenel earrings:
They are so stunning, I can’t even begin to tell you. Plus they’re not heavy either. If you’re looking to invest in some shell accessories hers are second-to-none and can be found here (I am also lusting after these).
Rhode Resort and D’Ascoli are other favourites of mine for Resort-wear and have had new stock delivered into Matches Fashion.
These new-season D’Ascoli dresses are in silk and are unbelievably beautiful. They are the most amazing things to wear as they just swirl around your body like air, they’re so light and yet they’re not see-through.
As well as the amazing prints, I particularly love how versatile they are – you can change the look of the sleeves with the tie-chord, tie the sash or leave it off for more of a kaftan-look and wear them with bare legs in the Summer and boots & a knit in Autumn and Spring. They have really transformed my wardrobe. I really can’t gush enough about them!
Obviously I am not alone in my love-in as they are nearly all sold out but so enthused/obsessed am I, that I’ve also managed to find another stockist (here). They have yet to get the new-Season dresses but I’ve been told they’re expecting them soon.
I am embarrassed to admit that I’ve also bought a couple of Rhode Resort dresses for my upcoming holiday so I’ll share these in an upcoming fashion post.
I really have been bad lately but know that all these pieces are keepers for more than just one season.
Lastly you may have seen on my instastories that I have bought another linen dress from Urban Outfitters. I get a lot of wear out of the Emilia dresses I bought last year so decided to go for a slightly different shape this year:
This is the linen Amber dress in the colour “spice” (true to size but quite body-con/well-fitted) and this pic really doesn’t do it justice. I think they may have given the model the wrong size as it is actually really nicely fitted and definitely one worth trying on. The straps are adjustable which makes it a bit more flexible for different body types and it also comes in a blue and white stripe. I would definitely buy another one of these if it came in cream or a more exciting print.
On a side note, is anyone else wondering if they can fit into the latest Gucci kids wear or is it just me?!