Friday, 21 June 2013


Summer may only just be here, but the shops are already stocking up on their pre-Autumn collections. If you're fed up of garish prints and louder than life brights, then these beauties are you.

Keep your eyes open for plenty of elegant, stripped-back clothes in ladylike faves - the catwalks were full of dusky pinks and powder blues - and stay one step ahead of the trends.

Of course, we're still well in the summer spirit, so whatever your style, we've rounded up the best of the high street to give you plenty to choose from.

Get shopping…...


This shop keeps banging out the prints, the brights and the prettiness. We are head over heels in love with the embroidered kimono, wear with a cami and your skinnies and you will look effortlessly gorgeous.
Silk Stripe Cami by Boutique, £48
Aztec embroidered kimono, £60
Dusky pink organza insert midi skirt, £48

cutout back dress
Cow cutout back midi dress, £35
check print shirt
Monochrome check print shirt, £35
vintage slip
Strappy lace vintage slip, £38
mom jeans
Black wash Mom jeans, £40
midi dress
Link texture tank midi dress, £29
zip waist dress
Zip waist bodycon dress, £26
all in one
Colour block mesh all in one, £38
textured panel blazer
Textured panel blazer, £65


It's all about the blues at Zara this week, and we are loving it. Coming in shades of powder, baby and duck egg, these pieces are a perfect, pared-back alternative to summer brights. Wear them now, and come autumn - along with dusky pink, it's the must-have colour, meaning you'll be one step ahead of the trends.

Double breasted blazer, £79.99
Knot back dress, £45.99
Striped pencil skirt, £29.99
Leather clutch, £69.99
Leather shopper with zips, £69.99
TRF neon trim jacket, £59.99
TRF City bag with pocket, £22.99


We just love this tomato red shift dress from ASOS. Perfectly ladylike and an ultimate wardrobe staple, but the gold zip pockets give it a modern twist.
Shift dress with zip detail, £40
One-shouldered jumpsuit, £50
Lace vest midi dress, £35
Sleeveless shirt dress, £50
Coast bandeau printed dress, £125
asos maxi skirt
Maxi skirt with embroidered trim, £45
double breasted coat
Longline double-breasted coat (also in navy), from £49
Sundress with drop waist in tie-dye print, £28
skater dress
Skater dress in acid wash with embroidered shoulder detail, £35
star elbow cardigan
Boyfriend cardigan with star elbow patch, £25


There are plenty of stripped-back and elegant pieces at H+M this week. Go sophisticated and simple by night with this gorgeous cream draped dress, or opt for these fab snakeskin print trainers to wear with your boyfriend jeans this summer.

Snakeskin trainers, £14.99
Draped dress, £34.99
Clutch bag, £14.99
Pleated skirt, £19.99


Only one item from Urban Outfitters this week but we think it is a must-have; the knee length just makes it that bit more special. (not sure what happened when they edited the image - too much airbrushing around the armpit/side boob area).
pins needles midi dress
Pins & Needles spot daisy midi dress, £58


If you are attending a wedding or a fancy night out then this pretty sequin shouldered nude maxi dress is going to give you a lovely touch of glamour.
sequin maxi dress
Sequin shoulder plisse maxi dress, £62
lace mini dress
Lace embellished mini dress, £69


Our favourite playsuit, ever. The colour, the print and the cut are perfect! 
ditsy playsuit
Ditsy printed playsuit, £48
oasis shift dress
Alexa embellished shift dress, £70
grey skinnies
Grey supersoft regular superskinny jeans, £40
t-shirt maxi dress
T-shirt maxi dress, £28


All us ladies love to wear white when the sunshine comes out and this shift dress is going to make your bronzed pins look smoking hot.
jacquard shift dress
Neutral jacquard blocked shift dress, £50


Reiss certainly know how to produce clothes which ooze sophistication and these silk shorts are one sure hit! Classy and cool, what's not to love?
reiss silk shorts
Rosie grey geo print silk shorts, £95
grey blue reiss dress
Carberry grey blue seam detail dress, £179


We are crazy about these Abigail Lorick sweatshirts at this store, and do you know what makes them even better? They have been reduced from £39 to £27!

abigail lorick sweatshirt
Abigail Lorick sweatshirt, £27
ivory sweatshirt
Abigail Lorick sweatshirt in ivory, £27


Another fab kimono on our hitlist is this embellished number, so so pretty! And lets grab ourselves the geo print dress and print trousers whilst we are at it.

pacha bead kimono
Pacha bead embellished kimono, £60
mustard top
Mustard marl slouchy oversized top, £22
geo tshirt dress
Geometric T-shirt dress, £30
square print trousers
Square print trousers, £35

Which item is going to the top of your shopping list?

Sam and Teresa x