The weather may be grey but that won’t stop me dressing for the summer season. A dash of pink here, a sprinkling of blossom fabric there and then all topped off with leather accessories – I’ve found the perfect ingredients for a chic summer outfit.
As soon as the sun peaks out from behind the clouds I use it as an excuse to get my legs out. A double skirt style is a flattering way of showing some skin as it complements curves by creating a classy silhouette. This Blakely White Floral Dress is beautifully structured and suitable for both day and night. Along with the double skirt style that I love it features jacquard fabric which is so on trend. I found this dress shopping online at Unique 21 and loved the pink cherry blossom pattern. Their designs range from modern soft tailoring to feminine and floaty dresses; it’s great to see a brand create such young and playful pieces for on-the-go working women.
My bag, which perfectly matches the pink blossom on my dress, is from Katre. My monogrammed clutch is the perfect accessory for this outfit as it looks equally gorgeous for brunch and coffee or cocktails with the girls. The compact envelope design is just the right size to store my cards, mobile phone and lipstick.
With all my essentials stored safely in my clutch this outfit is great for going from daytime to evening. To make it a touch more casual I’ve thrown this River Island Bilson jacket over my shoulders. The smooth, supple, leather look fabric is so soft and the raw cut edges make it lightweight enough for wearing in summer.
No outfit is complete without a killer pair of heels and my new favourites are by Next. The leather lace up straps are so chic and the heel length gives me the height I need without making the shoes impossible to walk in (although for running between meetings you may see me carrying fold able pumps in my clutch). The nude shade goes with everything in my spring and summer wardrobe so I can style them with jeans or dresses depending on what I’m doing. Tying the little leather bow at my ankles adds an element of femininity to the sharp stiletto heel – I couldn’t dream of a more perfect pair of shoes!