Sixteen Cool, Colourful, Chic & Comfortable Fashion Finds

Cool, colourful, chic and comfortable – four things we all want to be this summer, especially when it is baking hot. So check out my fashion finds – hopefully this selection will take some of the legwork out of finding suitably stylish warm-weather clothes…

Mandarina’s Capri Slides with oversized buckle trim. Crafted from soft microsuede with a kid leather insole, these are elegant, light, pack flat and are weatherproof. Average to small fitting so size up if borderline. MORE INFO

Yellow Cotton Pique Shift Dress by Patra £45. Relaxed line with two slant pockets. Lightweight, breathable and hypoallergenic. Also available in five other colours. MORE INFO

Santina organic cotton floral maxi dress £48 from Thought. Exclusive handpainted print inspired by Peggy Guggenheim. MORE INFO

Boden silk shirts: Relaxed fit shirt with a smart collar and a hidden button-up front is available in multiple colourways. MORE INFO and flowing semi-fitted collarless blouse (other colours available) shown here in pretty pastel colours. MORE INFO Both £120

CREW CLOTHING

Crew clothing’s Georgie garden print dress is available to pre-order. Has a flattering wrap style and tie waist. 100% viscose crepe. £69. MORE INFO

KETTLEWELL

This soft square vest from Kettlewell is semi fitted and available in a host of colours. £32. MORE INFO

Bedelia 100% cotton maxi dress – tiered shape and striking floral print. £99 MORE INFO and orange button detail linen blend dress from Freemans £53. MORE INFO

Two cool linen pieces from M&S: Button detailed blouse in Coral £12.50 but hurry as only a few left (although you may be lucky and find one in-store if you are venturing out) MORE INFO Midi shift shift dress in navy (would look great with white shoes). Available in regular or long and there’s also a checked version. £35. MORE INFO

PEOPLE TREE

Hand woven organic cotton top with pleated trim around neckline. Keyhole at neck which fastens with an eco-friendly coconut button. Lightweight yet structured finish. From People Tree. Reduced to £38. MORE INFO

Aspiga is a fashion brand that summer-lovers are well aware of. Their website is packed full of great lightweight clothes such as the Mila shirt tunic (shown here in pink/white but there are three other colours to choose from) which can be worn buttoned up or loose. £75. MORE INFO. Also worth a look is the flowing maxi silk dress with crystal and beaded embellishments. £185. MORE INFO

Last but definitely not least, two from COS. This stunning organic cotton watercolour print maxi dress with inseam pockets £89 MORE INFO and green printed cotton shirt dress with hidden front button placket and a box pleat at the back. £69. MORE INFO

Lots more fashion ideas here

2 Comments

  1. I AM 89 HAVE LIVED A VERY HAPPY LIFE, OVERWEIGHT BUT THE ADVANTAGE IS FEWER LINES.
    TALKING ABOUT CLOTHES I AM STILL WEARING SUMMER DRESSES I HAD MADE IN THAILAND BEFORE 1993 DURING THE TIME WE LIVED IN HK….THEY ARE SIMPLE AND CLASSIC SO ARE STILL IN FASHION AND GOOD MATERIAL SO THEY HAVE LASTED…I HAD TO BUY A NEW SET OF WINTER CLOTHES WHEN I RETURNED TO UK 1994 AND AM STILL WEARING THEM….NONE OF THEM EXPENSIVE BUT GOOD QUALITY. BEING A WARTIME CHILD I WAS USED TO RATIONING FOR A LONG TIME SO WE NEVER THREW ANYTHING AWAY, WE JUST MENDED AND ADAPTED THEM AND I STILL DO. NO NEED TO BUY EXPENSIVE FASHION NAMES C&A AND M&S
    DO VERY GOOD LONG LASTING CLOTHES. MY MOTHER USED TO BUY CHANEL,DIOR AND HARTNELL ..THEY GO OUT OF FASHION, MINE ARE CLASSIC THEY DONT !!!
    REGINE GRAY

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