A white summer dress has always given me vibes of tanned skin, gold jewellery and tan leather details. Dresses in silk, broderie anglaise, cotton, chiffon, it is just such a beautiful summer look, very mid-summer nights dream and I love it.
Is there anything lovelier than a white summer dress paired with a big straw hat, and an oversized straw bag. This is actually making me sad because I’m thinking about summer ending!! It is my very favourite time of the year, and I really think a white dress encapsulates this season.
As always my favourite fast fashion online store Shein has so many beautiful white dresses available, and the white broderie anglaise version I am wearing is just lovely. I love the ruffle and frill details and the fit is also so lovely, just that right level of mini. And what else could I do, but wear it with this stunning oversized straw hat from Mango. This beaut has come all the way back from Madeira with me, and I didn’t squish it once!
White dress – Shein
Black straw hat – Mango
Sunglasses – Ray-ban
Check out my picks for the most perfect white summer dresses below, all of course high street prices;
- White broderie anglaise dress with cut out back – H&M
2. White v-neck cotton dress – H&M
3. White pinafore style dress – Topshop
Ok, ok so maybe I am being a little dramatic about this, but however this outfit does lead me quite nicely into my fav summer trend of 2018. I am so into mustard and yellow this year, and I am so happy that lots of stores seem to be stocking items in this colour. Also this dress from Nasty Gal, I mean how beaut is it! I adore the button detailing at the front and also the split, I think these extra details make it so flattering too, drawing your eye to the centre of your body.
I love how this dress can worn by itself, without the need for any accessories, however I do love a good accessory. My Gucci belt is of course one of my fav accessories, and actually goes with any outfit. I know you guys may have read this before but just a little tip, I bought the smallest men’s belt and put extra couple of holes in, its makes it cheaper than the women’s version. Also can you believe my mum just produced this amazing straw bag from inside a cupboard, and gave it to me! I’ve never seen anything like it, its so unique.
So I am sure you guys have worked out my favourite trend of summer 2018 by now, its the humble but amazing maxi dress. It’s the first trend in ages that has actually made me shout out loud, whoop! Thanks goodness that there is a trend this summer that is crazy flattering on every body shape, is comfy and honestly looks so good on absolutely everyone! The old faithful maxi dress is back, yeahhhh! I love the look of a really beautiful flowing maxi dress on a bright summers day, and so happy that this trend is here to stay.
Yellow maxi dress – Nasty Gal
Bag vintage – similar – Mango
Hat – Sold out – similar – ASOS
Belt – Gucci
Sandals – sold out – similar – New Look
My new brand love (that I am totally obsessed with at the minute) is a Korean brand called Stylenanda. ASOS actually stock a selection of their collection but the choice is not the best. If you buy directly from the Stylenanda style and are located in the UK (as I am) you do have to pay quite a bit in postage, but I honestly think it is so worth it. I love a slogan tee at the best of times, and this ‘garcon’ version is so cute.
If you have been reading my blog posts recently you know about my recent new obsession with wide legged jeans. They are so flattering, especially if they are really high-waisted like the pair above. I think I love Stylenanda so much because they really do seem like such a stylish brand, and everything looks so much more expensive than it actually is.
On to my absolute favourite piece on the site, this gorgeous wrap around spotty top. Yes I have a spot obsession. I also just love everything about the wrap around style, its just perfect for every body shape. The prices at Stylenanda are very affordable, this is obviously slightly counteracted by the cost of the shipping, but for pieces that look so much more expensive I think its worth it.
Garcon t-shirt – Stylenanda
Wide leg jeans – Stylenanda
Spotty wrap around dress – Stylenanda
Summers still here lovelies and I just wanted to share with you my pick of summer tops, from the very affordable Romwe, to get you right through until autumn, hope you enjoy.
If you guys have been reading my blog for a while you’ll have seen this little beaut in one of my wish-list posts. I love white broderie anglaise for the summer, and I think this white smock dress from Shein is perfect. What is so great about this dress is it lined from the waist down, so its not see-through at all.
The UK summers are not always the hottest, so I love pairing a summer dress with ankle boots. These boots are from Zara, and are kind of a sock material, which makes them so comfortable, they also have the coolest ring detail at the back. My bag is this little APC beaut, which I absolutely love.
Finally a close-up of this little dress which may I add is only £18 (Shein will forever be my fast fashion number one choice). I have been looking for the perfect pair of tassel earrings for what seems like ages, this red version from Topshop are actually amazing.
White broderie anglaise dress – Shein
Black ankle boots – Zara
Black bag – APC
Red tassel earrings – sold out – similar Topshop
This dress is literally SO AMAZING, hence my capitalisation!! I mean come on, it is off the shoulder, button down and the most perfect red floral (which is my favourite type of floral). I also love the high/low style of the dress, so shorter at the front and longer at the back.
I am actually looking forward to wearing this red floral dress in slightly cooler weather with black chunky ankle boots and a black leather biker jacket, the perfect look for Autumn.
If you are new to my blog then you’ll know how much I love Shein, the quality of this dress is amazing for only £23, and they have such a huge choice on their site. When you are buying from Shein, just a couple of things to be aware of, the delivery can take up to a month (totally worth the wait) and the sizes are usually slightly smaller than normal UK sizes.
Red Floral Dress – Shein
I love a summer co-ordinate and honestly think that Shein have the best choice around this summer, plus the prices are so affordable. Below are my top pics and the items I can’t wait to buy this summer.