I had a bit of a love affair back in 2015… spent quite a lot of time dreaming about it… spending time online with them… and eventually shelling out a load of money to be with them. In case you haven’t already guessed it’s Free People, the gorgeous, womens fashion brand that heralds boho free spirit style – and celebrates the female form with their seriously gorgeous feminine designs.
Back in 2015 I bought many an item, and two long maxi dresses from their ‘Jetset Diaries’ range were the last – loved wearing them so much but then somehow they fell off my radar. The recent purchase of my cream embroidered midi-dress has definitely re-sparked the fire. So I wanted to indulge myself and hopefully you by delving back into the brand and doing a little edit of my favourite dresses online now… just click on the pictures to shop… I hope you enjoy….
When it comes to holiday dressing I tend to stick to a tight colour palette of about five colours. It makes creating a smaller capsule wardrobe so much easier, everything tends to go with everything. Less clashing prints, more subtle (but stylish) neutrals. Although saying that – you always need a few boho colour injections to really feel the Summer. So I have pulled together my basic checklist for holiday packing… the basics, the accessories, the shoes and the ‘I have a large luggage allowance’ extras. Hope it helps…
White vest – I take two or three
Black vest – classic basic
White denim skirt – a Summer classic
Blue denim shorts – pull over your swimwear or pair with a vest for when you’re out and about
White shirt – to throw on at the pool and the beach
Jumpsuit – dress it up and down for day and evening
Denim in pretty much any form is always my go-to. You don’t need to iron it for one so living on my floor-drobe is not a problem… but its also just easy. Its classic, not trying to hard, style. In the Summer its always been my denim shorts and my Levis reconstructed vintage blue mini. This Summer I bought myself a little white denim skirt and I am so glad I did – I’ve worn it so much. With shirts, vests, t-shirts, heels, trainers, slides.
Before I started wearing it the thought of a white denim mini just gives me flash backs to Britney Spears circa 2001. But its been modernised for the now… there’s something a little more smart about it – something that feels a bit more pulled together compared the casual feel of classic blue denim. It’s great with a Summer glow, and will work Spring, Summer and Autumn with the styling tips below. If you own one pull it out… if you don’t – my edit is below.
With an unbuttoned shirt. (Time to show off that tan).
With a blazer and flats. (Ignore the fact these are blue denim – you get the idea).
With a chunky knit. (Perfect for chillier Spring and Autumn days).
With a white tee. (Absolute classic look – oversized or fitted).
Keep it neutral. (Including your accessories… and add lashings of gold jewellery).
I love falling in love with a new brand at I have just fallen in love with a French brand with boutiques in Paris, New York and LA…. (Please open in London). It’s not a new brand (launched in the UK back in 2015) and you’ve probably seen it everywhere already (huge Instagram following)…. but when I saw the swimwear and the beautiful chic lingerie I had to share it with you.
And the brands name – Sezane.
Just look at these pieces. I want to wear every single bikini and swimsuit and spend my life in those bras.
I’ve linked all of my favourite pieces from the collections below. Actually obsessed!
The one trend I am obsessing over at the moment – shirring. I hadn’t even heard of the word a week ago. I have a few pieces with the detailing and have always loved it and suddenly kept seeing it across bikinis and dresses and across the tops of trousers and skirts. Its so delicate and feminine with a real youthful edge that just takes me back to childhood clothes.
I have pulled together an edit of some of my favourite pieces on the highstreet now… I’ve just ordered the rose ruffled skirt and the white beach dress ready for our family holiday. Hope you enjoy…x