Summer Dresses for Every Occasion

Summer is the season for weddings and party dresses, and I always find it a challenge picking the perfect outfit for each occasion. So I’ve put together a selection of my favourite frocks for every kind of event.

avocado dress

City Escape

For city exploring I prefer something loose fitting and versatile. A long shirt or t-shirt dress is ideal, and is especially easy if you are going to be trying on clothes in the high street boutiques. This Zara dress is fun and full of personality with a cute cartoon avocado print all over it. It is a bargain too, priced at just $15.

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For a wedding it is important to get the right look, you don’t want to feel inadequate with a casual dress and must avoid clashing with the bride. For a summer bash I prefer a pop of colour, something that gives off a positive, happy vibe. This sophisticated Off the Shoulder wrap dress from Topshop gives off the retro filmstar feel whilst remaining demure and suitably below the knee.

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Festival Fun

Floaty and floral is always a good look for festivals, but I also love striking prints, and they will help your friends find you in the crowds. This Vila smock dress is made from printed woven fabric with a scoop neckline and ladder sleeve trims. The dress is 100% viscose so is easy to machine wash when you get back from a muddy weekend away.

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Rooftop drinks

When the sun comes out the rooftop bars get busy… there is something wonderfully refreshing about sipping a Friday beverage with the wind in your hair and a cityscape view. The hipsters aim for effortlessly chic outfit whilst in the centre of town the dresscode certainly seems to more smart and glamorous. For a Friday night al fresco I think this embroidered sleeveless dress from Le Redoute is lovely, pretty without being too dramatic.


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Day out at the beach

I love going to the seaside and always take a light beach dress to throw over my bikini. Whether you prefer something sporty or girly there are plenty of beachy outfits in the shops at the moment. This loose fitting IRO dress is ideal made from light weight ecru crepe with adjustable straps and ruffled layers. Best of all this white garment will accentuate a tan, whether its the first or last day of the holiday.

To buy any of these dresses shop online at Lyst here.

Hot on the Highstreet Week 220: Festival Fashion from Wilderness

Last weekend I went along to Wilderness Festival to check out this magical world of music, food, crafts, fashion and fun. I’ve put together this collection of accessories inspired by my findings and sightings at the festival.

Injecting colour and creativity into camping Field Candy offer the coolest tents that are easy to spot amongst the rows of bland brands.

Stand out from the crowds with these golden wellies from Hunter.

Bright bumbags are perfect for carrying around your phone, money and camera whilst on site at a festival, I love this one by Accessorize.


Mulberry‘s leather bracelets are the perfect mix of wild traveller and girl chic.


This Wilderness Hat from The TukTuk is ideal for keeping your head covered in the summer sun, made with real seasonal dried flowers it is a one-off creation.

Louisa Slade‘s jewellery is beautiful and meaningful, these rings can be stacked or worn individually.


Sequins are essential in any festival outfit, get your glad rags from vintage emporium Rosa Bloom for dressing-up glitzy style.

All Festival Fashion ideas inspired by Wilderness Festival 2014, more information here.