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.

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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 241 – Shopping in Warsaw

Galilu Olfactory – this airy and bright little shop stocks a wide range of wonderful perfumes. The sophisticated scents are from unique brands all over the world and the staff will give you expert help choosing the right bottle for you.

Horn & More – a seductive girls boutique stocking fine underwear, statement jewellery and aromatic scented candles. It is a treat for all the senses.

Likus Concept Store – located in the smart Vitkac shopping mall this concept store is seriously stylish stocking all the leading designer brands. When you’ve shopped head up to the delicious Concept 13 restaurant on the top floor.

Magazyn Praga – Located in a former glue warehouse this little shop features relics from its industrial past that mix with their high-profile selection of new and vintage fashion and furniture. There are irresistible design items everywhere, I wanted it all!

Wedel – this renowned Polish confectioner is the ultimate chocolate emporium. Leave the chilly streets and head inside for a the creamiest cup of hot chocolate or a taste of the famous torte which is handmade and layers with wafer and chocolate. We returned several times for more.

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Isabel Marant – £370 buy here

ASH – £149 buy here

Topshop – £48 buy here

 ASOS – £38 buy here

Wedge sneakers or heeled trainers have been on the rise for a while now, and like most trends this odd combination of styles once deemed mad now seems marvellous.

Isabel Marant is the lady to thank for this ridiculously great new type of shoe. The trendsetting French designer has serious fashion intuition, and season after season she wows the world with genius creations, marrying comfort and style. Speaking about her wondrous shoes she says: ‘It’s something I did since I was a teenager. I would cut up cork and put pieces of cork into my sneakers because I wanted to look taller. To have a little heel in it makes a difference, it gives your legs–I mean, I know women, I am a woman, so I know what we are searching for!’

I was not a fan when I first spotted these quirky trainers on the high street, they just looked wrong, much like skinny jeans in the beginning. There is also the issue of price… an Isabel Marant pair could set you back £400, a very hefty price tag in comparison with Converse. But after scouting around in the sales, I have found some brilliant alternatives, so you can have your wedge trainers without carving a wedge out of your wallet.

Wearable, warm, flattering and comfortable heels are something I have been searching for my entire life, and after trying on various pairs of these amazing shoes I can firmly say this is a trend definitely worth investing in… awkward trends may come and go, but anything providing comfort is likely to last.