It’s official – we’ve got a girl crush on uber-cool fashion and lifestyle blogger, Samio Renalda. Hailing from Manchester, Samio is a fashion aficionado after our own heart, believing in quality over quantity and the power of mixing and matching her fave pieces. So we jumped at the chance to have her style up an edit of this season’s must-have pieces. If you covet these items as much as she does, you better be quick before they sell out!
THE POPPY PRINT FLIPPY DRESS
There’s nothing we love more than a fashion multi-tasker (except cake, obvs), and this printed number ticks all the boxes for day-to-night style.
Samio agrees, saying: “I love the cut and fit of this poppy dress – it’s versatile enough to wear with heels for a special occasion, or you can dress it down with trainers and a denim jacket for day-to-day.”
THE FLAWLESS FRILL BLOUSE
No longer the sartorial territory of B*Witched – double denim is the look to be seen in this summer. Our ultimate #GirlCrush and Oasis-lover Holly Willoughby has already championed the look, and Samio is following suit (or blouse!) with our denim frill-seeker.
Our Senior Brand Stylist, Hannah Eichler says: “Whether you pair it with your favourite jeans for a laid-back look, or pop under a preppy pinafore dress, our frill blouse will become your most-loved layering piece. Double denim not for you? Tuck into a skirt or tailored culottes.” Flawless frills – ce la vie!
THE SWEET SPOT DRESS
We don’t know if you’ve heard, but fashion land has gone dotty this season! Doing our very best impression of Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, you’re guaranteed to turn heads in this polka midi, and it’ll look just as great with heels for an event as it will with trainers by day.
Hannah explains: “This dress may as well be awarded an OBE for services to flattering figures! The V neck will compliment busts, whilst the nipped-in waist will create an hourglass figure Kim Kardashian would be jealous of!”
THE BUDDING BLOOMS JUMPSUIT
It’s been nominated for a BAFTA for the most stylish solo performance (well, in our eyes anyway) and now our budding blooms jumpsuit is coming to a wardrobe near you.
Samio tells us: “I’m a big fan of jumpsuits and prints so, naturally, I was drawn to this one – I’d glam mine up with heels, but the jersey fabric means it can be worn with flats, too.”
THE PRETTY AS A PETAL DRESS
Scoring a whopping three trends in one – petal prints, ruffles and bardot shoulders – florals really are groundbreaking this summer! Style it like Samio with a denim jacket, or take it into night-time territory with colour pop accessories.
Hannah says: “Apart from the fact this dress is the ultimate trend-ticker, it’s super hero skill is its crease-free fabric, which makes it perfect for both holiday packing and all day soirees alike.”
THE FANCY FLORAL CAMI
Nothing says summer like a floral top (OK, and Pimms. And ice-cream. And an inflatable unicorn…) and we love the frill trims and breezy cotton fabric of this cute cami. It even comes in a dress version – we’ll take both, please!
Samio says: “This floral cami is perfect for giving a feminine feel to my favourite Sophie carpenter jeans – I’ll finish the look with colourful block heels.”
THE FLORAL FRILLS SKIRT
Like the fashion equivalent of Paula Radcliffe, our floral frill skirt is guaranteed to go the distance. The monochrome styling makes it a look that’ll never date, and at just £35, the cost per wear is basically free – don’t you just love fashion maths?
Hannah says: “The best thing about this skirt is its versatility – wear now with a logo tee or sexy bardot and sandals, and come autumn, team with a polo neck, tights and boots.”
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