. MARKS AND SPENCERS: DRESSING FOR SUMMER PARTIES .
This time of year is always a favourite of mine, (normally) the sun is shining, party invites are flying in and weekends are spent socialising with friends and families over a lovely glass of Pimms and a sizzling barbecue. Summer is not only my favourite season for sunshine and summer events, but it’s also one of my favourite times of year for style and fashion. I love dressing up for summer parties, I always feel a little more excited by my summer wardrobe and there are always more occasions to get dressed up for at this time of year.
SHOP THE ‘SUMMER PARTY STYLE’ EDIT
One of my favourite occasions to dress for during the summer, is summer garden parties, whether it’s a big barbecue, a garden cocktail party or simple a party in the sunshine. Styling wise they’re low key enough to mean you don’t have to throw on a super fancy (and probably uncomfortable) frock with killer heels, but they’re still special enough to want to get dressed up and put on your summer favourites.
When M&S challenged me with pulling together my perfect Summer garden party look I couldn’t help but go for this beautiful denim pinafore dress … not only does it incorporate my SS15 favourite trend (button down denim) but it’s a really chic, original, midi length cut and the perfect understated style for a garden party.
I teamed the pinafore with my French Connection breton top, and accessorised with my favourite blues – my Reiss fedora, Aspinal of London buckle bag, and these fab lace up blue suede heels which are another Marks and Spencer’s number from their SS15 collection. They’re a gorgeous shade of blue and the perfect accompaniment to the denim dress.
This look ticks all my styling essentials for a summer garden party look – comfortable, chic and understated.
What are your summer party styling tricks? What do you think of this summer garden party look i’ve pulled together?