So we’re officially two days into summer (for those of you who like to do things by the book anyway). I’ve been on the “it’s summer!” train since we drizzled our way into June but since it’s finally looking like Mr Sun’s cottoned on, I followed suit and picked out best Broderie Anglaise pieces to see you right through the new season!
To start off, I picked out this gorgeous button-up blouse– a total bargain, snapped up in New Look’s mid-season sale. Square neck tops are totally trending for SS19, and as I for one am a huuuuuuge fan; with their puff sleeves and tailored fit, they’re super flattering for broad-shouldered gals like moi, and this beaut certainly didn’t disappoint! For a hint of elegance, I popped in a pair of those pearl hair clips (kinda like these), which have been trending since forever. Pearls are my absolute favourite gemstone, so I practically broke into a run when I spotted these in Primak… and can you believe they were only £3!?
Speaking of bargains, this top has been practically flying off the shelves but if it’s sold out in your size, don’t panic! Its style twin is just as pretty (and with cute buttons to boot!)- snap it up below.
One of my fave tips for summer dressing is fake it till you make it… literally! This year, I’ve ditched dresses in favour of matching top and skirt co-ords, and this time was no exception. To complete the look, I paired the button-up blouse with a matching midi skirt, and tada- I finally have that white broderie dress I’ve always wanted! The best thing about ‘faux dressing’ is you can mix ‘n match each piece to create endless outfits- don’t know about you, but I’m so done with wearing the same ol’ dress aaaaaaaaaall the time!
Rather get the real deal instead? This gorgeous H&M dress certainly won’t let you down! Featuring a classic a-line silhouette in our favourite airy fabric it’s perfect for any getaway, whether you’re ‘staycating’ in Somerset, or vacating in Vienna!
Want the all-in-one look, but not about that dress life? This super cool jumpsuit’s the the thing for you! Featuring the ever-popular puff sleeves, finished off with cute cutout detailing, it’s perfect for everyday fun in the sun! For ladies who ain’t too leggy, check out the regular version right here!
Every good outfit is built on solid foundations- and this beautiful bra’s sure to keep your girls in place underneath all those summer pieces! Featuring push-up cups and corset-style detailing, it’s one of those ‘too pretty to be underwear’ pieces you’ll totally want to wear out!
Pair with the matching thong if you wanna feel like you’ve got your ish together, or snap up a mix-n-match pair of briefs if you’re not about that permanent wedgie life (sorry, but it’s true!)
To finish off, I slipped on the white woven court shoes from ‘Cookies ‘n Cream‘ (similar) and paired them with the newest addition to the arm candy fam: this adorable basket style handbag! As predicted, I’ve been wearing the shoes to death ever since I bought ’em (I’m sure people are starting to think I don’t own any others), but they’re super comfy and go with everything so #SorryNotSorry. As for the bag? I’ve wanted one like this for the looooooooongest time- basket bags are a repeat summer trend, and I picked this particular one ’cause the bow kinda gave me ‘Little Bo Peep’ vibes, which is a whole lewk! I used it yesterday for the first time and must confess the ribbon’s fraying already *sniffles*, but for less than £12, you really can’t go wrong.
Thought broderie anglaise was all about the clothes? Think again- you can totally give your accessories a trendy style refresh with this super cute scrunchie! With its cute bunny ears and elasticated design, you can simply throw your hair up in a ponytail for an effortless summer hairstyle.
And there you have it: Summer Broderie Anglaise styling for the modern-day Little Bo Peep! See below for alternatives to all the pretty pieces featured in this post, and subscribe to my newsletter for post notifications, tall girl tips and more!
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Gold flower earrings: Primark (available in-store)