Article by Ceri Wheeldon
If you are looking for some things to buy last minute before this year’s holiday, or buying ahead for next year – something I often do at sale time – then there are some great summer buys at the moment. Due to the UK’s unpredictable summers (apart from last year’s exceptional weather) , my own summer wardrobe seems to consist of the same things brought out year after year, so sale time is a good way to add a few bits without spending a fortune. I am also conscious of my ‘cost per wear’, and my summer clothes are typically the ones that get worn the least – so I limit my spend per item.
I have selected just a few timeless summer picks – for this season and for holidays to come. This year there are some fabulous midi length dresses available, so a good time to purchase for future holidays.
This monocrome dress from Hush is perfect for holidays – I always think black and white adds a little sophistication in summer.
Hush sun dress now £65 reduced from £95 Click to view
One to wear home and away, and from day to evening – and it has sleeves ?
Boden embroidered dress now reduced to £36 down from £90 Click to view
Another with sleeves with a modern handkerchief hem. Cobalt is flattering for most skin tones and combined with the white this dress has a fabulous fresh summer feel.
Boden cobalt and white midi dress reduced £39.20 from £98 Click to view
I can just picture myself wearing this around a market in Provence. Sleeveless with a feminine frill. Boden pink midi dress now £44 down from £110. Click to view
I am always on the look out for white shirts ‘with a twist’ and this one with circular cut-outs ticks all the boxes. Great for travelling ! Boden blouse £30 down from £75 Click to view
I love all the pieces I have selected. My only criticism is that neither Boden or Hush seem to use models in our age-group – something I would love to see change as I think their ranges suit all ages – and with more of us choosing to shop online it would be great to see their clothing worn by ‘older’ models on their websites. Big hint!!