When Meryl Streep, in all her iconic glory, first brought us safari chic vibes in 1985, it was evident that this trend was gonna stick around. Stylish enough to be worn out and about for (a few too many) dranks with the gals and casual enough for that ‘yeah i just threw this on even though I really didn’t’ aesthetic, you can’t go wrong with safari chic style. Give it an upgrade this season with everyone’s most talked about animal print (move over leopard, there’s a certain Zebra in town) and keep your accessories minimal (I matched my shoes and bag completely to add minimal fuss). Chuck your heels off and throw on a pair of Birkenstock’s or Teva’s and you’ve gone from flower wall and Prosecco to casual daytime style in a suuuper hot minute. To get this look, I’ve paired this cute H&M Zebra t-shirt (about £7 – bargain) and a khaki ZARA skort.
Whilst it might scream festival style, there’s no reason why you can’t weave crochet into your everyday wardrobe (‘scuse the pun) whether that’s a lil hint of fezzy vibes dressed down with jeans and trainers (like i’ve done here) or you go full on matching two piece with cute sandals and a sun hat, every wardrobe needs a little bit of this timeless trend. Here, I’ve worn this Zara crop top for brunch and a spot of shopping (the dream) with baggy boyfriend jeans, trainers and a trusty Valentino, but pairing this with a flowy floral maxi makes for a different outfit altogether. Why not have a play, with your very own cro-chet?
The floral trends of summer ’19 are anything but subtle. Think bright vibes so tropical most prints include the odd lemon and palm tree. As well as tropical style bralets and dresses there’s also flowers, and lots of ’em. The prints that can be found at the moment can be likened to something your Nan might have in her wardrobe, but, I’m totally here for it. Birghtly coloured florals can be worn super easily either by dressing down and pairing with a block colour or wearing against florals of a slightly different print, it totally depends on how out there you’re willing to go. But when the sun is shining and the sky is blue, remember, there’s no such thing as too far. If you want to clash prints, then now is the time to do it.
This super cute Zara number is totally perfect for everyday summer style. Take on the beach to throw over a one-piece , pair with shorts and sandals or wear over ripped jeans and your fave trainers. This top is also one of those precious numbers that defines ‘nice top’ in the infamous jeans and a nice top duo. It’s named the Dolly blouse and it’s totally easy to see why. I love it. Happy floral-ing.
For something a little more ‘out out’, pairing tropical with ruched, one shoulder style is definitely the way to go. This (also Zara) crop does all the talking itself so really is just perfect paired with boyfriend jeans and some cute mules. Im also on the hunt for some fuschia wide leg flares to go with this . Perfect holiday style.
When I spotted this lil gem in H&M (poet and I didn’t know it) I just knew it was going to be one of my total wardrobe staples. Midi in length, you can dress this gal down with trainers (chunky or, I’ve chucked on a trusty pair of Veja’s here) or up with boots, mules or even super high heels. I love this dress because its length makes it quirky enough to make a small statement but wearable and plain enough to feel totally comfortable. Denim all over, there’s loadssss of room to accessorise however you like – I’m off on a city break in a couple of weeks and (weather dependent) I’m even planning on chucking it on with an oversized sun hat and Birkenstocks. Just a fab all-rounder and also a great, slightly more summery alternative to the boiler suit.