Bargain Buy: Zara Burgundy A-line Woven Skirt

I don’t know about you, but I think a nice, rigid A-line skirt is a staple for any women’s wardrobe. There’s so many things you can pair such a piece with, so when there’s an affordable option floating around, you should do nothing else than snap it right up – even if it sits at the back of your wardrobe for a month or two. You’ll find a use for it at some point or another, believe me!

This burgundy woven A-line skirt, at just £35.99, is a brilliantly affordable purchase. Mix-and-matching this skirt with an array of tops and blouses is one of the easiest things you can do, and you’re almost guaranteed to look fantastic every time. It’s the perfect “I’m late for work!” piece, which we all need!

Burgundy A-line Woven Skirt by Zara

Burgundy A-line Woven Skirt by Zara, £35.99. zara.com

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Love This: Warehouse ’80s Floral Midi Dress

I’m a huge advocate of midi dresses – perhaps because of their elegance in comparison to shorter dresses. A printed midi dress is a wardrobe staple for summer, and this one from Warehouse is a particular favourite of mine. Styled on its own with some black heels, or even some matching statement heels if you’re feeling daring, provides an effortless look for both day and night.

Give it a go!

Warehouse '80s Floral Midi Dress

’80s Floral Midi Dress by Warehouse, £42.00. asos.com

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For Women: 3.1 Phillip Lim Jacquard Mini Skirt

What can I say? I’d be crazy not to adore this Phillip Lim skirt – it’s floral AND metallic! Two things I can’t get enough off this summer. Pair this with a white blouse (tucked in, of course) and some sandals, and you have yourself a beautiful, slightly edgy summer ensemble. Perfect if you demand effortless style when popping out for a spot of lunch with the girls!

3.1 Phillip Lim Jacquard Mini Skirt

Jacquard Mini Skirt by 3.1 Phillip Lim, £310.00. farfetch.com

Images courtesy of Farfetch

For Women: Topshop Flower Power Crop Jacket

Most of the time, Topshop prints are just ugly as they try to be “cool” by reusing prints from 50 years ago ALL the time. However, sometimes, just sometimes, they get it right. This polka dot/floral print is just perfect. Plus, I really like cropped jackets in the summer – they give a sort of cool elegance that’s perfect if you’re working in the city. Throw this on with a plain summer dress or, for work, replace your boring blazer with this jacket. It’ll certainly make your outfit pop!

Topshop Flower Power Crop Jacket

Flower Power Crop Jacket by Topshop, £68.00. topshop.com

Images courtesy of Topshop

For Women: Rosa Bryndis “Mosaic” Dress

Rosa Bryndis is a Copenhagen, Denmark-based brand founded in 2010 by designer Rosa Winther Denison and architect Bryndis Thorsteinsdottir.

This 100% silk dress is one of my favourite pieces, mainly because of the contrasting patch detail. The dress falls beautifully and stops just above the knee, giving it complete versatility. So whether you’re after something for a party, work, or even just day-to-day wear, this is a beautiful option!

Rosa Bryndis "Mosaic" Dress

“Mosaic” Dress by Rosa Bryndis, €200.00. rosabryndis.com

Images courtesy of Rosa Bryndis

For Women: Zara Cardigan with Patch Pockets

Zara is doing pastels really well this season – I can’t get enough of this pastel yellow cardigan! With patch pockets to add a little detail to an otherwise simple piece, it’s the ideal second layer to throw on when the warm summer afternoon turns to evening.

Zara Cardigan with Patch Pockets

Cardigan with Patch Pockets by Zara, £49.99. zara.com

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Love This: Kelly Love “Flowers at Midnight” Dress

Australian-born, London-based womenswear designer Kelly Love produces some beautiful floral prints each season. Her “Flowers at Midnight” dress is a favourite of mine, with its cool but pretty floral print and fitted cut. Pair this with some black heels, gold jewellery and a shoulder bag, and you’ve got yourself the perfect work ensemble. You’ll be the best dressed girl in the office!

Kelly Love "Flowers at Midnight" Dress

“Flowers at Midnight” Dress by Kelly Love, £260.00. kellylove.com

Images courtesy of Kelly Love

For Men: Kenzo “Windows Checks” Sweater

Kenzo does clean-cut with a hint of casual perfectly. I absolutely love this Kenzo check sweater, made from 100% cotton. As styled here, pair this with a polo top and a pair of shorts and you’ll look great! Alternatively, for the colder months, this sweater will look equally awesome with a pair of jeans.

Kenzo "Windows Checks" Sweater

“Windows  Checks” Sweater by Kenzo, €111.00. kenzo.com

Images courtesy of Kenzo