Summertime…And The Living Is Easy…

1 May

GirlSeeksShoe here.

I love this song. It absolutely sums up that lazy summer mood, and, for some reason, transports me to that era of Fred Astaire dancing in his hat and tails. (You can listen to Ella Fitzgerald’s Summertime here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIDOEsQL7lA&feature=player_detailpage)

The other day, my friend walked into class with the most glorious outfit to signal the start of that summertime mood. Channelling Zooey Deschanel’s quirky style from bygone eras in 500 Days of Summer, she wore a fabulous little dress and flat shoes. Somehow, this friend of mine has that eye for style that ensures she is always perfectly dressed in clothes that never look bad on her. Here is a quick recreation of that outfit; to ease you into summer in the best of moods.

 Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon Levitt (He’s MINE!)

Dresses:

Photo 1 of Floral Cup Dress by Wal G** £39 – Topshop

Photo 1 of Amanda Dress by Annie Greenabelle** £48 – Topshop

 £19.99 – H&M

She accessoried with a black cardigan and some brogues, to make the look more casual and everyday:

Pale Grey (Grey) Ribbon Lace Brogue | 214609802 | New Look £17.99 – New Look

FRANK £65.00 – Office

But you could add a blazer (with the sleeves rolled up) in a light colour for some summer party style (and a pair of killer heels of course):

Camel (Stone) Linen Blazer | 212661817 | New LookLinen Blazer £30 – New Look   

  Lipsy Patent Court ShoeLipsy Shoes – £45

I’m loving espadrilles at the moment, and the more colour there is, the better to make your outfit pop:

Petrol Blue (Blue) Strap Canvas Wedge | 218170447 | New Look £30 New Look

Petrol Blue (Blue) Floral Peeptoe Wedge | 218186147 | New Look £24.99 New Look

Coral (Orange) Striped Peeptoe Wedge | 213410683 | New Look £24.99 New Look

And then top it all off with a flowery head-band. My friend has a Rihanna -type feathered bob which definitely suits her, and I have learnt from her that a bit of hair-accessorising can make your outfit:

Amalfi Butterfly Bow Alice Band £7 Accessorize

Amalfi Print Ruffle FlowerFlower £7 Accessorize

£6 Claire’s Accessories

Now I’m off to enjoy the first day of summer… May is when the first round of barbecue-fever sets in. Yum!

GirlStillSeekingShoe

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