Monday, 1 May 2017

Summer Dress Wishlist 2017

Now Spring is here and Summer is just around the corner, this means sunny days, holidays, exploring new countries and different cuisines and sitting with a cocktail watching the world go in some exotic location or cool metropolitan city. This also means it's time to refresh my wardrobe and go shopping!

My travels this year involves a city break in Lisbon very soon, then a trip to Milan, Lake Maggiore and Lake Como to soak up the Italian culture. In August we are off to revisit Iceland on a movie location tour, taking my son who is studying special effects at university.  October brings a trip to New York and Boston to celebrate a big birthday for my husband. I am also very excited to be invited on a press trip to Hamburg where I will be writing about this interesting and vibrant city.

So with all this travelling in mind, my wardrobe could do with a serious revamp. My go to item of clothing for most of my travels is a dress. I love wearing pretty feminine dresses especially in the Summer and team them with Fit Flops, wedges or boots for a funky look. When it gets cooler, I layer my dresses with little cami tops underneath, cardigans, tights or leggings.  So with this in mind, here is my Summer dress wish list for 2017. 

The go anywhere dress

Colour block dress by Esprit £69

This colour block dress by Esprit is made of linen and will keep you cool in the Summer heat. Easy to dress up or down it's lightweight, and I love the burnt orange colour with the flared skirt. Definitely, the dress for a smart lunch out, this 50's style dress has an air of film stars of yesteryear.  I'd team it with a navy clutch, cute pumps and a classic navy cardigan. A great dress for Milan or the Italian lakes.

The sightseeing dress

Red floral print tea dress by Joy £45

This timeless tea dress in a vibrant floral print is fully lined and cut for a flattering fit. The detail is in the fitted bodice, elasticated back and self-tie waist as well as the exotic flower print. Perfect for sightseeing, coffee with friends and date nights. I'd wear this around Lisbon checking out the cool little shops.

The special occasion dress

Mid blue organza dress by Yumi £55

Made of a light organza fabric, with pretty lace sleeves this classy dress is perfect for a day at the races, weddings, christening, or in fact any special occasion. I love the rich mid blue colour and sweetheart necklace, and how gorgeous are those sleeves! This dress is ideal for my husband's birthday meal in the New York.

The easy to wear day dress

Easy to wear jersey dress by Esprit £39 

This easy to wear day dress is ideal when you want to throw on an outfit and know it will be comfy and flattering each time. Made of cotton jersey, it's a dress you can equally wear browsing in bookstores,  checking out the interesting flea markets, or to the beach. 

Tell me do you have a perfect Summer dress? What do you think of the dresses I have chosen?



  1. Some gorgeous dresses here. I love summer dresses - the last one is the kind of thing I live in.

  2. I love those dress choices, I'm due to go to Italy as well this year so I will be definitely stealing some of your style choices. Let's just hope we're not at the same restaurant at the same time!

  3. I would so wear all these dresses, roll on summer, and thanks for some cool ideas You just gave me!
    Julie syl Kalungi

  4. I'm so jealous you're going to Lisbon - that's been on my list for a few years now! I love all of these dresses but especially the first one, it's so chic and versatile x

    1. I just came back and it was amazing. Watch out for a blog post soon.

  5. I love Esprit, the first dress is my favourite - love the colours.

  6. Love this post! I went to Lisbon about 18 months ago, loved it... love all your travel plans! All the dresses are lovely but my favourite one is the Joy one :)

    1. Lisbon is a great city! Glad you loved it :)

  7. Absolutely love the red sight seeing dress, how gorgeous. We loved Lisbon when we went, I hope you have a wonderful time!

    1. I have a number of dresses in the same style from Joy.

  8. I love to have "Colour block dress" and if wear with boho style jewellery it will look amazing :-)


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