Full on summer-mode..

Full on summer-mode..

Hello! And welcome to my last Baukjen blog for this collection…which means we can properly get under the skin of summer fashion since with every day that passes, our hopes are raised that we are going to be able to wear these gorgeous summery pieces very soon. As I write this the sun is streaming in through my window and the forecast is looking amazing for the jubilee weekend- so I hope this blog gives you a little inspiration as to what you might be able to order in time to wave your union jack flag and pour yourselves another glass of Pimm’s!!

I have tried to keep the pieces I pick quite “capsule” so that you can do a bit of mix and matching and therefore get more bang for your buck.

Starting off with a few belter summer dresses…

I love the simplicity of this style…great if you have a defined waist and/or broad shoulders as the simple straps up top and the tired lower half will help to balance you out. The print is medium scale so should work for more people…and as for the colours- just stunning; great for those of you with come clarity in your colouring.

Montserrat Organic Cotton Dress

Monserrat Organic Dress: £149 (£126.65 with my discount)

If you are warm and strong in your colouring you can feel very smug that this dress will so suit you! Again, it will work for you if you have a defined waist but be careful if you have a full bust as the strap design will be tricky with a bra…see the image below.  This dress is so versatile; relaxed enough to wear with flipflops and a big sun hat to the beach, but put on some gold wedges, chunky gold jewellery and a cream pashmina and you could wear it out for dinner. Items like this are just SO useful as their versatility allow you to be able to cut down on tyour packing- always a good thing!

Michelle Dress with Tencel™

Michelle Dress: £139 (£118.15 with my discount)

Michelle Dress with Tencel™

Can we just look at the back…just stunning!

This dress is not trying to reinvent the wheel…it is offering you a very simple solution to just wanting to chuck something on and get out the door. If black is a good colour for you, the possibilities of styling this are so long as you are starting with a neutral colour. Flipflops and wet hair could be your styling choice for the school rum but you could equally style this out with neon earrings, a denim jacket and wrap around espadrilles for evening drinks. A complete no brainer that should not be overlooked.

Eloise Dress with LENZING™ ECOVERO™

Eloise Dress: £79 (£67.15 with my discount)

Too pretty not to mention…I love the off shoulder detail…it certainly brings a more romantic and feminine touch to “just a top to wear with jeans”. The colours will work for you if you are soft and tonal; equally, it will work for you if you are bottom heavy as the off shoulder design will help to make you look broader on your top half. If you are lighter in colouring – pair it with the cream denim jacket and some turquoise accessories.

Peggy Top with LENZING™ ECOVERO™

Peggy Top: £99 (£84.18 with my discount)

So simple yet so elegant. A brilliant cut for those of you who are broad in your shoulders as the lines cut them in half. So versatile- could be worn with jeans, chinos or the Cosette skirt below…

Chea Top with LENZING™ ECOVERO™

Chea top: £39 (£33.15 with my discount)

I really liked this whole outfit so have included links to all the items in it. It just showcases ways to put pieces together and I love the tones. If you are feeling leg- confident this skirt looks so comfy and easy…and I love it paired with the hot tangerine tank top and cream jacket…

By the way- the best leg “makeup” I have ever found for giving colour but also smoothing out the appearance of imperfections is Sally Hansen’s “Airbrush Legs Instant Tan” spray.  It really does help blotchy, uneven skin tone and sorts out the appearance of veins!!

Cosette Skirt with LENZING™ ECOVERO™

Cosette skirt: £99 (£84.15 with my discount)

 

Brenna Top with LENZING™ ECOVERO™

Brenna Top: £39 (£33.15 with my discount) 

Such a great jacket if you are wanting something different from a denim blue; it will work best for those of you with lighter colouring and be a great neutral to go with so many other colours already in your wardrobe.

Organic Denim Jacket

Organic denim Jacket: £149 (£126.65 with my discount)

These bags are great…so useful and classic. All you need is the old fashioned bike and a French bread stick or two and you will be feeling all the French vibes!

Cora Straw Bag

Cora Straw bag: £129 (£109.65 with my discount)

Cora Straw Bag

It also comes with blue handles.

I hope that gives you some summer inspiration. Remember my advice to always start your shopping trip in your own wardrobe before you start buying so that you can remind yourself of what you already have and what you actually need. That way you can feel so much more confident in what you are buying as there is no nagging doubts in your head as to whether you can justify it. It also means you might buy less but what you do buy is better quality and allows you to buy more ethically from a brand like Baukjen who put ethics, sustainability and the environment at the heart of their designs.

If you want to buy any full price items you can use my discount code: KATEEVANS15″ to get 15% off– please pass onto friends /relatives if you feel they would be interested!

If you have any questions or feedback for either myself or the team at Baukjen, please do let me know…

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Kate xxx