This silk shirt dress from Michael Kors is definitely going to be one of my staple wardrobe pieces this summer. It looks really smart and well-structured but it’s so light and cool! The perfect dress for days when you need to make an effort but it’s absolutely sweltering outside. Most of the dresses that I throw on when it’s hot tend to be cotton and tent-like, so I think it’s good to have at least one presentable option!
I’ve accessorised it with these cool candy-stripe ribbon wedges from UGG and a white leather clutch from Michael Kors. A nod to the nautical theme, I suppose, with all of that navy and white and red and stripes, but the dress has definitely got a touch of something else going on as well. Safari chic? A bit of military? Gold buttons, rolled-up sleeves… The leather belt comes with the dress; it has to be done up and looped casually around itself in a very specific way. There’s even a little instruction card included to make sure you don’t style it the wrong way! God forbid.
Everything shown (apart from the sunnies) is from online fashion store Zalando*. The Michael Kors Dolman dress is on sale at the moment, £215 instead of £250 (here); the UGG striped wedges are £120 (here) and the Michael Kors Daria Clutch is £125 (here). The Daria comes in a few different colours, I also really love the hot pink one and the coral. I think that each of the pieces that make up the outfit will work really well with other things – the dress looks great with flat sandals as well as heels and the UGG wedges look brilliant with shorts. I just think that the shoes are very cheery and fun – you can’t really be in a bad mood and stomp about when you’re wearing red stripy wedges, it wouldn’t be right!
Zalando asked me to choose and style this summer outfit from their online store. I hadn’t been on Zalando before, but I was (pleasantly) surprised to see that they have a huge range of brands at different price points – everything from high street to very high end. It’s like having The Outnet and ASOS/ on the same page, sort of. So you can search “black shoes”, for example, and hundreds of pairs will come up – the cheapest at £12 and the most expensive at over £800! I quite like this way of shopping; if you’re searching for a whole outfit you can decide which part of it you want to splash the cash on or where you would rather save your pennies. You can also get a £10 voucher if you sign up to the newsletters- I didn’t realise this until after I’d placed my order, but if you want to get the voucher in advance then it’s here.
You can browse the store here: Zalando.co.uk
Take a look at more fashion posts here – I’m going to be putting together a summer lookbook (Spring one seemed to be a success) so you’ll be seeing these bits and pieces from Zalando again! PS: I have no foundation on in these pictures. Gorgeous bronzed skin is courtesy of the new Elemis face tanner I’ve been testing out! Review tomorrow.
*Zalando have kindly sponsored this post.