Smock tops + denim shorts + bright accessories = a match made in holiday heaven.
I bought this lovely top in the Net-a-Porter sale just after Christmas (I always tend to try and buy off-season as there are usually some great bargains to be had). It’s the first piece that I’ve bought from Madewell and it’s really lovely quality and design. The embroidery is such gorgeous detail. Sadly, the sale has finished. However, this one is now in stock:
Monsoon and Mango are also something of a smock top stalwart and this one is a bit of a gem:
As is this Superdry one (above) available from ASOS.
On the shorts front, I’ve barely taken these ones off from ASOS since I’ve been away (and I love them because they are proper shorts not barely bum covering ones – especially as I’m quite short these are actually are lower on me):
They’ve also been reduced to £24 so they are a bargain.
I also really likes these Topshop ones which are slightly less torn and frayed but still relaxed.
A pop of colour is an easy way to pep up an outfit and I love the tassel and beaded items from Tribe & Fable and Opale which are all available from a fab local independent boutique near me, The Dressing Room. Accessorize as always has a great selection too.