Top up your summer wardrobe with some great value buys


We’re halfway through summer… but, hey, there’s still the hottest month to go. So whether you heading off on your hols or staying put in town, why not treat yourself to a few last-minute seasonal buys.

Updating your accessories gives every outfit a new lease of life, and this is the time of year when a roomy bag is always useful – whether you’re setting off on days out with the kids or heading out on a shopping expedition. If you’ve got a beach trip lined up, a gorgeous light kimono is an absolute must-have. Or you could top up your sunnies collection with some mirrored aviators.

Nothing’s simpler than slipping into a dress and there are some great bargains out there for under £30. This denim dress really ticks the boxes, as it looks good on its own with bare shoulders or would work well with a close-fitting, Bardot-style off-the-shoulder top underneath. Demure enough for the office, yet relaxed, you could add a Breton top for laidback French chic.

Blue-Denim-Double-Strap-Button-Front-Midi-Dress_630x400Buy me: Blue Denim Double Strap Button Front Midi Dress, £24.99, New Look

Skater dresses are just so cute, and we love this versatile turquoise lace one. Team it with metallic flats and a floppy hat for a day out sightseeing, or dress it up with heels and a clutch for evenings.

Mela-Geo-Belted-Skater-Dress_630x400Buy me: Mela Geo Belted Skater Dress, £28,

When the sun’s really beating down, a little strappy number is the perfect go-to style. We love this classic V-neck, striped mini dress with a tie waist. Simple, chic and super-cool!

Striped-Shift-Dress_630x400Buy me: Striped Shift Dress, £22, AX Paris

To give all your summer buys a brilliant refresh, opt for the fantastic new fragrances for Bold & Lenor. The new Limited Collection embraces top designer Giles Deacon’s fun approach to fashion with beautiful products designed to add that extra layer of scent to your outfits. Choose from Diamond & Lotus Flower, Peony & Cherry Blossom or Amethyst & Floral Bouquet.

The Giles Deacon for Bold & Lenor Limited Edition Collection is available nationwide.

Prices may vary and items are subject to availability due to summer sales.