A white shirt has always been thought of as a classic – in fact, I think it’s hard to find anything more chic than a fresh white top paired with well fitted jeans and a pair of heels! But I’ve recently been intrigued by a newer trend emerging amongst the fashion industry – none other than the ultra feminine broderie anglaise. This trend is all about the choice of fabric, with open embroidery on lighter materials such as cotton or linen. It’s not too daring or difficult to style – whether on a dress, a blouse or even a skirt, there’s something oh-so-summery about it, making it the perfect trend to try out this summer.
I’ve been obsessed with high necklines since last fall and I just can’t seem to get enough of them. They feel quite modern, particularly when featured on a more vintage piece. I chose this top from Zara and paired it with my favourite ASOS mid wash ankle grazer jeans. The detailing on the top is what I felt captured the broderie anglaise trend the best – there’s open embroidery around the neckline which comes quite high, keeping the piece quite current. The sleeves are three quarter in length and the fabric is linen so it’s super lightweight and comfortable for the warmer months. The back also ties the ‘pretty’ theme together with mother of pearl buttons running down it – it’s quickly become a total wardrobe favourite!
To accessorise, there’s nothing better than a gorgeous pair of sunglasses for the warmer months ahead. I chose a pair I found on ASOS which have a little bit of a cat-eye shape, keeping the outfit quite feminine. For jewellery, it’s all about the gold details. A golden geometric anklet to add a little bling below the ankle grazers, and a pretty circle hair brooch – again, keeping things modern. For my bag, I found this beautiful camel Chloe-esque number also from Zara (seriously, love at first sight does exist). I absolutely adore this look for the summer, and it’s definitely one I’ll be reaching for a lot!
What are your favourite wardrobe trends for the summer?