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September is a particularly busy month in Oxford. From food and drink fairs to music and film festivals, there’s something going on for the whole family to enjoy. Whichever event takes your fancy, we’ve got your style and handbag essentials sorted.

If you enjoy the finer things in life and consider yourself bit of a wine connoisseur, then the Oxford Wine Festival is the destination for you. Deemed one of the top 10 wine festivals in the world, with 40 of the UK’s leading wine merchants, this is most definitely an occasion to get suited and booted for. For the ladies, we suggest this classic 1950’s dress from French Connection. With a modern twist and an eye-catching azalea hue, it will perfectly compliment these mesmerizing metallic sandals from Gap. And for the gents, we love this white and blue striped linen blend shirt from H&M. Pair with white jeans and these stone derby shoes, also from H&M, for an A-List look that is bound to get you a few ‘cheers’!

French Connection Glass Stretch Bardot Dress – £120
Gap Metallic Block Heel Sandals – £69.95
H&M Linen Blend Shirt – £17.99
H&M Derby Shoes – £34.99

For foodies that prefer something a little less fancy but equally as delicious, we recommend the Thame Food Festival. Whether it’s a family day out or a boozy afternoon with your besties, it’s set to be a hands-on event with lots of free food samples. And thanks to The Body Shop, you don’t have to worry about sticky fingers, for their moisturising hand wash keeps hands clean and fresh all day long!

The Body Shop Pink Grapefruit Hand Cleanse Gel – £2.50

Talking about feeling fresh, everyone knows that a social event or day out is a prime photo opportunity. If you only take one item of make-up out with you this September, ensure it’s Kiko’s fire red creamy lipgloss, guaranteed to make you a selfie Queen in no time. If, like most socialites, you’re planning on snapping anything and everything, then you need a super sleek phone case to do it with. We’re seriously crushing on this pastel marble geometric case from Claire’s, or if you’re feeling really extra, why not opt for one with your initials on? Alternatively, for those that are more old school and like to have memories as keepsakes, then the Instax mini instant camera from Currys PC World is the gadget for you.

Kiko Creamy Lipgloss – £6.90
Claire’s Pastel Marble Geometric Phone Case – £8
Currys PC World INSTAX mini 9 Instant Camera – £69.99


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With love, Clarendon Oxford x