Our Blog: Summer Slaying

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Take advantage of the August sunshine and spend your summer outdoors with loved ones. Whether you’re attending a music festival, a family BBQ or having date night at a rooftop restaurant, we’ve got you covered.

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Whether you’re a festival newbie or connoisseur, you’ll probably realise that festivals are not only a fashion spectacular, but a test of endurance. Choosing your festival wardrobe can be seriously tricky. You want to look chic and stylish but also need to consider comfort and practicality. Our advice for this festival season is to go all out. Experiment with colours, textures, patterns and most importantly, glitter, and lots of it!

For daytime attire we suggest a pair of embroidered denim shorts and a metallic body, the perfect combination to make your outfit look carefree but cool. Whether you’re lucky enough to witness all the action on stage or you’re stuck near the back of the crowd watching your favourite artist on the big screen, a pair of sunnies is essential! These mirrored-lens sunglasses from H&M will protect your eyes from the beaming sun to ensure you don’t miss a split second!

HM Embroidered Denim Shorts 19.99
HM Embroidered Denim Shorts 19.99
HM Mirrored lens Sunglasses 9.99
HM Mirrored lens Sunglasses 9.99

If you’re a sun-worshipper who will do anything to get a natural sun kissed tan, then this halter neck plunge swimsuit from French Connection is a must-have! If you’re not feeling confident to rock this on its own, pair it with a funky pair of floral shorts from Zara, the bold colours and patterns are sure to get you noticed! And of course, no festival outfit is complete without a bit of glitter! This fantastic rainbow eyeshadow palette will transform your outfit from a 10 to 11!

French Connection Halter Neck Plunge Swimsuit 55
French Connection Halter Neck Plunge Swimsuit 55
Zara Floral Shorts 25.99
Zara Floral Shorts 25.99
Claires 10 Piece Bright Glitter Eyeshadow 8
Claires 10 Piece Bright Glitter Eyeshadow 8

But who said glitter can only be worn at festivals? If you’d prefer to have a romantic dinner with bae at a swanky rooftop restaurant, we’ve got the perfect date night ensemble! These lilac glitter heels from Office would look stunning with this pretty frilled sleeve dress from Zara. Accessorise with a Fine Bangle from Swarovski for a delicate touch of sparkle, and you’re on to something seductive yet sophisticated which is sure to impress your other half.

Zara Frilled Dress 29.99
Zara Frilled Dress 29.99
Office On To Point Court Heels Lilac Glitter 68
Office On To Point Court Heels Lilac Glitter 68
Swarovski Fine Bangle 99
Swarovski Fine Bangle 99

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With love, Clarendon Oxford x