Summer Style With Next (& Competition to Win £50 Worth of Clothes)
Next have completely nailed summer style this season, and the pieces you see here that the kids and I wearing, have been our go-to clothes whenever the sun’s come out to play. I’ve been shooting for this post for months with most photos taken over 2 months ago (I have actually lost weight since taking the majority of them too which you read more about that HERE) plus, please note that some of the kids’ pieces are no longer in stock (there are lots of fab alternatives, though) and all the dresses are still available so good times!
Stylish, well made and great in the wash (which is always important, right?), this family loves Next!
Here I share my recent favourites.
The beautiful Broderie dress in navy you see below is both flattering and versatile and I love they’ve taken a lace inspired print to breathable cotton.
Just a word on sizing, I’m usually a UK size 10 on the high street eg. Topshop but I always go down a size in Next who are generous, particularly when it comes to looser, non-zipped styles. That being said, I do vary generally on the high street as I have a small waist and large chest. The down side to the hourglass figure, hey!
The boys were lucky enough to be gifted lots of gorgeous pieces too and have never looked cuter, in their summery outfits which suit them down to a stripey t(ee)! They always like to wear matching Converse too and even Daddy and I have a pair. Fashionista family or what?! 😉
This photo cracks me up as Xander tires of the time Oliver takes to co-operate when we’re taking a photo. Come on kid, I thought you were a pro! 😉
A slightly easier to shoot was a quick phone shot in this red embroided maxi dress which is of course perfect for vacays, taking you from beach to bar with ease but isn’t restricted to sunny jaunts as I braved the rain and wore it for a collab with Aldi Mamia at the This Morning Live event in Birmingham. I was showered in rain and compliments so it’s a total winner in my eyes!
This was snapped before I caught my train at the Royal Garden Hotel (I’m their resident family blogger, don’t you know).
Back in Yorkshire on a sunnier day, the kids lark around in striped tees and jeans by Next (some which are no longer available but the Boys section on the site is bursting with cool printed tees, chinos and jeans so fear not).
Look at these cool dudes!
Next up is this oversized green and navy pocket leaf print dress I rocked on our Center Parcs break (I couldn’t have chosen a more fitting and fab frock if I’d tried huh) -I can’t see this online anymore either but there’s lots of leaf-print pieces over there if you want to channel the look!
I’ve also been wearing this utterly divine, vibrant printed short dress from Next on repeat recently.
Here’s just a few photos taken over the last few weeks-
…Popping into Virgin EMI for an exciting meeting (news to follow soon, I promise)!
And at the press launch for BenQGSI’s outside projector with Masterchef Professional Finalist Matt Healy, Al from the Dad Network and Mollie of Where’s Mollie.
I also did a little impromptu shoot after the boys’ swimming lessons (as you do) pairing it with last summer’s denim jacket by Next too.
Love this versatile, flattering, dark denim jacket!
Thanks to Next for the stunning pieces and excitingly you can win £50 worth of clothes if you enter below.