Summer Style Picks from Debenhams

It seems safe to say the Great British Summer is well underway with plenty of hot, sunny days already and we’re only just past mid-June, but let’s hope there are many more still to come and the school holidays aren’t a wash out! Let us embrace the glorious weather (and think ahead to holiday wardrobes) with a bright and breezy maxi dress embracing the floral, cold-shoulder and ruffle trends all in one easy to wear dress.

Red printed cold shoulder maxi dress, Red Herring c/o Debenhams

With a crinkle finish and busy print this dress is just perfect for mamas both at home and away; it’s meant to be creased – no ironing nor careful folding for packing required – and the pattern will disguise anything your little ones quite literally throw at you.

Top summer style picks

But what to wear with your perfect summer maxi? And what other holiday essentials should you pick up? See my must-haves below…

1. Panama hat, Warehouse

It goes without saying a great sunhat is essential; if nothing else, it makes no-time-to-brush-bed-head look instantly chic!

2. Metal rim tortoiseshell sunglasses, Red Herring

Update your eyewear this season with a slight cat-eye shape and switch up tortoiseshell for a grey version or metal trim.

3. Black mesh panel swimsuit, J by Jasper Conran

The classic black swimsuit gets a revamp with mesh panels offering a flash of waist while holding everything in.

4. Pom pom detail straw tote bag, Floozie by Frost French

Neon? Check. Pom poms? Check. Slogan? Check. All the elements for the ultimate SS17 straw tote bag.

5. Bandeau bikini top (with detachable straps), Debenhams
6. Black tribal print bikini briefs, Butterfly by Matthew Williamson

Mix-and-match your bikini tops and bottoms for multiple options while on holiday; it’s good for varying tan lines too! Choose one plain bikini – block colour or black – and one printed bikini which picks up on your block colour choice within the pattern for a mismatch that works.

7. Suitcase, Tripp

Make life easier at the airport with a bright case. It’ll distract the little ones from their boredom while waiting by the baggage carousel as they play Spot The Brightest Case.

8. Red ruffle flat sandals, Dorothy Perkins

Complement your printed red maxi dress with a ruffle detail sandal. I opted for my fringed strappy stiletto sandals from last year with this dress but a more practical option would be these flats.

9. Black elastic wedge sandals, Dune

For a bit of height without losing comfort, these Dune elastic strap wedge sandals hit the mark. And with the white sole contrasting the black straps, they add a sporty vibe to your style.

Red printed cold shoulder maxi dress, Red Herring c/o Debenhams


  • Hello Helen, wow! what a gorgeous dress, I just loved it. I liked your collection. I always prefer this type of outfits. I like your panama hat. You have an awesome collection. Thanks for sharing latest trendy dresses.

  • Thanks for sharing this post with us. Honestly i wish i could look fabulous just like you are those dress. keep up the good work, Awesome!!!

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