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Top 10 sizzling high street buys

At last, is that sunshine we see? Here are Melissa Murrell’s top 10 fashion picks for the month, perfect for those late summer rays and to take you into a cooler September.

Jigsaw Linen Utility Jumpsuit, £175 

Great jumpsuit, it comes up a little big so go down a size if you’re in-between sizes. Pair with trainers, sandals or heels to get maximum wear-age!

Jigsaw Ivy Leather Footbed Slider, £69 (Was £99)

A perfect alternative to the Birkenstock but if they create too much of a heavy look for yourself try the Ayton Leather Sandal from Jigsaw instead.

Zara Straight Linen Blazer, Light mink, £69.99.

Size up for more of a fashion look, size down if you want more of a classic fitted look.

Zara Bermuda shorts with linen £25.99

Slightly longer than the average short and the thicker waist band draws the waist in beautifully. True to size. Pair with the Jigsaw sliders and the Zara White linen shirt for a great look.

Zara White linen shirt £27.99

A white linen shirt never goes out of fashion but how you wear it and what you pair it with does. To stay on trend this summer wear it oversized and pair it with the linen shorts mentioned above, some wide leg jeans or over your swimsuit.

Jigsaw Rainbow Floral Shirt Dress £165

Not my usual choice of pattern but having recently worn this for a Jigsaw event it came out as one of the most flattering dresses for all body shapes. It drapes beautifully, nips you in at the waist and can be worn with sliders, trainers or heels. Pair with a leather jacket or the Zara Linen Blazer above.

Zara Linen Blend Jumpsuit £29.99

Doesn’t look anything in the pictures on the Zara website but it’s a great fitting one piece jumpsuit for an English summer day. The wide fitting shorts make anyone with a larger leg look fantastic and the fitted paper bag waistband draws in ones waists really well. Also comes in a blue and white striped version.

Zara Midi Dress with buckle £49.99

I’ve just ordered this for myself but I’m yet to try it on. I’m hoping that it’ll be a perfect holiday evening dress – dressy enough for a meal out but causal enough to look like you haven’t tried too hard!! The front slit at the hem is a great way of showing some leg without actually showing the shape of your leg. The ‘V’ neck breaks up a larger bust and the sleeves will balance out any larger hips. Definitely worth a go!

Jigsaw Riva Leather Platform Trainers £120

Give yourself a bit of extra height without the need for painful heels by choosing these gorgeous platform trainers from Jigsaw. They’ll make your legs look longer and leaner but still giving you that casual look. They look great with any midi dress.

Mint Velvet Off-white Zipped Bomber Jacket, £89 (was £119)

A summer light jacket is essential during the British Summer months and this is the one I personally wear with everything. It’s light in weight, goes just as well with dresses as it does with a pair of denim cut off and a t-shirt and is the one piece of clothing that most clients are lacking. It’s not a rain jacket – choose a trench coat to give protection from the summer rain…

With over 15 years of experience of styling real women with real lives, Melissa Murrell has built a successful career in not only styling the everyday woman but also in teaching others how to become Personal Stylists. Creating maximum style with the minimum of effort for her busy clients drives every styling session she undertakes. Melissa has worked with hundreds of clients of all shapes and sizes to teach them how to dress for their body shape and how to create a mix and match capsule wardrobe that is relevant to their lifestyle needs and budget, making getting dressed in the mornings a stress free event! The result? Look great, feel confident and finally have something to wear!


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