Monday, 5 June 2017

My Favourite Summer Outfits (With SS17 Shopping Links) #iwillwearwhatilike

My Favourite Summer Outfits (With SS17 Shopping Links) | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style

It's SUMMER! It may be raining as I write this (just typical, British weather!), but I live in hope that we could get a scorcher this year. And to all you Brits reading this - stop laughing, will you...?!  

My summer wardrobe is definitely in full swing now, so I'm doing my usual rediscovery of all things floral, cropped and floaty. I love getting the stored-away-for-winter boxes out and finding the new purchases I made the previous year that I didn't wear many times... It's like having the new purchases all over again.

So in celebration of June - and in my regular quarterly round up of my seasonal looks, here are last year's best summer outfits (or should I say my favourites) but with the added extra of SS17 shopping links for you to recreate the looks.

Hopefully you'll find something that you like and can work into your wardrobe - I've gone for equal skirt/dresses and trouser options, with a mixture of smart and casual.

And as it's full-on wedding season, why not check out last week's posts: A gorgeous garden party/wedding guest dress and Friday's wedding guest hats and fascinators to shop. There are 34 modern, funky designs to choose from in that post, so you shouldn't have to resort to the tired, old fascinator you've had since 2003 😉

A little retrospective of summer outfits is always, always a joy for me. Let's hope I get to wear some of my dresses this year (if I can just stop eating biscuits I may just be able to get into some of them, =ahem=)!


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One last thing to note: Today I will be in London for a photo shoot, details to follow soon on what it's for - if you check my Instagram Stories today you may get to see what's going on, it'll be fun I hope! I have an 8am start at the studio, let's hope I don't look too bleary-eyed (or fall asleep in the corner)...

Scroll down to add your outfits to this week's link up and have a great week!

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Classic summer dressing: Bardot-style gingham dress, bronze heels, pearl embellished collar | Not Dressed As Lamb

1. Gingham midi dress with embellished collar and metallic heels

Original post: Gingham Bardot-Style Dress With Pearl Collar

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Simple summer styling: Blue floral jumpsuit with tan accessories | Not Dressed As Lamb

2. A comfy floral jumpsuit and tan heels


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Wedding guest outfit - Jaeger SS16 50s style peony print floral top and skirt dress | Not Dressed As Lamb

3. A versatile wedding guest outfit (top and skirt)

Original post: 1950s Grace Kelly-Inspired Wedding Guest Outfit | Jaeger Floral Top and Skirt

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Summer style: Off the shoulder ruffle top, floral cropped trousers, orange tote | Not Dressed As Lamb

4. OTS ruffled top and floral cropped trousers

Original post: Off the Shoulder Frilled Top and Floral Culottes

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The #iwillwearwhatilike link up with Not Dressed As Lamb
Thank you for joining the #iwillwearwhatilike link up! This started as a campaign on Instagram in August 2015 where women over 30 wore everything on a journalist's list of "inappropriate" items for 30+ women (including leopard print, short dresses and oversized sunglasses. Yes, really). It was so popular that I decided to carry it on weekly where women of all ages link up their fabulous style, never mind what anyone tells them not to wear!

The link up goes live every Monday at 3pm UK time and will stay open for a week. Whilst the original article was of course aimed at the 30+, you can be ANY age to link up. The only criteria is that you're wearing whatever you damn well like!

Linking up etiquette...

CLICK HERE to read the rules of linking up (and to grab the #iwillwearwhatilike button). Basically it's just good manners to link back to here - to leave a comment is even nicer!

Featured favourites

Fashion bloggers who believe in #iwillwearwhatilike
My favourite outfits from last week's link up:

To get yourself featured next week, make sure you've included a link back to Not Dressed As Lamb or my button in your post/sidebar!

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Catherine

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26 comments

  1. They are all so good Catherine - but I'm totally partial to the gingham dress :)

    - www.inmyjoi.blogspot.com

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  2. two and three were always fav looks for me, you look stunning in all of them but those two are over the top awesome

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  3. All fab but would love to recreate the ruffled top and floral trousers! Thanks for featuring me, very honoured! Gail x

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  4. I love the navy jumpsuit with the tan heels, Catherine. Love how the tan belt and bag and shoes all work together. And it's navy... my favourite spring colour.

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  5. Love your flower trousers Catherine, they look great :) Thanks for hosting.

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  6. I love your cropped, floral trousers! They just say summer and happiness to me! :-)

    Thanks for the linkup & have a great week!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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  7. Honestly, I love them all. I would wear all of your outfits. Great job, Catherine!

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  8. As always I love your outfits but the floral cropped pants and top are just so summer perfect and darling! Would so love to have that whole outfit! If you can stop by Ladies Who Link Up on Friday, we would love to see you! Peace!
    CherylTucker
    http://www.northwestmountainliving.com

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  9. I remember that wedding guest outfit so well Catherine, adored it then & adore it still! Such a timeless look. Although I agree with Tatiana, I love all these outfits too ;-)
    xx

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  10. You do summer well Catherine! Nice to see some of these looks again, the floral jumpsuit in particular x

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  11. Oh these looks are all so fabulous, do I have to pick one? I love the check dress because it is so original with the collar you added. Of course I love the jumpsuit and the wedding outfit is so glamorous! Thanks for the inspiration - off to rework my closet!
    XO
    Suzanne
    www.AskSuzanneBell.com

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  12. Love your dresses especially that floral dress! The floral dress would be perfect for a wedding.

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  13. I love all of these. I think my favourite is outfit 4. Floral and stripes. Such a great look. Fresh and casual. We just need the weather to perk up again.

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  14. Defenitely the gingham dress, but I also loved your wedding guest outfit very much!

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  15. I adore the cropped floral trousers with your off the shoulder top - it's the look that says summer to me and is so versatile to take you anywhere. Lovely!

    Thanks for the link up party again this week.

    Anna x

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  16. as i was scrolling i was thinking, ooo that's my favourite, oh no that's my favourite, no wait that one is, lol! Every look is absolutely divine Catherine, you are quite simply stunning!xx

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  17. I can see why those are your favorites!

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  18. My favorite look is the floral pants with the off the shoulder top.

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  19. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the black and white dress with the pearl collar!

    Cherie
    http://www.stylenudge.com
    STYLE NUDGE

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  20. I love your wedding ensemble, including the captivating blue headpiece! Thanks for hosting Catherine!

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  21. Your fave summer outfits are all lovely but they gave me a chuckle because they'd be too hot for Canadian summers in most parts of the my country. You look so crisp and well pulled together, not wilted and sweaty like we do here.

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  22. A photo shoot? How fun will that be? But also a lot of work. I hope it goes/went well. Thanks for the link-up.

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  23. I had a feeling that you'd love my pleated skirt and floral blouse ensemble, dearest Catherine...after all, the colour and pattern mixing are inspired by none other than your own fabulous style!! ;D Thank you ever so much for (once again!) featuring an outfit of mine as one of your linkup faves; I'm always VERY proud to be included!! As for my own favourite out of all those gorgeous summer looks of yours?? I think it just has to be that boho-glam jumpsuit combo...I'd wear it in a heartbeat!! XOXO

    www.StyleIsMyPudding.com

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  24. prints are so fab!
    xo
    Ewelina
    http://www.letsdothecatwalkladies.pl/

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  25. So hard to choose a favourite but I think the OTS top and floral print trousers just edges it for me!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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  26. I love that gingham midi dress. So adorable. All of your outfits are great! Such pretty pieces for summer. - Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

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