To celebrate its fifth anniversary, & Other Stories (one of my go-tos for grown-up on-trend styles) has collaborated with cult London lifestyle brand House of Hackney, home of big, beautiful prints and pick ’n’ mix maximalism.
The collection – made largely with sustainable fabrics such as summer-ready organic cotton – is inspired by the zodiac, with 12 looks, each celebrating a star sign. Fingers crossed yours is the print you love most…
DRESS, £69; SCARF, £27; BAG, £35; all House of Hackney x & Other Stories, stories.com from Thursday
DRESS, £110, House of Hackney x & Other Stories, stories.com from Thursday
TOP, £69, House of Hackney x & Other Stories, stories.com from Thursday
THIS WEEK I’M BUYING….
Structured, supportive and striped swimwear, need I say more? If you splash out on one piece this summer, make it this one-piece.
Can you believe these beauties are from Mango?! The colour-pop pick-me-up that every wardrobe needs. I’ll wear them with a white shirt and boyfriend jeans.
Q: I have had a mastectomy and am finding it hard to source a summer dress that doesn’t focus on the cleavage. Can you recommend any? Sarah, Southampton
A: After going through all that you deserve to feel fabulous. There are some amazing high-neck dresses out now. Check out labels such as Boden and Joules. The frills on this red dress make it feminine and flattering. For a more minimal option, this blue design by Cefinn in a light, comfortable viscose-mix fabric adds detail with a tie waist. The label also does great shirtdresses, which allow you to choose how high you want your neckline to be.
If you have a fashion dilemma you’d like us to help you with, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT TO WEAR TO… Soller, Mallorca
With Mallorca being hailed as ‘the new Ibiza’, we’ll be heading to the swanky Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa to indulge in some VIP treatment courtesy of eyewear label Taylor Morris. Think poolside ‘sunglass butlers’ (yes, really) on hand to provide glasses cleaning and a menu from which to choose your pose-perfect pair of sunnies. Double rooms from £267 a night b&b. jumeirah.com
Mesmerising views: Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa in Mallorca