New Look Shorts & Sandals

April 23, 2011

girls wishlist blogThe temperature continues to soar (and long may it continue) but I realised that my summer wardrobe was lacking some hot weather essentials – smart shorts and pretty but practical sandals.

With a New Look voucher sitting in my purse, I made their website my first port of call, and was impressed with what I found.

I wanted some smartish shorts that could be dressed up for the office or dressed down with a T-shirt. Chinos are a big trend this season, and I love the nautical look (nothing says summer quite like nautical or florals for me!), so these were the first pair I picked up – comfortable, stylish and practical, I love them already!

chino shorts
Belted Chino Shorts – £18.99

I’m loving paperbag shorts at the moment, they’re high waisted and really flattering. I was looking for a neutral colour so I chose this cute pair. Again, these can be dressed up or down depending on where you’re wearing them. I will team mine up with a cream blouse for the office or a vest top for a more casual look.

beige paperbag shorts
Paperbag Twill Shorts – £19.99

I carried the navy and neutral colour tones into my sandal selection too. So many times I’ll impulse buy pieces I think are great in a bold colour or a wacky print and then they rarely (or sometimes never) get worn because they don’t go with anything else in my wardrobe. So I’m trying to stop that by thinking about outfits that will work with the new item/s before buying.

new look floral wedges
Floral Wedge Sandals – £15.99

I love these ditsy print floral wedges, they’re so cute and give a pretty feminine touch to any outfit. They’re really comfortable too, although I found that I had to downsize because I couldn’t tie the ankle strap tight enough in my usual size. These will go with my new shorts, summer dresses and even jeans so I know these will get a lot of wear, especially on holiday.

new look plaited sandals
Leather Plaited Sandals – £14.99

I’ve been looking for some flip flop style sandals like this for a while. I love the leather plaited detail, and the elasticated strap means they won’t fall off. I have to say that they do take a while to wear in because of the plaiting between the toes (I’ve got the blisters to prove it!) but once your feet are used to them, they’re super comfy, go with everything and can be worn from day to night.

New Look is a great place to shop, I managed to get 4 fantastic summer essentials for under £70. I know that I’ll wear all 4 of these pieces throughout spring and summer and for many years to come so it’s money well spent and a real bargain.

Right, the sun is shining so I’m going to chuck on my chino shorts, a nautical striped T-shirt and my new leather plait detail sandals and catch some rays.  Enjoy this gorgeous sunny weekend!

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