Style – Some New Looks for Our Summer Cruise

You may have realised by now, New Look is my favourite go-to clothes shop. Ever since I worked for them way back in my teens, I have loved their affordable styles, and feel that I can almost always find something I like when I head instore or have a look online.

Last week I treated myself to a few new bits, after having a big declutter of our bedroom and realising that half of my summer wardrobe no longer suits me.  

I wanted to share in a post as I can see a definite theme going on with the pieces I’ve gone for, and I am really looking forward to wearing these bits when we go on our very first cruise around Northern Europe at the end of this month. 

I did also have a gorgeous pair of cropped wide leg trousers, which looked lovely with the pale pink cami top, but the zip was faulty (I actually ended up getting stuck in them and had to break out), and when I went to return them, they were out of stock everywhere – gutted! 

First up is my favourite item, which I have been informed is going out of stock very fast, so if you like it, go buy it right away! The ditsy floral print is gorgeous and reminds me of a dress I had when I was younger.This style of dress is everywhere at the moment, although I am not as keen on the denim versions I have seen, as they seem to gape at the front no matter how many sizes you go up, what’s that about?I wore this at the weekend, when we had a day out as a family visiting a local museum, and it looked lovely and kept me cool in the hot weather.I love how lightweight it is and this, coupled with the length, makes it totally swishable (apparently that’s not a word, but I’m keeping it in). I can see myself wearing this over and over again, as it’s so easy to throw on with a pair of sandals and head off for the day.The next outfit features a skirt with an identical pattern as the dress, paired with my absolute favourite cami top of the moment, in a pale blush.If you follow me on social media, you have probably seen this cami crop up a lot recently as I have been wearing it with everything! It is so versatile, and I love it so much I actually bought a second one in the same colour just in case anything happens to the first!I love how it looks with the skirt – a totally effortless little summer outfit, which will be perfect for wearing whilst exploring the cruise ship this summer with a nice cocktail in my hand.The next dress is actually more of an evening style as it is quite constricting for summer activities with capped sleeves and a slim fit to it.I got it in the big summer sale and wore this recently to a breakfast networking meeting (after the trouser incident I mentioned earlier). I think it would work really well as something to wear in the office over summer as it’s dressed up enough for business, but still quite summery and fun. The best bit? It has pockets, actual pockets! I also love how flattering it is, and that it can be dressed down with flat sandals, or up with some heels. I will be taking this to wear for dinner on the cruise.Finally, another dress in a floral print (told you there was a theme going on), but this one is more casual and suitable for daytime.This one was also in the sale, and I am a little concerned it is a bit tight at the moment as I had to go for a size 8 when I am more of a 10. The zip does up alright, but I would have preferred to size up if they had it in stock as summer dresses should feel free and floaty.Still, I love the print, and the cut of the dress, and I think it would be the perfect outfit for heading off to explore on our shore days. The material is lightweight, and I love the navy colour, as I feel that again, it could be dressed up for dinner as well if I wanted to.I bought the clothing featured in this post with my own money.

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