Stealing that style with Avenue32

Stealing that style with Avenue32

Hello Lovelies,

I know it’s hard to believe but it’s starting to approach that time, spring and summer wardrobes!

I am taking my ‘sun’ holiday early this year and I’m jetting off in the middle of May. I’m in that tricky predicament of needing to buy holiday clothes now but the high street isn’t keeping up.

I’ve been doing some sartorial stalking for some inspiration. Most of my summer dress drools have been coming from Avenue 32 at the minute.

Avenue 32, being an online boutique brand website offers high end and high quality goodies with the site updated twice a week with new products. No wallowing in old stock here!

With designers ranging from Giles to Zac Posen to Roksanda Ilincic, you get a real sense of high end and an almost one-off feel to each piece.

Naturally the first place I looked was at the bags but hey, a new frock needs a new bag yes?

I am going on a 2 week holiday and I will be rocking my usual kitsch, retro, vintage inspired outfits so I have picked out some of my favourite dresses from Avenue 32, saved to a cheeky folder on my desk top as inspiration for early summer wear!

This pink dress from Antonio Marras is gorgeous and I’d wear this for sightseeing. I’d team it with a little white cardie and some white converse to funk up the girly design.Id even wear this with thick black tights and a blazer back in the UK in the autumn!

Another Antonio Marras wonder, this would look perfect with black ballet flats and a little black clutch for a chic lunch or a nice dinner. I think the print is very 60s Mad Menish with the combination of floral and an almost plaid lower half.

On holiday, being brave in the sun, I’d wear this Thakoon Addition zebra flared dress for some quirky fun. Teamed with flats and big blag sunnies during the day or a pair of sky high heels and a chunky necklace for the night, I like funky dresses you can wear 2 ways… helps cut down on the packing!

Nothing sets off a suntan better than a crisp white dress right? This dress is a flared skater style from Chalayan and is another one you can style up a multitude of different ways. Gladiator flats and sunnies during the day, a pair of creepers and a denim jacket for lunch or a statement necklace and heels for partying on a night time.

For that one special evening, occasion or night out, you cannot go wrong with a statement dress. I find because I favour a more retro style usually, I like to switch it up and pick something effortlessly classic to make more of an impact. This Giles embellished silk gown is just amazing. Grey silk that just hangs so simply and with that excess of fabric that screams high end, oh my its just out of this world. And look at that collar. Pearl beading means no jewellery necessary!

Of course, you could use these images as inspiration to find similar outfits in your budget range or size range (which is what I will be doing!)

Which high end websites do you use to steal style ideas from? What do you think of my top holiday dress picks?