From having some of the best high street stores in one place, the likes of Fenwick, River Island and Timberland, to an array of excellent restaurants like Fuego and TGI-Friday, Lexicon Bracknell is definitely a city centre worth visiting.
We had a tasteful breakfast at Brown Bag cafe. I connected with some lovely bloggers and also learnt a few tricks from Jessica which was really helpful in packing for my recent summer holiday (blog post coming soon). Lexicon Bracknell gifted me a £50 card, which was the perfect excuse i needed to walk through some of the beautiful stores, and treat myself to a few summer must-haves that i am super excited to share with you. P.S - The looks below are probably not the most ideal of a capsule collection. This is because a capsule wardrobe usually edge towards neutral tones for the sake of versatility, however i love colourful outfit and my first rule of fashion is stay true to yourself, hence my choices.. *winkwink*
First look is this set from Primark. The trousers came in at only £8. Fashionista everywhere are trading their skinny trousers for slouchy summer pants. They are super comfy and perfect to dress up or down, as well as day to night dressing. I paired my trouser with this slogan t-shirt which came in at only £5. You can never go wrong with a white t-shirt, they are a must-have classic. This season we are not only wearing tees, we are also letting them do the talking, with bold outspoken slogans. You can pair this with denim shorts/skirt for another summer take, or just throw a blazer on it in the coming season.
I was lucky to snap up this standout cami top on sale from River island for only £10. I love the embroidery detail and hey did i mention it is on sales?! lol. With the heatwave in full swing, this is my definition of practical-meets-stylish fix. I love how this simple piece have been turned up a notch with the infusion of current embroidery trend. A cami top is another classic piece you will keep coming back to way past summer. Just throw a rollneck leotard under it in autumn and a blazer over it in winter. Practicality i say! Did you notice my raffia bag and tassel earring? These two accessories have picked up the steam, definite must-haves for your summer collection.
My fave is this super duper stripe culottes jumpsuit from Newlook which came in at only £24.99. Vertical stripes are everywhere this season and yes, yes, i approve. This will get your vote too if your goal is to look slimmer and taller, as vertical stripes tend to elongate and narrow your figure. I went for this multicolour one because i love bold colours (and apparently multicolour stripes are in vogue). For a fresh take in the coming season, rock a plain edgy shirt under it or throw over an oversize jumper as the weather gets colder.
Life is better in bikini they say, so you would see why i went on and bought this really cute set from River island. The bottom came in at £4 and the top was £7 (both on sale). This took me a little over my £50 budget, but hey, i wasn't even sorry when sat on the seaside, sipping my Pina Colada, looking gorgeous in ultra-violet *lol* I really hope you like each item.I picked them all in store at The Lexicon Bracknell. If you live close by, make sure to visit, you won't be disappointed. I have also included links below to shop items online, as stock may vary in store. Thanks for reading, do leave a comment, let me know which summer trend you are loving. Catch you on my next post. Love always.. AmberMystery..xx