holiday style

In case you couldn’t tell by my umpteen “Summer ready…” “Summer holiday…” “Summer absolutely ehhrthing…” focused blog recently, I love summer. The blue skies, the justification for daily frappuccino’s, the general happiness of Londoners (well, happier Londoners) but mostly? Mostly I love summer fashion.

When it comes to dressing for summer however, this doesn’t mean that I go crazy and dress up until my heart’s content. Comfort – and coolness – is key for me in Summer which is why when I was asked if I wanted to get involved in Matalan’s Holiday shop campaign, I totally jumped at the chance as for me, that’s what Matalan do best. Comfy, reliable basics that you can just throw on as they go with everything. (Basically, I’m a lazy bitch cow girl so thank you for indulging that Matalan) πŸ˜‰

Here are my Matalan picks – alongside a pair of Jones Bootmakers sandals that have stolen my heart – and what has quickly become my go to Summer/festival style outfit. I really hope you enjoy the outfit as much as I’m enjoying wearing it.

holiday style
festival style
festival style
festival style
matalan printed shorts
matalan printed shorts
matalan printed shorts
matalan printed shorts

First up we have these stunning shorts* that I have not stopped wearing since I received them. For me, the print reminds me so much of some Isabel Marant pieces I lusted over last season (but for 100th of the price) so I bookmarked these as soon as I saw them. Not only do they look amazing, but they are so comfy. I’ve realised that comfy linen shorts with a nice print are my comfort zone.. with the comfort of pyjamas but potential to be dressed up to look smart with the right shoe, they are easily my Summer style essential.

suede fringe bag
suede fringe bag

Next up, we have a bag that has not left my side for the past 2 weeks. (It’s currently out of stock *insert all the cry face emoji’s here* but I’ll link it up once it’s back) Real suede, check. Fringe, check. Basically, when I wear this I feel like I’m at Coachella.

Just without the amazing music, incredible LA sunshine and an abundance of ridiculously stylish celebs and fashion bloggers for company.

[insert FML/”sigh for life” emoji here]

In all seriousness though, this bag is absolutely stunning. The suede is such amazing quality, the bag fits a deceivingly large amount in it without being to big and bulky, it’s just my Summer saviour this year.

matalan sunglasses
matalan sunglassesmatalan sunglasses

Next up, these gorgeous glasses*. A really flattering tortoise shell/pink tinted/ombre coloured pair with a really flattering, rounded square shape. These are my new “thrown on with anything, because they go with everything” glasses that I’m very happy to have in my possession. Plus, they’re Β£3… total bargain!

Jones bootmakers sandals
Jones bootmakers sandals
Jones bootmakers sandals
Jones bootmakers sandals
FWIS From where I stand
FWIS From where I stand

Last but most definitely not least, these tan, diamante, studded Jones Bootmakers slides/sandals*. I received these from Jones Bootmakers around 3 – 4 weeks ago now I can genuinely, genuinely say, they haven’t left my feet. They’re amazingly well made and feel so sturdy, they’re incredibly comfortable and almost mould to your feet… but despite all of that, it’s the design that I love most. The double strap makes them slightly dressier than your usual sandal and the addition of the studs/diamante details gives them a slightly cooler/edgier vibe. 
So that brings me to the end of my Holiday, Festival, Summer style post. I have to say, minus the freak heatwave when every single millimetre of me was sweating like a pig, I have been loving this weather, and loving dressing for it even more. 
I would love to know what your favourite/go-to Summer/Holiday outfit is? Feel free to link up any posts below πŸ™‚
As always, thank you so much for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post.

100 responses to “HOLIDAY STYLE, SORTED!”

  1. Aisling says:

    You're so great at looking effortlessly casual. I either look too done up or like a pile of garbage. There is no fun casual in between.

    Aisling | aisybee.

  2. I loveeeee those shorts – they are gorgeous.
    They look amazing with that striped shirt.

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

  3. Ok, so I genuinely cannot fault this outfit. I LOVE IT. And now I kinda want it in my wardrobe too hahah… seriously though, Elle, your style is so on point xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

  4. Love all these pieces Elle! Especially the embellished sliders!

  5. Rachel-Beth says:

    Looking hot girl! I miss Matalan so much, they always have such genuinely awesome bargains. I love the shorts you chose, the pattern is lovely and it is quite similar to Isabel Marant, like you said πŸ™‚ And don't get me started on the bag ****angelic choir**** I NEED IT NOW!

    Rachel xxx

  6. I love this! Hurrah for print-mixing. You look fab Elle! πŸ˜€ do you have a link for the shirt you're wearing by the way? I have a lot of lust for it xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle Blog

  7. Those shorts are just so cute


  8. Lauren S says:

    I hadn't been in Matalan for years but I saw these shorts and they looked SO comfy – my kinda summer style!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

  9. - Karen says:

    This is such a gorgeous relaxed outfit! I love that the shorts aren't too short – something I seem to experience a lot πŸ™

    Style Sunriseβ˜€


  10. Meg Siobhan says:

    Ermahgerd, I full on love this outfit Elle. LOVE how the different patterns of the shirt and shorts just go together so well!

    Meg | A Little Twist Of…

  11. Alice says:

    Oh my god you mega babe! This is THE perfect outfit for summer! So comfy yet so chic.
    Alice xo

  12. I need this entire outfit!! Those shorts look so comfy and I'm dying over that Fringe bag! You look too cute!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  13. Stephanie says:

    Such a great outfit!! πŸ™‚ You look great! Love the printed shorts . Just perfect for summer. πŸ™‚

  14. Georgia Jade says:

    Everything you wear screams "I woke up like this". So effortless. That bag I might have to steal! -obsessed with it!

    Georgia | The Weekend Attic – Personal Style, Beauty and Lifestyle

  15. Sam Bugeja says:

    Dat outfit doe!
    Love the bag the most, but as always you look beautiful.
    Sam xx

  16. Monic Sutter says:

    what a comfy cozy look !

    Simply Sutter

  17. crafty-zone says:

    I really like your shorts, they remind me project of Isabel Marant too, they have great print and suit to your striped shirt, Ellie!

  18. You look amazing!
    The shirt is so cute!
    xo, Veni

    Style with Veni | Fashion Blog

  19. Anonymous says:

    I also love to wear more comfortable clothes on hot days. This outfit is totally something I would wear. Love it!
    Nati xx

  20. Beautylyme says:

    Love this casual outfit & especially the sandals – saw them in your recent vlog & swooned! xx


  21. Kylie L says:

    Gotta love a bit of summer. Loooove this look beautiful girl!

  22. LBG says:

    What a cool refreshing look! Loving the shorts snd the bag actually hurts to look at, it's so cool!

  23. Erica Wells says:

    Great laid back summer outfit! I love dresses and anything light weight to allow breathability.


  24. Zarrah Gil says:

    I love this comfy chic look.
    Great pattern mixing pretty!

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin

  25. Honest mum says:

    Stunning picks girl, I love that 70's style tassled bag, laid back summer lovin' style. I've luckily spent the last 2 months holidaying on travel reviews from the blog so hoping I've brought the sunshine with me and it stays for a while in the UK xx

    • Thanks so much Vicki! I know you have I am BEYOND jealous πŸ˜‰ I've been following your instagram/twitter and it looked so stunning, let's hope you've brought back the sunshine πŸ™‚


  26. Jordan says:

    You look so gorgeous and I'm obsessed with your stripey shirt! I've been wanting a similar one for ages πŸ˜€ xx

  27. Love that you blended two different prints! They fit so well!


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  29. Olivia says:

    This combination looks so great on you, it goes together so well.

    olivia // My Clueless Mind

  30. Kama H says:

    Those shorts are beautiful, but I'm really lusting over the top! I've been looking for the perfect striped blouse for aaaages, and it looks like I know where to find one now πŸ˜‰


  31. You look stunning as always! I just love simple rompers so I can wear all the accessories

    Naomi in Wonderland

  32. Jenny says:

    Love how casual this outfit is and how well the bag and sandals add that statement piece to the look x

    Jenny | Krystel Couture β™₯

  33. Your outfit is gorgeous and chic as always x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

  34. Lol, I don't blame you, summer is awesome.
    Nice casual look, the sandals are fab πŸ™‚

  35. Danika Maia says:

    Looks so comfortable and cute!

    Danika Maia

  36. Wow! I love this outfit! You look amazing Ellie πŸ™‚
    xx Sab |

  37. Tara B says:

    Love the bag and sandals. So perfect for summer.

  38. Alina Bostan says:

    This is my kind of summer outfit as I'm all about being comfy & kept cool. I love the shorts & the bag, can't believe they're from Matalan. Oh and the sandals look stunning, let's just say I love everything about this outfit x

  39. Beauty Bloss says:

    Love love love the sandals! We are in the middle of winter here in Australia and I dream of wearing cute little sandals like these!
    The Beauty Bloss

  40. Eden Mint says:

    I love that fringe bag, too bad it's out of stock! Great outfit and holiday style πŸ™‚

  41. bryony grace says:

    The shorts are so cute! And I absolutely love the bag, although I'd probably trip over it because I'm quite small haha. Lovely look though! x

  42. love love love this relaxed outfit! it looks super comfy but still stylish πŸ˜€

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  43. Gabrielle says:

    Holy hell, those Jones Bootmaker embellished sliders are perfect! I love the photo taken from your point of view, it gives a great idea of how they'd look on πŸ™‚

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice


  44. Hilary Young says:

    Love your shorts<3 thanks for sharing this is so fun to read. You look stunning. Do you want to support each other's blog by following each other?:) Please let me know if you do so I can follow you right back x


  45. Such a lovely outfit! It's very you and you look lovely πŸ™‚ I don't know what my go to summer outfit is.. I guess a floral dress of some sort haha :') Have a lovely weekend! πŸ™‚ xx

  46. Rebecca says:

    This is such a pretty Summer look, Elle – I love the stripes (obviously!) with the print of the shorts. And the sandals are super pretty too – not that I can ever resist something a little embellished. x Rebecca – UK fashion blog

  47. Such a lovely outfit and those shorts are amazing! I never really tend to wear shorts, because I don't like my legs, but I should just wear them. They are so comfy, summery and just perfect haha!

    X Marjolein

  48. Such a gorgeous look you've put together, Ellie. Those shorts, especially, are so super cute x

  49. Mandy S says:

    Those shorts look amazing! I think I need to pick them up because they will definitely be perfect for my beach holiday next month πŸ˜€ x

  50. Love this summer look. Casual and comfy but also very chic! The sunglasses and bag are the perfect accessories… so cute! πŸ™‚


  51. Paris Cross says:

    I absolutely ADORE your shorts – they look so comfy too!


  52. Toni Clarke says:

    Gorgeous outfit! Those shorts are stunning and for Β£8 I think I definitely need them in my life too!

    Toni x

  53. Love your blog!

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