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) 😉
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.
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.
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.
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 £3… total bargain!
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.
Ahh thank you lovely, you're far too kind! 🙂
I loveeeee those shorts – they are gorgeous.
They look amazing with that striped shirt.
Jenn | Jennifer Jayne
Aren't they lovely? I'm such a fan of them, can't stop wearing them 🙂
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
Ahh thanks Sam, so lovely of you. So pleased you liked it 🙂
Love all these pieces Elle! Especially the embellished sliders!
Thanks so much hun, they're so pretty aren't they, love the sandals! 🙂
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 🙂 And don't get me started on the bag ****angelic choir**** I NEED IT NOW!
Ah thanks so much lovely. I would feel bad for you but I would swap anything to be living where you are now 🙂 Haha the bag is pretty special right?
I love this! Hurrah for print-mixing. You look fab Elle! 😀 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
Ah thanks so much lady, so glad you like it. The shirt is amazing isn't it, will tweet you the link 🙂 xx
Those shorts are just so cute
CANDICE | BEAUTY CANDY LOVES
Thanks lovely, I really love them too 🙂
I hadn't been in Matalan for years but I saw these shorts and they looked SO comfy – my kinda summer style!
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They're so comfy girl, you gotta go and check out Matalan 🙂
This is such a gorgeous relaxed outfit! I love that the shorts aren't too short – something I seem to experience a lot 🙁
I know what you mean lovely, as a tall girl most shorts are too short for me… I love these though 🙂
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…
Ahh thank you lovely, so glad you like it 🙂
Oh my god you mega babe! This is THE perfect outfit for summer! So comfy yet so chic.
Aww thank you lovely lady, so pleased you liked it 🙂
I need this entire outfit!! Those shorts look so comfy and I'm dying over that Fringe bag! You look too cute!
Thanks so much Shannon, so pleased you like it. The bag is so pretty isn't it 🙂
Such a great outfit!! 🙂 You look great! Love the printed shorts . Just perfect for summer. 🙂
Thanks so much Stephanie 🙂
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
Haha aww thank you lovely, that really means a lot. You can definitely steal the bag when you get your butt to London 😉
Dat outfit doe!
Love the bag the most, but as always you look beautiful.
Haha thanks you mega babe!!
what a comfy cozy look !
Thank you lovely 🙂
I really like your shorts, they remind me project of Isabel Marant too, they have great print and suit to your striped shirt, Ellie!
Thanks so much lovely, I'm such a fan too 🙂
You look amazing!
The shirt is so cute!
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Thanks so much Venetia, so glad you like it 🙂
I also love to wear more comfortable clothes on hot days. This outfit is totally something I would wear. Love it!
Thanks lovely, so pleased you like it 🙂
Love this casual outfit & especially the sandals – saw them in your recent vlog & swooned! xx
Ah thanks so much hun and an eve bigger thank you for checking out the video 🙂
Gotta love a bit of summer. Loooove this look beautiful girl!
Thanks so much gorgeous girl 🙂
What a cool refreshing look! Loving the shorts snd the bag actually hurts to look at, it's so cool!
Haha thank you lovely, glad you think so 🙂
Great laid back summer outfit! I love dresses and anything light weight to allow breathability.
Thanks Erica, totally with you there, I'm all for anything lightweight and comfortable 🙂
I love this comfy chic look.
Great pattern mixing pretty!
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Thanks so much Zarrah 🙂
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 😉 I've been following your instagram/twitter and it looked so stunning, let's hope you've brought back the sunshine 🙂
You look so gorgeous and I'm obsessed with your stripey shirt! I've been wanting a similar one for ages 😀
Thanks so much lady, it's Zara and I so obsessed too 🙂
Love that you blended two different prints! They fit so well!
Thanks Dora 🙂
Lovely post!!!! Great photos.
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This combination looks so great on you, it goes together so well.
olivia // My Clueless Mind
Ah thank you so much Olivia, so glad you think so 🙂
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 😉
Thanks lovely 🙂
You look stunning as always! I just love simple rompers so I can wear all the accessories
Naomi in Wonderland
Thank you so much lovely lady. Totally with you on simple rompers, so amazing for summer 🙂
Love how casual this outfit is and how well the bag and sandals add that statement piece to the look x
Jenny | Krystel Couture ♥
Thanks so much lovely, I love them all pieced together too 🙂
Your outfit is gorgeous and chic as always x
Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x
Thanks so much lovely 🙂
Lol, I don't blame you, summer is awesome.
Nice casual look, the sandals are fab 🙂
Thanks so much lovely, love the sandals too 🙂
Looks so comfortable and cute!
Thanks Danika 🙂
great post as usual 🙂
Thanks lovely 🙂
Wow! I love this outfit! You look amazing Ellie 🙂
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Thanks so much Sabina, so glad you liked it 🙂
Love the bag and sandals. So perfect for summer.
Thanks lovely, I'm a huge fan too 🙂
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
Thanks lovely, so glad you like it. Me too, I've been so pleasantly surprised by Matalan 🙂
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
Thank you lovely, I am beyond jealous that you live in Aus, please can we swap homes? 😉
I love that fringe bag, too bad it's out of stock! Great outfit and holiday style 🙂
Oh I know, such a shame isn't it.. I'll definitely link it once it's back. Thanks lovely 🙂
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 http://coffeeatmidnight13.blogspot.co.uk/
Haha I must admit, it can get a little in the way but I'll deal with it because I love it so much 🙂
love love love this relaxed outfit! it looks super comfy but still stylish 😀
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thanks so much lovely, so glad you think so 🙂
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 🙂
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Aren't they lovely? I haven't stopped wearing them. My fave 🙂
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
Thanks Hilary, glad you like it 🙂
Such a lovely outfit! It's very you and you look lovely 🙂 I don't know what my go to summer outfit is.. I guess a floral dress of some sort haha :') Have a lovely weekend! 🙂 xx
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
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!
Such a gorgeous look you've put together, Ellie. Those shorts, especially, are so super cute x
Those shorts look amazing! I think I need to pick them up because they will definitely be perfect for my beach holiday next month 😀 x
Love this summer look. Casual and comfy but also very chic! The sunglasses and bag are the perfect accessories… so cute! 🙂
I absolutely ADORE your shorts – they look so comfy too!
Gorgeous outfit! Those shorts are stunning and for £8 I think I definitely need them in my life too!
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