Recently I went on a little shopping spree in Jack Wills where I was treated to a few items ready for my summer. These ranged from a couple of new pairs of jeans, shirts, and even a beautiful new dress. Here I will show you which products I love and what to pair them with, to ensure you have an amazing, fashion-filled summer.
The Fernham High Waisted Super Skinny Jean in Mid Indigo
I bought two pairs of these jeans as they were on offer, buy 2 for £60. They fit really nicely around the shape of your hips and legs and they are super comfortable. They are really soft and this comes from their composite of nearly 50% cotton. They come in individual sizes meaning you can find exactly the right fit for you, and this is really important as they come priced on the slightly steeper side at £49.50. I really like them in the colour Mid Indigo, a beautiful mid-washed denim blue, so whilst not looking pristine and new, they still have colour to them. To keep the colour in, I wash my jeans inside out so they are not in direct contact with detergent. They go with a number of tops; tees, shirts, blouses, anything you want. They can be dressed up with a pair of ballet pumps, or dressed down with a pair of fashion trainers. I am super happy with my jeans and will definitely consider buying more when my other jeans start showing signs of wear and tear. I’m not into the ripped jeans look. 😉
Raddery Floral Print Dress
This is one of my favourite purchases. This dress has a cotton petticoat underneath the skirt, also made of cotton, which gives it lift, not too floaty but more rigid. This is nice for those days with the summer breezes and avoiding any flying skirt incidents! It has a lovely blue floral pattern with hints of red, and this print is one of their favourite prints, with it featuring on many other products, such as underwear, leggings and phone cases. I chose this over a dress with a spaghetti strap, even though I liked both, because it gives the top of the dress more structure and made it feel less like a beach dress and more like an everyday casual dress or for going out to dinner. This dress with a pretty cardigan from their range, for example the one on the right, (Horwich Lace Stitch Cardigan) would look beautiful and would just add that extra touch that makes up the outfit. Pair these with a pair of casual trainers or ballet pumps and you’re set to go!
Silverdale Leggings in Navy Floral & Govier Leggings in Navy/White
These two pairs of leggings are perfect for the summer when you just want to relax and stay warm in the evenings when the temperature drops slightly. Both have elastic Jack Wills embroidered waistbands which sit comfortably on your hip line / waist line, depending on the size you purchase. The patterns on both are easy to wear with other things, for example a plain tee with a zip-up hoodie on-top, a pair of flip flops, if you’re feeling adventurous, and you’re set. Both fit really nicely around your legs and hips and are both very comfortable against the skin. I would suggest buying them bigger rather than going down a size, even if this means you are buying a size bigger than usual, as they fit nicer around the legs with a bit of extra length. Saying this though, make sure they fit around the waist well and don’t drop down. Staff in-store are friendly and are happy to help with any queries you may have about fittings.
Wilden Boy Pants
Underwear from JW has always been my favourite, and even though they come at a slightly higher price than your quick buy down at Primark, they are worth the money, as they last a long time and are super comfortable. The waist band means they never feel like they are falling down. Because of them being made of 100% cotton (excluding elastics) they are soft and flexible to fit around the curves of your body. They come in a wide variety of patterns and colours and they have recently designed the same classic JW boy pant, but in a thong style, which is great for girls who like different styles but still want to consider being comfy. These also come in 3 packs which makes choosing between the many styles easier and for a limited time the single pants are 2 for £15. (£9.50 singularly).
The Highmoor Classic Fit Shirt
These two shirts are my new favourite tops to wear out. They are made of 100% cotton which makes them incredibly soft and comfy to wear. As a classic fit, rather than a slim fit, they still add to your figure because they are tapered not only at the bust but at the back also so they are naturally drawn in. Both colours are very easy to wear with denim or black jeans, and can be dressed up or dressed down by adding a few little accessories. Both are adorned with the JW logo, the pheasant, and this adds a lovely touch, coinciding with the trim around the inside of the collar and the sleeves. You can tuck the shirt in, leave it out, roll up the sleeves, keep them button and undo or do-up as many buttons to the collar as you want, depending on the look you are going for, but all of the options create a formal but casual look. With care (washing with similar colours and ironing before wear) these shirts will last a long time and can be used for many different occasions.
I know Jack Wills isn’t for everybody, but every piece of clothing in their ranges are made beautifully and are very good quality. Yes, the prices may be higher than other stores, but I swear by Jack Wills for certain things and I just cannot find the same quality and feel about the clothes by other brands. All of these items can be found on the Jack Wills website.
I hope I have inspired your summer and you step outside your comfort zone this season, and remember, you can rock any look you want if you coordinate each bit correctly! Just have a little search on Instagram or Tumblr, or even your favourite brands website and see what they have done! Anything looks good, its just the confidence sometimes needed to pull it off! Have fun girls!