28 Jun, 2024

Splurge Vs. Save Summer Looks


As the days grow longer and the temperatures rise, it’s the perfect moment to infuse our wardrobes with some stylish summer flair! Today, I’m thrilled to present my Splurge vs Save Summer Looks. Whether you’re jetting off to a dreamy destination or basking in the sunshine at home, I’ve got you covered with an array of both high-end and budget-friendly outfits.

In this post, you’ll find a delightful mix of luxe pieces and affordable treasures. From elegant dresses and breezy linens to chic separates and must-have accessories, these selections will have you looking fabulous all season long. Embrace the joy of fashion without compromising on style, no matter your budget. So, let’s explore these summer essentials and find the perfect looks to make your season bright and beautiful. Happy shopping, and I can’t wait to see how you style these stunning finds!

Chic Day Out

For the first look, we have two versions of a chic day out outfit featuring a short, wide dress paired with flat ballet shoes for a polished daytime look.

High-End Option: For the high-end version, I chose a stunning Loewe navy trapeze dress, paired with the dazzling Alaia ballet flats adorned with crystals. To complete the look, I added the beautiful burgundy Loewe Flamenco bag. If you’re interested in more details about this bag, there’s a full review written on it. To top it all off, I opted for chic silver jewellery.

High Street Option: For the more budget-friendly version, we have a similar navy dress from COS, paired with a burgundy pouch from H&M and their version of the previously mentioned ballet flats. Again, we’re using silver jewellery to keep the look polished and sophisticated.

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Casual Elegance

For the second look, I aimed for maximum comfort without sacrificing style.

High-End Option: This high-end combination features white linen trousers from The Row, a cream ribbed tank top from Toteme, and The Row suede sandals. To accessorise, I chose oversized Tom Ford sunglasses, The Row 90’s black bag, and the irresistible Toteme monogram silk scarf.

High Street Option: On the more budget-friendly side, we have equally good quality white linen trousers from Cos, along with Massimo Dutti white tank top trimmed in black. This look is completed with flat suede sandals, oversized aviator sunglasses from Mango, a Massimo Dutti version of The Row 90’s bag, and another beautiful silk scarf.

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Evening look

When it comes to evening outings, here are my summer outfit suggestions:

High-End Option: The high-end version includes a stunning fitted midi dress from Loewe’s Paula’s Ibiza collection, which I absolutely adore. I paired it with Saint Laurent nude mules, a smaller version of the Loewe Flamenco bag in a gorgeous mustard shade, and for a touch of glamour, Alaia Le Coeur gold earrings.

High Street Option: For the more affordable edition, I suggest this unique Abercrombie & Fitch midi dress in a dusty pink shade covered in sequins. I paired it with the new collection sandals from Mango, which I’m obsessed with!! Since the dress is quite striking, I opted for a more understated bag, a white shoulder bag from H&M, which is actually a budget-friendly version of the Alaia bag. And to finish off, we added heart-shaped gold earrings from Mango.

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Mixing high-end and high street pieces proves that you can look equally fabulous without breaking the bank. It’s all about finding the right balance and investing in key items that elevate your overall look. Whether you choose to splurge or save, the most important thing is to feel confident and stylish in whatever you wear. Happy shopping, my lovelies!

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xoxo, Tamara

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