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Your super summer looks, if you are home or away…

The weather is being very un-British.

It’s so lovely and warm right now, you may be planning to spend your summer in the UK. Or perhaps looking forward to an overseas city break or cruise?

Either way, some holiday wardrobe shopping to cater for sightseeing days and dining-out nights could be just what you need to add that extra pizazz to your holiday wardrobe.

These coolly elegant casual dresses and slouchy tops from John Lewis are perfect for holiday-wear and for turning heads at home.


AND/OR is the new collection, exclusively available at John Lewis.

It is inspired by the simple formula that great denim works with everything and makes everything work. Californian design duo Calvin-Rucker bring their denim pedigree and LA style to the AND/OR collection. The collection also offers wonderfully well-cut dresses and tops in beautiful prints and sun-drenched plains, all designed to shine alongside denim.

Perfect for a weekend sightseeing, team either of these AND/OR printed midi dresses with a biker or blazer and an oversized tote.

Switch to flat sandals and a wicker basket for wandering through markets or lunching on the terrace.  If the weather turns cool, add a denim jacket or a slouchy jumper.


casual dresses And/Or

casual dresses And/Or


Kin is another clever John Lewis exclusive collection featuring affordable, well-designed, contemporary yet timeless clothes.  A collection that provides you with all the dresses you need to look super chic from day to night.

You can create stunning holiday outfits by pairing white jeans with this navy print or blue dress.

Then transform both casual dresses into a super-smart look with pumps and a tote or a glossy backpack.

Just add sparkly jewellery for an elegant dining-out look.

Casual dresses Kin

Casual dresses Kin


We don’t need to tell you how much flexibility a great top can bring to both home and holiday wardrobes. Team with jeans for everyday casual, or culottes for a smarter look.

Each of these perfectly on-trend, slouchy tops from the Kin collection deserves a place in our suitcase and our home closet. All four could help you to create an endless number of looks.

By teaming them with different accessories and different bottom-halves, you will find them perfect for everything from people-watching on a City Break or dinner under the stars, to brunch with friends – even a day at the office, as we all want optimum value from our clothes.


casual dresses and tops Kin casual dresses and tops Kin

casual dresses and tops Kin casual dresses and tops Kin


We all need summer handbags for home and when we travel. Here are the stylish bags you need for work and weekends away.

Your back and shoulders will enjoy the benefits of a stylish back-pack for holidays and travel.

This stunning fold-over backpack in palest grey is perfectly neutral so would work with everything.  If you want to add a jolt of colour, consider this mini-backpack in sunny yellow.

When you want to shift up a gear into a more glamorous mode, this white cross body bag is perfect for stowing credit-card, mobile and lippy.


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Where are you travelling to this summer?  We’d love to know…


2 thoughts on “Your super summer looks, if you are home or away…

  1. I think it’s an excellent site . Really enjoyed your weekly email.I have made two purchases since signing up . I will be mother of the bride on New Years day . I have no idea of what to wear . It’s not a black tie wedding . I am 5’2 and 10 .09 at the moment . Have you any suggestions for a winter wedding .There is a church ceremony followed by reception in a castle type hotel .,
    Would love a few ideas
    Kind regards,

    • Hi Catherine, and thank you for your kind comment. Cyndy and I are delighted you like SoSensational. It was created with women just like you in mind. Congratulations on your daughter’s marriage and on being mother-of-the-bride. Hmm,January 1st. A winter wedding is always more of a challenge than a summer wedding. Also, it is a little early for A/W MoB outfits. However brands such as Gina Bacconi, which you can find here:, offer beautiful MoB outfits that would look wonderful at any time of the year. Thanks again for your kind comments, and have a fabulous day!

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