Gotta Have It
Summer's here at last! We've picked ten pieces from some of our favourite Rushden Lakes stores to get you sunshine ready.
Sometimes a girl just needs to indulge in a little retail therapy and with over 50 stores to choose from we can (and frequently do) spend all day swanning around Rushden Lakes. These gorgeous pieces are all you need for a stylish summer wardrobe spruce-up.
With a removable halter-neck strap, this super flattering all in one swimsuit with cut-out detailing from Accessorize hits just the right note of chic practicality. Perfect for when you want to swim and sunbathe in style.
We never thought we’d be saying this but Bermuda shorts are big news this season. Luxe designer store Flannels have these slimline 90s style cut-offs from Saint Laurent that are taking us back to our misspent youth.
Fat Face have teamed up with the Marine Conservation Society to produce a beach-ready collection of clothes and accessories to raise awareness about protecting our seas. We are loving this seaweed print, 100% cotton towel. Perfect for spreading out on a sun lounger.
Where there’s a Wills
Tennis season is always our favourite time of year and this colourful range of short jersey dresses from preppy faves Jack Wills at Flannels is giving us strong Heather Watson vibes. If you’re not in the mood to knock it out of the court though, you can also wear for non-sporting pursuits and look fabulous.
Joules in the crown
A summer essential, you can never own too many hats in our book and Joules have one in their collection for every occasion. It’s hard to choose, but we are drooling over this wide-brimmed Panama that was inspired by Emily Bronte. Heathcliffe, it’s me Catheeee…
Throw some shade
We always try to look at the world through rose tinted glasses, but these pink numbers from Levi are giving us a whole new vision of gorgeousness. We’re loving the rose gold coloured fames too.
Hot, sticky days call for loose, flowing clothes and this pin-striped shirt dress from Mark and Spencer is ticking all our boxes. Wear it to the beach or the office, cinched in with a tan belt or just as it is.
These suede sandals from Ugg at fabulous independent store Robert Goddard will see you through as a summer staple. The metallic finish adds that little bit extra zhuzh to take you from beach to bar.
Channel boho summer vibes as you flounce around in this lace-trimmed maxi skirt from Superdry with bead detailing. Pair with gladiators or docs for that pairie-chic, festival feel.
Slip slop slap
Gone are the days when sunscreen meant stagnating in a greasy white oil slick. This Reine Blanche Illuminating UV Shield SPF50 from L’Occitane contains salicylic acid – renowned for boosting luminosity and helping skin renewal, leaving you feeling fresh and hydrated.