Essential summer shopping from Jack Wills (and Liberty) with some Whistles and Jigsaw thrown in!


Show me clothes that are covered in sequins, leopard print or stripes, or clothes that are pink, navy or flouro and I’m there – throw in some Liberty print too and I can’t resist! 

When I saw these pieces in  Jack Wills  on Monday I was virtually beside myself with glee. Jack Wills have raided the Liberty fabric archives and chosen one print, which they have used in two colour ways, in a whole range of pieces. I love, love, love the bomber jacket, partly because it makes what is quite a trendy style – and one which could easily look quite dodgy – very wearable.


Just off the top of my head, I’m seeing the jersey dress used as a bikini cover up with white converse and tanned legs (someone else’s not mine), I’m seeing the hoody with cut off denim shorts and flip flops, the bomber can go into slightly more trendy territory, perhaps with a pencil skirt of some description and heeled sandals and the crew neck short sleeved top could be layered over a white shirt and worn with cigarette style trousers for a smart(ish) work look. There’s also a top with a Peter Pan collar, another dress style and the fab trousers below. All pieces come in both colour ways and the link above will take you through to the page with all of them on.

Yesterday I mentioned that I had seen a couple of pairs of skater trainers/slip on trainers/deck shoes – call them what you will – that I liked. I wasn’t expecting to find these in Whistles (£135) but I really like the texture on them and of course being navy, as opposed to the full on printed ones that I featured yesterday, they are very wearable.  They are pretty pricey though and there are much cheaper versions out there but if they are going to be your one new true love this summer, they may be worth holding out for (along with a 25% Grazia offer which must be due out anytime now.)

On the other hand, for less than half the price, these Jigsaw slip on plimsolls (£59) are a less spendy option. The upper is 100% leather, unlike the Whistles ones which are made of cotton, jute and raffia. On reflection I just have visions of the Whistles ones fraying and unravelling, to the point that all is left is the sole. Hmm, not a good look.

Anybody tempted? I fear that I may be paying Jack Wills another visit sometime soon and there’s a 10% discount with Jigsaw today which you can take advantage of by entering SPRINGEVENT  at the checkout.


  1. I won't wear sludge brown
    February 27, 2014 / 7:02 pm

    Gosh! Jack Wills. It's not a shop I go into anymore as my daughter has moved on to other things. The print looks gorgeous x

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