It’s summmmmer…. Okay, not today, it’s winnnnter, although apparently we’ve just heard from a little (weather) bird that the temperatures will be rising just in time for the bank holiday weekend. Now we’re very happy about this news because we’re getting quite fed up of our in-betweeny, not-quite-winter-not-quite-spring wardrobes. What’s more, if you buy Grazia this week, you can pick up a 30% discount at Gap - which is a very good place to shop right now because it’s full of easy, breezy, summery pieces that will just slot right into your wardrobe without you even having to think about it– from great denim, to classic-cut tees, and lots of cute trousers and shorts in great prints and colours, it’s got the lot.
And that’s not all. While you’re in Gap this weekend, we’d love you to do tweet us a picture of yourself wearing your new Gap purchases (there are signs in the changing rooms to remind you), and you could be in for the chance of winning £500 GAP shopping spree, plus a personal styling session with a Grazia fashion editor! Tweet us @Grazia_Live with the hashtag #Graziasummerstyle and we’ll be announcing the best, most summery-est selfies next week.
To show you how it should be done, we popped into our local Gap and had a go at doing our own. Associate Editor Lucy Dunn teamed a soft cotton a Gingham Shirt with boyfriend jeans. ‘I’ve been living in the ripped 1969 Gap boyfriend jeans this spring but am really happy to find a darker pair as they’re really flattering. Also I’ve had a yearning for blue gingham since I saw it on the Prada catwalks back in February. This shirt’s a keeper.’
Shopping Editor Lily Russo chose a pink cotton shirt dress and paired it with a denim biker jacket. ‘There are loads of great summery pieces in store right now. It took me no time at all to put together this really fun and sunny outfit. And the biker jacket was my favourite.’
Senior fashion Assistant Caroline Ferry went for shorts and clashing print blouse. ‘I love this new season take on classic nautical style. The patterned shirt rolled up shows off stacked bangles and hopefully a golden tan come holiday-time. These shorts can we worn in a tailored style like this or slung low with a classic tee and sandals for a classic off-duty look. This leather clutch will come on night’s out with me as well as popped inside my beach bag as a travel wallet this summer. Perfection!’
Tweet us @Grazia_Live with the hashtag #Graziasummerstyle and we’ll be announcing the winners next week.
By Lucy Dunn
Lucy is wearing a Gingham Shirt, £34.95, with Sexy Boyfriend jeans, £39.95.
Lily is wearing Dress 39.95, Demin biker jacket, £59.95, shoes, £24.95 and bag, £39.95.
Caroline Ferry is wearing a navy printed shirt £34.95, shorts £24.95, sandals, £24.95 and clutch £24.95.