Summer outfits. I saved two of the best till last

Delighted that the temperatures calmed down, it was good to actually wear summer outfits that hadn’t seen the light of day because I couldn’t bear the thought of being any hotter than necessary. I really didn’t feel prepared for this year’s high temperatures but I will be next year!

I do have a couple of cracking summer outfits to share with you from Roman Originals. And one of the reasons Roman Originals is right up there in my favourites for shopping for something to wear is that Roman Originals designs just don’t date.

This jumpsuit is just gorgeous. Roman always chooses amazing materials and what I really like about it is that it doesn’t crease at all. I’ve had a few outfits from Roman that are crease free and it really is a no-brainer when choosing something to wear when travelling in the car for some time or going away on holiday.

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I find it hard to wear full black but the mix of colours in this print is lovely and works well with the black accessories. I like the twisted detail at the waist and the suit is so comfortable. I think it will look great with a black or white jacket too for a more formal look.

I’ve kept accessories simple, my bag from Lattelier earlier in the year is just stunning. I love the simple design. It also comes with a cross-body strap. Black strappy sandals are from HM last year. A bargain find.

But add some other glam accessories and you can really dress this little number up. It’s a really versatile piece of clothing

Wear classic summer outfits with on-trend accessories

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The flared trousers complement the material of the jumpsuit, there’s a lovely movement to it. I also like that the V neck style is not too low. A lot of the summer outfits like this that I’ve looked at online, the V literally ends at your navel! I’m a little modest ( and way too old) for that kind of style.

One of the things I like about Roman is that they create good classic styles that you can wear year after year. I have many items in my wardrobe from Roman that are a good few years old and I still wear them and will continue to do so. This is my motto. Wear classic clothing but keep the outfit updated with on-trend accessories.

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I can’t help thinking how perfect this dress would be for Ascot

I couldn’t resist this dress. All the neutral shades that I love. Add a hat and I’m ready for Ascot. Roman has great occasion outfits for special events or wedding guest outfits. I’ve worn my Ascot outfit from Roman to a few weddings now and it’s still my favourite ” special dress “ This one above isn’t quite as grand but you could certainly amp it up. I often think about how I can style things up when I’m thinking about buying summer outfits or any outfit for that matter.

I paired the dress with a cream bag from Coach for a more formal look. You can see the fluted sleeve detail here too. That’s a nice little touch. Again, take the cross-body strap off the bag and it’s instantly a more formal piece. There’s also a cord tie waist that’s softly elasticated. The dress has some nice detail points. All the buttons running through the dress are one of them.

The shirred elastic waist creates a nice blouson effect. You can see autumn colours in the dress too. Pair the dress with some knee-high boots and a long cardigan and it’s a perfect autumn look then too. This dress would also look great paired down with espadrilles and a basket bag.

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So that’s two outfits from Roman Originals that will work hard for me. Which one is your favourite?

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  1. September 28, 2022 / 9:37 pm

    I love the jumpsuit and the dress, both are gorgeous! I know what you mean about V necks – some make it impossible to wear a bra with, so I have to steer clear. I really don’t think those stick on bras would do the job! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

  2. September 24, 2022 / 10:06 pm

    Love the jumpsuit, looks fab on you. Thanks for linking with #pocolo

  3. September 23, 2022 / 7:48 am

    The dress is my favourite, can be dressed up warmly for winter. The shirring is very on trend. I only discovered Roman fairly recently- I have several pairs of their shorts and cropped trousers- but they do have some lovely things. Thanks for linking x

  4. September 22, 2022 / 4:51 pm

    I’m a huge fan of jumpsuits and this looks a fab one, thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

  5. September 21, 2022 / 11:36 am

    Love the jumpsuit, Laurie. You look gorgeous in it, the dress is very beautiful too, perfect for the fall. Anna

  6. September 21, 2022 / 6:57 am

    The jumpsuit is beautiful, and it looks amazing on you!

  7. September 20, 2022 / 8:15 pm

    I love the print of the jumpsuit! It is gorgeous on you! That dress is incredible on you as well!

  8. September 20, 2022 / 2:05 pm

    Oh both of these are so gorgeous! Cannot pick a favorite! Great picks!

  9. Sara Grant
    September 19, 2022 / 11:31 pm

    The jumpsuit is cute….but the dress! I love that dress! We share the same coloring and it’s so classy on you Laurie. I’d be tempted to hem it a bit so it was not actually a long dress and shoes/boots showed a bit. I love it. I think I said that….lol 🙂

  10. September 19, 2022 / 12:34 pm

    They both look gorgeous on you, Laurie but for me, the jumpsuit wins because it’s more my colour than the dress, which is totally you!
    Big hugs
    Suzy xx

  11. September 17, 2022 / 7:13 pm

    These are both gorgeous, Laurie, but I particularly love the jumpsuit!
    I’ve got so many Summer clothes I haven’t worn because of the heat, which is a shame really. xxx

  12. September 17, 2022 / 7:51 am

    What a pity you didn’t wear then this summer. I had done lovely sandals that I didn’t wear at all, only slippers. It’s a beautiful dress!

  13. Gail Syratt
    September 17, 2022 / 7:33 am

    Hi Laurie
    thanks for introducing me to Roman Originals in some of you previous YouTube videos. It is not a brand I had heard of until I saw you wearing their clothes. I have now bought a few things from them. I am really impressed with the price, quality and the fantastic service. They also have a really good petite range, something that’s really hard to find these days.

  14. September 16, 2022 / 2:17 pm

    Both are so lovely! I love a tropical print and the jumpsuit is quite elegant the way it flows. The drees caught my eye as they are my Autumn shades, and I love the style. YOu look great in both!
    jess xx

  15. Barbara
    September 16, 2022 / 1:34 pm

    What a beautiful dress. It really suits you. xx

  16. September 16, 2022 / 11:59 am

    Both looks are stunning! The black and white jumpsuit would be great to bring into fall.