Summer 17 Lookbook: Roo's Top Picks
For me the whole year is spent looking forward to those Summer months. Every year I hope we’ll get another one like the amazing Summer of 1976. When the UK turned into the South of France for the whole of August with days and days of endless sunshine. The reality is in Cornwall we have to savour the sunny days that we do get and try not to moan! Our Summer 17 lookbook, as an ode to the best time of year, was photographed in sunny Portugal. Featuring an edit of our favourite pieces for the season modelled by the amazingly beautiful Rosie Corr and shot by the talented Adj Brown.
Buying for the shop is undoubtedly the best part of my job. Along with my team, we have to know and understand what our customer’s will want months in advance and I think this year is our best edit yet. As I love everything in the shop, I really struggled to narrow down my top picks from the lookbook. But here they are and these are the reasons why I chose them:
1. Wildfox Parker Crystal Grey Sunglasses
I’ve had these for over a year now, they’re such a flattering shape, stylish without being too much of a statement, light and comfortable to wear, my perfect everyday pair!
2. Penelope Chilvers Mandy White Leather Sandals
We loved these so much last year that Penelope Chilvers made them again just for us, I was first in line for a pair as I missed out on them and was gutted! They’re super comfy with a wonderful air of nostalgia about them, slightly kitsch and a little reminiscent of primary school shoes? Great with jeans, skirts, shorts and dresses - just about anything and everything.
3. Wildfox Heather Grey Spectrum Hoodie
A little stroke of genius from our favourites at Wildfox, so simple and SO good, the colours of the rainbow are pastel perfection.
4. Sonix Poppy iPhone 7 Plus Case
Having discovered this Californian phone case brand we’re all in love with it, it’s stylish AND functional which is a double whammy, they actually do protect your phone and look pretty - genius!
5. NPW Vibe Squad Pineapple Love Lip Balm
A pineapple with heart shape sunglasses, what’s not to love?
6. Becksöndergaard Haiku Gold Leather Handbag
The magpie in me just had to have this one, such a fantastic size for a festival or evening bag, it has so many compartments and pockets and its GOLD with a tassel!
7. Levi's 501 Slashed Black Denim Short
Low rise, faded black denim with rips, I will live in these all summer, well done Levi’s - that’s why you’re so iconic!
8. Somedays Lovin Stars Align Crochet Kimono
I just love crochet, this is a must, add it to any outfit and make the instant transition to boho chic.
9. Levi's Made & Crafted Tropicana Black Silk Dress
I’m always on the hunt for a black dress, like jeans you can never have enough and this is a gorgeous addition to my collection, mid length, pockets, dipped hems and a low front and back, classic, understated and deeply cool.
10. Lollys Laundry Leopard Print Bikini
I’ve saved the best till last, another classic, such a good print, simple styling and timeless! I’ve been looking for one for ages and this is it!
Shop all the pieces featured in Roo’s edit from the Roo’s Beach Summer 17 Lookbook Collection and browse the digital lookbook below.