Bluebella founder Emily Bendell's perfect picks for summer!
The warm weather that is gracing our little island at the moment means that all we’re thinking about fashion-wise is how little we can wear without causing too much of a scene, which, all things considered, we’re digging.
Whilst maneuvering a few lacy numbers into full-blown outfits is most definitely one of our signature styles (check out the how-to blog here), another reason to bare all when the heat is up is practicality. Whilst it may sound a little obvious, rocking something light and airy in the sun's rays makes us feel deliciously comfortable, which in turn makes us feel sexy all day.
In light of the summer sun, Bluebella founder and all round cool cat has put together some of her favourite pieces and styles for every occasion. So whether you’re about to jet off on a city break or are going about your day-to-day, we’ve got you covered...well, sort of.
The perfect set for when you’re out and about or jetting off from place to place, Emily places the Laura set top of her list for moving around. “Laura is the perfect travelling companion – super comfy and smooth but with so much style”.
Although Bluebella is all about liberation through lingerie, sometimes you need pure comfort when you’re on the move. Smooth and sleek, the Laura range offers a choice of Balcony, Plunge or Soft Cup Bra, each lending the perfect level of support whilst the Scandi-esque styling gives just the right minimalist style to keep you in fashion’s loop.
Best for beach
You’re probably spoiled for choice with the amount of beach cover ups that are out right now, but Bluebella is the way to go. Whilst the Bluebella Kimono is certainly a popular choice, Emily thinks you simply cannot go wrong with the delicate floatiness of the Phoebe Shirt.
“The Phoebe nightshirt really is the most perfect beach cover up” she says; available in both classic black and summery Rose Dust (with just the right level of sheer to keep it classy but chic) it’s the perfect companion to a day lounging by the water.
Breakfast on the balcony
One to consider for that romantic city break, Emily says the Isabella range “is relaxed and pretty - just right for room service in the sun.” With the black lace contrast detail on soft ivory satin, Isabella's simple monochrome style conjures up images of biscotti and espresso on Juliet style balconies in Verona, relaxing in the warm shadows before venturing for a taste of gelato by the Duomo. Effortlessly chic, whether worn for PJs or paired with jeans for an enticing summer look, the Isabella set can be dressed accordingly for the gal on the go.
For those evenings where you really want to make an impression, the only option we believe in is to adorn yourself with lace, and for that the Amelie Body is just the ticket. The delectable body, that comes in both Rose Dust and sleek black, is a firm favourite amongst our customers, and of course of Emily herself. “The Amelie Body is light to pack and feels and looks beautiful under floating summer dresses.” The perfect companion to a few wild nights on the road.
Shopping and cocktails
Whilst the Nova set is an indisputable winner for pairing with sheer tops and crisp linen shirts, Emily thinks the Beatrix set is a cool contender for the best bra for daily style. “Beatrix is light and comfortable for hot summer days and looks great styled under a low- neck tee or white shirt.” A brave combination of mesh and geometric structure, this is the one for you when you want to make a bit of a statement without taking it to the extreme. With differing styles enabling the range to cater to just how bold you want to go with your undergarments, it’s the piece Emily recommends for the shopping days and cocktail evenings.