There’s something about the Summer that brings out the English Rose in us all; natural dewy faces and blush cheeks, tousled wavy hair and sun kissed skin. The English gardens are blooming with roses and the smell of orange blossom is in the air. The time for champagne and strawberries in the park, walks in the countryside and lying under the stars on hot nights. Summer’s a dreamy time of year, the perfect excuse to bring out the English Rose in you. Feminine and pretty. Who better to go to for the wardrobe of an English rose than Yumi!? Born in the heart of England, Yumi have feminine retro-styles, lace dresses and cute prints covered.
White Lace Peasant Day Dress with Rose Embroidery
I love how effortlessly romantic this white ‘Lace Peasant Day Dress’ by Yumi is. Perfect for summer garden parties, sunny city breaks and romantic first dates – I guarantee any guy will be dying to take you home to meet his Mum in this pretty little number!
When I unpackaged this dress, the first thing I noticed was the quality, shown in the weight of the fabric and the intricate rose embroidery. Gorgeous floaty sleeves give this dress a bit of boho femininity and are ideal for protecting your shoulders from the Summer sun but still keep you cool. The shape of this dress is incredibly flattering and would work on all body types; flowing sleeves are balanced out with a floaty A-lined bottom, which falls just above the knee, accompanied by the the fitly waist line (tanned belt included), it creates the hourglass figure of English Rose dreams.
White Lace Peasant Day Dress including belt from Yumi
Gold Stripe Pleated Midi Skirt
Made with an airy fabric, this skirt is ideal for for hot Summer days, it will keep you cool whilst still staying covered. The gold stripe print gives added texture to the pretty white pleats, which move beautifully with every step. This is a really versatile skirt; channel that pretty English Rose with a pair of ballerina pumps for picnic-get-togethers or with heels for cocktail dates (as styled here), alternatively, you can go casual-cool by teaming with a pair of white Stan Smiths and t-shirt to achieve that city street-style look.
Grey Slouch Trench
Light-weight and super comfy, this Grey Slouch Trench Coat by Yumi was maaadddeeee for Summer walks through the countryside! Because of the classic shape and colouring, it’s ideal for throwing over any formal or casual outfit. It’s turned into a casting staple for me on cooler days, because it effortlessly smartens up whatever I’m wearing underneath. The soft lyocell material falls beautifully, tied at the waist or left it open it floats gorgeously in the wind, with added movement from the lapels and storm flaps. A great relaxed and feminine take on the classic trench.
Grey Slouch Trench Coat – Yumi
Yumi is the ideal stop for adding a bit of femininity into your wardrobe, whether it be for walks through the countryside, romantic dates or parties. Their clothes are effeminate, quirky and retro-inspired, made at a high quality level with an ethical ethos.