There are so many ways to wear one of this summer’s hottest trends – embroidery. It’s colourful, folky and therefore perfect for the summer months! One way to make sure you’re always on trend with the look? Keep the base colour basic. I love embroidery on black and white. There are loads of other colours out there, reds and blues and baby pinks, but I think the timeless looks (and easiest to style) are those that sit on black and white backgrounds.
So which side do you belong to? The dark side – with bright pinks, teals and contrasting white embroidery? Or the light side – whites and creams with bold blues, reds and black embroidery? Maybe some of my favourite options below will help you make up your mind – or show you that you like a little bit of both!
Celebs on the dark side (L-R): Anna Kendrick, Beyoncé, Gigi Hadid, Olivia Palermo
- Short skirt – £19.99 – H&M
- Reclaimed Vintage Embroidered Envelope Clutch Bag – £16 – ASOS
- Embroidered Shirred Dress by Nobody’s Child – £30 – Topshop
- Embroidered skirt – £24.99 – H&M
- Embroidered Mini Skirt – 29.99 – Zara
- Embroidered Dress – £49.99 – Zara
- Embroidered Bralet by Glamorous – £39 – Topshop
- Embroidered bucket bag – £29.99 – H&M
- Floral Embroidered Bomber Jacket by Glamorous – £68 – Topshop
- Embroidered Lace Pencil Skirt – £70 – Oasis
Celebs on the light side (L-R): Kate Middleton, Lily Collins, Katie Holmes, Blake Lively
- Embroidered Jacket – £89.99 – Zara
- Glamorous Petite Embroidered Sleeveless Top With Tassel Detail – £41 – ASOS
- Orange Tassel Embroidered Tote Bag –
£24.99£11 – New Look
- Cream Embroidered Trim Fray Hem Cami – £19.99 £11 – New Look
- TALL Embroidered Bib Playsuit – £26 – Topshop
- White Embroidered Trim Strappy Dress – £29.99 – New Look
- Star Mela Placement Floral Embroidered Clutch with Tassel –
£49£22 – ASOS
- Embroidered Poplin Shirt – £29.99 – Zara
- Embroidered cotton blouse – £35.99 – Mango
- Embroidered Contrast Bomber Jacket by Glamorous – £45 – Topshop
And some final top tips? Go for floral and bold and bright for an all over pattern, but tribal, basic and subtle for an embroidered trim. Also try not to over-do your outfit by wearing a heavily embroidered piece with other bold patterns and bright colours – let your embroidered item stand out and do the talking to keep things super chic!
I hope you like the lovely items I’ve pulled together – let me know if you’ve got any great embroidered items this summer and where they’re from!