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Cover up or dare to bare? Your essential summer skirt lengths

Effortless summer style is all about mastering the art of the skirt. Find your perfect length and everything falls into place for a breezy summer look.

short – ruched skirt

A great summer length for a huge range of body shapes from apple (you’ll have great legs if you fall into this camp, I guarantee), the more petite among us and, conversely, the longer of limb, as well as curvier types who want something that follows their body shape without highlighting every lump and bump (the ruched fabric disguises a multitude of sins). The ruched skirt looks amazing paired with a relaxed top like the cara v neck or tasha top.

Items shown: Slub Charli Top, Short Ruched Skirt, Tassel Necklace and a Suede Tassel Clutch

knee – jersey pencil skirt or long ruched skirt

Workwear, sorted. The safe skirt length for all of us when it comes to smarter dressing, you can’t go wrong with a gently fitted knee length skirt. Far easier to style than its a-line counterpart, don’t be put off by feeling that this skirt will cling or highlight your flaws – rather the opposite, in that the neat tailoring will elongate and slim your silhouette. For a more formal look, opt for the jersey pencil skirt with a light coloured jersey shirt or daphne blouse, or go slightly more casual in the long ruched skirt with a faux wrap crossover.

Items shown: Daphne Blouse, Shawl Collar Wrap, Jersey Pencil Skirt, Single Wrap Bracelet, Ballerina Pumps

midi – weekend skirt

The length of the moment, the midi skirt can feel old fashioned and tricky to style, but bring it up to date with a crisp breton top and playful sneakers and you’re good to go. If you’re petite, opt for a slim fitting top to avoid looking drowned in fabric, but for everyone else, the gentle a-line shape of the weekend skirt can be worn in a variety of ways to dress it up or down.

 

Items shown: Stripe Boat Neck, Weekend Skirt, Tassel Necklace, Suede Tassel Clutch

maxi – jersey maxi skirt

Wear with care if you’re petite, but a jersey maxi skirt can be a great breezy option for pretty much every body shape. Ideal if you don’t want to bare your legs (because it’s just faintly possible that, like me, some of you aren’t in possession of a pair of legs that feel 100% summer ready yet), a maxi skirt gives that laid back and boho-chic feel with the simple addition of a short sleeved t-shirt and a sunhat.

Items shown: Pippa Top, Jersey Maxi Skirt, Short Cascade Wrap, Single Wrap Bracelet

And to get your legs summer ready, why not check out these Legology products developed by award winning beauty journalist Kate Shapland –  Exfo-Lite sea salt scrub is the perfect prep for summer legs. After a good scrub and soak, finish them off with the genius Sun-Lite, which adds a healthy glow without the hassle or scary orange hue of fake tan. And if you suffer from heavy legs while flying or in the heat, you definitely need to add Air-Lite to your hand luggage. The amazing scent, innovative massage application and powerful active ingredients will put a spring in your step every time you use it.

And don’t forget to enter our competition to win a wonderful holiday essentials package including a complete set of Legology products:

  • A Kettlewell Cashmere Gauze Stole in your choice of Bright Aqua or Green Teal
  • A Kettlewell Stripe Boat Neck Tee in True Red
  • A set of Legology Contouring Leg Care – Exfo-Lite, Air-Lite and Sun-Lite
  • Two signed copies of A Song for Tomorrow by Alice Peterson
  • Two copies of the CD daydreams by Alice Martineau

Competition closes at midnight on 29th May 2017. 

How to win your ultimate holiday essentials!

Some holiday essentials transcend the destination. Whether you’re heading for the pool, the beach or a glamorous city location, there are a few things that should never come off your packing list.

Not only am I going to let you in on my ultimate ‘getting on a plane/train/automobile to anywhere’ packing tips, but Kettlewell has joined forces with cult body care brand Legology to offer you the chance to win our ultimate packing essentials.

What do I need to take?

We’ve whittled down the list to the top holiday essentials. Read to the end to find out how to win your own holiday essentials bundle!

Layers

Wherever you’re going, layering up will help you get maximum use from minimum clothes. Start with your favourite Kettlewell vest, throw on a classic stripe tee and add knitwear for travel – or aggressive air conditioning (long-time readers of this blog will know this is a real pet hate of mine!).

win – our bestselling stripe boat neck tee  in glorious true red (the perfect shade for any skin tone)

A lightweight wrap

Call it a scarf, call it shawl, call it an emergency sling/blanket/picnic rug. whatever you call it and wherever you use it for, a holiday isn’t a holiday without a lightweight oversized scarf. Kettlewell’s cashmere gauze stole is perfect for holidays – light enough for travel (and that insane hot country aircon. Have I mentioned I have issues with this?).

win – one of my personal Kettlewell heroes, the cashmere gauze stole.
If you can’t go bold with colour on holiday, when can you?

Contouring leg care

Everyone remembers to pack the SPF, make up and moisturisers but are your legs summer ready? If you’re anything like me, they’ve probably been somewhat neglected during the winter months!). Step forward, Legology. If you’ve never heard of Legology, you’re in the same boat that I was a few months ago, but I am well and truly converted.

Legology’s Exfo-Lite sea salt scrub is the perfect prep for summer legs. After a good scrub and soak, finish them off with the genius Sun-Lite, which adds a healthy glow without the hassle or scary orange hue of fake tan. And if you suffer from heavy legs while flying or in the heat, you definitely need to add Air-Lite to your hand luggage. The amazing scent, innovative massage application and powerful active ingredients will put a spring in your step every time you use it.

win – your very own set of Exfo-Lite, Air-Lite and Sun-Lite

The entertainment package

Surely this has to come in the top five on any holiday packing guide? Good books and good music are essential for any holiday destination.

When it comes to literature, whether your preference is for a love story, an adventure or a hard hitting biography, Alice Peterson’s A Song For Tomorrow has something for everyone. Inspired by singer Alice Martineau, who followed her dreams in the face of huge challenges, this book is a life affirming read.

Since A Song for Tomorrow was inspired by Alice Martineau, we’ve also got two copies of her album Daydreams to give away – the addition your holiday playlist has been waiting for just as much as you’ve been waiting for the perfect Breton stripe top!

win – two signed copies of Alice Peterson’s A Song for Tomorrow (one for you, one for a friend) and two copies of Alice Martineau’s CD Daydreams

How to enter

To enter simply click on this link and fill in the entry form.

The winner will receive:

  • A Kettlewell Cashmere Gauze Stole in your choice of Bright Aqua or Green Teal
  • A Kettlewell Stripe Boat Neck Tee in True Red
  • A set of Legology Contouring Leg Care – Exfo-Lite, Air-Lite and Sun-Lite
  • Two signed copies of A Song for Tomorrow by Alice Peterson
  • Two copies of the CD daydreams by Alice Martineau

Total value of the prize is £300

The small print: The prize draw is open from 28th April and ends at midnight on May 29th 2017 and is open to UK residents only. Only one entry per person is permitted. The winner will be drawn from all entries received and  notified by email shortly afterwards.

Good luck!