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Hey guys! Here in the UK the summer has just begun and the sun has been shining lots the past few weeks. With the warmer weather it's a great time to style summer dresses and I personally love bright colours and prints. In this blog post I am sharing 3 of my favourite Wilder Gowns and how I am styling them in the summer months. 

Yellow on Yellow

One thing I am seeing a lot this season is tonal looks where a complete outfit is all in the same colour, either matching or all within one tone. This outfit is very much inspired by the tonal trend but also because I find yellow such a happy and bright colour for summer. 

The Wilder Gown is made in a light weight cotton fabric from Sew Me Sunshine that I picked up last year. It's semi opaque which means I do have to wear some cycling shorts or a slip under it. I've layered a fresh off the sewing machine Marlo Sweater from True Bias, in a fun bright yellow knit ex-designer dead stock fabric from The New Craft House. I added my own flower button designs which is a collaboration with Pigeon Wishes! Sadly sold out on my Etsy store but still available with some of Pigeon Wishes suppliers.

To finish the look, I added a waist belt which eventuates my little growing baby bump, a crochet summer hat and sandals. 

Floral Pastels

The second look features a shorter Wilder Gown in viscose floral fabric that is also from Sew Me Sunshine. I love the fabric because of the different pastel tones I can easily style it with lots of outer layers and shows by picking out tones or shades in the print. For this look I wanted to stick to the pastel palette, as this is my favourite colour palette in clothing - and I layered over a ready-to-wear cardigan from H&M. I love finishing a look with a headband to match and in this case I chose a pale blue plaited one to go with the theme.

Colour Blocking

For the third look I kept it really simple to let the Wilder Gown do the talking. I made the colour block version earlier this year but it's a great style for wearing all year regardless of the season. For summer, it's perfect just worn on it's own. perfect for brunch with friends! 

I styled it with a cute lilac Cambridge Satchel bag and some flower hair clips. Super easy look but that is what I love about the Wilder, the dress itself can be a statement depending on what fabrics or colours you choose. 

If you have yet to make the Wilder Gown, then this is the perfect time of year to get making! I love wearing them for the easy breezy style and it's a super versatile patterns. It looks great made in lovely lightweight linens, silks, chiffon, viscose, rayon and more. Go simple and plain and it then becomes a great layering piece as the weather gets coolers again. 

Shop the pattern PDF here 

Shop the printed pattern here