I've said many times before on my blog (like here!) how much I love the Quiksilver women's line. I don't buy as much of it these days as when I worked for the brand, but I do pick it up now and again from outlets such as TK Maxx and also on eBay here and there.
I do also shop the website but I would say almost exclusively during the sales as this brand isn't cheap. It is very good quality and the fabrics and cuts are lovely, but you won't find much for under the £50 mark. Nevertheless, if you can hang on for the sales, you can pick up some great bargains. At present on the website everything is 50% off, and if you buy 3 or more items you qualify for a further 10% discount.
I've picked out a few pieces to further dispel the rumours that this brand stocks nothing but sweatpants and boardies. These do feature, naturally, as it is a brand that is steeped in surfing history and as such, requirements are met for those who want something to throw on after stepping out of the sea. But there's so much more to it. My 'summer holiday' wardrobe always features items from this brand because they have made easy to layer, lightweight and comfortable pieces in luxury fabrics and experimental shapes, perfect for bringing a little bit of difference to any everyday look.
Their accessories are also on point, too. I love this Blitzy purse which is now £11. The fabric and colourway works so well and a purse is always useful to have, which can also be said of a flat ankle boot; these worker style sandy coloured 'Just at Time' ankle boots would look fab with skinnies or sawn off denim shorts for a summertime, Coachella vibe. They are reduced from £105 to £52.50.
Jeans are a perennial staple, of which I talked in one of my last posts and since then I have been keeping my eyes peeled for the next great pair. I don't own any boyfriend fit jeans and I really like the relaxed shape but smart colourway of these Willara Raw Denim ones, which I would have bought at £30 (half price) except they only come in one leg length-33. Sadly this is is too long for me and even rolled I think they would look bulky around the bottoms, as I discussed in my post!
I am not really a hoodie person at all, I always prefer a cosy knit to a casual hoodie, however I have always wanted one of the thick, fleecy lined ones that Quiksilver do. When I worked for the brand they were called the 'Sherpa' hoodie and they are the cosiest, warmest hoodies ever-think the perfect throw-on apres surf of even for an evening BBQ on the beach-in the UK it's never *that* hot after the sun sets (and I am always cold!) this would be perfect. I love the colour, that marled grey that QSW do so well and the touch of plaid detailing really adds a bit of interest. I have never invested in one of these before as QSW never did them-it was only the Roxy line which usually meant eye poppingly bright colours and prints; very cute but not my style at all! I was pleased to find that they are now making them for this range in a more subdued palette, and at £37.50 from £75 this Blanket Stripe Hoodie is a great buy.
Speaking of cosy knits, this Carrey pullover features the QSW signature, the exposed central back seam, as well as minimal logoing and a wonderful stitchy knit. I would wear this over the Sea and Sand blouse, another basic piece made much more luxe with a thick rugby striped pattern in pieced rayon, now £32.50
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