The Drop Week 93 shop from indepedent brands items include dresses, journals, gingham skirts and gold hoop earrings

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Each week, Team Stylist brings you nine chic buys from independent brands across interiors, jewellery and fashion. Scroll down to find your favourites.

Here at Stylist, we want to make shopping independent brands easier. Which is why, every week, we bring you the latest fashion-forward offerings from established and rising indie brands you’ll end up becoming fast fans of in the form of The Drop by Stylist  our marketplace where you can discover all the latest items, as well as make savings, exclusive to us, along the way.

This week, Team Stylist brings you a wide-ranging selection of items that are wonderfully summer appropriate. Your style fix comes in the form of two on-trend pieces; a loose, flowing dress in a mesmerising ombré design from Nooki to wander about in comfort and a beautiful frilled hem gingham mini skirt to go with your favourite white T-shirts fit for almost every occasion. When you’re looking to join in on all things Y2K, Anouska Georgia London has an Ibiza-inspired bracelet on call. And, if your love language during the summer months is many an iced coffee, then you’ll love Limpet Store’s themed T-shirt.

Whether it’s fashion, interiors or beauty, there’s truly something for everyone here…

  • Nooki Design Bora Ombré Maxi Dress

    Nooki Design Maxi Dress
    The Drop: Nooki Design Maxi Dress

    As the great American style icon Iris Apfel once said, “Colour can raise the dead” – and achieving this colour-induced mood boost is as easy as throwing on Nooki’s Bora ombre maxi dress – with a £15 saving exclusive to The Drop.

    Made from lightweight viscose crepe, this loose-fit, flowing style comes in four combinations of blue, pink and red. Whether you’re looking for an easy piece to explore a new city in or heading to the beach, the Bora dress will become a staple in your summer wardrobe.

    Shop Nooki Design Bora Ombré Maxi Dress at The Drop, £70 

  • Pepper You Opal Shine Gold Hoop Earrings

    Pepper You Gold Hoop Earrings
    The Drop: Pepper You Gold Hoop Earrings

    Whether it’s a wedding, festival or a day in the office, British jewellery label Pepper You’s opal starburst charm hoops are the perfect combination of simple-but-stylish, complementing a corporate suit just as well as a statement wedding guest dress.

    Designed by founder Jade Golding and made in her Brighton studio, the lightweight gold-plated brass hoops feature a glittering opal stone – which, for the sentimental among us, has associations with love and passion. Manifesting love and looking stylishly minimalist in the process? Yes please.

    Shop Pepper You Opal Shine Gold Hoop Earrings at The Drop, £24

  • Lauren Kate Design Co. The Susie Skirt

    Lauren Kate Design Susie Skirt
    The Drop: Lauren Kate Design Susie Skirt

    Our love affair with gingham in summer is a given, but when it’s paired with a design as comfy as the Susie skirt from Welsh-based fashion label Lauren Kate Designs, there’s even more reason to fall head over heels for the print.

    Made to order using a breathable blend of 35% cotton and 65% polyester, the pleasure is in the details: a frilled hem, stretchy waistband and a flattering fit. Pair with an oversized T-shirt for a casual everyday look, use it as a cover-up on the beach or style it out with a cute puff-sleeve top for dinner – this skirt does it all.

    Shop Lauren Kate Design Co. The Susie Skirt at The Drop, £40 

  • Anouska Georgia London Ibiza Smile Bracelet

    The Drop Anouska Georgia London Smile Bracelet
    The Drop: The Drop Anouska Georgia London Smile Bracelet

    If you haven’t yet experimented with Y2K style à la Dua Lipa and Bella Hadid, dipping your toe (or arm) into the nostalgic waters is as easy as adding Anouska Georgia London’s Ibiza Smile beaded bracelet to your jewellery collection.

    Made from a combination of bright multi-coloured beads and featuring a pearl smiley face pendant, this bracelet adds playfulness into any look, from white vests and high-rise denim shorts to plain linen midi dresses. And with every bracelet featuring a unique bead configuration, we’ll be going full Y2K and stacking them high. 

    Shop Anouska Georgia London Ibiza Smile Bracelet at The Drop, £15

  • Rose Works Ldn Neutral Personalised Terrazzo Trays

    Roseworks LDN Personalised Tray
    The Drop: Roseworks LDN Personalised Tray

    The terrazzo homeware trend shows no sign of going anywhere, but for those who prefer a neutral colour palette, it can be tricky to find something that isn’t too colour-drenched. Not anymore. Say hello to RoseWorks London chic personalised trays in three subtle shades.

    Handmade from eco-friendly, non-toxic resin choose from The Merrett’s marble-esque grey, The Hurst’s pink, brown and white and The Jell’s khaki and cream combination. Each dish can be personalised with up to four letters to elevate your bathroom, living room, sideboards and hallway spaces with a word of your choice. Did someone say, ‘ideal housewarming gift’?

    Shop Rose Works Ldn Neutral Personalised Terrazzo Trays at The Drop, £25

  • Tayla Tayla Liberty Print Floral Hair Bow Barrette

    Tayla Tayla Hair Bow Barrette
    The Drop: Tayla Tayla Hair Bow Barrette

    Preppy chic – as Blair Waldorf’s hair accessory collection proves – is a style that never gets old, as demonstrated by TikTok’s trending ‘old money aesthetic’ videos. The key to recreating the look in a more understated way? Tayla Tayla’s Liberty print hair bow barrettes.

    Handmade in the lifestyle label’s London HQ with a handy barrette fastening that makes tousled ponytails and half-up styles a breeze, the hardest part will be choosing which of the five prints will suit your summer Ganni dresses best. Is it bad to say all of them?

    Shop Tayla Tayla Liberty Print Floral Hair Bow Barrette at The Drop, £16

  • Limpet Store Iced Coffee Luxe Embroidered T-Shirt

    Limpet Store Iced Coffee T-Shirt
    The Drop: Limpet Store Iced Coffee T-Shirt

    Nothing speaks to our souls more than an iced coffee in summer – or so we thought until we locked eyes with this ‘Iced Coffee’ slogan T-shirt from South-England based lifestyle label Limpet Store.

    Made from 100% organic cotton and available in two iced coffee-inspired colourways, look closer at the right sleeve and you’ll love the hand-embroidered coffee cup embellishment even more. 

    Name a more appropriate piece to wear on your iced coffee runs or while slurping an iced latte during a picnic in the park – we’ll wait…

    Shop Limpet Store Iced Coffee Luxe Embroidered T-Shirt at The Drop, £32 

  • Lethally Her Reflection Journal

    Lethally Her Reflection Journal
    The Drop: Lethally Her Reflection Journal

    If there was a phrase we could tirelessly chant over and over again, it would be the one etched onto Lethally Her’s A5 reflection journal – ‘More blessings, less stressing’. With more than 150 prompts and exercises that are approved by a clinical psychologist, it’s made from recycled paper, natural fibres and plant-based ink, so its eco-credentials are just as impressive.

    Inside you’ll find daily tasks to help you delve into your innermost feelings, including journal entries, drawings and colouring. Whenever you need to vent, or simply zone out from your packed schedule with a helpful guide, consider this your safe space.

    Shop Lethally Her Reflection Journal at The Drop, £22

  • SleepGoddess Slumber Beauty Sleep Shower Mist

    Sleep Goddess Slumber Shower Mist
    The Drop: Sleep Goddess Slumber Shower Mist

    No bath? No problem. With SleepGoddess’s Slumber Beauty Sleep Shower & Facial Steam Mist, turning your night-time showers into a spa-level relaxing experience is a breeze.

    Created by the brand’s insomniac founder Laurelle, simply place a few scoops of the lavender and geranium essential oil-packed powder in the corner of your shower and let its soothing scent fill the steamy air. 

    With a saving of more than 15% available exclusively on The Drop, your dreams will be even better.

    Shop Sleep Goddess Slumber Beauty Sleep Shower Mist at The Drop, £13.99

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