My summer holiday might be over already but that doesn’t mean I can’t still dream! And fill my virtual wardrobe with summery pieces that I won’t ever be able to wear during the British summer:
H&M has some particularly pretty pieces this season. Have you shopped their summer collection yet?
Finally summer seemed to come to the shores of the British Isles last week and to celebrate, I cracked out a few of my favourite summer fragrances and thought I’d share them with you.
Wish I was here…
A Bigger Splash, David Hockney, 1967
… a few simple pieces for the sunshine and you’re set.
1. Black bikini ¦ 2. Seagrass trilby ¦ 3. Tank top ¦ 4. Sunglasses ¦ 5. Tote ¦ 6. Denim cut-offs ¦ 7. Flip flops
This is how I am currently dressing in the unexpected sunshine! But I continue to lust after the River Island hidden wedge trainers.
What do you wear when the sun shines?
The second post in my mini-series on summer beauty essentials cover hair care products to ensure your hair stays in tip top condition for those lovely long sunny days.
I find that in the summer months I often end up with a mountain of beauty products thrown into my bag for days out or enormous toiletries bags for long weekends away – which is never good for hand baggage only flights. So I have put together a mini series – of three posts – of my favourite products to see you through the summer.
The first post starts with summer skincare and we’ll move on to hair care and make-up too.
Skincare in the summer is something I take seriously. It’s too easy to put sunscreen etc on and look after yourself in the sun than the alternatives!
What are your favourite summertime skin care products?
There are some things that every girl’s wardrobe should have. Here are my three simple ways to update your wardrobe this summer:
1. flat sandals: the shortest cut to a summer look is to add a pair of flat sandals. These salmon sandals by Kurt Geiger are on sale right now: were £55, now £39.
2. tie front shirt: I’ve only recently come around to this one – after being bought this exact shirt by Warehouse for my birthday. Pair with denim cut-offs and casual smoking slippers for a slightly quirky look!
3. gold jewellery: all year I wear silver jewellery but as soon as I get a bit of a tan in the summer, I find myself drawn to gold costume jewellery. I have a little hoard of such jewellery for sunny days and each year I add one or two pieces to the collection. This year, these gold and coral hoops by Warehouse.
What are your must-haves for summer?
Nothing better than a weekend in the sunshine – filled with al fresco dining and bbq-ing!
Missoni‘s collections are quinessentially an explosion of print and colour – just the thing for your summer wardrobe then. Now Spartoo, the online shoe retailer, has started stocking pieces by the Italian brand. Accessories are often the best way to incorporate bold prints or bright colours into an outfit, so these sandals and bag are ideal:
Are you a fan of Missoni’s designs?
*Images via style.com