My Summer Lust List 2018

My Summer Lust List 2018

One of my favourite ways of welcoming in a new season is to give my wardrobe a little refresh. I create a lust list and shop new styles. I dread to think of the amount of time I’ve wasted spent scrolling in search of the perfect polka-dot prints, flattering stripes, white dresses and cute slogan tees (which I have a serious love/hate relationship with by the way). Typically my bank account isn’t quite as passionate as I am about what I put on my back. I often find my virtual self neck deep in thousands of pounds worth of clothes and the lack of financial recklessness needed to actually place the order (it’s probably a good thing, right?)…

The Lust List

In a futile attempt to make all of those hours count for something more than the few pieces I did welcome into my wardrobe, I thought that I’d share my Summer lust list of staples that I love but which I’ve yet to invest in.

Straw Tote Bags…

are a Summer trend that just keeps on returning. I like to invest in bags and rarely change them, so high-street bags aren’t something I’m often tempted by. A few years ago I was able to brush off the straw bag trend as nothing more than a one-season-wonder.. How wrong was I? For months now I’ve thought I’ll never use that, but time and time again we head off to the beach or for a picnic and I’m noticing more and more a star bag shaped gap in my wardrobe that I’m itching to fill…

The Striped Playsuit…

Quiz Summer Lust List

 

 

 

Although I feel much more confident about adding colour throughout Summer, I’ll always love the effortless black and white combo. This jumpsuit from Quiz is dreamy.

 

I’m desperate to add at least one of these to my wardrobe because although I have a few gorgeous play-suits, I don’t have any jumpsuits and they’re just so easy to wear! So many of the jumpsuits from Quiz are really floaty and look so comfortable for the gorgeous weather we’ve been experiencing this year. They’re also a style which I find so easy to dress up or down; suitable for BBQ’s, beaches, beer-gardens, evening strolls.. the list goes on!

 

 

 

 

White Dresses…

are the perfect Summer staple and an essential on any Summer lust list. If you’ve read any of my previous dress posts, you’ll know that I think you can never have too many. After spotting this one in one of Lydia Elise-Millen’s latest posts, I thought I’d found the one. Unfortunately, it appears that so did a few other people, because it’s sold out. I can’t find the price for this anywhere, but I’ve opted to receive an e-mail when it’s back in stock. We’ll see how much I love it when I know how much it will set me back by! I recently purchased a few on ASOS (the ones which actually had my size left, they’re definitely due a restock) but to my disappointment, I had to send the majority of them back due to pure impracticality. Some of the cuts were badly thought out and most of them were so see-through you could even see my white undies!

Summer Lust White Dress

All of the (one piece) Swimwear

What’s this? More black and white stripes.. shocker. I love them because downward stripes are just so damn flattering. Although I’m definitely not someone who believes in this myth labelled as the ‘bikini body’, I still want to get in a few more hours at the gym before I think I’ll be comfortable in a bikini. I’ll be opting for flattering one-pieces until then! I’m also LOVING lemon print, last years obsession has continued and there are no signs of its end!

Lust list swimwear

Sandals

Although I’ve loved Primark sliders for many Summers, I’ve recently found myself in the planning stages of a capsule wardrobe. I’ve been looking for Summer shoes that will really last me and although I’d love to be able to splash out on the Hermes sandals that I’ve been lusting over, I can’t warrant upping my budget from £5 to £500. I can however, warrant Tommy Hilfiger. Tommy clothing and shoes all just seem so American. I know you’re thinking duh, that’s because it is, but I mean really, truly, distinctively American. I just want to chuck on these wedges and head to a Miami boat party, a girl can dream, right?

*This is a collaborative post with Quiz clothing. All words, style picks and opinions are my own. Please read my full disclaimer for more information. 

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19 Comments

  1. July 22, 2018 / 4:25 pm

    I absolutely love your style so much! That white dress you’re wearing in the picture is so pretty and that stripey jumpsuit is the kind of thing I’d wear so I’m off to check out their website now! Thanks for sharing, always love your fashion posts!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
    xx

    • sophhearts
      Author
      July 22, 2018 / 5:14 pm

      Aw thanks Jess! I hope you find some nice bits, I was so surprised that they have so many things I’d love to add to my wardrobe! x

  2. July 22, 2018 / 7:52 pm

    Great post, Sophie! You’re pictures are gorgeous, and I am particularly drawn to that black and white jumpsuit! Summer time is the perfect time to play with patterns and colors. A great time to adopt a new style! Loved this!

  3. July 22, 2018 / 7:52 pm

    Great post, Sophie! Your pictures are gorgeous, and I am particularly drawn to that black and white jumpsuit! Summer time is the perfect time to play with patterns and colors. A great time to adopt a new style! Loved this!

  4. July 22, 2018 / 8:22 pm

    I’m obsessed with the white dress you are wearing and just the shot of you in the lavender field! You look like a summer glowing goddess x

  5. July 22, 2018 / 9:42 pm

    Love your style is very similar to mine, I’ve really wanted to get one of those straw bags that I’ve seen a lot of people have and they just look so summery and cute! I also really love all in one swimsuits for summer especially the one in the photo! X

  6. July 22, 2018 / 9:46 pm

    YESSS on having a wardrobe refresh! Fashion can be pricey but can be doable if we think and shop smart ;). I’ve seen so many straw totes this season – I feel like I am left out for not having one XD. YESSS white dresses are the best! LOVE how you rocked it! Oh man, sandals are important – especially when you hit the beaches!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

    • July 22, 2018 / 9:51 pm

      I feel so left out too haha! Thank you so much, beach days are the best! x

  7. July 22, 2018 / 10:05 pm

    I love jumpsuits like this! You look so put together but it’s so effortless to throw the outfit on. That dress looks great on you too! x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

  8. July 22, 2018 / 10:18 pm

    You have such a gorgeous style! I love the almost “innocence” to your outfit choices. I wish I could wear more white but I’m too clumsy, lol.

    xo, Kimberly
    http://www.lifeofkimberly.com

  9. July 23, 2018 / 2:35 am

    I love summer fashion! I wish it were warmer where I live! That white dress is really pretty. I love the sleeves. Also that one piece looks amazing on you! Such a cute and summery pattern!

  10. July 23, 2018 / 10:16 am

    Love the swimsuit design so much! Also that white dress is super pretty and the photo is so lovely x
    Alys
    https://alysjournals.com

  11. July 23, 2018 / 11:37 am

    Love the list! Everything is super cute, especially that swimsuit. The lemon print is so fun, and perfect for summer. Thanks for sharing! 😊

  12. July 23, 2018 / 1:14 pm

    Hi! White dresses are lately a big thing for me. If I see a dress and it’s white, and in my size… I just cannot help myself so I have to try it on! White is quite unforgiving so most of the dresses are going back where they came from however… My wardrobe is full of them anyway so I guess that’s alright!

  13. July 23, 2018 / 6:51 pm

    While I love a good bikini, I am totally into the one-piece swimwear trend that is happening. Off the shoulder, tube top, ruffles, cut outs, peek-a-boo, there’s just so many ways to wear a one-piece!

    Great post! x

    Michelle
    dressingwithstyle-s.com

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