We’ve actually been pretty lucky with the weather as of late. Despite a little (very) cold patch, the sun has been shining and it’s been lovely for late September. Still, the cold, fresh mornings and the overnight chills have served as a reminder that it’s undoubtedly Autumn. Transitional fashion here in Britain is always a little tricky; over the last couple of weeks, I’ve had to leave the house nice and early wrapped up in a jacket. By the time I leave the office in the late afternoon I’ve had to remove multiple layers and it seems crazy that the jacket was ever necessary on such a beautiful, sunny day. This leaves getting appropriately dressed a bit of a challenge.
I love Summer and I love it’s fashion. Despite identifying as a fashion (and a bit of everything else) blogger, my content isn’t currently what I’d class as fashion heavy. Honestly, I struggle to justify a whole blog post centered around just one outfit when I can so effortlessly (I’m downplaying it) share it on my Instagram feed. Instead I prefer to share a roundup of outfits. Hopefully the variety is a little more interesting and it’s also a good excuse to chat about what I’ve been loving in general, which you know I love to do. So without further ado, here are the outfits and styles that I’ve been loving this Summer!
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?)…
Being interested in fashion and design, I’ve always had a bit of a thing for textures. Designs themselves are of course where people place the most importance, but sometimes the power of material can be overlooked. When it comes to style I really enjoy experimenting with different fabrics and love how knitted wool connotes feelings of Autumn, wooden textures, of nature and white linen of warmer climates or British Summer. Similarly, I adore combining different metals to create unique and interesting jewellery looks.
This Spring the UK has been blessed with a lot of sun which is amazing! I had to celebrate, of course, by making a mini Spring/ Summer Topshop order, and let’s just say I’m very much feeling striped clothing right now. I’m trying to work on a capsule wardrobe, so have been cutting down on clothes hauls, but I felt as though both the dress and skirt will be able to carry me through multiple Summers. I’m new to this so my fingers are crossed!
I’ve loved dresses for a very long time. My ability to persuade both myself and others that yes I do need another has vastly improved since the childhood tantrums that ensued when my parents wouldn’t buy me every single Disney Princess dress… I know, poor me. There’s just something about them which I find so effortless to put together. There’s also a kind for every occasion: the little black one, the casual Summer one, the versatile ones which you can really get your money out of, midi ones, long ones, short ones, and in the words of Beyoncé; the freakum dress.
Ever since September last year, I’ve been wishing away the cold weather. I’ve been dreaming of the comfortable warmth that we all love, which Spring tends to re-introduce us to. February’s Pink Trucker Jacket purchase encouraged me to dress for Spring far earlier than is typical. Now that its April and I’ve traveled to slightly warmer climates, I’m so happy that I’ve been able to provide my wardrobe with a few new additions. I love creating look books and travel ones in particular, so I knew that as I headed off to Greece I’d love to share my wardrobe. Here’s a look book that’s suitable for Spring, Summer and any holidays to warmer climates! Welcome to the beginning of the better weather, I can’t wait!
Christmas feels like a lifetime ago and I’m so excited for the arrival of Spring. When it comes to fashion, March and April are tricky. They’re the odd in-between months when you’re just not sure whether to stick to your Winter wear or to prematurely crack out the Summer styles. If you’re looking for a staple coat I’d say that Trench style coats are definitely the way to go. They’re by far my favourite type of coat to style. They effortlessly dress up any outfit and work really well for both Winter and Spring. Although my warmest coat is a duffel, my trench coats get the most wear in times requiring both style and an extra layer.