Summer Fashion Faves

Image Credit: Natasha Oakley

I can’t tell you how happy I have been over the last week or so, with the temperatures dipping. It’s been a welcome break from the heat. I must admit that its feeling rather autumnal and I’m not ready to put my summer clothes away, so I’m still wearing my summer wardrobe, covering up with a cardigan/denim jacket and changing up my footwear to incorporate white trainers.

So, as there’s  still 2 weeks left to head off somewhere for the summer holidays and the weather predictions are that the heatwave will return, here’s an edit of what I’ve been wearing  over the last couple of months and what I’ll continue wearing until it gets too cold.

Maxi and Midi Dresses

I hardly ever wear dresses because of my thunder thighs – I can honestly light a fire with my thigh rub. I also don’t like my legs (a story for another day)… However, I have been living in maxi and midi dresses recently as they are generally the only thing I wanted to wear in this heat. I love that they make me look effortlessly presentable, they cover my main insecurity and they keep me cool (well – cooler than other garments would). I’ve been living in this maxi dress – I love the wrap style which is fluttering for my figure, the ruffles and the pockets! A dress with pockets is everything!

Ruffled linen dress
Printed shirt dress
Bow a Long Way Striped Dress
Stripe Maxi Dress
Striped Maxi Dress
ASOS DESIGN cami wrap linen maxi slip dress
PrettyLittleThing Floral Wrap Maxi Dress
Parisian Cold Shoulder Floral Maxi Dress
QED London Floral Print Wrap Maxi Dress With Frill

Off shoulder / one shoulder tops and dresses

Another staple item in my summer wardrobe has been anything bardot, one shoulder or cold shoulder. I think the right item can really elevate basic trousers or skirts. I love the detail on this top from ASOS – the ruffles and material are great for an evening out.

DRESS WITH CONTRASTING BELT
frilled bardot button through a line maxi dress green
Striped Midi Dress
Off The Shoulder Midi Dress

Wide Leg Trousers/Jumpsuits

I’m most comfortable wearing trousers, but you might agree that jeans are not the best item of clothing during a heatwave! Over the last month, I’ve been wearing  anything wide legged – from palazzos to culottes to jumpsuits. A wide leg trouser is flattering for most figures and I think are best worn with something fitted on the top e.g. a bodysuit. My fave pair are these from Boohoo. I love the colour on my skin tone. They would also look great in autumn.

Slides

You all know that I love a heel – but truth be told, this is not the time for closed shoes because my feet swell in very hot climates. They are easy to wear and look good in any outfit and give your feet breathing space. My faves are these from New Look. At £8.99 a pair, I have them in 3 colours (black, white and rose gold) and can basically wear them with any outfit. Bargain!!

ASOS DESIGN Java Espadrille Mule Sandals
LEATHER CROSSOVER SANDALS
Metal Trim Sliders
Navy Beaded Double Strap Mules
Striped slides with jute platform
Buckled slide sandals
Double Strap Flat Sandals
Two Part Slides
Espadrille Sandals
Suede Slides
Natural Sandals
Printed Fabric Slides
bow sliders
White Cross Front Slider Sandals

Wedges

On a day where I want to wear heels, I tend to wear wedges more than anything else as it’s the only time of year when I feel they look ‘acceptable’. I’ve been loving these from H&M for a more dressed up look and these from ASOS for more casual attire.

Cross Strap Espadrille Wedge Sandal
White Canvas Espadrille Wedges
Black Espadrille Wedge Sandals
Black Suedette Pointed Espadrille Wedges
Two part wedges
Stripe Espadrille Wedge Heel Sandals
Gold glitter espadrille platform sandals
Suede wedge-heel sandals

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Metal Trim Sliders
Metal Trim Sliders
Navy Beaded Double Strap Mules
Navy Beaded Double Strap Mules
Striped slides with jute platform
Striped slides with jute platform
ASOS DESIGN cami wrap linen maxi slip dress
ASOS DESIGN cami wrap linen maxi slip dress
PrettyLittleThing Floral Wrap Maxi Dress
PrettyLittleThing Floral Wrap Maxi Dress
Parisian Cold Shoulder Floral Maxi Dress
Parisian Cold Shoulder Floral Maxi Dress
QED London Floral Print Wrap Maxi Dress With Frill
QED London Floral Print Wrap Maxi Dress With Frill
Suede wedge-heel sandals
Suede wedge-heel sandals
Multi-coloured palm print underwired bandeau tummy control swimsuit
Multi-coloured palm print underwired bandeau tummy control swimsuit
Blue Light Wash Cropped Denim Jacket
Blue Light Wash Cropped Denim Jacket
H&M Knitted jumper
H&M Knitted jumper
Black Emilee Jeggings
Black Emilee Jeggings
Leaf Print Off-the-Shoulder Dress
Leaf Print Off-the-Shoulder Dress
Medea Floral Off The Shoulder Woven Dress
Medea Floral Off The Shoulder Woven Dress
Ida Beaded Necklace Dip Hem Maxi Dress
Ida Beaded Necklace Dip Hem Maxi Dress
Holly Multi Stripe Maxi Dress
Holly Multi Stripe Maxi Dress
New Look Shirred Contrast Stitch Bardot Beach Dress
New Look Shirred Contrast Stitch Bardot Beach Dress
ASOS Jersey Plunge Jumpsuit with Kimono Sleeve and Rope Tie
ASOS Jersey Plunge Jumpsuit with Kimono Sleeve and Rope Tie
ASOS Smock Cami in Cotton
ASOS Smock Cami in Cotton
Vero Moda Stripe Tie Front T-Shirt
Vero Moda Stripe Tie Front T-Shirt
New Look Diamante Detail Court Shoe
New Look Diamante Detail Court Shoe