Last weekend when the uk had a mini heatwave, I felt totally under prepared with hardly anything ‘decent’ to wear. It’s funny how that happens but every summer it’s the same: when I dig out my summer wardrobe I’m always under whelmed! So with summer pretty much upon us, and the countdown to my holiday getting ever smaller, I thought it might be nice to share with you a few pieces I’ve recently added to my summer 18 wardrobe. I hope you enjoy my selection!
I thought I’d start with my favourite piece; this beautiful Boho Babe Embroidery Shift Dress from Tobi. Made from lightweight fabric, with a cute off the shoulder neckline and full boho bell sleeves, this dress is perfect for lazy summer days soaking up the atmosphere on a sunny holiday abroad, or warm evenings chilling at the pool bar, sipping cocktails – and showing off those sun kissed shoulders to the fullest!
I love the flow of the skirt on this dress and the embroidery is just stunning. With floral dresses appearing in Marie Claire’s SS18 Trend Report, this boho style dress, which comes is a variety of colours, is the perfect addition to your wardrobe this season.
Teamed with tan wedges and my favourite Summer Holiday nail polish (you can’t beat a colour clash!) this is such a feminine piece. It makes me feel really girlie and flirty; and I can’t wait to wear it on a warm summers date night!
The second piece I’ve picked is this Irene Blouse which is just perfect as a cover up on the beach. I’d never pack for a summer holiday without including a cover up/kaftan; for me they’re a key item on my holiday checklist, especially with young children to look after, you can easily get caught out and those shoulders feel ‘ouchy’ before you know it.
I love how this blouse looks over a cute white & blue bikini. Made from light weight fabric with the lovely tie neckline and circle trim details, this cover up is a little special.
Teamed with some layered jewellery (the three tiered necklace pictured here is from Primark), I could see this blouse being ideal for festivals and evening beach parties! And when the sun goes down, how about throwing on this lovely Ribbed Sweater; the perfect summer evening wrap around.
My last piece is the pretty off the shoulder Alanna Crop Top; another beautifully feminine piece, packed with the most amazing embroidery and the loveliest loose off the shoulder sleeves. I wasn’t sure about these sleeves to start with, thinking they were a little too over sized, but on reflection I think they add to the flirty feel and wouldn’t work without them.
I’ve worn this top with high waisted denim shorts, adding some extra sass to this cute crop top. Teamed with a pair of white kicks, this is my go-to look for a summer beach walk or market town day trip this summer.
I hope you liked my selection. What did you think of the floral pieces and the cute cover up? I know that I’ll be wearing these pieces at every opportunity this summer!