Someone please tell me how we got to mid-August already?! As summer will soon be drawing to a close I thought I’d look back at some of my favourite late summer outfits from the past few years…
I’m running two days late this week with the link up, apologies! The weekend turned out to be a pretty disastrous one for several reasons… nothing major, but it meant the urgent weekend tasks were forced over into Monday and Tuesday. I didn’t realise buying a new-build house would actually turn out to be so much work!
So as I didn’t get a chance to take any outfit photos this weekend (we were also “enjoying” some much-needed torrential rain, and that didn’t help this blogger’s need for outfit shots either), I thought I’d take a look back at some archives and ponder what I’ve worn during August in past years.
As much as I bemoan the end of summer, a new season is always quite exciting. (Did this summer-lover really just say that?!!) Therefore without further ado, I shall leave you in the capable hands of the Not Dressed As Lamb of summers past…
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I always considered this my ultimate summer-to-autumn outfit: the Mango co-ords. I bought this top and trousers combo in Spring 2017, and to me the colours always looked more autumnal than spring/summer. But I’ve worn them a couple of times together and LOTS of times separately (in warm weather and cold)… co-ords rule because they are so versatile.
Other co-ords you might like…
Maxi dresses are also versatile because they too work in all weathers. On their own with sandals in summer (is there an easier outfit than that?) and layered with roll necks, blazers and boots in winter. This maxi with a dark background suits the transitional seasons so well: any one of the ones I’ve chosen below are great choices for late summer.
Other patterned maxi dresses you might like:
As I’ve become a bit of a fan of that eternally summery fabric of blue and white cotton stripes (as this dress demonstrates), late summer was made for pairing this classic with darker colours like black. I wore my red espadrilles and a white fringed bag – both keep the summer vibes going.
Other stripe shirts and harem pants/peg leg trousers you might like:
In my original post I mentioned that these jeans aren’t actually white, they’re a washed-out lemon yellow. But in the picture they pretty much look off-white, and as an all-white look is perfect for summer then I think crowbarring in one more outfit like this before the summer ends is a great idea. Like the previous outfit, add a splash of colour with a bright bag or shoes (I love red and orange as you can tell)!
Other white lace tops and jeans you might like:
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