It’s no secret that summer is my FAVOURITE season.
To me there’s nothing better than sunshine, warm temperatures and just throwing on a dress and shoes in the morning – it’s the easiest of all dressing.
I’m bringing you my favourite summer outfits of the past few years due to not having shot any outfits this past week. I’m afraid I still haven’t felt like it since we lost Riley nearly two weeks ago… I thought the link up should make a reappearance, however, as I need to get back in my work routine as much as I can.
The past 10 days or so have been very, very hard and I’ve been extremely comforted by all your kind comments on the blog and on Instagram. I promise I’ll reply to them as soon as I can (every time I reply to one comment I receive three more!) – rest assured they are ALL greatly appreciated and people have said some really lovely things and are so understanding.
Amazing just how much we all treasure our furry loved ones, isn’t it…?
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So, the summer outfits: To be honest I could have chosen another 20-30 favourite outfits… these are the ones that caught my eye this time around, or maybe have me wanting to wear them again this summer. I’ll be interested to found out which are your favourites!
Enjoy, and don’t forget to link up at the end…
My All Time Favourite Summer Outfits
1. Boho chic in Santorini
I don’t do boho very often, but on holiday it tends to be my go-to style. When in Santorini in 2015 I did the boho look quite often, and I still love these patterned wide leg pants with the draped scarf (for protecting shoulders from the sun) and a black vest top.
Wide leg patterned trousers you might like…
2. Wrapover grey maxi dress
I’m actually wearing this dress today while writing this post: it’s made of a cooling fabric by technology fabric specialists HotSquash. I loved the simplicity of how I’ve styled this dress – hair off my face, sunnies and a hat for the sun plus strappy flat sandals.
HotSquash cooling fabric dresses (and one jumpsuit) you might like…
3. Green floral asymmetric midi dress
I bought this dress last year and I’ve worn it a few times this year too – you can tell by my pale legs that I bought it right at the beginning of The Summer of 2018 (this was actually April)! The colours of the florals are delicious and the asymmetric hem and ruffle on the top half make it more than Just Another Floral Midi.
Other green floral midi dresses you might like…
4. Navy sleeveless jumpsuit with tan accessories
An oldie but a goodie: One of my first jumpsuits (since the 80s, obvs) and one I’ve worn every summer. It looks as good on its own as it does with layers for warmth. I liked it best styled like this with the all-tan accessories and some oversized sunglasses.
You might like these navy jumpsuits…
5. OTS ruffle top with cropped floral trousers
One of my favourite of my favourite summer outfits! I bought the trousers as soon as I saw them because I’d always loved Madonna’s similar pair she wore at Live Aid (more than 30 years previously). And the off the shoulder top was the only one that I found that suited my ample chest to date. Love the grey with the orange and blush pink.
Shop these off the shoulder tops that I like…
6. Ethnic patterned sleeveless midi dress with floppy hat
Another dress I dig out year after year, probably because it wasn’t super on-trend at the time (I bought it in about 2013 from a pre-worn designer shop), so it just hasn’t dated. The tribal print-style colours and lightweight fabric is perfect for summer at home or a summer holiday abroad.
A few tribal/tropical print maxi dresses you might like…
7. Vintage white floral midi dress
I LOVE my vintage dresses and this one doesn’t date either (I think it’s a late 70s/early 80s dress). All the colours in the flowers and fruit mean you can wear accessories in just about any colour with it.
Some floral/fruity white midi dresses to shop…
8. Off-white denim dungarees
Sadly I can’t quite get into these dungarees yet, but hopefully I might get one or two wears out of them by the end of the summer if I continue on my current health and fitness regime…! I love the boxy neckline and matching belt with the rough-edge cropped hems. The perfect piece for throwing on with some bright shoes on a not-boiling day.
You might like these white and cream jumpsuits…
9. Pink and white striped vintage DVF jumpsuit
More vintage, this time in the form of my DVF striped jumpsuit. What you can’t see is that the top half is only attached at the back, so you can wear the top buttoned up and tucked in as worn here, or you can untuck it and tie it at the waist as seen here. It’s so 80s and so fun, I love it accessorised with splashes of red.
More jumpsuits to shop: this time stripey ones…
10. Asymmetric floral midi dress with bell sleeves
Although it’s quite a formal dress, this is so good for a summer wedding, or the races, or a summer garden party. Click through to the original post to see the deep V back and hanging down tie from the neck bit (you can just see it above) – and more shots of those goddammit-they’re-so-gorgeous bell sleeves.
Here are some fabulous statement-sleeve dresses to shop…
11. White vintage midi day dress
To finish off my summer outfit favourites, it really HAD to be another vintage dress, didn’t it? This is so old I can’t even begin to think when I bought it [from eBay], but I wear it every summer. It’s just so pretty with the embroidered front, the puff sleeves and the tiered, midi-length skirt.
More white midi dresses you might like (I found so many lovely ones you’ve got eight to choose from!)…
Which is your favourite outfit? Comment below…!
P.S. Do add your outfits to this week’s link up – and if you’ve added a link to here or my button to your post you may be featured in my bi-monthly Women Who Wear What They Like post (next one is this month)!
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