Fashion and style posts have become some of my favourites to read and write, with that I thought I would go through my staples for summer that I find myself purchasing/ digging out of my wardrobe each year…
My summer wardrobe isn’t complete without floaty, frilly white tops, pretty skirts or dresses – for the occasional warm weather. A frilly top I’ve been loving at the moment is this little number from Next* (pictured in the flatlay above). It’s so easy to throw on with jeans and sandals and the frill detailing is so pretty. Whilst browsing Next I also spotted this, it’s a bargain at £14 and would look so nice on holiday or in the UK.
I’ve seen so many beautiful skirts online over the past few months, this maxi skirt from New Look went straight into my ASOS saved items. I recently ordered this stripe ruffle skirt as I just couldn’t resist, the ruffle trend has been massive this season and I love how although quite a statement this will look good with so many things.
Lastly, dresses… I picked up this dress from Boohoo a couple of months back and it’s been perfect for both special occasions and in the day time. Another dress I have my eye on is this number from Mango – you can’t deny that this really is the perfect summer dress!
Honestly, every other year when it comes to shoes I’ve been pretty hopeless… However, this year I actually have a shoe collection I really like and I’m never stuck not knowing what to wear. Firstly Vans are a new essential for me, I love wearing slogan tee’s, how cute is this one? jeans and Vans for those summer days that are a little cooler.
Along with the Topshop frilly skirt I mentioned earlier I also ordered these stunning pom pom sandals. I spotted a lot of sandals this style last summer but never got round to buying them but love how they jazz up a simple outfit. I think a pair of black sandals are a staple too, I love how these are all black but the tassels make them a little less boring.
Of-course when it comes to summer accessories sunglasses are a must. New to my collection are these beaut Calvin Klein Tortoise Shell Sunglasses*. They’ve made me realise the importance of investing in better quality sunglasses, they feel amazing and I love the shape and tortoise shell pattern for summer.
Another must is smaller bags, as much as I still love and still use my Kate Spade bag, I seem to downsize and opt for pretty cross-body bags in the summer months. The Chloe Nile bag has been everywhere at the minute and if I could afford it I would definitely invest, however this Topshop half moon cross body bag is somewhat similar and more in my budget for sure.
I wear a watch all year round and think stacked with dainty bracelets they are the perfect accessory to jazz up a simple summer outfit. Daniel Wellington have recently launched the new Classic Petite Collection and I was lucky enough to receive this beautiful white and rose gold watch – yes, white and rose gold! I love how girly and pretty it is, it’s the perfect size for me aswel as my wrists are quite small and can often look swamped by watches. If you fancy treating yourself to a Daniel Wellington watch anytime soon you can use the discount code JODIEMELISSA15 to get 15% off, it expires July 15 – my birthday fyi 😉
Unfortunatly I’m not heading on a summer holiday this year so I won’t be needing any new bikinis, although I think I’ll be checking out the summer sales ready for my honeymoon next year!
What are your summer style staples?