As the end of the summer starts to roll in i always feel a bit lost with what to wear. Its not hot its not cold, buying more summer dresses feels a little redundant and yet i’m not quite ready to say goodbye to the long light evenings and the feeling of summer just yet.
So after a long hard look through my wardrobe i know there are a few things that really help to see me through the last days of Summer.
I love to get as much wear out of my denim jacket as possible. If you don’t have one, i simply insist you get one ? Summer simply wouldn’t be summer without eh perfect denim jacket. This one below from Esprit is gorgeous, i love that its a slightly different cut and has no collar, making the lines just that bit cleaner and less fussy. This to me works perfectly with skirts, jumpsuits and dresses. I am going to wear mine as much as possible over the next month.
The next jacket is a khaki jacket. I have a utility style khaki jacket, but i adore the longline style of the soft draper jacket like below. It works perfectly with dresses and jeans alike and will work with layers come autumn.
I love a good skirt, the remix potentials are endless.
Wear now with slogan t-shirts or a pretty blouse and then later with tights and a chunky knit. As a girl who loves a dress, and i mean really loves dresses, skirts have taken me a while to get to love. But honestly i feel my wardrobe could do with a few more of these staples, and these two could work so so well.
This year has been the year i absolutely fell in love with culottes. Not a week has past when i haven’t donned a pair of culottes, and i’m now the proud order of 4 lovely pairs. Culottes make the perfect all season trouser, wear now with sandals, in autumn with pumps and then winter with sock boots. I love the idea of a bright pink pair, but for the remainder of summer the gingham has stolen my heart. Add a cute yellow top and the last throws of summer are looking pretty swell.
An all year round fan of blouses, but now seems the perfect time to invest.
Embroidered anything and everything is a trend thats sticking around and in blouse form looks pretty great. The blouse below works well with jeans, culottes and skirts.. especially than tan skirt above.
And as for the red beauty, well its just super pretty isnt it. Wear with a denim skirt or jeans and then some black coated skinnies come autumn. But for now, well a pair of culottes and this short would be perfection.
I was only having a conversation the other day about how hard it is to find decent cardigans. Cardigans can go often one of two ways: Frumpy or twee… which lets face it nobody wants to be either really.
I like to go for long and draped cuts or maxi cardigans and hopefully avoiding the two above cardigan faux pas.
Get a cardigan right and it works as the perfect chuck on item to enable all of the dress wearing for the end of summer.
Could there ever be a season when striped aren’t perfect (answer: no, no there is not). I don’t think there would ever be a stripe i didn’t love, and to wear with a little denim skirt, over a dress or to just chuck on with shorts is never wrong in my eyes
What are your last hurrahs for summer?
What will you be wearing/buying in these last few weeks of sun?