This summer is quite an exciting one for me; since my weight loss I finally feel like I can truly embrace some summer fashion. It is nice to start shopping for clothes based on a style I would like to wear rather than something that covers me up. I remember feeling pretty miserable last year that I just didn’t feel comfortable in shorts and summer dresses but now I’m looking forward to stocking up my summer wardrobe.
My budget for clothes is pretty small these days and even when I do go shopping I always end up buying clothes for the boys and none for me. I want to build up my wardrobe and being practical I am trying to pick more items that can be worn in a few different outfits. It’s hard sometimes to choose the clothes that suit your shape and style rather than going for something just because it is on trend that season.
Here are my summer style picks from some of my favourite high street stores.
Sunglasses H & M £5.99
Black Tee from H & M £6.99
Orange Tee River Island £26.00
Print Tapered Trousers F&F £12.00
Coral Skirt New Look £19.99
Dunagrees New Look £24.99
Striped Vest – New Look £.8.99
Striped Dress – H&M £7.99
Birkenstock TK Maxx £24.99
I still have to be relatively practical as I walk on the school run everyday but I do like to dress nicely, especially when I don’t have to be covered up with a coat. I’ve gone for things that are mostly quite light and loose fitting so it keeps me cool. I always land on the more casual side of fashion anyway so this summer style reflects me.
I’m a massive wearer of stripes and black but I am trying to choose some more colourful items to mix into my wardrobe. I desperately need some new Birkenstocks, with all the walking I do these are a must buy for me this summer! The trousers from F&F I already own and they are super comfortable. I love that they can be dressed up or down; I will be buying more. The dungarees are something I have been lusting after since the spring and now the sun is out I will be getting some, much to my husbands horror.
I’m still trying to regain my own style based on what I actually like and now I feel more confident to choose something different. How about you, what are your go to clothes for summer?