Summer Style – Rediscovering Fashion

June 27, 2015


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.

Summer Style

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?


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  • Donna

    I would love to wear little shortie dungarees but I have real issues with my knees and legs – everything has to be past my knees! Lovely style though, I love everything! x

    June 27, 2015 at 9:40 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Thanks Donna, you know I think you would really suit dunagrees!! I guess we all have are issues but for the record you always look amazing! xx

      June 28, 2015 at 10:06 pm Reply
  • Kerry

    It’s funny because when I see you in pictures I only see a gorgeous, confident looking lady! I’m a massive wearer of stripes too. Think improbably over do it a bit xxx

    June 27, 2015 at 10:18 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Ah, thank you, I’m getting better! You can never over do the striped look, I rarely buy anything other than stripes 🙂 xxx

      June 28, 2015 at 10:05 pm Reply
  • Kerry

    I must start proof reading my comments before I hit send!

    June 27, 2015 at 10:19 pm Reply
  • Vicki

    Love this post – I need a wardrobe overhaul too. I have been on the hunt for some patterned trousers, I think they look really comfy & stylish. I couldn’t live without my Birkenstocks, I’ve had a pair for years & they still look like new.

    June 28, 2015 at 1:58 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      You should definitely do a board like this Vicki, like I said to you it has helped me so much to get clear what I should invest in. Birkenstocks are first on my list 🙂

      June 28, 2015 at 10:09 pm Reply
  • Emma - Me, The Man & The Kids

    LOVE those dungarees! They have become my new summer obsession and I think at that price I need to take a trip to New Look! Thank you for sharing 🙂 x

    June 29, 2015 at 11:06 am Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      They do look lovely, always look so confortable for summer 🙂 xx

      July 10, 2015 at 11:30 am Reply
  • mummyofboygirltwins

    Love the trousers and the t-shirts. That is so my style too. I would pick them all! 🙂 Such lovely colours Hayley xx

    June 29, 2015 at 12:49 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Thanks Jess, just love a bit of colour in the summer! xx

      July 10, 2015 at 11:31 am Reply
  • Everything Mummy

    Great picks so bright full look amazing in them hun! x

    June 29, 2015 at 9:05 pm Reply
  • M

    I’m going to head out and buy some of those trousers they look lovely. You will look ace in them of cousre!

    June 29, 2015 at 9:36 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Thank you, the trousers are really nice and super comfy, I love them! xx

      July 10, 2015 at 11:35 am Reply
  • SArah Christie

    I love those trousers so stylish, do you know I have never owned a pair of birkenstocks, all my friends have them and they look great on them, but I put them on me and they feel funny, I think it is because I am a flip flop kinda gal ha ha x

    June 29, 2015 at 10:51 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Ah they are so comfy but I love flip flops too, they are really easy to wear all day but I think Birkenstocks are a little better for a lot of walking 🙂 xx

      July 10, 2015 at 11:36 am Reply
  • Sian @ QuiteFranklySheSaid

    You sound just like me – small clothes budget, has to be practical, haha! I have gone for maxi skirts, floaty vests and jeans (for cooler days) this year x

    July 4, 2015 at 10:31 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Yes, it has to be stuff that I can wear a few ways and get a lot of use out of! xx

      July 10, 2015 at 11:37 am Reply
  • Five Adventurers

    Great post Hayley and love the choices. I need a new summer wardrobe and you have given me lots of ideas. Love the short dungarees 🙂

    July 5, 2015 at 7:55 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      They are really cute aren’t they, think they’d suit everyone too xx

      July 10, 2015 at 11:38 am Reply
  • Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely

    Did you end up getting those trousers from F&F? I’ve been walking past them for weeks wondering whether to buy them. They look great but I’m not sure about the fabric.

    July 5, 2015 at 8:03 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      I did and I wear them so often, they wash well and have held their shape but they are probably a little thicker than is ideal in the summer. Not quite as cool as I had hoped but very flattering xx

      July 10, 2015 at 11:39 am Reply

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