Style Theory: It is important that you get as much wear out of your clothes as possible, I like to start thinking about my summer style early so I can buy items that I can layer up and then start to shed the layers as the summer arrives. With this in mind, here are a few images that are inspiring me this Spring and a few ideas of how to create the look and start building your summer wardrobe...
The inspiration... in the summer I love a pop of neon, a sweater is a perfect choice when buying something bright, the colour reflects on your face giving you a glow. Wear now with skinny jeans, white trainers (H&M have some great ones) and a khaki jacket thrown over the top.
In the summer wear like this...
Buy from the high street now to recreate the look.....
|Boden Cashmere Crew Neck Jumper £69.30|
|Zara Oversized Sweater £12.99|
These bright sweaters are so useful, the cashmere sweater will keep your warm on cold summer evenings and the Zara knit is lightweight, perfect for taking on holiday.
|Hush Denim Short £45|
The wash of these Hush shorts is perfect, a fabulous pale, authentic colour and with a touch of distressing, they are a really good summer buy. You will be able to wear with everything with these from boho tops, to bretons to shirts, the choices are endless.
|Topshop The Izzy Bag Marc B £49|
A neutral bag that looks far more expensive than it's price tag. It is not leather but still looks super stylish, it will look as good with bright colours as with pastels.
|Office Olivier Low Wedge Sandal £45|
The gladiator is most definitely making a come back (again) due to the low straps this will be flattering on your leg. I love the tan straps with a touch of gold detail at the back.
Summer Inspiration no.2 - the logo tee with khaki shorts and aviators...a classic look..
Here are some gorgeous items that you can buy now to layer up then recreate the whole look when it is warmer...
|Mango Sequinned T-Shirt £14.99|
|New Look Khaki Shorts with belt £14.99|
|Topshop Alice Aviators £10|
All classic items, all will last you for a few seasons. With the 70s having a moment aviators are back with a vengeance, so if you do not have a pair already these will tick the trend for £10.
Summer Inspiration no.3...A perfect Spring look below, for those days when there is a slight chill in the air, warm enough to bare your toes but cool enough to pull a sweater over the top...
The key items I have found on the high street to recreate this laid back, look...
|Zara Printed Sweater £35.99|
|Topshop Black Ripped Jamie Jeans £42|
|Dune Jolene Mules £49|
|Warehouse Leather Bag £35|
How gorgeous is this bag? It is leather and for £35, love the simplicity of the design and the fringing on the zip..
Summer Inspiration no.4...the everlasting power of breton...
This year I am after a new, red and white breton and this one looks like it will be perfect, I like a boxy breton that I can partly tuck in to my jeans.
|Hobbs Haley Top £35|
|Levis CT @House Of Fraser £95|
I have these jeans and love them, as I said in a previous post these do come up a little short so get a longer length if taller that 5ft 2. They are so flattering on your bottom, since having these I have remembered how much I used to love Levis 501s!
|Palmairas Gold Leather £42|
I have a pair of these sandals in neon orange. They are made from beautiful, buttery soft leather and come in fabulous colours, prints and stud details, and are unbelievable comfortable. Typically Spanish and so useful for the summer, the perfect holiday shoe.
|Topshop Tapestry Poppins Tote Bag £28|
A cute tapestry tote wear with your breton for a stylish twist, I love a pattern mix up and this is perfect!
Summer Inspiration no.3..the perfect white top...
I do love a touch of white in the summer and this top is so unusual, a mix of knitwear, broderie anglaise and cotton. Looks so beautiful with distressed jeans now and in the summer with denim shorts and tan sandals.
|French Connection Effie Knits Dot Jumper £85|
This is the top seen in the photo above.
|Levis CT @House Of Fraser £95|
|DKNY Quilted Nappa Bag £88|
I have been looking at this bag in my local House of Fraser for a while, it is a beautiful beige/cream colour and can be worn as a cross body or shorter double handled bag. Would look fabulous worn with white or with a beige trench coat in the spring.
There is my summer inspiration so far...I will most definitely be mixing these looks with boho vibes inspired by Chloe's SS15 range but all strictly from the high street at affordable prices..stay tuned for these looks...
On the right: on the schoolrun in monochrome and Stan Smiths.
As always I would love to hear your thoughts and comments, have you thought about your summer wardrobe, or do you leave it (probably wisely) until there may be some chance of some sun?! Next time some utterly delicious designer goodies at a fraction of the original price...pure heaven.