Simple Summer Inspiration

Style Theory: Sometimes you just need to keep the formula for summer dressing simple, unfussy and cool. Here are a few ideas for some easy and stylish summer outfits and the inspiration behind them.


Streetstyle images from Pinterest

THE SIMPLE BOHO DRESS
Throw over a bikini, wear over short denim shorts or by itself
Mango Beaded Embroidered Dress £49.99
Or:
Mango Embroidered Dress £34.99
Wear with:

Steve Madden @Dune Sandals £65
THE SIMPLE STRIPE DRESS & LIGHTWEIGHT PARKA
Year after year a classic, can be dressed up to look Riveria chic, or dressed down for beachwear, looks fab with a lightweight parka thrown over the top..
Dune Lutney Slip ons £75
A SIMPLE CHAMBRAY SHIRT AND DISTRESSED JEANS
Another casual, easy to wear outfit, looks great with flat gold sandals during the day then put on some stappy heels and a few fine gold necklaces and you are ready for a night out.
Gap Fitted Boyfriend Oxford Shirt £29.95
Zara Ripped Boyfriend Jeans £39.99
Next Ankle Strap Sandal £28
DKNY at John Lewis £158
Love this little handbag, it had a little loop to put your hand through at the front to carry like a clutch.
SIMPLE WHITE BOHO TOP AND DENIM SHORTS 
Another summer classic look, I love a sleeve as I am now at that age when I am not too keen on showing the rather large tops of my arms, add a little embroidered bag for a pop of colour.
H&M Embroidered Tunic £29.99

Gap Boyfriend Shorts £29.95
Dune Jolene Black Sliders £49

Accessorize Portobello Slouch Bag £45

THE PERFECT WHITE SHIRT
I love the look of distressed jeans with a crisp white shirt and blazer and some animal print courts, simple but effective!
Zara Soft Blazer with Zips £69.99
Next White Shirt £22
Zara jeans as above
Aldo Sunglasses £10
My Style: Easing myself into my summer wardrobe slowly, I always find the summer transition the most difficult!

Top: H&M Exclusive Conscious Collection
Cardigan: Gant
Jeans; MiH
Slip ons: H&M
 For a weekend break by the seaside with the family, it was just amazing weather and a beautiful beach, we were walking along the beach to a seafront restaurant, heaven!
Jumper: Cos
Jeans: Oasis
Shoes: Russell and Bromley
Necklace: J Crew
How I started in the morning before changing into denim shorts and my Mango frilled sleeve top,
Breton: Petit Bateau
Jeans: Gap
Knitted Jacket Henri Lloyd
Sliders: Dune
Bag: H&M
So there is my first real dip into summer outfits, there are lots more to come... How is your transition to your summer wardrobe going are you well and truly immersed or like me wondering what you wore all last summer and where has it all been put?!
Until next time, Frances xxx

12 comments:

  1. Reading this makes me want my holiday - only two months to go! You look stunning in the photo by the sea and love all the boho pieces you have picked out, am going to have to invest in one!
    Abbi x

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  2. Did you buy the H&M boho top Frances....it looked gorgeous on you! Love the idea of the stripe dress and parka....I may have to give that a go! Great inspiration! Thanks! xx

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  3. Great post full of inspiration, loved it.
    Sue
    Bestfriendstyle

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  4. Lovely outfits Frances. I want the white dress in the Pinterest photo sooooo much, how gorgeous for the hols. x

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    1. Me too Donna - I am smitten by it!

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  5. Love the boho denimy look. And LOVE that h&m top. Thanks!

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  6. I love all of this. I have some of the pieces too. H xx

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  7. I'm forever looking for summer tops with sleeves - I need that extra coverage too. But some days, it is too hot and people are more likely to notice that you have a cardigan on than if you have less than trim arms (guilty as charged) so these days, I relax my covering up rules a bit more. Love your picks - I love the look of the H&M one on your instagram pic - did you get it?

    And how do you manage to make a cardigan not look mumsy???

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  8. Bournemouth looks lovely Frances and so do your outfits! You picked the best weekend to visit for the sunshine, hope you had a great time - LOVE your peach ruffle top x

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  9. Such a great post Frances! I need me some summer sun! Really love the summer boho dresses & almost bought one last year! I wish I had now! I love your JCrew necklace! Ax

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  10. Frances, I really like the Gap jeans in last picture. Did you deconstruct them yourself or did you you them with raw hems - they look so cool not sure I'm brave enough to take a pair of scissors to my jeans. Such a great blog - wish you were on my school run!

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    1. Thanks so much Emma, they are old Gap jeans (I have had them about 4 years) and were fairly distressed but I did take scissors to them recently and chopped off the bottom them, it was really easy I just followed the the stitching line! Good luck with yours! xxxx

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