What to wear when it gets hot...here's some ideas..


Style Theory: If you are like me, when the weather suddenly turns, I discover I have nothing to wear. I cannot remember how to style my summer wardrobe and I need some outfit inspiration to show how to rework classics and add in a few new items to 'lift' my look. So to get us all in the right frame of mind and give us some style inspiration here are a few of my favourite streetstyle looks....

Images above via Pinterest
I always tread quite carefully at the beginning of seasons, I stick to simple monochrome colours with a touch of khaki, grey and leopard print thrown in. I tentatively add the colours of the season into my looks with fashion 'lift' items, a red bag and pair of sparkly shoes (I am loving the ones above with the dress) by the end of the season I always tend to be braver and normally multi-coloured!

For the heatwave we have hitting us this week I will be wearing boyfriend jeans, breaking out the tan majorcan sandals, getting out my white tops from last year and adding a few camisole style tops and boyfriend cardigans for a slouchy look. Key items are blue jeans, silk blouses (plain or with a bow or ruffle detail), slouchy trousers (Zara have some great ones) a navy blazer or a biker jacket and Gucci-esque loafers - your Spring Summer 2016 look in a nutshell...

My Style:
For today, it was a little warmer so I wore black?!
Jumper - Cos (in sale in stores)
Jeans - Levis 501ct 
Shoes - Isabel Marant (sold out)
I popped into my favourite local boutique Quattro Rish and fell for this top. It is one of the tops you put on and it instantly flatters all the parts you need it to flatter, it covers my arms and my tummy and hangs beautifully. It is very light fabric and would be amazing on summer holiday over a bikini with Levis shorts and black flat strappy sandals.
Top - Quattro Rish £79 (call 01737 235468 - to mail order) 
I bought this little jumpsuit below from Quattro Rish and I love it. It is from a brand called Reiko, they cut their clothes so they flatter and fit well. I am not super keen on my arms at the moment so this covers them perfectly but it is still cool and easy to wear. The fabric is a good weight so it hangs beautifully, I think with a little bit of fake tan and my tan majorcan sandals this will be a super useful summer item (just need to work on those legs!!)
Jumpsuit - Quattro Rish £79 (details as above)
So there is, I hope, a little inspiration for the impending heatwave, for me it is always baby steps at the beginning of the season leading to giant, bold slightly random leaps at the end!! 

Have you sussed your look for the Spring/Summer what outfits do you like, feel comfortable in? As always I would love to hear your thoughts and comments, until next time Fran xxx


  1. These are such gorgeous looks! Great post! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I've just dived headlong into my summer gear Fran! This lovely spell may not last so to hell with it.....I'm just going to go for it! Love that khaki jumpsuit on you! xx

  3. I love the khaki jumpsuit - it's exactly the kind of thing I do feel comfortable in and with the right amount of arm coverage too (I can't do a short or cap sleeve or sleeveless). And the drawstring waist is just perfect ... for when you've had too much bbq.