probably most people favourite season of the year. Some of us are lucky enough
to live where the sun shines 365 days a year. The rest, like myself, has to
enjoy the rare occasions that we can actually bare those legs!
When we do get the change, things might get a
little tricky with the outfits. One thing I’ve learnt from Dutch summers is
that you can never trust the weather
forecast. Like ever. Therefore you
have to master the art of predicting the weather, or more realistically; the
art of layering. Most of us will have to go with the latter.
myself, layering is something I always struggle
with. During summer things can get really hot and sticky, believe me no one wants that! Now layering is usually seen
as throwing on basic after basic, at least that’s how I saw it. However this is
far from true.
there’s been an entire hype going on about the ‘French Wardrobe System’ and
similar clothing/wardrobe systems to keep the number of items in your closet
low, whilst still looking fashionable. Don’t get me wrong, I really admire
these systems and I am trying to gradually mix them into my own wardrobe. I
have to say, though, that I prefer to wear more colour during summer.
Therefore, these systems aren’t really suitable for me during this season.
Hence I tried to create my own little system
with some items I know I would love to wear all summer long. Although this
turned out to look more like ‘lookbook’ than an actual system, I did manage to create a few lovely outfits
I’d love to share with you!
All of the
following outfits are based on a pink crop top from New Look. I just think that crop tops are perfect,
especially for summer. They make it seem more acceptable to wear jeans when it’s
hot, because you’re bearing a lot of skin already. Although this crop top doesn’t
really show much more than a little mid-riff.
first outfit I styled the top with a white lace skirt from Zara and a denim shirt from Stradivarius. Since you’ve got your legs out, the denim
shirt can act as a ‘coat’ for when it gets a bit colder. As soon as the
temperature rises, all you have to do is take the denim shirt off and put in your
bag (or even tie it around your waist). White is just a go-to shade for summer,
especially if you wear black a lot during the other seasons. Just try changing
your usual black into something white!
is a bit more daring maybe. I decided on a pair of light-wash mum jeans from Primark, the pink top and an H&M kimono. Kimonos are
perfect for summer! When you’re not comfortable enough to bare your arms, or
for when you just don’t really trust the weather you can just throw on one of
them. Their fabric is so lightweight you will barely notice that you’re wearing
anything, they also add the perfect amount of cool to any outfit. I’m obsessed!
comfy and chic. That’s all I really have to say for this outfit. Something I always tend to wear during summer, are a
pair of loose printed trousers. They’re airy, without you having to bare any
skin. I personally think they look so cool and laid-back at the same time. To
spice this pair of trousers from Forever 21 up a little, I added the crop top. You could obviously wear these trousers
with a white shirt or something like that, but this top just makes this outfit
a little bit more interesting and less pyjama-like.
These type of trousers can look a little like pyjama bottoms, so be careful
with how you style them.
tell I love floral prints for summer? It’s slowly becoming some sort of
obsession… Anyways, this is an outfit I actually wore to the 1D concert. The Topshop jeans will ensure that
you won’t show too much of your belly, and the kimono/blazer from Miss Selfridge covers up your
arms for when it gets colder. I felt so comfy in this outfit, it’s definitely
one I will wear again! The combination is perfect for those in-between days,
when you don’t really know if it’s going to be hot.
are all my outfits, but if you need some more help with creating the perfect
summer looks have a look at the farfetch website. They have some amazing new summer items on their site, and
there’s a huge sale going on as well!
Lots of love,