With the nicer warmer becoming more regular occurrence, I have realised that I don't have many sun appropriate items in my wardrobe. I am still on the mission to have a wardrobe full of basics, but it something that takes time! That being said there are always a few staple summer pieces that are 'on trend' year after year. Obviously a good straw hat is perfect if you are going on holiday or for a festival along with some sandals! I've gone off flip flops, now I prefer something with a bit more support and a buckle so these Navy ones from Joules are perfect.
Stripey summer dresses are a must, these ones have such a nautical feel to them, which instantly makes me think of summer! Everyone has to have a few striped pieces in their wardrobe, and these would be perfect for all year round really. All you need to do is layer them up a bit! I love the contrast between the stripes on the longer sleeved dress. It's just nice to mix things up a bit! The sleeveless dress is a lot more summer appropriate, I'd probably get myself something like this for my holiday later on in the year!
Everyone has denim shorts, myself included.. but that's about it. I don't tend to go on the hunt for shorts when it comes to the warmer months. I've got one pair of denim shorts and they are all I stick to really. This year however, there have been quite a few nice styles popping up in the shops, so I may have to take advantage of that.... I'll also need to get the fake tan out too!
Have you started buying some items for your summer wardrobe?