I’ll be honest with you, this summer I haven’t really shopped much. As I’m currently going through a bit of a decluttering phase as well as trying to streamline my wardrobe, I’ve not found myself pursuing any particular trends this year. However I do have a holiday coming up at the start of September, so that itch to go out and purchase a few pieces to throw into my suitcase is niggling away at the back of my mind. When I shop for clothes these days I look at it from an entirely different angle. No longer do I impulse buy because I saw *insert bloggers name here* wearing it and I need it in my wardrobe stat, or simply think ‘Oh that dress would be good for this birthday meal out’ Nowadays I look at things in the long run. Am I be able to mix that dress with different pieces so I can wear it for work? Will it work well as something in the Autumn as well as this summer? Maybe even wearable in the even colder months? It’s all about picking those items that see you through the current season and beyond. While on the hunt for a few holiday bits I came across these gems that I wanted to share with you.
Maxi dresses are an ideal choice for the summer months, when you need something that’s light, cool and breezy. These are must in everyone’s holiday suitcase. Don’t go thinking that maxi's are just for the warmer months though. After spotting blogger babes Katy and Kim sporting their maxis with ankle boots & jumpers last autumn, it's inspired me to keep the maxi trend going. They are a item that you can wear all year around. I would personally go for block colour dresses over prints in order to make them wearable from January to December. While doing my online food shop last night I noticed George at ASDA’s maxi dresses for their variety of styles and great value, you could also wait till the very end of summer to try and nab some real bargains.
Another staple in everyone’s wardrobe... You just can’t go wrong with a good pair of Skinnies. My current favourite have to be the Leigh Jeans from Topshop. The only jean that fit me well in the leg (Thank you petite range) and around the waist comfortably. These are great for a cool summer day, with a pair of sandals and a cami top, but will also look great with a simple jumper & jacket as the cooler weather sets in.
Floral dresses are always featured heavily in stores during the warmer months. An ultimate summer holiday/festival must have! I already have a few dresses in my wardrobe which make an appearance all year around. Wearing them with tights and leather jacket in the winter is a bit like a uniform for me. So easy to put together and throw on! Shift dresses are also a piece that is starting to feature heavily in my wardrobe. They are so easy to wear to work during these warmer times with a pair of sandals, keeping me cool but still look like I’ve made a little bit of an effort. Just like the floral dresses I would pair these with a heavier jacket, tights and boots when it gets a bit colder.
What items do you have in your wardrobe that help you with the transition from Summer to Autumn?