It may well be wishful thinking on my part but summer is coming. Whether you are staying at home, or one of the lucky ones getting to go jet off to enjoy the sun here are my summer fashion essentials to keep you looking stylish as well as cool this season.
1. Sleeveless dress: (Layer link over here : http://www.hm.com/gb/product/23871?article=23871-B)
To keep cool in Summer try wearing white it deflects the sun's rays meaning you will be cool whilst your friend in her stylish black number is going to be attracting all the heat. This little white dress from H&M has a stretch texture weave therefore your going to be as comfortable as possible in the heat. It also looks really cute and with the right accessories it will take you from the beach to the evening.
2. Shopper Bag with Buckles: (Layer Link over here: http://www.zara.com/ie/en/trf/handbags/shopper-bag-with-buckles-c358041p1694302.html)
A large bag is definitely an essential, in the summer you're always carrying around extra bits and pieces like sun cream, water, food etc.. so whether its a large tote or beach bag it is important to pick up a larger bag so you don't have to worry about carrying everything. I love this one from Zara because its on trend whilst being the perfect size to fit everything you could possibly need!
3. Straw Hat: (Layer link over here: http://www.hm.com/gb/product/28137?article=28137-A)
Hat's are one of the few accessories I rarely bother with however in the summer it is really important to keep the sun off your head and stay cool, especially if you are fair and have dark hair like myself. Straw hat's are fantastic for doing exactly that whilst allowing air through, and of course they look super stylish when teamed with a cute dress. In my opinion the bigger and floppier the straw hat the better it looks!
4. Grey and Neon Pink Abstract Print Longline Scarf (Layer link over here: http://www.newlook.com/shop/womens/accessories/grey-and-neon-pink-abstract-print-longline-scarf_314129879)
A pretty and thin scarf can be a very useful accessory during the summer, it can be used in so many different ways... A cover up whilst at the beach, to protect your head from the sun (if you've forgotten your hat), and a shawl for when the nights get chilly!
5. Black Contrast Ankle Strap Sandals (layer link over here: http://www.newlook.com/shop/shoe-gallery/view-all-shoes/black-contrast-ankle-strap-sandals_313988801)
Last but not least is a good pair of sandals. I'm not a fan of flip flop type shoes that rub in between my toes, I prefer to be comfortable and these strap sandals are the perfect alternative. There are plenty out there at the moment so there is a wide variety to choose from.
They are my summer fashion essentials, what are yours?
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