‘People get excited about summer wardrobes and what they will wear on holiday, and people have an opportunity to wear things that they don’t normally wear when they’re in the city’ – Jade Jagger
There’s a lot to be said for entering your mid thirties and suddenly realising that all the petty superficial stuff that used to bother you in your twenties you actually don’t give a shit about any more. I certainly don’t mess with my hair as much as I used to have have even been embracing my natral waves more recently.
When I was 25 I joined weight watchers and lost a bit of weight which, other than half a stone here or there I’ve managed to keep off. One of the side effects of losing so much weight was that it made me borderline obsessed with clothes and shopping – because shopping had become enjoyable again. However I’ve always played it pretty safe in the past and have always been a bootcut jeans and a t-shirt kind of girl.
Problem is that I love a bargain almost as much as I love jeans and t-shirts and i have a wardrobe full of clothes I’ve picked up from charity shops or in sales or on eBay that were brave for me, but I’ve never gotten round to wearing. This summer I decided to throw caution to the wind and wear all of the lovely clothes I’d bought, and be damned what anyone else thought because I liked them.
Here’s a catalogue of my summer of bravery:
I’ve worn more dresses this summer than I think I’ve worn in my entire life!
I’ve also been trying to embrace the playsuit/jumpsuit/dungarees, especially when travelling, its one complete outfit but only one item of clothing. Plus you can be as smart or as casual as you like..
- Floral maxi dress – Kimerley Walsh for Very
- Red lace dress – h&m
- Denim dress – Levi
- Black & white prom dress – Coast
- Dungaree dress – F&F @ Tesco
- Black & white playsuit – F&F @ Tesco
- Black jumpsuit – Primark
- Black skinny dungarees – Primark
- Khaki playsuit – Dorothy Perkins
- Black asymmetric playsuit – Kookai
Comment or link below and tell me what your favourite outfits of the summer have been!