With the sudden surge in temperatures, it can be tricky to know what to wear in the mornings. You may not have gotten round to boxing your winter clothes and dusting off your summer clothes. If you’re like me, you’ve been putting exercise on the long finger, hiding your legs and hibernating over the winter. This morning, I decided to go for a short jog around the park. You may feel extremely unfit, but you have to start somewhere, so try not to be so hard on yourself. Exercise will make you feel better instantly and set you up for the day.
Fashion comes full circle and so florals always seem to be on trend for spring/summer. This certainly isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, so let’s check out some popular micro trends for SS15.
I don’t invest a lot in summer clothes. I tend to rewear the same comfortable staples year on year and just update with a few pieces. This khaki dress cost €9 in Penneys a few years ago and it’s always my go-to piece when the weather starts to heat up. The midi length is ideal if you’re not ready to bare too much skin. Similar affordable finds here and here. I’m all about embracing the pale, but if you’re feeling ghostly white after the winter, try a bit of Sally Hansen Airbrush legs. I’m at my palest this time of year so I like the lightest, most natural looking shade Light Glow.
Lemon sorbet is a great shade for spring/summer. It’s a shade I’m always drawn to. This year I’ve updated my wardrobe with a dash of lime for a change. This crop shirt is a large fit, vintage piece from local store Heads You Win Vintage. I usually tie my shirts in a bow so they look less shapeless and help define my waist.
This sheer kimono style top with fringing is handy for this time of year and for summer evenings as the temperature drops. I picked it up in a small, independent boutique in Arrollo de Miel in Andalusia last summer. The midi sleeve length is flattering if you don’t like showing your upper arms. Similar styles here and here.
As regards letting your feet breathe, if you’re looking for some comfortable sandals that will give you height, I recommend these cheap and chic chunky heels from Dunnes Stores. They cost €25, you can wear them all day and I think they look great. Shop here.
I hope that gives you some ideas for updating your wardrobe for this spell of great weather. Long may it last and make the most of it! You can shop my preloved wardrobe on Depop. My username is @modafix
Thanks for reading,