With the British weather changing its mind every other minute none of us can count on the sun this summer. So do we all just hang onto our woolly jumpers and thermal vests for a few months longer or should we pray the sun finally coming out of hibernation? This time of year is always the hardest for planning your outfit. The winter winds may have blown away but the rain is still coming down in buckets and your sunglasses can stay packed away in their cases. So how do we all dress for these in-between months? We want to be stylish but comfortable and we want clothes readily available to us on the high street or at the click of a button. None of us are the perfect shape we want to be and the high street can be a cruel mistress to anyone over a size 10. I was challenged by Chums who specialise in inclusive fashion for all body sizes and shapes to come up with some style tips that would take any lady no matter her age or size from Spring to Summer without breaking the bank.
Here are a few quick & simple tips from me & my fellow style bloggers on how to transition your wardrobe from Spring to Summer.
- Update your underwear and get rid of your baggy knickers and bras and invest in some body shaping knickers and a well-fitting t-shirt bra.
- Add a pop of colour to your outfit, whether it be a red handbag or a rose gold ballet pump this will automatically make you feel like it’s summer.
- Start using a gradual tanner now so when you do dare to bare your skin you will have a lovely subtle bronze glow. A couple of products I recommend are St.Tropez In Shower Gradual Tan & James Read H2o Tan Mist
- Swap your liquid foundation for a mineral powder one as this is much lighter on the skin and use a brighter lipstick. Instead of nudes and plum colours change to a subtle pink or go wild with a hot fuchsia shade.
- Exchanging converse for metallic sandals. Helps you feel a bit more sparkly and compliments a tan. Nadia from scandimummy.com
- Still having layers to hand to cope with British weather but being bolder with colour. It’s fun to introduce some bright colours in the summer months – whether the sun is out or not! Laura from edinburghwithkids.com
- Painting your toenails and making your feet look nice. If you are after those sparkly sandals, this goes hand in hand. Sarah from runjumpscrap.com
- A lightweight waterproof, but still fashionable, jacket. It can be sunny one minute and rain the next! Laura from fivelittledoves.com
- Always keeping a cardigan on hand. Something thin enough to pop in your bag if it gets too warm to wear. Amy from amyandtots.com
- Start wearing your summer dresses with tights and then if it gets warm you can just whip them off! Hollie from thriftymum.com
- A fresh haircut, and usually lighten the colour a touch so that it doesn’t feel so hot and heavy on warmer days. Kimberly from oddhogg.com
- Make an extra effort with your feet, start to use a nice salt scrub and start moisturising them to make them sandal and flip-flop ready. Helen from allthebeautifulthings.co.uk
- A leather jacket! A nice layer when it’s still breezy, but can easily wear a summer top underneath! Megan from trulymadlykids.co.uk
- I like floaty cami tops that I can layer with a chunky cardi and jeans – they look good with boots or flip-flops. Also, I always lighten my hair a bit. Gemma from Somewhereaftertherainbow.co.uk
- For me, it is long skirts. Not quite summer dress weather but it is nice to have ‘flowy’ clothes and they can always be dressed up or down for different occasions. Carly from mummyandthechunks.com
I hope you have enjoyed reading today’s style guide. If you have any tips for transitioning your Spring wardrobe to Summer then leave a comment below.
*** This post was in collaboration with Chums but all my thoughts & opinions are my own ***