Just as I’m starting to write this, I can’t actually believe our summer is nearly over…
And what a good one it’s been, right?
Lots of sunny weekends with a few lunchtime jogs in the park that turned into “lie downs” in the grass, “Al Fresco” lunches and drinks outside, that gave us burnt shoulders and cheeks; several trips to our gorgeous Scottish beaches and barbecues; the need to wear sunglasses every day, and of course our fun Spanish holiday – Summer 2014, you’ve been pretty great…
Summer beauty essentials.
The best thing about summer for me is not wearing as much make up as I normally do. The natural summer glow does the job, but there are only 2 things I practically used every day – my REVEL MAC matte lipstick (available in St. Enoch Debenhams) and BOBBI BROWN cream foundation. The lipstick colour goes with absolutely everything and I just loved wearing it all summer as a nice change from the usual red… The foundation is perfect coverage for any flaws plus it’s not too heavy on the skin either and both, the lipstick and the foundation are mineral based, which is perfect for my sensitive skin. You could literally get away without wearing any eye make-up as the foundation gives the skin a nice tone and the lippy brings out your eyes and eyebrows – as you can see in the picture!
Summer Fashion Essentials.
There are a few pieces I simply wore all summer – like my Nike sliders, which I originally bought for the beach, but because they are so comfy (with little massaging bumps on the sole for the foot) – they’re the first thing I put on in the morning… I’ll even consider wearing them with socks when it gets colder… erm… maybe…
Crop tops – no idea what happened to me this summer as I’ve always been wary of crop tops, but the oh-so amazing trend of high-waisted bottoms, which I hope never ends, made me invest in a few nice crop tops and even “knot-tie” a few long tee’s (see picture below).
Although crop tops and high-waisted skirts and shorts were definitely my favourites this summer, it’s always about the 3 essential things for me when choosing clothes – shape, colour and print! I don’t have a favourite colour and go through phases, but this summer it was all about very bright block colours, digital florals and stripes, all sorts of horizontal, vertical and colourful stripes – I even went for a striped ASOS straw fedora as a Sun hat, you may have seen here & here. You may also have seen my ZARA white cross-body bag in almost all my summer outfit posts, which officially makes it my summer essential – love the fact that it’s white, it’s a cross-body (very on trend) and it’s practical, because both my phone and purse fit there no problem. All my other stuff usually went into my Nike tote!
Stripes and brights are of course staying with me all year round – life’s just better with them. Sliders may have to move in to my gym bag for the winter as they’ll be ideal for sauna and swimming pool. The Sun hat may actually come in handy in the rain, but one thing I’d always wear and urge you to invest in is my “Lucky Bitches” green apple ring by the very talented Scottish jewellery designer Euan McWhirter, who is also loved by Kylie Minogue and we all know how much she loves Glasgow now? 🙂
Some of my favourite summer looks:
This post was created as part of St. Enoch Summer Blogger Challenge.
What are you Summer Essentials? What did you literally wear EVERY DAY? 🙂 xx