My Favourite Summer Outfits

Summer Outfits Inspiration

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I’m in a little bit of a fashion dip at the moment, despite summer usually being my favourite season for clothes. I’ve always been a summery person – I like nothing more than hot weather, sunshine, bright colours and pretty dresses, so the clothing of summer has always appealed to me a lot. I’ve recently found though that a lot of my old favourite summer pieces are no longer old favourites – they either don’t fit right any more or they’re really old so no longer “fashionable” – it’s not that I follow fashion trends and try to stick to them, but they’re the kind of things I thought were fashionable when I was a teenager that are no longer – ie. low cut denim shorts that sit precariously low on the hips or super cropped crop tops.
I’m also not really feeling my pin up and retro clothes I’d picked up over the past few years. They all feel a little too prissy or over the top. I want things that are comfortable for warm weather, feel right for me and age appropriate for mid-20s. I’m not a fan of “age appropriate” clothing, but I’ve found myself moving away from certain styles and towards others as I get older.
I got rid of another bin bag of stuff to the charity shop, and passed on a few to Charley’s younger sister, so I’m now left with a smaller wardrobe that I’m still planning to pare down a bit more. And over time I’ll be adding back into it, although mostly from sewing I’d imagine. I’ve got plans for lace bralettes (another thing I’m wavering more towards at the moment – trend-swayed? Maybe…), more Anna maxi dresses, some lighweight blouses, comfortable shorts and trousers…I’ll see how I get on.
But for now, I want to look back a little for inspiration, like Rebecca has done, to see if that helps me get out of summer fashion dip at the moment. Some of these clothes left the wardrobe a long time ago, some are still hanging around; some of these things I probably couldn’t really wear on a daily basis anymore (think work appropriate), but others I can take inspiration from.

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Summer outfits inspiration
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Summer outfits inspiration
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Summer outfits inspiration
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Summer outfits inspiration
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Summer outfits inspiration
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8 comments so far.

8 responses to “My Favourite Summer Outfits”

  1. Emerald Erin says:

    This post is definitely speaking to me- I feel completely the same- like I’m in this weird funk where I don’t really know what my style is (even though I’m a summer soul too!) and I have the high school clothes that are either no longer something I like, but also don’t fit me at all, then I’m also getting away from all the retro/vintage stuff because I feel like for me it’s too fussy now. Maybe this is just a mid-twenties thing lol – but I feel you- and we will find out styles again! But definitely don’t lose those proportions of high-waisted skirts and dresses that you have in all of your style picks- that’s so fantastic for your gorgeous figure!!

  2. Lynsey Jane says:

    You have some stunning clothes above and so many of them suit you and you look fab, I think now I’m mid thirties my style is changing again too, I’ve worn very little from my summer wardrobe, I love my comfy clothes and I’m trying to strike a comfy/practical but stylish (not sure I’m pulling it off though??) I think you always need to feel happy in your clothes and if you don’t it’s time for a change.

  3. Suzy Turner says:

    I love seeing you in those gorgeous dresses, Sian! And I love your hair long – I wasn’t following your blog when it was long so I almost did a double take when I first saw them. Beautiful!
    I hope you get out of your style ‘funk’ soon!
    Suzy xx

    • Sian Thomas says:

      Thank you! Haha it’s crazy that I haven’t had it long for such a long time now because it still feels in my head like it IS long! xx

  4. CiCi Marie says:

    I feel like I have loads of summery things I want to wear but the weather is the only thing stopping me! That and hoiking boxes around near constantly for my house move at the moment. I never really look back at past outfits as I always feel like I’ve changed so much (deep) since I first wore them that they don’t work later on…

    • Sian Thomas says:

      Argh, house moving makes outfits so difficult – I ended up living in a pair of leggings while we moved because I was getting so dusty and needed to be able to lift, move, clean, decorate and everything easily. Hope it’s all going well! I think I’m the same though – I’m looking at these outfits and loving them but also thinking that they wouldn’t work for me now sadly, sigh!

  5. Regan Louise says:

    Those are all super cute outfits, but maybe it’s the time of year getting you down. To me, August feels like living on borrowed time. It’s still technically summer, but everyone is talking about school starting, and I want to cram in as much as possible before the end! I know that’s contributing to my feelings.

    • Sian Thomas says:

      That could be true! I always love summer – I thrive in warm weather (why do I live in the UK?!), but it does feel like you need to make the most of it and wear ALL the summery clothes while you can.

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