How To Upgrade Your Style In Time For Summer

*Collaborative post.

Summer is undoubtedly the best season of the year – especially when it comes to fashion. After all, it gives you the chance to ditch bulky coats and accessories in favor of some genuinely stylish looks. 

While the sun may already be shining, it’s not too late to upgrade your wardrobe. In fact,  finding your own unique style and look could be the key you are looking for to boost your confidence levels ahead of your summertime plans. 

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With that in mind, here are some simple ways to brighten up your wardrobe and style this summer. 

  • Focus on accessories. The right accessories can make or break an outfit. Not only do they complete your look, but they also help you to show off your personality and style a little more in your daily life. They can also carry a lot of sentimental value. As a result, one of the easiest ways to overhaul your style quickly is by investing in accessories. For example, a  Silver Signet Ring is a great way to make a statement – and is sure to be the envy of your friends. 


  •  Buy secondhand clothes. Don’t worry; you can still get a new wardrobe even if you’re working with a tight budget. For example, you could save money on your outfits by buying clothes second-hand from a local thrift store or through apps such as Vinted and Depop. This is also a great way to say goodbye to fast fashion and the harm it is causing to the planet. Alternatively, if you don’t want to shop second-hand, you should focus on supporting smaller businesses and independent designers. This is also a great way to ensure that your style will remain unique, as they often make fewer versions of each item than larger brands will. They also tend to be made of higher-quality materials, meaning they will last longer. 


  • Buy clothes you feel comfortable in. While you may be keen to jump onto the latest style trends, one of the easiest ways to feel confident is by feeling comfortable in your clothing. As a result, you should make sure you find clothes that make you feel like you – and not those that you feel like you should be wearing because everyone else is wearing them. For example, if you’re looking to improve your body confidence, you should try to find clothes that flatter your figure. However, you should also remember that bodies come in all shapes and sizes – and you are beautiful just as you are. 

  • Bring in bright colors. Introducing bright colors into your wardrobe is another great way to celebrate the summer. However, in order to pull off the best looks, you might want to use a  wardrobe colour palette to figure out which shades and tones complement your skin tone and other items in your wardrobe. That being said, don’t be afraid to go for a color or shade that is a little bright our ‘out there’ – if you like it, wear it – who cares what anyone else thinks. 


OOTD: Lace in Peplum

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Thank God the weekend is here at last, and I can show off this outfit of the day aka ootd: lace in peplum. This week has been so hard. I am extremely happy today is Saturday and I get to put my feet up. You have no idea how excited I am. It has been an extremely busy week with me juggling my life, blog and my freelance jobs. I am thankful to be this busy but I think I need to schedule in some proper ‘me’ time so I don’t breakdown, lol.

The thing about working for yourself is if you do not know where to draw the line, you will be working every minute you are awake, and I mean serious working – the fastest way to collapse….

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I have decided to start taking my wellbeing a little more seriously, for the sake of my health and my career. I am not useful to anyone if I fall ill so easy does it going forward. I am going to relax a little and find some time to unwind without any gadget around me, like a holiday digital detox. So no laptops, phones, tablets or camera. I may schedule that for this weekend at some point, so don’t be too surprised if no new post is uploaded until Monday.

Enough of me moaning, back to the fun stuff now, I wore this outfit some days ago. The sandals and top are new wardrobe additions, and I adore them both.

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The pink crochet lace peplum top is an excellent fit. I love the lace design and the pink colour is fab. It is a chic piece. I love the fact that I can style it in various ways.

The khaki tie-up suede block heel sandals is also fabulous. I love the tie-up design and the gold accent heel, which is a perfect height for me. The khaki colour is also pretty and new colour in my wardrobe. I can see myself rocking these two for many years to come.


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What do you think of this look? Sound off in the comment section please.

Thanks for reading and have a lovely weekend.



Pink top – Quiz

Blue Molly Jeans – River Island

Blue Bag – Guess

Watch – Dolce & Gabbana

Khaki Sandals – c/o River Island

Earrings – Swarovski


Styling the Mister for a Day

I enjoy playing dress up as you should all know by now. I also enjoy dressing other people up, especially the Mister and the toddlers. Back in my stylist days, I use to take delight in shopping for others and dressing them up. Every now and again, I still find the time to style outfits for others, especially the Mister. He does not like shopping, so I pretty much do all the shopping for him. And I enjoy doing it.

If I was asked to dress him up for a day, here are the pieces I would pick from the SS16 Collection at House of Fraser:


Polo Ralph Lauren Custom-Fit Short Sleeve Polo Shirt £75


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We love Ralph Lauren Polos in our house. They are iconic and super quality. We have quite a few we got some years ago, and they still look as good as new.

This royal blue piece would look amazing on the Mister. It is an amazing colour, would suit his skin undertone (more on undertones later this week, so look out for the post), and it is a perfect colour for the summer. The price tag may appear heavy at £75, but quality does not come cheap.


Versace Jeans Tiger Slim Fit Indigo Jean £120 £84

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I have had my eye on this piece for a while now and I am extremely happy to see it is now on sale for £84. This Versace Jeans Tiger slim fit indigo jean would look amazing paired with the Ralph Lauren Polo. I like the shade of the blue, and I like the fact that it is slim fit. It would look amazing on Mister, that is for sure.


Tommy Hilfiger Suede Lace-up Trainers £85 £59.50

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This Tommy Hilfiger Suede Lace-up Trainers is also on sale at the moment, which is brilliant. I love the compact design. The grey suede is a beauty, and it would complement the blue Polo shirt and Versace jeans perfectly. And I know the Mister would love it too.


Calvin Klein 2 Pack Fine Stripe Socks £12 £6

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A bloke can never have too many socks, right? And an outfit with trainers will never be complete without socks. The Calvin Klein stripe socks is a good deal at just £6 at the moment. I like the simple design so much. It would be a lovely addition to his socks collection.


These are the pieces I would be picking up if I was asked to style the Mister for a day. What do you think of these pieces? Sound off in the comment section please.

Thanks for reading  and have a lovely Friday.


*This is a collaborative post.





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