Summer is finally here!!! Although saying that, the weather has been pretty great since the beginning of May. This year, it’s a summer-in-the-city for us, as I started a full-time job, Adam is in the nursery, and my hubby is away for work all the time. So….we’re trying to make the most of our summer weekends in Bristol and taking lots of day trips around Somerset and Devon area.
I’ve put together my top 5 summer weekend looks – they’re stylish, very affordable, but most important comfortable – which is an absolute must for me as a mum! Whether you’re going for a nice brunch, cuppa with friends, a bbq in the park or a trip to the beach, you’ll find something to suit any occasion.
Outfit details and some styling tips below. Enjoy!
1. Red pleated midi skirt and white top
Pleated skirts have made a massive come-back recently and I couldn’t be happier! When I saw this red beauty in TK Maxx I couldn’t help myself. There is such a wide variety of colours this season, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Any basic white top will look fab. Super-trendy straw bag and sliders will complete the look.
2. Classic blue jeans and white blouse combo
My all-time favourite combo – you really can’t go wrong with nicely fitted dark jeans (I’ve been recently faithful to GAP as they’ve got a lot of high waist options that fit my changed body much better) and a semi-smart white blouse. Brown accessories go really well with this outfit, I went for leather wedges and a practical shoulder bag. Throw in a long beaded necklace, some earrings and you’ve got one stylish momma!
Jeans: Gap | Blouse TkMaxx
3. Tropical print top and white jeans
Another classic combo and a firm favourite – although sometimes a risky option if you’re going somewhere with your little one, I was pretty lucky my lovely white jeans weren’t stained with Adam’s spaghetti Bolognese! Tropical prints are the bomb this season – all you need is some cool shades and perhaps a necklace.
Top: Primark | Jeans: C&A
4. White shorts and red striped top
This summer is all about stripes – I managed to buy this off the shoulder sailor stripes top from Primark for 4! Shorts are ‘recycled’ from last year. That hat though!!! Again – you gotta love Primark!
Top: Primark | Shorts: H&M | Hat: Primark
5. Sailor striped dress
Sailor stripes, here we go again! As you can tell, I’m a bit obsessed. This dress is so versatile – I wore it during pregnancy, straight after and recently on numerous occasions. This one is from H&M, not from this season, but you’ll find many similar options. I normally wear it with sneakers – a perfect outfit if you’re on the go, but still, want to look stylish.
Dress: H&M | Sneakers: Office | Denim Jacket: Primark