The nights might be starting to draw in a little, and even though last week I was talking about how much I love autumn (see here for the preview of S.W.A.L.K.’s autumn collection), I’m not yet quite ready to swap my rosé for merlot and get my scarves & gloves out!
In fact, don’t you find that the end of summer can be nicer than the beginning? Instead of being disappointed that it’s not gloriously hot and sunny (because you’ve been desperate for some blue sky since February!), you’re just happy that it’s not raining and that it’s still nice enough to wear your sandals and show off your holiday pedi!
I’ve gathered together a few pieces from the S.W.A.L.K. collection that will help you to prolong summer as much as possible…
If you’ve seen any of my S.W.A.L.K. Fashion TV Facebook “lives” (and if not, get yourself over to the S.W.A.L.K. Fashion Facebook page right now!), then you’ll know that I am truly, madly and deeply in love with the Erin Skinny Jeans by ICHI. I would literally sleep in them if I could, however when it’s really warm, or if I’m on holiday, I like to mix things up a little with a pair of patterned trousers.
These tapered Cuba trousers by SMASH are perfect – the subtle palm print gives a nice #vacay vibe and they can be dressed up with heels and a nice top, or dressed down with a pair of trainers and a t-shirt.
Who doesn’t love a little bit of nautical flair at this time of year? This white with blue stripe knot detail cotton t-shirt by GRACE & MILA ticks all the boxes, whether you’re on the continent, having a stay-cation, or just at the supermarket! It’s summery without being revealing and the white cotton sets off a tan beautifully!
If you’ve not been away yet, or you’re planning on getting some winter sun, then you’re going to want to pack this gorgeous tropical pattern dress by NU DENMARK . Comfortable, lightweight & stylish, this dress will take you from the beach to the bar!
Evenings at this time of year can get a bit chilly, but if you want to keep a summery feeling and keep warm, you can’t go wrong with a pretty cardigan.
This pink cardigan by LAVAND is a beautiful colour – and it’ll give you an extra hour sipping Pimm’s in the garden before you have to go inside!
This navy & white striped jumpsuit with gold detail by SMASH is a summer classic that you’ll be wearing for years to come.
It’s a key piece that can be worn for both smart and relaxed occasions, and works just as well at home here in the UK as it does on a Mediterranean beach!
I love a pretty top at any time of the year, and tops don’t come much prettier or more feminine than this exquisite floral print cami top by SMASH.
It’s another wardrobe staple that you could wear with shorts or jeans as well as with a pair of smart trousers or culottes for a wedding or summer party!
So, until the schools go back and the heating goes back on, let’s pour ourselves another glass of rosé, enjoy the bank holiday weekend and make the summer last as long as possible!