3 Fashion Tips For Irish/UK Summers

Friday, 15 July 2016

Dressing for Irish & UK summers can be tricky because one minute it's sunny and humid, and next, there is a gust of wind accompanied by hailstones. At this stage, I think people are giving up on hope for some summer appropriate weather. But fear not because in today's post I'm sharing my top fashion tips for feeling summery even if there's a storm outside *wink wink*....................

                                                    1. Light Layers                         

If you read my summer blazer outfit post then you'll know that my favourite fashion hack for our Irish summer is layering. The key to layering is jackets - bomber jackets, biker jackets, any light jacket will have you covered if it's chilly and raining but if the sun decides to pop out then you can just tie the jacket around your waist.

Another handy item for layering is light cardigans - I have a bunch of these in a variety of different colours from H&M. They're cheap and handy for both the summer months and the colder weather.

Try to avoid wearing long sleeve tops as you'll be roasting by the end of the day!
Always wear a t-shirt with a jacket or denim shirt, and that way you'll be covered for all types of weather.

                                                           2. Loose Trousers                                                    

I picked up these loose fitting tapered trousers in Penneys and I knew they would be a style staple for the summer months. What I love about them is that they're warm enough to wear when it's hail-stoning {that was actually the weather status at the time of this photoshoot ;-)} but the loose fit and light material make them great for humid weather also.

I wore these a few times during my Leaving Cert as the weather was incredibly humid. They're very comfortable which makes them great for sitting exams in the hot weather - It almost feels like wearing pyjamas ;-) For the same reason, they would be perfect for travelling on a plane - long or short flights!

I also love wearing these type of trousers when I'm on holiday as an evening outfit. They look dressy casual which is perfect for your evening meal and it's a nice alternative to a dress.

                                                             3. Bright Colours                                                  

Wearing bright colours doesn't mean you have to wear a summery dress or shorts, you can add a splash of colour to any type of outfit. 

Try wearing light-coloured jeans such as my khaki pair or my cream jeans

There are also lots of options for bright tops on the high street that you could pair with jeans to add a pop of colour to your outfit.

I decided to go for this bright orange colour as it makes a statement and makes me feel summery despite the bad weather. 

Unfortunately all of the items I'm wearing are sold out but I've linked to some similar items down below! Happy Shopping!

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Further Reading:

What's your summer uniform?

Have you any fashion tips for temperamental summer?

Cliona xx


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