I know its August (yep thats right August) and summer has practically flown by and we’re all straight on to thinking about pumpkin spiced lattes, falling leaves and cosy knits; but if anyone is still hanging on to that last little bit of summer, then this post is for you!
I’ve not actually been on my summer holiday yet this year (which is this month eeeeek!), so I’m still very much in the process of perfecting my summer routine and summer wardrobe.
In todays post, I bring to you, my summer essentials 2017; the products I’m loving the most, my fashion go-to pieces and the things I essentially cannot live without this summer, especially when on holiday!
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During the summer months I especially love coral nails, I’m also partial to a coral lip now and again, basically everything coral coloured. There are so many beautiful shades of coral with more peachy/orange tones to darker red/pink tones. I’m currently wearing a dark coral colour on my nails which is a perfect match for the Rimmel nail polish in the shade coralicious ~ 430. The Chanel nail polish featured in the picture above is the colour Mirabella ~ 623, which is a beautiful warm orangey coral colour; Chanel always have the most beautiful summer colours! I’ve just purchased the most beautiful coral dress that I hope to feature soon, if it suits me as much as it does the model that is, so keep your eyes peeled!
The hat of the season, the boater hat. These are absolutely everywhere this summer and are a key and timeless piece to add to your summer wardrobe. They look super cute teamed with cute floaty dresses and skirts (and make for a great Instagram photo). I’m definitely a hat person, especially in the summer, they make the perfect accessory while being extremely practical in the sun. However, the boater hat is something I feel everyone can pull off; so don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and give the boater hat trend a go!
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Elevate any outfit by throwing on a pair of statement sunglasses! These Chloe dupes from New Look are my absolute favourites right now and are an absolute steal for only £6 in the sale!!
The most worn shoe of the summer has to go to the Castañer canvas espadrille wedges, you’ll probably have seen these shoes flooding your Instagram feeds if you follow a tonne of other bloggers like I do. While not the priciest shoe, I wasn’t completely convinced at first. When I saw the similar black ones from Asos (pictured above) I thought i’d give them a try. I can see why these shoes have become one of the hottest trends of summer; optimum comfort with a sight wedge for added height and to accentuate the legs while also transforming a granny shoe to stylish and chic with a ‘lace up’ detail, I love the ribbon material used on the Asos dupes!
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St Tropez Instant Tan Gloss
To give your tan that extra glowy boost for summer, pop some of the St Tropez Instant Tan Gloss over the top to give a finished look. It is definitely an essential for me as I often feel my tan looks slightly dry at times and is in need of a glow-over!
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I first tried a sample of this setting spray in Boots (as I was already a fan of the brands facemasks). After a full day of being out and about, I looked in my car mirror and my make-up had stayed put like it never had before. From this moment, I knew I had to add this wonder setting spray to my collection. It’s the perfect product for summer, to protect and maintain your make-up on those hot days! I’m hoping it will protect my make-up during humid nights on holiday, I shall keep you updated!
Pom-Pom Straw Bags
The perfect fun beach bag. There are so many shapes and sizes and colours to choose from, the possibilities are endless! I definitely know I will be using this bag year after year; I kind of haven’t stopped staring at it since I bought it!
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Venus Snap Razor
Literally the handiest thing to pop in your handbag during the summer months. Missed a bit? Oh I can just get that! Unexpected outfit change? no need to worry! This little snap has you covered for all those unexpected occasions which may arise on a hot summers day!
What are your summer essentials? Let me know in the comments below or @Style_byaw on Instagram and Twitter (links to these are also on the homepage).
Lots of Love,