Spring/Summer fashion picks are hard to choose when the English weather is ever changing. I write this in mid-June, whilst the temperature is positively winter like and it’s chucking it down with rain, but one can only hope for a bit of sun during the summer months. I tend to find that layers are best for this time of year, so you can layer up or strip down depending on the turn the weather takes. I’ve picked out my top four dresses and top four jackets for spring/summer to share with you. I’m a petite 5″3 and a size 12-16 in most clothing, but all of these outfit picks suit any size.
Spring Summer Dresses
I love a dress that has long sleeves and goes past the knees but isn’t too thick and doesn’t swamp a short gal like me. This black and white dotted monochrome Zara dress of the moment is just perfect for that (plus you can hide cycling shorts underneath to prevent the inevitable chub rub). It costs £39.99 and is versatile and classic and will last you through until Autumn. I got mine in a L, you don’t need to size up as it’s quite a loose fit anyway. It looks good paired with trainers, boots, sandals, the lot. Get it here or a more affordable option here*.
A linen look strappy dress is so perfect because it’s lightweight, you can dress it down with a t-shirt, wear it alone on the really hot days or even add a long sleeved tee when it’s super chilly. It will look great with any jacket – a blazer, leather, denim, you name it. This is from New Look ad they have it in loads of different colours, some even in the sale and for only £22.99 at full price, it’s a summer must have. Pair it with some converse or sliders and you’re good to go. True to size I’d get your usual. Shop it here*.
Leopard print was sure to make an appearance in my summer wardrobe and carry over from winter but this time it’s come back colourful. This little pink and leopard print shirt dress is a bargain £13 from Primark and it’s a lovely option for a chillier temperature dinner and drinks evening with some heeled boots. Unfortunately I can’t link this but here are some online alternatives if you can’t find it in your local Primark: here* and here*.
A very casual shift dress but with the ribbed bold red and leopard print making it not at all boring, this Boohoo number is great with or without leggings and paired with converse or black boots. I went with my usual size and it’s slightly oversized. Buy it here*.
Spring Summer Jackets
I can’t go anywhere without a jacket and this casual New Look khaki shacket has been the perfect option option. The colour works well with jeans and a black tee as well as the red and leopard print shift dress! This exact one is out of stock but two very similar ones are here* and here*.
It wouldn’t be summer without a pink jacket and this cropped lightweight shacket from New Look is girly but understated and looks great with longer pieces. Get it here*.
A blazer really smartens up an outfit or adds something extra for an evening dinner or drinks. I prefer mine slightly fitted and I wear it with a tshirt and jeans or a dress. This New Look twill double breasted blazer ticks all the boxes for me and is the perfect accompaniment to the printed white and black dresses. Get it here*.
On blazers, this checked Pimkie option is a great move away from your typical plain block colour blazer and injects a bit of a pattern to a plainer outfit. I love wearing mine with a khaki blouse and jeans. The fit of this blazer is really nice and flattering too. Get it at ASOS here* for only £21.99.
So those are my current go to dresses for spring and summer – let me know your favourites.
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