Reviewing my Spring Summer 2017 wardrobe

Reviewing my Spring Summer 2017 wardrobe

As the season comes to an end and before our thoughts turn to the colours and styles of Autumn 2017; I thought I would take this opportunity to review my Spring/Summer 2017 wardrobe. Blue continues to be my favourite colour from the pale hues to the deep navies.

This season I have tried some new brands; for example the “fair trade” brand People Tee. I have also been more adventurous with patterns and stripes.

The top row is a good example of layering. A strategy I find extremely useful especially in our variable UK climate.

Further examples of colours and shapes I favoured this season………

Reviewing my Spring/Summer 2017 wardrobe

The classics are an essential part of a well-curated wardrobe. My basic neutrals are black/navy and cream. I favour simple shapes with the occasional “on trend” twist. My best jacket style is 3/4. I find this length both flattering (covers my hips) and works well with trousers. I experimented with the crop trouser trend and have a pair of cream linen and black both from MeandEm. I know this shape is not for everybody but I have found them both comfortable and useful. I wear more trousers than dresses as I find them extremely practical. However, when it is very hot I think dresses are cooler and feel more comfortable.

Reviewing my Spring/Summer 2017 wardrobe

A soft pastel pink is my second favourite colour. I love my pink coat and will be wearing it well into Autumn. I am glad I tried it with a red sweater. A new colour combination that I will be wearing again. Lastly, when the temperatures rose I favoured my whites, creams and pale greys.

I have found this exercise extremely useful. The outfits above are a combination of items I already had in my wardrobe along with some new purchases.  It gives me an idea of where my budget has been spent. I don’t think that I have made any major errors this season.


HopeFashion UK
Mango (US link)
MarksandSpencer (US link)
WoolOvers (US link)

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  1. Judy
    1st September 2017 / 15:13

    What a lovely set of pics, Josephine I am in my “blue” phase too and find it so easy to match things with each other. I have tried the loose crop trouser look but it really doesn’t suit me so i have left well alone but you wear it very well.
    We are visiting the West Country next week with Canadian friends, staying in some lovely places, so i am sorting out my wardrobe for that, the long range forecast is promising so layering is the order of the day. Your pics are a great inspiration – thank you!

    1st September 2017 / 22:54


  3. 3rd September 2017 / 12:53

    Hi Judy
    I hope you enjoy your trip. Layers are definitely the way to go. Hope the long range forecast proves accurate. The weather has been a bit mercurial recently.

  4. Shirley Davey, Vancouver, B.C. Canada
    29th September 2017 / 02:53

    Love, love, love your web site, great ideas unfortunately I am only 5 feet so I can’t wear a lot of your style suggestions but, they look fab. on you.

    • 29th September 2017 / 09:43

      Thank you shirley and welcome to my blog. I have a friend who is just over 5ft and she wears similar styles to me however she chooses modified versions in the “petite ranges”.

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