August is a tricky month style-wise. The weather is still hot and the summer sales are virtually finished. Shops are beginning to display their new season’s stock, however, I don’t feel in the mood for shopping for Autumn clothes just yet.
I have decided to take a look at how we can jazz up our existing summer pieces and prepare for the new season. Take an outfit and imagine how it could be adapted when the evenings begin to get a bit cooler. A good trick is to add layers to your current wardrobe. Consider investing in a good quality lightweight classic jacket. Alternatively, a sleeveless coat/jacket can work well. I have several in my wardrobe and find them excellent additions for in between seasons.
Accessories are another good way to liven up a summer outfit. A new bag, a statement necklace or earrings provide good opportunities to try out some of the new season’s colours. Choose tones that will enhance your current colour scheme. Quite a few of the colours in the new Autumn palette are warm toned browns, beiges, mustards and yellows. Although there are also some lilacs, blues and soft pinks
I ordered the stripe cotton dress I have featured above in a size 12. but unfortunately, although the skirt fitted well the top half was too big so I had to return it. I often have this problem as I take a size 10 top and size 12 bottom. If I had a larger bust it would have been ideal. The fabric is a soft cotton and it was very comfortable and cool.
Ideas for Summer layering:-