One of my favourite things about summer is the wardrobe possibilities it brings. I really feel the cold, so in the winter (and in the autumn, really), all I want to do is wrap up in layer upon layer (did anyone else say ‘of whole wheat in their head’ then? Just me?)
The cold takes the life and the colour out of my wardrobe too, I don’t know why but I instinctively go for darker, duller colours.
In the summer my clothes are so much more bright and fun.
Take this gorgeous little number for instance. It’s from Joe Brown’s and so pretty! I love the tulip print, it looks almost like a watercolour painting or something. it’s lightweight so great for super hot days like these (HELLO MINI HEATWAVE) but also lined so there are no worries about it being see through or having VPL.
I like that the neckline is a decent height too, maybe it’s my age (who am I kidding, it’s definitely my age) but I don’t want all the things I buy to be really low cut anymore and it’s difficult to buy something that isn’t low cut or a short skirt. Most dresses I look at seem to have one or the other and this is a nice cut in that it has a good neckline and it’s knee length. I always tend to go for skater style cut skirts and dresses like these, I think they suit me best. And despite being lightweight and floaty, this one doesn’t feel like it will feel like it’ll blow up in the wind (my worst nightmare and has happened not once but twice to me – once at work and once in Brighton city centre on a Saturday. I die.)
Maybe it’s the places I shop but in this I don’t feel worried about wearing it at work and needing to worry or think twice about bending over for any reason without anything falling out of place!
She really is a beaut and she costs just £35 from JD Williams. Check out the rest of their summer dresses range here.
For these pictures I teamed the dress up with my trusty white flower Rocketdog sandals (I’ve had them for a couple of years now and still love them) and a bangle I got from a boho shop in North Laine in Brighton a few weeks ago. If you fancied a different, more casual look, I think it’d also look really nice with a denim jacket and some Toms!
This is a collaboration with JD Williams but all views are my own