It's been a while - apologies, yet again, for the lack of content. The Summer has been pretty mental for me - I was in a play, went on holiday, became a member of National Youth Theatre and started drama school this week. I also lost one of my best friends, my wonderful aunt Milena, which was one of the hardest things that I have ever been through, so things have been very tough. But I've been wanting to post this lookbook for weeks - although it is technically still Summer, the weather is pretty awful at the moment, and colder than when I took these photo's. However, the reason I gave it the title of 'English-Summer' lookbook, is because, well, we live in England - some days will be hot, some days cold, and some days measly, so it's always good to have a plethora of different outfits on hand.
So even though we are now well into September, I hope you still enjoy this lookbook x
Jacket - Old / T-shirt - Whistles / Jeans - Whistles / Ankle Boots - Office / Bag - Coccinelle (similar here) / Sunglasses - Rayban
I love simple, everyday outfits that incorporate trends and classic pieces from my wardrobe that I love. Breton stripes are always great in the Summer, but I particularly love this t-shirt from Whistles, with the bright red stripe and embroidery (which has been very popular this SS17). Another trend I have been loving is wide leg jeans, in particular, the barrel leg. Great at sinching in the waist and skimming over the hips and legs. They look great rolled up at the bottom, too. A simple, Parisienne outfit.
A much more appropriate outfit for hotter weather, I love wearing loose fitting tops with cut-out detailing paired with with straight leg trousers, in this case it was these pinstripe ones that I bought in Italy a while back. They're also high waisted so they're great for lengthening the leg (especially when you're only a measly 5'2''). Add a skinny belt, vintage bag and a pair of slides (I love EGO for this type of shoe) and you'll stay cool in the sun.
Jumper - Topshop (old) / Jeans - M&S Outlet (similar here) / Sandals - Whistles / Bag - Coccinelle / Sunglasses - Rayban
For those days when there's a breeze and you need something warmer (but dont want the hassle of bringing a jacket) I love lightweight, off the shoulder knits. I recently discovered this really old cream one from Topshop that I must have bought when I was around 15 - I remember this style being really popular then, and I'm sure you can still find them even now. Paired with some wide leg frayed jeans and a pair of ankle strap sandals, this is the perfect outfit for a Summer stroll by the river.
Trench Coat - Topshop (sale) /Top - Topshop / Trousers - Topshop (old) / Trainers - Adidas (Superstars) / Sunglasses - Rayban
Okay, where do I even begin with this incredible trench coat?! It's definitely been one of my best purchases this Summer, especially considering I got it for £20! I love wearing bright colours towards the end of Summer as they're great for transitioning into Autumn without losing the main spark of the previous season, and bright pinks have been huge this year. Paired with some paper-bag waist trousers I bought years ago and rediscovered recently (August in particular has been a month of rediscoveries!), a crop top and Adidas Superstars, this is the perfect outfit for a cool day in the city.
Dress - New Look (similar here)/ Leather Jacket - All Saints (Wyatt, similar here)/ Trainers - Adidas Superstars
And finally, one of Summer's most popular trends - the tea dress. I found this trend particularly inspiring but also particularly tricky as there were so many different styles and designs to choose from, and I'm not one to dabble in dresses much. So I found a midi length one in New Look that I loved, paired it with some superstars and my trusty leather jacket, and I was good to go. Tea dresses are not only super flattering, but they're comfortable and versatile too!