No. 11 Summer Wardrobe Wishlist

Fashion, outfit, Style

It is the age old problem- I have nothing to wear. Every year as summer approaches I look in my wardrobe and flick between the hangers trying to find something, anything to put on.

Money is tight over summer but I like to make a list of items I want to buy, a treat list of items to save up for.

Lulu- Sugar Breach bikini, TRIANGL $79 (=£54.70)

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I have been trying to avoid wanting a TRIANGL bikini after it seemed every other girl was wearing one in their holiday photos but after seeing this top I had to give in- who doesn’t want a bikini that looks like a watermelon?! The big downside of this bikini is the price (shipping is an extra $20/£13!!) but the neoprene will last a lot longer than the thin bikini material most are made of.

Oversized mix palm tee, Topshop £39 

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This t-shirt looks like a feminine version of a lot of mens tops about at the moment with the block line running down the side, I love that the palm print gives this a girly twist. The back has the same pattern all over in green (I love green tropical prints) however the zip on the back suggests it may be stiffer than a regular t-shirt. I would have to try this top on to see how comfortable it is, the worst thing in summer is wearing hot stiff clothing that ends only up at the back of the wardrobe.

Black tropical leaf print playsuit, River Island £20 

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Sticking with topical print, this more colourful number will be perfect for hot beach days when all you need is something to chuck on over a bikini. The price is fantastic for a playsuit with so much detail around the neck and the tassels, you wont feel too guilty getting it a bit wet and sandy.

Black panelled leggings, River Island £25

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Since my favourite black leggings are near the end of their life (they have been near the end of their life for quite a while, I can’t bear to throw them out) my search for black leggings with some detail but no zips has been a difficult one. This pair from River Island are perfect, enough detail to look interesting but simple enough to go with everything. For the more overcast days in summer, leggings and a long cami top are essential.

Holographic Bubble Detail trainers, Miss Guided £25 

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Do I really need more trainers? No. Do I need these trainers? MASSIVE YES! Like a magpie, I am drawn to anything sparkly, shiny and holographic. These are a pair of trainers I would regret not buying.

No.8 

Fashion

Monkey business! We travelled up to the north of the Island to visit the nature reserve at feeding time. It was amazing when we got there to see so many monkeys, deer, tortoise an iguana and a couple of peacocks all eating happily from the same food source!  


I wore my black shorts again (River Island) and my orange vest top (Topshop) which I bought for summer last year. Although I would usually shy away from colours like this I actually love this top and how it compliments a tan. It goes with any dark bottoms and pretty much any necklace.  

 

No.7 

Fashion

Last night we held a party for my Gran’s family who all live in Barbados. I bought by skirt two winters ago from Forever 21 but it has hardly left my wardrobe because I only like to wear it when I have a tan or it will wash my legs out! It’s one of my favourtie skirts though and I love that the zip opens up at the front. The orange top (River Island) made an appearance again because I think when you find a combination that looks good you should wear it as much as you can!  

 

No.5 

Fashion

I spent the day exploring Barbados as the sky was overcast so we thought we would make the most of the slightly cooler weather by going into the City. Bridgetown was not what I expected of a city but was great to see and I bought some novelty shot glasses for my friends. I wore my little green shorts from topshop which have been my summer staple even since I bought them about 3 years ago! I’ve never seen any shorts the same colour so love wearing these as much as I can. Because they aren’t highwaisted I never pair them with a crop top as I feel there would be a little too much on show so wore my plain black vest top from River Island. The top goes with anything and like most clothes I have bought out here with me keeps me nice and cool. My once white converse and now my ‘dirty shoes’ but I love the all white style and would love another pair to try and keep clean! 

 
This bull (called Marge) was in the court yard of Lime Grove, the designer shopping area where unfortunately I was only looking and not buying.

No.4 

Fashion

Day one in Barbados!! The weather is incredibly hot which and the beaches are gorgeous! I spent my morning and afternoon on the beach wearing my ‘aloha’ top (accessorize) and red shorts (primark), I packed lots of throw on clothes that are easily taken off and put on when on the beach. 

  For lunch we went to Sunbury Plantation house where they conduct tours of the historic house giving the history of the house and plantation. We only had lunch which was still lovely and it was great to see some of the islands history. I wore my blue high waisted denim shorts (topshop) and white/black light vest top to keep me nice and cool.  
 

I changed my outfit again for dinner at a Mexican restaurant called Cafe Sol. I felt a little over dressed but over dresses means you are always the best dressed! The play suit is from Oh My Love, I have seen lots of girls wearing this play suit around Southampton on nights  but I know why as its it’s such a light, cool fabric but with such a great summery pattern.  

 

No. 2 

Fashion

Friday’s outfit was this casual look. I work as a promoter for a Southampton bar so was doing some day work creating a guest list of people working in shops in the city centre. The red hoodie is our uniform on Tuesday and Thursday nights as well as during the day. I also wore  my favourite new black skinny jeans from River Island (Lana jeans) and Nike trainers- both of which is used my student discount on!