Summer Essentials

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Summertime means busting out those tried and tested essentials.

There are a few things that make a summer wardrobe, those items that you can throw on that serve as an instant outfit pick me up, or those that you just couldn’t get through the summer without.

This is my favourite season to shop for and this summer it’s a little bit more exciting thanks to the Glasgow Style Mile Shopping Festival. After Glasgow was voted second best city to shop in after London it only made sense we got our own festival didn’t it? So from the 25th until the 30th of May you can head to the Hub on Buchanan street to find out where the make up masterclasses, styling sessions and product demos are going on. Need a break from all the shopping? The Hub will also have a blow dry & manicure bar, not to mention fashion, beauty and interiors experts on hand to answer any questions or just help you find that perfect summer essential.

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It doesn’t really get more essential than a breton striped tshirt in summer, pair with cut off’s for the beach or wear with jeans & wedges for a more dressed look. I love that there are so many variations of the breton stripe available, but the classic’s will always steal my heart, for one they will never go out of fashion so you can wear them season to season and when you buy a good quality one you know it’s going to last! Joules may not be the name that springs to mind when looking for that perfect breton but they make classic cuts that will stand the test of time.

Next up on my must have list is colour pop, this can take any shape or form but my favourite has to be the colour pop bag. A clutch is an easy transition bag to go from day to night, plus you can keep all of your valuables in it and pop it in a bigger bag if you are heading somewhere busy, perfect for keeping everything safe when you are at a market or a busy centre. Orange may not be my colour du jour but it is everywhere this summer so it will not only go with 90% of whats on the high street at the moment it will give any outfit the pop of colour it needs for summer.

Last but certainly not least is the perfect toner, not only do I use toner morning & night, when I’m on holiday I like to make sure I have one in my handbag at all times. Perfect for a little skin pick me up when you are flying, by the beach, at the pool or stuck in traffic, it’s that instant bit of moisture that your skin needs. You all know how I feel about protecting your skin from the sun but you also need to make sure it stays hydrated. Trust me your skin will thank you for it.

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Shop this look:

Tshirt – John Lewis

Scarf – Vintage

Sunglasses – Vintage

Bag – John Lewis

Jeans – Next

Watch – Radley

Belt – Vintage

Toner – John Lewis

Shoes – Moda in Pelle

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