The clothes that I have from last summer are, really, still all I want to wear, except that I (convinced myself?) that I needed a couple of new things to update my summer wardrobe. I don’t spend much on summer clothes as, well, you don’t really need to, and I don’t get as much wear out of them as I do my winter clothes. So… here are my budget buys, and a couple of planned purchases:
This is what they look like on me:
These cheapies are mostly sold out, but ASOS have numerous other tan sandals, including these ALDO | Bellia tan thongs | £50 (I have a gold version from a past season and have lived in them for the past few summers):
Very on trend for this season are these NEW LOOK | Hippie Tan Fringed Flat Sandals | £28:
Finally, if you are on a tight budget and like the minimal sandal look, there are the ASOS | Fated leather sandals | £16:
I tried, and returned, a similar J Crew skirt last year, as it was too flared. When I saw this, I thought I’d try that style of skirt again. Its a keeper. Flared, but not too flared, and its £9, so if I wear it twice a year, that’s fine. I’m a size 8-10, but ordered and kept the size 38 (10) as I didn’t want it tight around my middle.
This is what it looks like on me, sans fake tan!:
As for what I plan on buying, well I have a slim / skinny (not super skinny) white jeans hole in my wardrobe, as my old TopShop Baxters wore out. I tried some on a Zara, but the cut didn’t work for me. My dear friend Tracey tells me that the TopShop Baxter jeans are good (aka made of thick denim and cut well) again this year, so I plan to try them, again, soon.
This image looks quite promising, I think, and pretty much just what I had in mind. I used to have the 32 inch length, but think I will go and do some trying on, including of the 30 inch length, as I fancy a cropped length.
As to what I am buying to wear until it actually gets warm enough to wear summer clothes…
I have been quite restrained over the last month, as I am saving myself for these beauties. I am just hoping against hope that they don’t stretch out of shape, as I like the cut, just the way they are. Unlike many leather leggings I had looked at, these don’t have an elastic waistband (I approach them with caution) and seem cut for my slightly apple-like shape:
Here’s how they look on me (in size 10):
Have a fantastic day!