Summer Style Favourites

Summer is here! It arrived about a week ago in all its hot and humid glory.  I realise that many of my wonderful readers live in the northern hemisphere where it is all but Winter, so I hope this post doesn’t make you miss Summer too much. Only a month a go I was still carrying a light weight cardigan around with me, and now I won’t leave the house without my hat, my fan and even my parasol.  Yes, I have and use a parasol to keep the hot sun at bay.  It is the most gorgeous shade of red with frills and a bamboo handle.  It is impossibly chic I have to tell you and always gets comments from admirers.  I use it at the farmer’s markets where there is no shade to speak of, at the beach and on long walks.  

Parasols, image from here.

I’ve put together a collection of looks that I will be trying on this summer.  I think for me the keys items will be knee-length skirts and dresses, maxi skirts, shorts, espadrilles, lots of linen and cotton, and shades of white, navy and high impact colour!

 Tory Burch espadrilles via here.

Jenné Lombardo, Global Fashion Director for the W Hotels via here.

 A look from Rachel Comey Spring/Summer 2012
Lovely cotton tank and skinny denim jeans from here.


 Boyish summer style from here.
Floral skirt paired with stripes from here.


Beach dress from Free People.


 Languid Days Skirt from Anthropologie.


A look from the Mara Hoffman Summer 2012 collection.


Lace covered shorts from here.


White on white, image from the Sartorialist.


Simple cotton shift dress from here.

I love to wear hats year round, but some I keep specially for Summer use only.  I also have light-weight scarves which I wear to protect my skin from the burning sun during the day and at night from mosquitoes or an unexpected cool breeze.

Do you have any favourite Summer items that you like to wear? 




I’m quite shy about this, but I feel I must show you a pic of my new hair cut – the ‘New Do’ I told you I had decided on last week. Well, I did it and guess what? I love it!  It feels amazing to wear and it not only makes my hair look ten times thicker, but it has cut my getting ready time down to 5 minutes! Thank you so much to my fabulous and very talented hairdresser Claire – you are the best.

So if you’re thinking about a change of style with you hair, I’m telling you to go out there and just go for it – it’s liberating!

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