I mentioned in a tweet sequence a few weeks ago that I wanted to start posting things that weren’t just related to books, film, writing/reading and decor. I also mentioned that, of course, I would still post about those things because I dearly love researching and talking about them. But I want to start posting about other things that I love, like fashion, (more) music, interior design, beauty (like skin care, not make up (bc I suck at makeup)) and travel/adventure.
So for this post I’m going to be talking about and showing you guys some of my favourite clothing items for Summer 2016 and what clothes I would put together to make 14 Summer outfits!
What I’ve decided to do for this post is choose 7 different stores and make two outfits from each store, one with a dress and one with shorts!
Because I’m Australian and it’s currently Summer all of the following outfits/clothing items are either from an Australian website or somewhere that ships to Australia!
The 7 stores I chose were Ally, BooHoo, Cotton On, Dotti, Jay Jays, Valley Girl and Zaful.
Note: all of the following images are from each website. I have linked each article of clothing if you guys are interested in any of them!
Please be aware that I do not own (or have owned) any of these clothing items, but if I had the money and was skinny enough to wear these, I would 100 percent wear all of these outfits!
Dress: Ruched Front Skater Dress
Shoes: Ally doesn’t sell shoes but I would most likely pair this dress with some black converse or some beach sandals!
Jewellery: Ally doesn’t sell jewellery either but I would add some stackable rings and probably a set of simple necklaces in different sizes!
Outfit Total: $35.99 AUD
I’ve taken out the ‘shoes’ and ‘jewellery’ option from this outfit because like I stated before, Ally doesn’t sell them!
I would pair this outfit with either white or light red sandals and a small, but long necklace.
Outfit Total: $49.98 AUD
Dress: Savannah Crochet Lace Skater Dress
Shoes: Boutique Orla Wrap Strap Leather Ghillie Sandal
Jewellery: Evie Crystal Detail Ring Pack, Kitty Moon and Crystal Layered Necklace
Bag: Julia Turn Lock Chain Strap Clutch Bag
This outfit was very simplistic and basic in colour so I decided to pair it with an over the shoulder (cross body) bag and a necklace!! I was planning to put some pink sandals with this outfit but BooHoo didn’t have any that liked!
Outfit Total: $126 AUD
I tried my absolute hardest to find a shirt that wasn’t white or cream (of black for that matter) and I couldn’t find any that I liked for a Summer outfit. Granted I did find a tonne of shirts that I loved but most of them we’re to Winter-y for a Summer outfit!
Also, I liked the shorts the model was wearing with the shirt I chose so much I found a pair similar to go with this outfit!
Outfit Total: $116 AUD
Cotton On only sells a few jewellery pieces, of which I didn’t think suited either of the outfits I made. But I would pair this first outfit with some gold jewellery. Maybe a small necklace and some stackable bracelets!
Outfit Total: $74.85 AUD
I would pair this outfit with some similar jewellery to the first outfit I chose. Something gold and simple!
Outfit Total: $119.80 AUD
Dotti doesn’t sell jewellery so I decided to put a phone case with this look. Dotti does sell some shoes but I none of their options matched this outfit!
Outfit Total: $77.90 AUD
Again, I didn’t like any of their shoe options for this outfit so I paired it with a bag instead. Personally, I would pair this outfit with some brown sandals in the same shade as the bag!
Outfit Total: $89.85 AUD
Dress: Summer All Lace Dress
Jay Jays only sells a few shoes and jewellery items, none of which go with this outfit. This dress was actually the inspiration for this post, so of course I had to include it!
I would pair this dress with some pink or beige flats and a gold choker. I would also pair this outfit with the flower crown she’s wearing (or this headband)!
Outfit Total: $54.95 AUD
I would pair this outfit with some black converse and a black chocker or a small black necklace.
Outfit Total: $104.90 AUD
Dress: Cecile Wrap Dress
Unfortunately, Valley Girl doesn’t sell shoes (or jewellery) either. The reason I included this store and Ally are because I absolutely loved their clothes.
Personally I would pair this dress with some tan and blue (or light pink) sandals if you’re wearing this for a casual day out. But if you’re wearing this for a night out in Summer I would pair it with some light pink wedges!
Outfit Total: $39.95 AUD
I would pair this outfit with some pink/red sandals to match the red colour on the shirt. I would also pair this outfit with a floppy hat and a slightly larger necklace because of the off the shoulder style!
Outfit Total: $44.90 AUD
Outfit Total: $85.52 AUD
Kimono: Wide Sleeve Printed Kimono Blouse
Top: White Lace Bralette
Shorts: Light Wash Rivet Ripped Denim Shorts
Shoes: Rivet Flat Heel Toe Ring Sandals
Jewellery: Gold Plated Leaf Bolo Necklace
The idea I had for this look was something that was perfect for Summer and could easily be worn over a swimsuit, making it perfect beach attire! The swimsuit I had in mind to pair with this outfit was a simple white two piece (String Halter Unlined Bikini Set)!
Outfit Total (with shirt): $132.38 AUD
Outfit Total (with bikini): $129.53 AUD
What are your favourite outfits to wear Summer?