As summer is fast approaching, well, it feels like its just about here, its time to start thinking about summer clothes. I always find it really hard to dress for summer in England. What I wear on holiday is completely different to what I wear here, and you can’t bare too much flesh because no matter how nice it is when you leave the house, it feels like theres always a chance of rain! I barely ever wear anything colorful, my wardrobe pretty much consists of black and white, but when summer comes theres always the pressure to be a little bit more adventurous. I also find it hard clothing wise because of general body quirks, my arms are always a little bit bigger than the rest of me, so I feel a little uneasy wearing strappy tops – Something I know I need to just say ‘fuck it’ to, and get over! Skirts never seem to fit me properly, I have a smaller waist than my bum/chest so unless its bodycon I end up looking bigger than I am. But, like they say, shoes always fit!
I love boots and trainers but summer is all about sandals. I feel like I need some new sandals/summery shoes every year, something thats lighter to wear even if I still have my jeans on, they can life your whole outfit and make it look more summery. I find that any shoes you wear in summer get worn down sooo much quicker than any others, because you wear them non stop. They come on holiday with you, and more often than not we continue to wear them even when summer is over, holding on to anything we can to convince ourselves it isn’t autumn yet! Because this kind of footwear needs replacing more frequently I hate spending too much on them. Primark to the rescue! When its mid summer some of the styles Primark stock can be a little questionable, but I always find that they stock some the best styles around Spring. Jack and I are going on holiday on May 17th (have I mentioned?!) and so I popped into Primark to update my shoe options, and if I do say so myself, I found some goodies!
Oh, I haven’t been adventurous enough to stray from my monochrome theme, maybe next time!
I got these espadrilles for £6! What an absolute bargain, and they are such good dupes of the signature Chanel espadrilles which are £495… I know which I’d choose!
Next up, £12 low heeled sandals. These are so, so perfect for summer work shoes! When you need something with a bit of height but its too hot for heeled boots and you can’t have your toes out for H&S reasons. They will be great for holiday too when I want to wear heels but all my ‘heels’ too high. The perfect in-between. Banging. I know I’m going to get a lot of wear out of these. They will look so good with culottes too.
And finally, £5 studded sliders. I love the pearl detail on these… kinda dreading the potential tan lines though! Either way, these will be easy to wear all summer, and they will go with practically anything.
Hmm, I think I need to go back and pick something out with a little bit of colour now! Does anyone else just love Primark footwear as much as me?!
Love, Chelsea xxx