My Style Essentials For Summer 2016!

Summer 2016 will be here quicker than you can say supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. I don’t know about you, but I’ve got 2 holidays, a festival, and some other random things planned in between. This of course means I’m thinking about what I’m going to be wearing for Summer 2016. I don’t like to join in with ‘trends’ or fads much, but if something catches my eye then I might get involved. The following things are all definites in my wardrobe this summer:

Gladiator Sandals

I just love gladiator sandals. I couldn’t care less that you get a stripy tan on your legs if you stay in the sun too long with them. I think they look amazing and add some depth to your summer outfits. They can instantly funk up a plain top and shorts, which I love. Mine are snakeprint, and they’ve lasted me 2 summers so far. I would definitely get another pair once these have died on me!

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Off The Shoulder Tops

My favourite summer top style has to be off the shoulder. I don’t know why, I just love showing off my shoulders. I don’t have any boobs to show off, so I suppose I need to find something else…right? They can look casual or sexy, whatever look you’re going for. I just make sure that they are actually going to stay off the shoulder. There’s nothing more annoying than off the shoulder tops that are always moving.

Gypsy Tops

Gypsy style tops with flared sleeves and embellishments look beautiful, so I’ll definitely be stocking up on a few of these. I plan on wearing them with denim shorts and maybe a tassled bag.

Boho Dresses

Boho dresses come in all different shapes and sizes. I love oversized styles though, as they are so comfy and casual. My favourite patterns are paisley and elephant print. I’ll definitely be picking a few up if I find some that fit my criteria!

Jewellery To Layer Up

You can’t create the perfect summer outfit without a little jewellery to layer up. I love statement pieces, but you can’t really layer them all that well. This means I’ll be stocking up on thin rings, bracelets and necklaces to stack. Maybe even some monogram jewelry. I’m a sucker for shiny stuff!

Casual Pumps

I recently bought a plain black pair of Vans, and I absolutely love them! I had to get rid of a classic pair of Reeboks I had, as they were filthy and I was starting to look homeless. I was sad to see them go, but excited to get a new pair of casual pumps. I couldn’t decide between these and Converse, but decided to go for something different in the end.

Basically Anything Gypsy, Boho or Mermaid-esque

If I see anything gypsy, boho, or mermaid-esque, I’ll be going for it. I love flary styles, and interesting boho patterns. I also love lots of colour and shimmer. My favourite colour being green. I can’t wait to go holiday shopping!

What will you pick up?

Bored? Cool Ways to Change Your Look!

I know I can’t be the only one who gets bored with her look. Some people might be happy with the same hair colour and style, the same makeup look and the same clothing style for years at a time, but I like to experiment! Where’s the fun in staying the same? If you feel the same way as me, here are some cool ways you can change your look. Enjoy!

Wear Something You’ve Never Worn Before

You probably know what clothes you like and the kind of style you go for. Why not wear something you’ve never worn before? Even if you feel like it’ll look ridiculous, give it a go and see how you get on! Pick something up off the rack and try it on, even if you just have a laugh at yourself. You never know, you might find something you absolutely love but never would have tried on otherwise. I do this quite often and find gorgeous things to wear!

Try a New Makeup Look or Method

Try a new makeup look or method if you always go for the same style. I wore the same makeup look for years, whether I was going out in the day or out at night time. It was just what I was used to and I worried that other styles wouldn’t suit me! Now I realise I was wrong, and as long as you apply your makeup properly most things can look good. I now experiment with different lip colours, eyeshadow colours, and techniques of makeup application. I find it a lot of fun too! How do I come up with ideas? YouTube! YouTube has so many tutorials and I’ve learned so much from it. Instagram can be really useful for different ideas too.

Try Out Contact Lenses

Why not try out some coloured contact lenses for a special occasion? You can buy coloured contact lenses online, just make sure that you’re buying them from a reputable seller. You don’t want to take any chances when it comes to your eyes!

Have a New Hair Cut or Colour

One of the first things I do when I get really bored is start looking at new hair cuts and colours. I’m not usually the same hair colour for very long, as I just can’t make my mind up! Changing your hair colour can be really liberating. How boring would it be to stay the same colour forever? I’ve been bright blonde, dark blonde, light brown, dark brown, ombre, dark purple, pink, and green. There are still plenty of colours on my list to try out too! I get a bit more picky when it comes to hairstyles, as I have a round face and struggle to find things I like. However, I’ve had a bob and fringes, which I loved!

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Try Out a New Hairstyle

Trying out new hairstyles is free, so you can have a lot of fun with it. Again, YouTube will help you to come up with ideas. I usually only have time to go with a messy bun these days, but I quite like half up half down styles and braids too!

Have fun!