The Fashion Lift

Summer 2019 Outfit Inspiration

Ph Lucy Williams
Style Theory: It is that time of the season again when I need some summer outfit inspiration. As each season comes around I forget what I loved to wear the year before so I find creating a visual blogpost of all the streetstyle outfits I love helps jog my memory. I find summer easier than winter, it is less trend based, fashion does not move as fast in the summer as winter fashion, so looks can be worn year and year out, you can never go wrong with a white tee, denim shorts and strappy, flat tan sandals. I can normally recreate versions of my favourite outfits with items already in my wardrobe just adding a few new pieces, normally a white top or two, a blazer and perhaps a new pair of sandals.

So here are a few looks that I love, some older, some new but they help me focus my mind on what I have already and where there are gaps, if any, in my wardrobe and whether I need to take the scissors to any more of my jeans to make them shorts (a summer hazzard!)

Ph credits, Song of Style, Emma Hill, Lucy Williams, Andicsinger, Jenny Walton, The Fashion Guitar, Audrey Lombard, Pinterest.
So my quick checklist for summer/holiday basics are:


White tee - Love Michael Stars
Boho/victoriana top - H&M
Breton Top - Boden
Cashmere jumper - Wyse London


Denim Shorts - Gap
Ankle length jeans - J Brand Selena (size down)
Khaki/beige ankle length chino trousers - Gap


Black summer dress - &Other Stories
Red Dress - &Other Stories/ Topshop
Patterned (spot or floral)

Tan, flat strappy sandals -
Espadrilles (really the only heels you need for holiday) - Castaner
White trainers (I still love Stan Smiths and Golden Goose) -

Biker jacket - All Saints
Denim jacket - Levis
Blazer (navy or checked) - Essential Antwerp

These are my most worn items whether on holiday or day to day summer wear, of course there are extras (I love a boilersuit) but these can be added to your wardrobe as and when you find the dream fit!

Russ and I are going away for a few days to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary so I will be writing a packing post to let you know exactly what I am taking, I am not great at packing so it takes a lot for me not to pack my whole wardrobe...

Love Fran xxx
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