Now that there's a bit of a fresher feel in the air and the Great British summer has seen the return of some routine rainy spells, I for one definitely feel more than a tad relieved. Travelling to and from work using the Underground has been pretty hellish over the last few weeks, so I'm quite glad that we've now got a little bit of a break from the sweaty horrors of commuting in high summer. Having said that, the hot weather has provided me with the perfect opportunity (or should that be excuse!) to pick up some 'summer essentials', and one of my favourite recent outfits incorporated some new additions to my wardrobe: 

Blouse- Zara
Trousers- Next
Shoes- Topshop
Bag- c/o Warehouse
Sunglasses- Topshop (c/o Westfield London)
Necklace- Whistles

Not another pair of printed trousers I hear you cry! In my defence, I'd spied these at Next's SS13 press day last year and loved how they had been styled, but had never gotten around to buying them. Low and behold, when their sale launched a few weeks back they were reduced to under £20 so I couldn't resist snapping them up. Here I teamed them with another new wardrobe favourite in the shape of this basic blouse from Zara, which is really lightweight and has sheer panelled details at the side- making it perfect for keeping cool in the city. Completed with my super practical new bag from Warehouse and Topshop sunglasses, this type of look has proved something of a staple for me over the last few weeks, and I'm sure it will be a combination which I'll be revisiting as summer continues (although perhaps accessorised with an umbrella, eh?!)
 
Have you picked up any summer essentials recently?
 
(Image credit: Sarah Farrell, please do not reproduce without permission.)

28.07.2013- What I Wore Today #137

Now that there's a bit of a fresher feel in the air and the Great British summer has seen the return of some routine rainy spells, I for one definitely feel more than a tad relieved. Travelling to and from work using the Underground has been pretty hellish over the last few weeks, so I'm quite glad that we've now got a little bit of a break from the sweaty horrors of commuting in high summer. Having said that, the hot weather has provided me with the perfect opportunity (or should that be excuse!) to pick up some 'summer essentials', and one of my favourite recent outfits incorporated some new additions to my wardrobe: 

Blouse- Zara
Trousers- Next
Shoes- Topshop
Bag- c/o Warehouse
Sunglasses- Topshop (c/o Westfield London)
Necklace- Whistles

Not another pair of printed trousers I hear you cry! In my defence, I'd spied these at Next's SS13 press day last year and loved how they had been styled, but had never gotten around to buying them. Low and behold, when their sale launched a few weeks back they were reduced to under £20 so I couldn't resist snapping them up. Here I teamed them with another new wardrobe favourite in the shape of this basic blouse from Zara, which is really lightweight and has sheer panelled details at the side- making it perfect for keeping cool in the city. Completed with my super practical new bag from Warehouse and Topshop sunglasses, this type of look has proved something of a staple for me over the last few weeks, and I'm sure it will be a combination which I'll be revisiting as summer continues (although perhaps accessorised with an umbrella, eh?!)
 
Have you picked up any summer essentials recently?
 
(Image credit: Sarah Farrell, please do not reproduce without permission.)