liverpool style blogger wearing asos summer outfit at the florist liverpool, collage

Last weekend, summer finally arrived here in the UK. Of course it was gone again by Tuesday, but boy were those three days of sunshine good. The rising temperatures sent me into a bit of a flurry, where I sought out some new summer wardrobe pieces, using my upcoming trip to Shanghai as a good excuse. Some of the pieces I got were these light blue kick flare jeans and this little black dress. Yep, that's a dress. Top tip: go for lightweight dresses, then you can tie or tuck them up to double up as tops, because whilst it might have been hot, I was not in the mood to get my legs out, as I mentioned in last week's post, do you have to be confident to blog?

Luckily, summer 2018 struck on a bank holiday weekend, which meant we got to spend as much time in the sunshine as possible. These snaps are from Sunday, when me and Jessi headed to Liverpool's most instagrammable bar and restaurant, the Florist, and a cute little bar called Petite Cafe du Coin, up on Berry Street. It was the perfect weekend to stroll around gorgeous Liverpool, sipping on drinks and snapping away. In fact, I took my film camera with me, so expect some sort of 'weekend on film' post coming soon. Let me know if you would be interested in seeing film snaps, I'd love to know.

UK style blogger wearing black button up dress as top, light blue kick flare jeans and black sandals with green snake print cross body bag

Okay, back to the clothes. Whilst many people whip out the shorts and vest tops as soon as the clouds disappear, I tend to go into a bit of a panic and every single year, I forget how to dress for summer. I'm self conscious about my skin and like to stay at least a little covered to protect my skin, but end up a big sweaty mess before noon. These jeans though, I think these might work. These are a really light wash denim for me, that subconsciously say summer, but not too much, you know what I mean? Also they've got a little bit of stretch and don't feel too heavy, yet they still feel like proper denim. I think we're onto a winner.

Later this summer, I'd like to have the courage to rock this dress in all it's glory, with its cute button up style and frilly sleeves, but for now I'm actually really enjoying wearing it as a top. You might have noticed that tied up tops are a bit of a micro trend at the moment, 90s throwback and all that, and I for one am feeling it. My tip, especially with t-shirts which can't always be tied into a knot, is to use a bobble to make a lil' ponytail of sorts, and tuck that up inside the t-shirt. You're welcome.

The contrast of the serious light wash denim and black really appeals to me. I know summer is traditionally all about whites, pastels and brights, but you can't take the inner emo kid out of the girl and all that. Paired with these chunky black ASOS sandals from last year, the look looks pulled together but casual enough for a fun weekend in the city. I can't wait to wear these kick flare jeans again with some of my favourite t-shirts. There's a few on my shop page if you're in need of some summer style inspiration.

collage of pictures from the florist and petite cafe du coin in liverpool

Liverpool based fashion blogger wearing summer outfit of black dress tied into a button up top, light blue kick flare jeans, black chunky sandals and green snake print cross body bag with tortoiseshell sunglasses

dress worn as top Forever 21 - light blue kick flare jeans Miss Selfridge via ASOS - sandals ASOS (similar) - sunglasses Mr Boho (similar) - bag Accessorize

Thank you to Jessi for taking these photos! I love days like these, and hope I can squeeze in a few more before the sun disappears again until 2019. What are your favourite things to do in the summer? And how do you cope transitioning your wardrobe from spring to summer - do you struggle too, or do you dive right in? Let me know in the comments below!

Good vibes guys ✌🏼

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