Outfit of the day: H&M - Summer Days.
Laying in bed after a long day at work, I had a brain wave which went something like - ‘It’s time for a summer wardrobe overhaul’. I pulled the laptop onto the bed, post cat nap, and began to flick through the online high street favourites. After starting a new job recently I will hold up my hands and confess I have fallen behind slightly with what happening in the retail world, so my wardrobe overhaul felt educational as well as essential (essential is what I tell myself to ease the guilt). I was amazed by how good some of the product is out there at the moment so I’ve decided that the next few ‘Outfit of the Day’ posts will be Brand focused and we are kicking off with H&M.
The left look is an all day holiday look for when you take the day off from the pool and decide to explore the town. A slouchy vest keeps the skin lapping up the sunshine whilst your browsing the local stores or doing a midday bar crawl. The joggers are more relaxed than denims but still provide more formality than shorts. One of my favourite wardrobe staples is a plain white sneaker. These premium leather ones aren’t just a strong visual component but also great quality!
I wanted the look on the right to seem effortless but stylish. The printed shirt is a different take on the standard Hawaiian shirt but the colours still bring in those summer vibes. Wearing skinny jeans on hot, muggy evenings is not a good feeling. Swap your skinny’s for something more relaxed like these navy slim chinos – roll up the bottom to give your ankles a breather. Another staple to my wardrobe is a Chelsea boot, they're great for those nights when you're taking your significant other for a more formal evening meal or you crave variety from your sneaker and flip flop alternating. They will also make a handsome addition to wardrobe when you get home. Finish the look with a straw hat which can be rocked all day by the pool and night!