Style posts aren’t always my go to. I, on occasion, am a big fan of my own personal style but on other days I just want to completely bin my wardrobe and start again because I hate everything. It’s no secret that I lack self confidence due to the way I think I look but this summer, I’m vowing things to be different. I’m hoping to finally get a grip of my weight and what I’m eating this summer but that story is for another post.
The heat can be a bit of menace if you are on the chunky side like me. Chafing is the devil’s work, denim shorts are my arch nemesis and the heat makes me sweat in places I didn’t even know possible. Overshare? As I’m now spending this summer in the UK where the weather fluctuates between freezing cold, bracing winds and melting hot, it can be a little bit difficult to predict what you need and when.
Glasgow weather has been a little bit demented of late and as much as I want to shave my legs and stick on a summery dress, it’s a little bit difficult. This combined with my desire to get up explicitly late and end having to rush out the flat in whatever I find on my bedroom floor makes looking nice in spring kind of hard.
Spring style this year seems to be all about gingham, metallic and as always, pastels. Stripes are usually my go to thing so it feels a bit strange to be wearing less and less of them this season, although I can’t seem to detach myself from an ancient striped top from H&M.
I read on like 37464 blogs that gingham was going to be BIG in 2017. Like actually big, not one of those little trends that whistle through H&M and Primark for two weeks and then disappear back off into the mist of forgotten trends.
Gingham reminds me on my bedroom from the ages 10-15 as I had baby blue gingham bed sheets and matching curtains, and I loved it. I still have those bed sheets and they are the softest and cosiest ones I’ve ever owned. But wearing gingham? I don’t think I’ve done that since I was about 5.