Looking forward to summer

Whilst this year we have enjoyed a fairly mild winter, especially when you compare it to last year’s snow. We have still all had the need to wrap up warm and add on the layers. Personally I am a winter person, I joke with friends this is because I am originally from Cumbria and it generally winter all year round. In fact I’m usually not too keen on the sunshine as it means that I have less layers to hide my body behind and less opportunity to hide away indoors away from the weather.

This year however is different, this year I am embarking on a change of lifestyle and for the first time in many, many years I am looking forward to summer. I am looking forward to popping on the shorts and t-shirts, a pair of sandals and heading off with Roo and Tigger on a sunshine filled adventure. 

With the help of some epic online friends who keep me motivated I am on my journey to losing quite a few pounds. So this year I will be in need of a whole new summer wardrobe, although with a number of those said pounds still to go I am looking to grab some key essentials that will tide me over the warmer weather and make my summer much more enjoyable. Hopefully by next year I will down to my target size and I will be ready to check out the bikini ranges at Joules.com.

I’ve started to make a little list of things I want to get for summer…

Joules.com summer essentials wardrobe


…what do you think?

Have I missed anything?

What are you key items for summer?

Disclosure: This post is brought to you in association with Joules.com



  1. Paul Wilson
    May 9, 2014 / 11:48 pm

    Be nice when it warms up a bit.

  2. May 10, 2014 / 7:07 am

    I usually hide under linen trousers but like you I’m also trying to lose some weight and am loving those shorts.

  3. May 10, 2014 / 7:43 am

    I’m usually the same. I’d much rather wear winter clothes as I hate wearing short sleeves.

  4. Thank you thank you! Those shorts are exactly what I’ve been looking for, I can’t do really short shorts and I don’t like heavy denims, these are going on my holiday list!

  5. May 10, 2014 / 9:17 am

    I’m desperate for some sun!!! We’ve not been abroad for 9 years and the weather is SO variable in the UK. Got two good beach days in last year but it’s not enough lol!! I like the plain white and blue, you can easily dress them up for later in the day. Just need some weather to wear them!!!

  6. Carly Markham
    May 10, 2014 / 9:46 am

    My most worn item in the summer is a maxi dress I buy one or two a year and now have about right different ones to choose from. You can dress them up or down and they are so comfy as well as flattering! I haven’t worn shorts since having children!

  7. May 10, 2014 / 1:29 pm

    Very cute outfit. I would just add a cardi, especially if you’re wearing this outfit in the UK. 🙂

  8. Boo
    May 10, 2014 / 3:59 pm

    I never thought about adding a cardy, very much needed as the sun disappears as quickly as it came

  9. Boo
    May 10, 2014 / 4:00 pm

    I’m only 5′ 4″ so I’m always worried about whether a maxi dress would suit me or not but they do look light and cool to wear

  10. May 10, 2014 / 7:26 pm

    Congrats on the weight loss – it’s always great when you can feel confident in a nice pair of shorts! Love those shoes. The white t-shirt would look great livened up with a big sparkly necklace and some pretty bangles.

  11. May 11, 2014 / 8:27 pm

    I am always envious of people who can wear shorts. I’ve never felt they looked good on me at all – I have terrible knees!

  12. May 17, 2014 / 10:36 am

    It’s been ages since i even considered wearing shorts…long gone the days when it was worth it to show off my legs. Now in summer i wear thin long trousers or long skirts.

    Thank you so much for joining in with the #BSParty

  13. May 19, 2014 / 1:30 pm

    I live in sundresses if the weather allows.

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