Treating Yourself to a New Summer Wardrobe

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Summer has arrived and many of us are turning to our wardrobes in despair. We simply don’t have the things we need to wear out and about in the hotter weather or on our next vacations or getaways. But don’t worry. There are plenty of summer essentials out there to choose from and, thanks to online shopping, it’s easier than ever to browse the different options and find the best deals. Competitive pricing means that you’ll be able to find everything you need without having to splurge a fortune – especially if you make the most of sales and discount codes. But what items might you want to take a look at and try out? Here are some ideas to get the ball rolling.


Perhaps one of the most worn pieces of summer clothing – especially if you’re going to be heading away on a beach holiday or to an all inclusive with a pool – is swimwear. Summer is a great time to get in the water and cool off. Whether that’s for a long swim in the sea, heading into some wild swimming destinations or hitting your local swimming pool. But what kind of swimwear should you try out? The truth is – it entirely depends on you and what you feel comfortable in. A swimming costume is a great option that provides more coverage but is still water suitable. A bikini allows for more tanning potential, as it has more skin on show. You could try a tankini which is a middle ground between the swimming costume and the bikini. Alternatively, if you are following religious requirements or want to cover up more, there are costumes that completely cover your skin, such as more modest swimwear or burkinis. Try a few options out. There’s a whole world of colors, prints, fabrics and more, so you will be able to find something that suits you down to a tee.

Summer Hats

Summer hats are ideal for holidays or time spent outdoors in your local area. Check social media and you’ll see countless people donning large sunhats while sat on a sun lounger or at a beach. Sunhats are great in that they protect your scalp from sun exposure, reducing your chances of experiencing a sunburnt scalp, which is important for your health and wellbeing, as well as your general comfort. If your hat has a peak or a wide brim, it can also provide sun protection to your face, covering you in shade. Again, the world is your oyster when it comes to sun hats. You can try a bucket hat, a floppy straw hat, a cap, a golf cap and more.


Sunglasses are another summer essential to start browsing. Sunglasses, like sun hats, offer more than just an accessory to your ensemble. Instead, they actually protect your eyes from bright or harsh light. If your sunglasses have UV protection, they’ll protect your sensitive eyes from UV exposure too. Different glasses suit different people. Factors that determine whether a pair of glasses will suit you include their frame shape, their frame size, the thickness of the rim, the arms, the color of the frame, the color of the lenses and more. Whether you prefer cat eye, large and round, Ray Ban style or anything else, it’s a good idea to actually head in store to try these purchases on. This will help you to determine what works for you and what doesn’t. At the end of the day, you can always try on in store and then browse online retailers to find cheaper deals if the store price is out of budget.

Summer Dresses

Summer dresses are a great way to keep cool while you’re out. They tend to be floaty and crafted from lightweight fabrics. Whether that’s a mini, a maxi or anything in between, you’ll be able to find what works best for you. Bright prints, more neutral tones, knitted, cotton… the list goes on. Browse unique retailers like Paisley Grace Boutique for something that will stand out from the crowd and that you’re unlikely to see anyone else wearing.

Sandals and Sliders

Of course, you’re going to need some summer footwear. Sandals, sliders… these options will keep your feet out in the open air, allowing breathability and helping you to cool down. Popular brands include Crocs, Birkenstocks and more.

Hopefully, some of the information above will help you to find the right items to fill your summer wardrobe. Shop savvy and you’ll find what you need in next to no time.

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