My love for the outdoors just seems to keep growing and growing as the weather gets warmer. I’ve just bought a new pair of running shoes, pack away jacket and sports bra in attempt to get out more. Being stuck in my study for practically 9 months writing history essays has made me even more excited for a hot summer with lots of outdoor activities such as long walks, picnics on the beach and late night cocktails outside, but it also calls for a brand new wardrobe filled with bright colours and light materials, perfect for that long summers day.
Shopping for outdoor clothing always leads me to brands like Roxy, Animal and Billabong. They always stock really cute clothes and accessories that are lightweight with a sporty edge (another motivator for going outside), but their stuff can be on the expensive side, so with a student budget, I need to choose wisely. Here are a few of my favourite picks for this season:
Roxy To The Beach clutch – £10
This clutch is adorable, and could also be used as a travel make-up bag.
Roxy Lucky Stars Dress – £55
Its oversized, yet lightweight look would make the perfect beach dress, but with some heeled wedges, could be dressed up slightly for a casual evening out.
Animal Rue Pineapple Flip-flops – £16
With a tequila sunrise fade and a cute pineapple design, these are perfect for the poolside.
Animal Rider dress – £40
Any turquoise dress is a must-have for me!
Animal turquoise summer flip-flops – £16
Again, perfect for the poolside, beach or light walking, and would go perfectly with the dress above.
Roxy Having Pun Pouch Bag- £22
I have one very similar to this already, but wanted to share as it will be my travel day bag. It’s small enough to carry around all day, but has enough space for your essentials. A must have.
Billabong Aztec Tek Cardigan – £36
For those colder evenings, get a cardigan with a summer twist. This is currently on sale but see Billabong’s range for other styles and colours.
Roxy Fun Delmar Beach Shorts- £42
I know, quite expensive for a pair of shorts, but they are gorgeous!
Roxy Tomboy Bush Hat – £25
I’m loving these ‘explorer’ hats right now, they look great with anything!
Billabong Pacific Dunes kimono – £47
A beautiful, light material to wear over a bikini or your regular clothes.
Have you stumbled across some summer must-haves? Feel free to share them with me in the comments, I’d love some more suggested dresses and accessories to take with me to Florida!
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