06 June 2013

City Style: Urban Summer Essentials

Are you sitting down? Ok. Here’s the thing.

It’s totally sunny in Ireland this week!

I’m as shocked as you are - but as delighted as I am with it, the weather poses its own sartorial challenges.

When you’re not on the beach, and you’re used to wearing a million zillion layers for 360 days of the year, summer dressing can be hard. 

But hopefully, these urban summer essentials can be relied on to get me through summer in the city, in style.

Summer Fashion Essentials


ONE: I first spotted this turquoise bauble necklace over on Chloe’s lovely blog and am impatiently waiting for mine to arrive!

TWO: I love wearing natural materials in the summer and I’m stockpiling these organic cotton vest tops – they’re an absolute bargain!

THREE: These olive green trousers from New Look are so easy and comfortable that I’ve picked myself up a second pair. They can be dressed up or down in a jiffy.

FOUR: Clarks’ gorgeous metallic Studio Beat sandals are the perfect thing to dress up those trousers for the office – without sacrificing on comfort.

FIVE: One of my favourites from the Essie Summer collection, Sunday Funday is coral meets tangerine, with a sprinkle of shimmer and lots and lots of shine. You’ll have swatches soon!

SIX: Ideal for the office, this lightweight, blush pink jacket is in one of my favourite ‘waterfall’ styles.  

SEVEN: In summer I like to trade my giant black bag for, er, an equally giant tan version. This  luxe looking backpack (words I never thought I'd say!) is on trend and convenient.

EIGHT: My usual sunglass style is very classic but these days I’m yearning for some statement eyewear - these ASOS beauties won’t break the bank.

What pieces are you relying on this weather?

25 comments:

Elsa de Diego said...

Wow, I absolutely love all these pieces. I would buy them all! Great selection! xo,

Keit said...

Hahaha, I think the crappy weather from Ireland came here :D
Oh, love the backpack!

Laura said...

Great picks, love the jacket & necklace!

Laura xo

Miracle workers said...

I love this ring and your nail polish. Very eye catching colours.

St├ęphanie said...

I adore !

Anonymous said...

Except for maybe the trousers I love all the items you selected :-)

Adele said...

Great picks Emma! I love the shade of Essie nail polish & the necklace. Make the most of the sunshine :)
Have a fab Thursday Hun xoxo
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The Dainty Dolls House said...

Super choices!! Am glad you are enjoying the sunshine...it's warm and sunny here in Scotland as well, the weatherman finally hears our cries, haha! Enjoy it doll x

Gemma T said...

Ahhhh that blush jacket is sooooo lovely. I love the colour, and the fit. Perfect for Summer and Autumn evenings xx

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Audrey- The Nail Affair said...

Ever since I saw that necklace on Chloe's blog i've been wanting it! Even more so now.... Those sunglasses are so pretty and stylish, nice amount of statement without being too much. The bag is lovely for summer too:)

Kim Alston said...

i love that coral polish by Essie!
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Johanna said...

I love everything you chose...the cardi and bag look so luxe.

Fabiola said...

cool necklace!! nice post!

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AlittlebitUnique // UK blog said...

That necklace is amazing and you can't beat an essie polish

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Chantel said...

Great picks!

Rachel. said...

Lovely picks, that necklace is stunning and i love the sandals! xo

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Nurse Fancy Pants said...

Hurrah, the love for the necklace is growing! That pink jacket is gorgeous and I'm mad to try the new Essie shades, they look fab :) x

yummychunklet said...

Love the relaxed sweater of #6!

Sam said...

Loving number 1, 6 and 4. Great choices!I appreciate your visit dear, its always interesting to hear your views...Happy Friday!

Marisa Noelle said...

This is such a gorgeous color palette! I always love soft pastels like this....especially that little peachy pink jacket! The weather is a tad cooler where I live too...July will get hot, but as for now I've been relying on little straw hats and headscarves to beat all the rainy an windy days :-)

Mandy said...

Love all these pieces!!

Anna K. said...

Great selection. I'm trying not to go mad with the summer clothes as I know this will only last a week or so in Dublin ;)

Suzanne S. said...

Love your picks! I'm also trying to pick out some of my summer essential!!
Thanks for visiting my blog :)
xoxo
Suzanne from written by suzanne

little t said...

A good maxi dress and bright nail colours are all you need.

fluff and fripperies said...

Thelma that'a my off duty or holiday summer wardrobe but my office is not really a maxi dress kinda place...