10 Summer Wardrobe Essentials

Spring is well and truly here and a nice Summer is on its way …. we hope?!! … so I’ve picked out 10 items I’d like to add to my wardrobe which will mix in well with everything else, can be worn layered on cooler days, all throughout the Summer and probably until the end of Autumn too!

They’re all budget items, from £7.99, with nothing costing more than £27.99.

I regularly work with an online clothing company called Shein and each time I’ve had compliments about my outfits both here and on Instagram… so when they asked if I’d be interested in featuring some of their Summer fashion I said yes straight away.

I think the key to wearing budget fashion is double checking the sizing for each individual item before you order, having good accessories and mixing the items up with other pieces that were more of an investment … and that way you can create the appearance of a much more expensive look.

So here’s my top 10 Summer fashion wardrobe wish list and as usual, click the pic or price to shop:


The ‘IT’ bag of the season:

If you haven’t noticed everyone carrying these round straw bags, where have you been?! At first I wasn’t too keen but they’ve grown on me and I like the pale tone of this one.



A cute bikini:

I’m quite partial to a one piece at the moment, but I do find them a bit too hot if you are actually away on holiday.

I like the shape of this one as the top isn’t too revealing and I love the contrasting stripes and florals.



A playsuit/romper:

Until recently I’d never worn one of these because I’m not a big fan of shorts but I bought a slightly longer line one to try and I absolutely love it, so I would now like a few more!

This one would look nice of an evening with tights underneath too.



A daytime jumpsuit:

Apart from the inconvenience when you want to go to the loo (!) I do love wearing a jumpsuit, but I think the cut of them is important because the trouser part can be unflattering.

This is the perfect shape though, the stripes will elongate your body too and I love the asymmetric top.



A classic summer maxi:

This dress is so versatile, with the pretty pastels tone and floral print it could be worn to a wedding or garden party with some glamorous, metallic accessories or dressed down with gladiator sandals for a chic daytime look.



A ruffled midi:

This dress looks very Zara-like to me with both its colour and cut.

You could wear this on so many occasions, day or night and I love to have a really bright, standout piece as an option in the Summer months!



An Evening jumpsuit:

I wasn’t planning on including two different jumpsuits but I fell in love with this one because of the rich green colour, beautiful plunging neckline and flattering sleeves.

I think it would be the perfect look for a summer evening, home or away!



A classic white sundress:

This is an absolute must for any wardrobe and I love the scalloped edge and cut out detailing in the cotton fabric.



Wrap top:

I just can’t get enough of this shape whether it is for tops or dresses and this is super striking with its oversized bow and big sleeves which is bang on trend and perfect to dress up a simple pair of jeans.



White Tee:

I find plain T-shirts boring and slogan T-shirts a bit cliche now, so I loved this little 100% cotton number which is simple but a little different!


… and that’s it, my wardrobe wants (for right now at least!)

What have you bought for the Summer?

This post is a brand collaboration and also contains gifted product.


  1. May 24, 2018 / 11:21 pm

    I love them all and the prices are outstanding!

  2. May 26, 2018 / 4:17 am

    Love these pieces! They are flirty, casual and easy-going. As summer approaches, we can look good going anywhere!

  3. May 26, 2018 / 9:35 am

    I can honestly say I love everything there, the jumpsuits look really great. Amazingly priced too, I’ll have to let Rachel know about this.

  4. May 26, 2018 / 6:28 pm

    Wow, so those are all brilliant finds at brilliant prices! It just goes to show that summer wardrobe essentials needn’t be costly. I love a good maxi dress and that t-shirt is really fun.

  5. May 27, 2018 / 12:19 am

    Jumpsuits are the RAGE in Texas right now. And those wrap tops with statement sleeves are right there, too. Great picks!!

  6. Linda davis
    May 28, 2018 / 3:42 pm

    Love everything Tiff, great styles and prices. I ordered the shein t-shirt, with the lips as well. May order the maxi dress 👍xxxxxxxxx

    • May 28, 2018 / 5:42 pm

      oooh brill hope you like it when it arives! xxx

  7. May 29, 2018 / 3:09 am

    I’ve been looking for a bag like that, but all of the ones I find are out of my price range. This one works perfectly! Thanks!

  8. May 29, 2018 / 9:55 pm

    I’m so jealous of people who wear jumpsuits & rompers! I know I could probably pull one off if I found the right fit for my body type, but I haven’t had the nerve to buy one yet

    • May 30, 2018 / 9:13 am

      I was exactly the same! but when I finally decided to give one a try I was amazed by how good it looked!

      • June 11, 2018 / 5:24 pm

        Good for you! What length of legs did you choose? I think the legs are my issue – if they’re too short, everything looks out of proportion!

  9. May 31, 2018 / 4:29 am

    I love them all…Awesome pieces for the price. Classic summer maxi and that cute bikini is what I like the most. For this summers, I bought lot of maxis, shorts etc from shein. It was quite affordable as well. I also picked up flats, gladiators and also hats

  10. June 3, 2018 / 10:16 pm

    That pink dress is just so dreamy! Perfect for a breezy summer day!

  11. June 4, 2018 / 6:19 pm

    Love that bikini! Great mix of stripes and florals!

  12. June 6, 2018 / 7:48 pm

    That round straw bag – I have been seeing this all over internet…I want one too

  13. June 10, 2018 / 9:39 pm

    That winking shirt is sooo fun!

  14. June 11, 2018 / 3:25 am

    Beautiful compilation, everything looks so in trend. The round straw bag is on my wishlist!

  15. June 16, 2018 / 5:38 pm

    I may or may not have just bought the romper, jumpsuit, and the single shoulder dress 😡 I fell in love with them!

    • June 16, 2018 / 5:47 pm

      Oops oh dear….but oh brilliant! Fab choices, hope you love them 💜

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