Summer is for sunshine, elegance and escapism – outfit inspiration

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

There are lands close to my heart where winter is severe, yet summer allures with heat. Life is simple when mountains surround you. Air is hot, but the water reservoir distracts your eyes whilst the breeze is playing with your hair. You catch yourself watching a boat in the distance or counting the shades of green nature has invented, and you’ve already forgotten the buzz from the city.

Summer outfit in a rose quartz dress and tanned knee high lace up boots

Rose quartz dress

From the soft pastel shade to its light summer fabric, this dress from Megz fashion wraps the figure and intriguingly plays with the wind. Featuring a skater skirt and a playful top detail, it can easily be transformed from a couture masterpiece to a party dress with an open back. Ever since I found the Bulgarian designer, it’s hard for me to stop admiring her creativity and feminine garments – so perfect for a summer afternoon with friends, pool party or any other dress-up occasion.

Swarovski crystals and black diamonds

Lily and Rose is where dreams come true and emotions are captured in jewellery. The sparkly designs of Therese Zetterberg are inspired by her personal aesthetics, the glamorous characters of The Great Gatsby and the elegance of British aristocracy.

The name of the brand comes from the TV series Sex and the City. One of the main characters is Charlotte York Goldenblatt, who names her two daughters Lily and Rose.

Lace up boots

With a glam-up take on this summer’s must-have gladiator style, these boots from the online boutique JustFab reflect the beauty and elegance required for a cool summer gathering and the following evening party. They not only bring a sensual state of femininity, but complete the outfit with bold details and elegance.

Pastels in a bag

The London Young Designer Collection or LYDC lets a girl play with fashion on her own terms. I enjoy this tote bag from the summer collection for its eye-catching combination of the season’s top pastel shades and its functional design. I love bringing a little bit of London with me wherever I go.

Check under the photos for full outfit details.

Summer outfit in a rose quartz dress and tanned knee high lace up boots Justfab Audrah lace-up boots and LYDC tote bag Leona bracelet from Lily and Rose designed by Zetterberg and Joe Browns floral sunglasses View over the silver lake near Stara Zagora, Bulgaria Justfab lace-up boots and LYDC cream tote bag White opal and Swarovski crystals jewellery by Lily and Rose Leona jewellery set with white opal, designed by Zetterberg for Lily and Rose Leona earrings and bracelet set from Lily and Rose - with hite opal, Swarovski crystals and black diamonds Multi-functional dress in rose quartz by Megz fashion Rose quartz dress by Megz fashion, lace-up boots by JustFav and cream tote bag by LYDC JustFab lace-up boots and LYDC bag Ring and bracelet with white opal, Swarovski crystals and black diamonds from Lily and Rose Summer inspiration in rose quartz pink and brown accessories Elegant summr outfit with a pastel pink dress and brown knee-high boots

Summer outfit details

Flare dress by Megz Fashion
Audrah lace-up boots by JustFab
Floral wayfarer sunglasses by Joe Browns
Woven woes tote bag by LYDC
Leona white opal earrings by Lily and Rose
Leona white opal bracelet by Lily and Rose
Swarovski crystal ring by Lily and Rose