TVC STYLE: Summer Essentials



Summer is a coming (not that you would know it if you lived in Britain), which means that a wardrobe/makeup/skincare update is well overdue. 

I thought that I would make a little post with a difference - a mix of essentials, whats in my bag and what I bring to the beach with me, plus a few outfits that I have fallen in love with for summer.

Beauty

Let's get into it then! It the above picture I have a little mini what's in my bag. I love my Aspinal of London bag that I got for Christmas. It looks just as good in winter as it does in summer. Next up is my recent addition to my closet and thats my Valentino Rockstud sunglasses. I am obsessed with these glasses after I saw them on every blog last summer. I couldn't justify spending over £300 on a pair of sunglasses that looked 'trendy' but after seeing how much of a staple they have become I was kindly gifted a pair and they haven't left my face!
The usual suspect in my bag is my tangle teaser. The one I have is the Lulu Guinness version I got last year and its super cute. Following that I have my monogramed Henri Bendel makeup bag with my two summer faves - Nars audacious lipstick in Rita and Ciate X Olivia Palermo polish in Nantucket. 

My summer theme this year is classic black and white with a hint of red. I think there is something about it that is so classy - and I never wear red so its a nice touch!









Following on from that I have a few other beauty bits that I think are great for summer. Starting with this primer from Laura Mercier, it is great for hot days as it is light enough to not clog your pores. Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfector is also a good shout for a moisturising wash of colour that plumps your lips. 

From Stila we have an all over shimmer which is perfect for my skin tone. If you are like me and have an olive tone to your skin you will know the struggle it is to find a highlighter that isn't silvery which in turn makes you look like the tin man. This one is great for adding a perfect glow that rivals any Victoria Secret model. 

Bobbi Brown's Shimmer Bricks's are always a great hit any time of the year, but in the summer I use the shade 'Nectar' to add a flush of colour that complements my Nars bronzer in 'Laguna'.

Last but not least is the scent I will be wearing all summer long. Maison Martin Margiela have brought out a range of fragrances that are supposed to evoke memories. The one I have is Flower Market and it is simply stunning.

Fashion





I love making summer all about crisp colours and feminine fabrics. Thats why I love the above outfit that I put together. This dress by Marc Jacobs is perfect for every event you have this summer! Plus, the hat is great for taking to the beach with you. Everything in this outfit is so multi-tasking!


For something a little bit more casual I love these looks above. Chrissy Teigen (left) knows how to rock a pair of daisy dukes! By throwing over a long shirt, she updates the look with a feminine edge.

Beyonce never puts a fashion foot wrong - and here is no difference. I love the pop of red to elevate a basic outfit. Chuck on a pair of crisp white Converse and you are good to go all day in style and comfort.

As you would expect from a Victoria Secret model, Alessandra Ambrosio looks on point. If you are brave enough to rock an all white look (which you should be, you're gorgeous!) then make sure you have accessories in neutral shades to look super put together. 

Swimwear 



With swimwear this season I love a bold print. Why not showcase your amazing body with a 'look at me' outfit. I have three options here from a fantastic company called Adore Me which focus on beautiful lingerie and swimwear for women of all shapes and sizes

The first one is great for showcasing your assets, but if you are tummy conscious it has a high brief to help you feel more confident. The white and blue showcases your tan perfectly so you know this one is a winner if you are looking to be a beach babe!

The next one is for you big busted gals out there. A halter neck is perfect for lift and shaping your bust. The deep plunge adds so much sexiness that you will be a bombshell!

And finally the last one is perfect for everyone. A swimsuit doesn't mean you are covering up - in fact it can be just as sexy as a two-piece. The perfectly positioned panels block up your body to add definition and structure. I just love this one for summer!

Make sure you check out Adore Me and let the know what your #BeachDayMusts are by following them on Instagram at @AdoreMe - tell them I said hi!

All of you out there have fantastic beach bodies. Get your butt to the beach and have some fun this summer, you deserve it!

Mollie
xoxo



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