Cool Summer styles to Wear as the temperature rises

Keeping cool and wearing cool summer clothes as in fashionably trendy ‘cool’ becomes harder the older you become. Comfort is key for me now I am in my fifties, but I do still want to be seen as having a little fashion flair too and I am sure it is the same for you too?

Cool Summer styles to Wear as the temperature rises

Cool Summer Trends

Cool Summer styles to Wear as the temperature rises

Therefore, I am delighted with the ‘floaty Kimono/Kaftan’ trend this summer cool and ‘cool’ in the truest sense of the word! It also means you can get away with wearing a vest top, because you can cover those arms  with a loose kimono style jacket or blouse.

If you are petite you just wear a shorter version, length doesn’t matter.

The high street is full of kaftan and kimono style jackets and tops right now. Visit H&M, Zara, Topshop etc.

Bonmarché Kaftan top

Cool Summer styles to Wear as the temperature rises

The one I am wearing in these pics is from Bonmarché 

Cool Summer styles to Wear as the temperature rises

Embroidered Cropped jeans

 

Cool Summer styles to Wear as the temperature rises

I teamed it with Bonmarché’s embroidered cropped jeans, which are very stretchy and very comfy. I normally wear a size 12 for jeans, but I almost wish I had ordered a size 10 in this style, as they are a good fit but perhaps come up slightly large for me, plus stretch denim gives a lot.

Palm Print kaftan top

I think this viscose Kaftan top is the star of the show! Black and white palm print, it goes with everything, a flattering ‘v’ neck trimmed with pretty beads. Add in a clever contrasting border and you have the perfect throw-on top in a cool summer style! Plus at the moment its on offer for only £15!

Cool Summer styles to Wear as the temperature rises

 

It comes in S-M or M-L I am wearing the small to medium and its perfect for my size 12-14 top size.

Cool Summer styles to Wear as the temperature rises

Find the palm print Kaftan top here

And the embroidered cropped jeans here

What did you wear at the weekend to keep cool? We were gardening so I chopped up an old pair of trackies into shorts!

I really dont think you want to see that pic!

Cool Summer styles to Wear as the temperature rises

I do hope you are enjoying these balmy evenings and managing to stay cool? You can read more of my style posts here

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13 Comments

  1. 28/06/2017 / 16:23

    Lovely outfit, looks cool in both senses! Gail x

  2. 20/06/2017 / 09:55

    perfect outfits I think for when I visit Rome

    • 21/06/2017 / 13:37

      Oh yes! and Lucky you! Enjoy your trip!
      best wishes Ashley x

  3. 20/06/2017 / 09:12

    What a beautiful outfit – you look gorgeous! x

  4. 19/06/2017 / 20:02

    Wonderful casual wear and you look terrific! Thanks for linking up with Visible Monday, xo

    • 21/06/2017 / 13:43

      Hi Patti!
      Thank you its a lovely link up thank you for hosting!
      xx

  5. 19/06/2017 / 17:32

    Hi Ashley, this is a gorgeous outfit, the kaftan looks equally as fab with your cropped jeans as I imagine it would over a swimsuit.
    Super photos of that lovely beach too. Jacqui

    • 19/06/2017 / 18:49

      Thanks Jacqui yes i wore it with a swimsuit in the garden this weekend!
      x

  6. kddomingue
    19/06/2017 / 15:37

    Such a pretty top!
    I’m staring 60 down the throat myself and it gets a little tougher every year to find clothes. I think that this year will feature a lot of cotton sundresses for me!

    • 19/06/2017 / 15:51

      I agree, the looser the better for me too!

  7. 19/06/2017 / 10:14

    This looks fantastic and very on trend considering it’s a very classic piece. lovely photos too xx

    • 19/06/2017 / 11:52

      Hello and thanks Laurie I too think its a bargain at that price!
      Beach pics are the best!
      xxxx