Where to Shop this Summer
By Ellie Rose
Summer is in full swing and the sun is out (sometimes) meaning there’s no better time to treat yourself! From our favourite summer staples to achieving that effortless ‘hot girl summer’ glow, we’ve got you covered. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite summer must-haves so you can put your best-tanned foot forward this summer.
If there’s one thing we love about summer it’s the clothes. Is there a better mood booster than a cute ‘fit on a sunny summer’s day? Whether you’re searching for the perfect look for your next outing on St Mary Street, or you’re in need of some serious holiday outfit inspiration, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite summer staples! The denim maxi skirt has made a return, and we are here for it! Dress up or dress down, grunge or girly, these versatile pieces are a must-buy this summer. The feather sequin combo – It wouldn’t be summer without mention of the rise of Harry Styles fashion, and yes we’re still finding rogue feathers too! Sequins, sequins and more sequins swept Cardiff when the HSLOT tour hit the Principality Stadium, and we were totally obsessed.
Combining comfort, style and support is never an easy task but we’ve been so impressed with the ranges of swimwear we’ve seen across Cardiff’s high street. Barry-based fashion influencer, @sostylishsoph nailed the summer swimwear brief over on her IG where she shared swimwear fits for every occasion, from bride-to-be looks to pool party chic! Finally, how could we talk about summer trends without giving mention to the girl of the hour… Barbie! With the launch of the new Barbie movie at the end of July, we’re obsessing over all things pink, pink and pink. Did you notice Cardiff Primark’s Barbie display? We, of course, had to pop in and get our hands on some ‘fits Barbie would be proud of.
Hot Girl Summer
If you’re still looking for the recipe to nail that ‘hot girl summer’ glow then you’re in the right place. From sun-kissed cheeks to radiant skin, we’ve compiled our list of must-have skincare and beauty products to keep your skin hydrated and your makeup on point, all summer long. 1) Mallow’s Beauty Body Oils – Silky smooth and glowing skin with 3 incredible scents to choose from, these are an absolute summer essential. Our favourite has to be tropical to channel those holiday vibes. 2) Spectrum Summer Skin Bundle – The key to unlocking that summer golden hour glow. This bundle contains 6 of Spectrum’s best-selling products like their glow mist and glow primer. Wear together and you’re guaranteed a hot girl summer glow like never before, and a mini cocktail brush set!
Tanya Whitebites Tanner
This summer we’re protecting our skin, which means no sun damage for us! We’re reaching for Tanya Whitebits Self Tanner, the perfect summer glow in a bottle! Flawless,natural-looking tan without exposing your skin to harmful UV rays? Yes, please! It even comes in 50ml travel bottles, perfect for throwing into your suitcase to top up your holiday tan.
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