When I was on holiday in Cornwall back in May, I was not prepared for the nice weather at all. Queue a wardrobe rummage for shorts, t-shirts and light cotton clothing, I’ve finally got my summer wardrobe down. Here’s the catch though – I’m not a ‘sun’ person. Growing up, I resembled a lobster almost every summer and I’m the only member of my family who doesn’t develop a lovely golden tan either. Freckles? Yep. Sun burn? Oh yes. So this Welsh rose has to be really careful in the sun. Here’s my summer wishlist:
1. Christian Dior Sunglasses // 2. Fat Face Ultra Micro Ditsy Shirt // 3. Seasalt Skipper Hat // 4. Green People Sun Lotion // 5. Seasalt Handyband // 6. Seasalt San Sebastian Trousers // 7. Corfu Sandal
As I burn in what feels like seconds in the sun, I prefer to cover up in light cotton clothing as much as possible. If I didn’t and wore lots of shorts and vest tops, I’d have to slather on the sun screen all the time and quite frankly, I’m too lazy for that! So covering up is the way to go for me, which is why I’ve picked these long loose trousers and a cool cotton shirt. While on holiday, and walking Poppy in the most recent sunny weather, I’ve really wanted a hat to protect my head from the sun. Even though we’re skipping the lunch time dog walk, the sun is still mega strong when we do go out, so a hat is essential.
These sunglasses are lush (and extravagant!) I wear specs all the time so prescription sunglasses as vital for me. And I love the retro look of these ones. I think they match the hat really well! One thing I do need is one of the SeaSalt Handybands. They’re perfect for almost any weather we have here in the UK and they come in such a great variety of colours. The one thing I love about summer is the excuse to wear sandals. While these aren’t Birkenstocks, they are similar and more importantly for me, vegan! I live in this style shoe all summer as I really hate having hot feet. I walk Poppy in them, go to meetings in them, do everything in them. A great investment! When it comes to suncream, I’m not as strict as I should be, but because my face cream and makeup has sun protection in it, I don’t apply it unless I know I’m going to be outdoors for a period of time. (I realise I will regret this later in life!) but this sun cream by Green People is not only fair trade, but also Vegetarian Society approved so fits well with my cruelty free criteria.
How are you coping in this glorious summer weather we’re enjoying? Any sun protection top tips?