Cold Summer? How to look cozy and chic!

The weather has been very confusing lately but summer is here at last…well sort of! The challenge for us ladies though is how to dress well for an occasion when the weather is so changeable.

I went to an outdoor house party one summer looking all pretty in light summer-wear but the weather changed unexpectedly. I was so cold that I couldn’t move. I remember asking the host (whom I didn’t know that well) for a jacket. I didn’t care about the colour or size…i was way too cold to be pretty and all I wanted was some warmth! Lesson learnt…so, to avoid the chance of ruining your day/night out because you are too cold, my advice is to dress for the unexpected. Here are some fashion clothing that could be useful:imageBlazers and Cropped Jackets: Blazers are great with whatever outfit you might be wearing. You can dress them up…or down. Try throwing a nice blazer or a smart jacket on top of whatever outfit you’re wearing and you will not only look amazingly stylish but you’ll also be warm.imageScarfs and shawls: You may recall my post about winter blankets, well, they can be quite handy during the ‘Irish summers’ too. Scarfs and shawls are great as accessories, especially when you don’t want to carry a jacket around. Despite being lightweight, they are also useful when temperatures drops.imageCoats and rain jackets: I have to admit there was one day last week it suddenly turned so cold that I had to reach for my tucked away winter coat. Remember, you can always wear your lightweight summer outfit underneath.imageWhatever you decide to wear for the occasion, just make sure that you feel cozy and that it is weather proof!

Food meets fashion…the ideal lunch outfit

I’m usually all about dresses, bags and shoes but a girl has to eat too. You can only look good in your clothes when you’re happy and healthy!

A few weeks ago I went out to this cool brassiere & wine bar for dinner in Dublin 2. It is so funky inside, the decor is warm and the stone walls gives it that wine cellar look. The food is amazing, the staff are welcoming and atmosphere is vibrant. I liked it so much I thought of bringing my friend there for a pre-weekend lunch.imageThe question of the day though was…..what to wear?  Believe me, it’s always a big question for most ladies!

The day before our lunch, myself and Sorcha were exchanging outfit ideas all depending on the weather of course.  There are so many outfits one can wear for lunching out without being over the top, e.g. jeans, blazers, jumpsuits, dresses, shorts etcimageMost restaurants are not overly particular about what people wear but I think it’s nice to dress appropriately when going to a restaurant, no matter the time or occasion. Something formal or smart casual will be ideal.imageI, personally, find skirts and dresses are very safe and comfortable, especially during this summer period. As we were on a work lunch break, we were already in the right outfits…..thanks to the sunny weather.imageWalking back to the office, a lady stopped and complimented us on how beautiful we looked……thus ending our lunch date on a happy note.