My top 5 Summer Essentials

For this edit I have teemed up with Louise, a Tropic Ambassador, personal styling client and sister.

I did a personal styling wardrobe detox for Louise a few weeks ago over video call and during we started to discuss what the essential items were for the summer. I was giving her my advice on what items she needed in her wardrobe and Louise talked me through the products she recommended would get me ready for the summer and actually wearing my summer clothes!

We thought it would be a discussion many of you would interested in too and we both believe that looking and feeling good in your clothes, is more than just the right outfit, you also need to feel confident in your skin. So we put together this blog to share them with you.

I will give you my top 5 items for my summer wardrobe, I’m talking day to day style and when I say summer I’m refeering to when its over 20 degrees! I know right now it seems like a distant memory but the sun will return! ( please god!!) To feel good in our summer clothes us women need to think about our skincare too so Louise is sharing her top 5 items for that perfect summer skin!

If you haven’t heard of Tropic before it’s a really great brand! I love the products and use them as part of my daily skincare regime. The first 2 items of her edit are my ultimate favourites! Louise has always helped me find the right products for my skin and having sensitive skin that’s really important to me.

Tropic Ambassador

Click on her picture to go through to her website to find out more.

“My names Louise and I’m an independent Tropic Ambassador, supplying skincare and beauty tailored to you. I have been using tropic for over 3 years due to skin sensitivity with chemicals in most products so I trust and believe in the brand”

“Tropic products are freshly made in the UK from sustainably sourced plant based ingredients, as well as being Vegan, 100% cruelty free, they come with a 30 day happiness guarantee & every purchase helps fund education through our UWS partnership. Feel free to contact me for a skin consultation to get a tailored routine or to get a brochure to find out more about the products;”

Louise at Tropic

My summer wardrobe top 5

These items I live in day in day out on warmer days and finding the perfect one for you will mean every summer they will come out.

1. The Sun dress

Odelia Midi dress £70

A floaty sun dress that you can feel nice and cool in on those hot days, throw it on for a picnic or pub lunch, garden party or bbq ! I love the colours of this one and the straps are great for keeping cool. Wear with Sandals/trainers for casual days or dress up with wedges/heeled mules. It’s made of breathable cotton which is exactly the type of material you want to be wearing on a hot day. This dress also has major Olivia Rubin vibes without the designer price tag.

2. The Light blazer

M&S £45

A light blazer is such a versatile item to have in the summer months as you can throw it over your dresses, smarten up your jeans and a tee and be instantly stylish. This linen blazer ticks all the boxes, I love linen for summer as its so light and feels cool. The rouched sleeves make this blazer very wearable.

3. A pair of shorts

Sydney chino shorts £45

A good pair of shorts are hard to find, I bought these ones last year and I love them. I wore them so much last summer when it was hot and I took them on our summer staycation with me too. Being Khaki they go with everything so they really easy to wear. Really comfortable as they have stretch in the material and they are also don’t come up too short on the leg. They are a little tailored being a chino style , which I like as they can look casual or a little smarter.

4. The striped tee

short sleeve Breton £25

A Breton tee will see you through the summer and beyond , effortlessly stylish and easy to wear. A striped tee will get so much wear as it can worn in so many differently ways. Wear with jeans and layer under a shacket on cooler days or wear with shorts or a skirt on warmer ones. It really is a wardrobe essential, these one from Boden are such good quality and are a classic stripe.

5. The summer midi

leopard meadow midi 110

A midi skirt is so easy to wear in the summer, a lovely cool and comfortable alternative to trousers. This floral leopard print ticks all the boxes. Wear with either a plain or striped T-shirt and then sandals/ trainers for summer day casual look. Dress up with wedges or heeled sandals and a silk cami for summer drinks.

Thanks for reading

Caroline x

Louise’s Summer body top 5

These are my must haves for summer skin at its best!

1. Cooling, hydrating toner and mist

Vitamin toner pore – refining mist

“Award winning toner is not only a pore-refining mist but has over 12 uses from hydrating, refining pores, cooling you down on a hot day while keeping skin from drying out to acting as a heat protector to your hair for styling to an anti bacteria spritz on your makeup brushes. I get through bottles of this product and its the best value product I have come across for £14”

2. The tinted face cream with SPF

Skin shade tinted facial sun cream
£24 ( comes in 2 skin shades)

“You should never be without your SPF so this tinted facial sun cream can give you a sheer foundation look with factor 50 protection from UVA & UVB. It retains skin moisture, nourishes as we as fighting free radical damage”

3. A summer lipstick

Kiss me quick lipstick
Shade- juicy apricot £20

“This juicy apricot moisture rich lipstick is a great shade for summer, made 100% from naturally derived ingredients and colourants from plant extracts the plant peptides give your pout a fuller appearance”

4. Body lotion and exfoliator

Perfect skin resurfacing body lotion

“Exfoliation is a must especially in summer tanning, this product will get rid of lumps, bumps and dead skin cells while acting a s a lightweight body lotion, 2 actions in 1 bottle. Leaves your skin smelling great and feeling smooth. Also a great product if you suffer with Keratosis pilaris”

5. Tanning moisturiser

Summer skin gradual tanning lotion

“This award winning gradual tan lotion is a must for me it builds gradually and nourishes the skin. Whats better there is no nasty chemicals or sun damage to get your tan as it mimics the colour of your own melanin. Patented plant allo-melanin technology is clinically proved to outperform traditional tanning products”

“If you have any questions or would like to get your hands on these products please message me at or 07824 039 672. If you prefer to shop online please visit my Web Shop by clicking on the product. Please tick ‘YES’ you know an ambassador at check out and enter Louise Bourne, to support my business and enjoy FREE UK delivery from £30”

Thank you for reading

Louise x


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