Hi my beauties, hope all is well? For the last few weeks, England has been enjoying glorious weather and even seen some areas reach over 26 degrees. If you’re not from the Uk you might be thinking what that’s still cold but over here that’s bikini weather. We have to make most of the sunshine. This post will hopefully help you do that and fingers crossed provide you with outfit inspiration.

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1. Prepare for the weather.

So the weather person has predicted an heatwave and it’s going to be hot. Your first thought is Yippee finally we get some sunshine after what felt like the longest and coldest winter. Your second thought is shit I’m not prepared for this weather, what am I gonna wear, my legs are as white as a ghost. So what to do, go look in the wardrobe and see if you have any summer-appropriate clothes like shorts, dresses, and if you don’t like getting your legs out, linen trousers are good as there are lightweight. If you don’t have any summer-appropriate clothes ASOS, Boohoo and Missguided all do summer-appropriate clothes on a budget and deliver next day. If your like me and feel more confident looking like a bronzed goddess then the tans I recommend are

  • Garnier Summer Body Light Gradual Tan Moisturiser – when used daily this tan will gradually give you a natural looking tan. It has a nice apricot smell and leaves your skin feeling moisturised.
  • Bondi Sands Self Tanning Foam Dark – This tan when left on for a few hours ( i leave it on overnight) will give you a nice natural looking tan what is not orange shaded at all. Smells like holiday in a bottle.
  • Solait Express Tan Dark – This tan is great for when you need to look tanned in a matter of hours. i simply apply and wash off 3 hours and i look like i’ve been sunning it up in the love island villa. It also has a nice tropical scent.

If the weathers nice, while you are not at work now, is the time to prepare your plans and if your planning on a BBQ I’d recommend inviting friends and family now because if you leave it to last minute I guarantee everyone will already be going elsewhere either to a BBQ or a beer garden or have other plans. When you know what your plans are and the number of guests, make a shopping list and shop as soon as possible otherwise if you leave it until the day of the hot weather, BBQ food will be out of stock just like here in the winter when everyone panic buys bread and milk it happens in summer but with bbq food us brits are crazy right.

2. Dress for the weather

Thanks, to the first step your now prepared for the weather your summer clothes are out of storage or your panic buy online is complete and you kinda have an idea of what to wear. Before getting ready I tend to think about what activities am I going to be doing today? If I’m working I can’t wear my shorts or a short summer dress so I tend to wear a midi dress or linen trousers. If I’m going to the pub I wear a summer dress and sandals and if we’re going to a family bbq or walk it’s shorts, t-shirt and trainers. One thing I would say to always carry in your bag is a jacket or cardi as later in the evening the weather tends to get cooler and we all end up huddling under the heater or fighting over who’s gonna wear the jacket next that the one smart person in the group thought to bring. Also bring a hat, shades and SPF.

3. Stay Hydrated

One of the most important steps is to remember to stay hydrated and drink plenty of alcohol water!! Here in the UK the first sign of sun and us Brits are off down to the local pub or having a bbq and drinking anything alcohol related. You might think because your drinking lots of alcohol your staying hydrated but in fact alcohol dehydrates you so drink water in between to stay hydrated and not feel as drunk because I personally find drinking in the sun makes you get drunk quicker. Trust me if you keep drinking water in between you will thank me for it in the morning.

4. Have fun!!

The most important step of all is to have fun and make the most of the sunny weather because it’s a rare thing but remember to stay safe. if you’re at work and you’re allowed to leave the building on your lunch hour get outta there and go for a walk. My favourite thing to do when the weathers nice is either go for a family bbq, take the daughter for a walk and to the park and if child-free go the beer garden as I like a pint or seven.

5. Moan about how warm it is

In true British style, we moan about the weather when it’s too cold and when it’s too hot. Is it just me or does the sun feel hotter over here than abroad?

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