5 Ways to Feel More Summery

5 Ways to feel more Summery

If you live in the UK, or know anyone in who does live in the UK; you will know that the British Summer weather has been – well – shocking! It’s a heatwave the one minute and then can be storms – but obviously, you will know that as the British love to moan about the weather! Today though, I bring you my top 5 tips on how to feel more Summery.

Getting into the Summer spirit

Buy New Clothes or Rediscover Old Clothes

The main thing I did this Summer was head to Primark and get myself some new Summer clothes. I opted for a few pleated midi skirts and a long t-shirt dress. Perfect for dressing up and down.

I also know I have some firm favourites and some purchases from last year hiding away in my wardrobe, so I can’t wait to have a clear-out and find all my pretty dresses and Summer clothes.

Listen to your favourite Summer Hits

I love music so much! It is one thing which can fit your mood and can change your mood. I seriously have a playlist for every kind of mood I am in such as 90s Hits, 00s Classics, Eurovision, Theatre Hits, Top 50 in the UK and so many more.

I always look out for Spotify playlists for some great Summer Hits as they let me rediscover so many great songs!

Here is one of my favourites from Spotify:

Plan a Few Days Out or a Holiday

In the Summer I love going to different events which get me out and about and enjoying the sun. One thing I love to do is go to shows like the BBC Good Food Show & Gardner’s World Live, a Beer Festival or a Food Festival.

Also, if you have enough time and money; plan a little breakaway. Getting away and exploring always puts me in a Summery mood 🙂 If you are looking for ideas, keep a look out for my Travel in the UK series starting 1st August 2017.

Get your Camera out and get Exploring

A sure way to get me into the Summer spirit is going on a walk in the sunshine with my Camera – or even my phone camera. I love taking photos when the sun is out, they make such lovely shots which will totally be Instagram-worthy or even a get background for your phone.

One thing I’ve been loving this Summer is the Summer Photo Challenge by Gwennan – aka. Twenty Something Meltdown. No, Gwennan isn’t paying me to say this again; but the photo challenge is fab! Seriously, if this doesn’t get you in the Summer spirit; nothing will!

Summer Photo Challenge - 5 ways to feel more Summery by Stephs World

Swap out your Winter home accessories to Summer accessories

In my bedroom, I have made it into a relaxing Summer room. As you may have seen in my June Monthly Favourites, I got myself som fairy lights for my room which added to that Summer feeling for me. I’ve also changed out my bedding for something more bright and generally decluttered my bedroom a little bit.

It’s amazing how your home interior can change lift your mood to be more Summery.

What are your tips?

I’d love to know your tips and tricks on how to feel more Summery. Please let me know if you have any 🙂

Also, I hope you are all having a great Summer so far 🙂

  • Gwennan Rees

    This gave me all the Summer feels – especially reading on a day like today! So with you on the Primark dash at the first sign of nicer weather, I have made a few purchases but I’m off again tomorrow in search of the perfect pair of shorts…. Thanks again for sharing the Insta challenge, you’ve been so hideously supportive of it and I can’t thank you enough about spreading the word <3 Love youuuuuu xxxxxxxxxxxx

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  • These are some great ideas! My way of feeling summery today is to have a Bailey’s iced coffee.

  • Steph

    There’s nothing quite like jamming to some summer hits! That’s the best way to get myself into the summer mood.


  • I really don’t like summer and the horrible heat haha however, I like the idea of it. So I always switch my bedding up to something summery and change my wardrobe up.. keeping the tights handy… just in case. Xxxxxxx


  • Freya Meadows

    These are great ideas! Music is my favourite way to get in the summery mood – I have so many playlists haha! I decided to head for a day trip to Brighton to make me feel more summery! Great Post xx

  • Chloe

    Preparing for my holidays is definitely one of my favourite things! I also love rediscovering old summer clothes too! Xx

  • My summery playlist seems to be Katy Perry, love her new album =]

  • Stacey

    I love winding the windows down on the car and driving around blasting summer tunes out. I’m not really a Summer person – I much prefer Autumn/Winter, but it is nice to get some summer clothes on and grab a glass of Pimms.

  • Emma Ramsell

    The thing I love to do is sing my hear out in the car- it sounds so daft but it makes me feel like im the queen of summer 🙂 I love this post! I will definitely be doing a few of these things, steph. x

  • I love picnics and evenings on the beach in the summer! Spotify recently gave me a playlist with al the songs I’ve played in the summer throughout the years which was fab! x



  • I love this so much! The weather has been so strange lately, one day it’s hot and the next it’s pouring with rain! I really want to get out more and take a camera to take some pictures!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

  • Aimée Julia Cottle

    Great tips! I’m not a Summer gal, tbh, more of a Autumn/Winter gal. But I do love being able to wear lighter, more colourful clothes on the Summer! x http://www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

  • Ana

    I’m in such a holiday mood right now, even though my next holiday isn’t until the end of August. I will have to try that instagram challenge you’ve been mentioning. It looks like a fun project!

  • Millie

    Loved this post! I can always be found with a camera, especially in summer!

    xo Millie

  • Love this post Steph. I’ve been trying to do a lot of exploring this summer. I’m really enjoying taking pictures of all of the flowers, they make me so happy ha. I’m going to Croatia next week and I can not wait to lie by the beach with a cocktail in hand.

    Lauren | Lauren the Daydreamer

  • Kelsey

    Love this post! Listening to old summertime hits definitely gets me in the summer mood! Also, a trip to the beach has its way of doing the same! 🙂 haha

  • Jessica Francis

    Love these tips – I find I change my make up with the season. Nothing makes me feel more summery than revisiting all my summer shades!


  • Love these tips! I love buying new summer clothes, but I always discover old summer clothes in the back of my wardrobe that I’d forgotten I had because it’s always so cold!

    Alice | https://aliceinwonderlust.com/

  • Holly

    The first thing I do when a new season comes along is start a new playlist! Love these tips 🙂

    Holly xx

  • Shannon Ritchie

    I agree with you! Buying new summer clothes is a great way to get in the summer mood, I am loving Primark at the moment!

  • These are all perfect tips! Especially playing some summer tunes, they get you in the mood to do all of these things

    Tasha x


  • I love creating playlists, for road trips, family and friend get togethers, to get ready, any excuse! Buying new clothes always makes me feel amazing too, although I can’t seem to sway away from the black clothes haha!

  • Sian…

    I always have a wardrobe sort-out every 3 months with the changing of the seasons; although this year, I discovered I’m seriously lacking summer clothes! I’ve booked a couple of city breaks for August and I’m really excited for those!

    Sian x