Since the weather has started making improvements, I’ve been making small additions to my summer wardrobe. So far (as mentioned here, in my post the other week), that’s primarily consisted of buying all things gingham. And coats. Yes, coats. Now, in true British tradition, and like every other self-respecting sun-worshipper, as soon as there’s even the smallest hint of sunshine, I’m compelled to dress in as summer attire as is weather permitting. However, in another Great British tradition, this usually only lasts for a few hours and then I’m freezing. So although the idea seems foreign, summer coats are actually sort of a good idea. And I’ve quickly fallen in love with this dusty pink Zara number. It’s sort of counteracted the numbness I may have been feeling when braving the great outdoors with bare legs. And with its simple shape and pretty dreamy blush colouring, I’ve found that it goes with almost everything. Likewise, I seem to have taken to wearing barelegs and these boots with everything I can.. on those days like today, where the rain is holding off. I’m ready to be out of tights and start to get more of a tan now, please!
This folk jacquard skirt is also becoming one of my new favourite purchases. It was one of those things that I kind of bought on a whim, but has been my go-to piece for both day and night time wear. Since the fabric is pretty thick, it’s got a lovely shape (although a little unforgiving sometimes and I decided to size up because the 8 made me look like I had a belly!). Plus the mixture of colours means it works well with both darker and lighter shades. Although I can’t say I’ve been any more imaginative than pairing it with simple black or grey cami tops like this one.
coat: Zara, top: Topshop, skirt: Topshop, boots: Kurt Geiger, jewellery: Pandora