This Summer has been so unbearably hot half of the time that I've resorted to purely wearing denim shorts, floaty trousers and baggy t-shirts for the majority of days. The weather has generally cooled down a bit, with the rain finally making a well-deserved appearance as well, and I've found myself being able to bring back some of my favourite wardrobe items, as well as some new-in pieces that I have acquired, so I decided to snap some photo's of some of my favourite outfits at the moment.
I have been so excited to be able to wear my favourite blazer again! I really love pairing tailored pieces with casual wear, and this checked blazer paired with vintage 501's, white adidas trainers and a leopard print vest has been one of my favourite combinations on cooler days. It'll be the perfect colour-palette for warm Autumn days, too. I randomly found this vest recently in my wardrobe, it used to belong to my sister, but she hasn't worn it in over seven years so I thought I'd give it a try to incorporate some leopard print into my outfits. It's flattering, comfortable, and I love how the pattern clashes with the blue and yellow thread in the blazer. It's one of those items I find myself reaching for on casual days and on dressier occasions (I wore it with a black Armani suit and I can't even describe to you the satisfaction I got from wearing this instead of a smart shirt). It's also a Dolce & Gabbana piece, so need I say more?
Blazer - Massimo Dutti (similar here)/ Vest - Dolce & Gabbana (old) / Jeans - Vintage Levi 501's via Asos Marketplace / Trainers - Adidas (via charity shop)
This blouse has been a huge love of mine this Summer due to it's incredible (and excessive) floatiness and thin material. I snapped it up in the Topshop sale a couple of weeks ago, and I'm pretty sure it's price has been reduced even further since then, so I would highly recommend going for it while it's still available. It's super comfy, albeit the shape of the shirt is a little odd, and as I am quite heavy chested, I've had to experiment a little bit styling wise to make sure it's flattering. I've loved wearing it super casually with denim shorts and trainers, but I've also loved wearing it with my Topshop straight leg jeans (although I cut mine so they're not very straight leg at all, I'll need to be repurchasing a pair soon) and my new beloved Topshop sandals. I've written an entire post dedicated to these shoes which I will be posting very soon, so as you can see, I'm a big fan. The subtle print on this shirt is definitely what makes it for me - the retro, clustered floral pattern is so beautiful in the slightly sheer material.
Blouse - Topshop (sale) / Jeans - Topshop / Sandals - Topshop (more sizes available in the wide fit) / Sunglasses - Rayban (round)
I think this denim jumpsuit from Leon & Harper has been the purchase of the year for me. It is probably one of the most unique items I have in my wardrobe, and it's something I've been lusting over for months now. I only managed to scrape enough money for this as it was heavily reduced in the sale, but it was still a hefty purchase. As a lover of retro and seventies style clothing (hence the name 'the modern retro'), a denim jumpsuit is high up on the list of things I have lusted over for years, and this one ticks all the boxes. I love the pale wash of the fabric, it's perfect for the Summer, and the softness of the denim makes it feel as if the jumpsuit has moulded specifically to your body without compromising the fit. It's been really easy to style with different shoes too, including heeled sandals, flat trainers, and even ankle boots, but on this occasion I chose to go for another seventies classic - creepers, for that extra bit of height, and a little colour match to the embroidered label on the waist - it's all about the details for me.
Jumpsuit - Leon & Harper (found in American Pie on Chiswick High Road, sourced on Smallable online) / Shoes - Underground /
Been really obsessed with floaty, viscose camisole tops in the overbearing heat, as they're the only kind of tops I've been finding super comfy when it's humid. This one I nabbed in the Topshop sale for a bloomin' fiver, and I can't lie to you, I feel a bit like a fruit salad sweet when I wear it, and I don't think it's the most flattering item for my shape, but my God is it comfortable, and fun! It's been another great piece to wear with 501's when it's not overly hot out, and with sandals. I love the bright pink and orange stripes, especially when combined with the bright red sandals - I definitely feel like I'm preparing myself for Notting Hill carnival in these colours!
Camisole - Topshop (sale) / Jeans - Levi 501's via Asos Marketplace / Sandals - Topshop (more sizes available in the wide fit) / Sunglasses - Rayban (round)