I am RELISHING this warm UK weather! I can feel myself getting some colour on my skin already and I regret not putting SPF face cream on this morning… however if you have to take any form of public transport to work like I do then you will feel my pain – do bus windows even DO anything?! WHERE IS THE AIR CON.
Of course this hot period is no doubt going to be short-lived (I hear thunderstorms are coming!) but it’s still time for summer clothes shopping and outfit matching. As it’s not quite mega boiling and there is a bit of a breeze in the air, I think it’s a great idea to purchase those key summer pieces and layer them up with wardrobe items we nabbed over the autumn and winter – I’m talking blazers, cardigans and all of those kinda cover-ups.
One combination I’m particularly loving at the moment is the black and light denim mix (check out my last blog post here which is full of it!).
I mentioned in my last post that I’m really trying to steer away from dark blue and black denim and my light wash denim collection is now complete thanks to this Tobi skirt – doesn’t it look lush with a classic black t-shirt? If any of you are on the look-out for the perfect black tee then head over to M&S because they’re £7.50 and if you like them they come in loads of colours!
The black tee and denim skirt will always be a good combo and for that added detail you can pop a chunky belt in the middle – this one is from ASOS and is part of a two-pack, and although it’s not quite Gucci, it does the job for me. (Although if anyone fancies treating me to a Gucci belt I deffo wouldn’t say no!)
Adding to the look I’ve got this gorgeous beach tote from Tobi which compliments this outfit SO well. These basket style bags are a total hit this season and they’re an essential for any beach outfit! The black pattern in this one goes with my top and my classic M&S black mules from last year – they’re sold out now but I’ve linked some really similar ones at the bottom of the post!
Finally I’ve finished the look with a cosy cover-up for those breezier days, because in the UK we pretty much get them 98% of the year. The cardigan is in a neutral taupe colour which means it’ll basically go with everything I wear, and if it gets too warm I can always attempt to do that stylish thing where I wear it below my shoulders as a shawl…
What do you think?
Cardigan – c/o Tobi
Skirt – c/o Tobi
Top – Marks & Spencer
Bag – c/o Tobi
Shoes – Marks & Spencer (sold out, similar here)
Belt – ASOS
Necklace – c/o Tobi
Lipstick – Mac (shade Velvet Teddy)
Let me know in the comments what you think of the look, and if you’re loving the Tobi items make sure you check them out here (or here if you’re in Austrailia, or here in Canada) for your key summer wardrobe pieces!
* c/o shows items gifted to me for the post. All opinions and styling are my own. *