Nautical Chic | Breton Stripes and Asos Culottes

Breton Stripes and Asos Culottes

Breton stripes are a wardrobe staple of mine, so where better to embrace the nautical chic look than an evening out in Brittany? This was the last night of our holiday so we ended it in style by going for a meal by the sea…just the two of us thanks to Grandad entertaining the little one. The restaurant we chose is very close to where we went for my Birthday Meal in St-Quay-Portrieux. I didn’t take any skirts or dresses with me so that narrowed down the outfit choices to jeans or trousers. On a typical beach holiday where I’m either by the pool or lounging by the sea all day I take mostly skirts and dresses, but Brittany isn’t really like that, at least in my experience, so I feel more comfortable in trousers or shorts.

…my aim is to wear at least 80% of the clothes and shoes I pack when I go away.

I toyed with the idea of wearing jeans again but I’d packed these Asos culottes at the last minute and didn’t want to take them home unworn – my aim is to wear at least 80% of the clothes and shoes I pack when I go away. I applied the same logic to footwear: I could have worn my Stan Smiths with this outfit but I wanted a change from trainers and flip flops, and these gold espadrilles are very comfortable. My only gripe with the culottes is that they crease very easily and they are a nightmare to iron, at least if you’re like me and hate ironing (and are also very bad at it). While they score highly on the comfort level they are not the best to take on holiday.

I was extremely grateful for my poncho that evening, snuggling underneath it against the cool evening breeze.

We’d been very lucky with the weather but I knew as soon as the sun went down it was going to feel cool…which is why I took my beautiful grey cashmere poncho from Hope with me. You may remember when I went to the 3040 Blogger Meet in May we were all given a stunning pink poncho (I’m sure those of you who were there can’t forget!) and then I only went and won another one in the raflle! I was extremely grateful for my poncho that evening, snuggling underneath it against the cool evening breeze. I don’t think any holiday wardrobe should be without one of these!

Breton Stripes and Asos Culottes

Breton Stripes and Asos Culottes

Boats at St Quay

Breton Stripes and Asos Culottes Clarks gold espadrilles

Breton Stripes and Asos Culottes Clarks gold espadrilles

Breton Stripes and Asos Culottes Clarks gold espadrilles

Nautical Chic Breton Stripes Asos Culottes Hope pashmina

Nautical Chic Breton Stripes Asos Culottes Hope cashmere pashmina

Top: Monsoon (I love the ruffled bib on this one but this is a real bargain, I love this boat neck top too) | culottes: Asos (similar here) espadrilles: Clarks (similar)| bag: TK Maxx (old) save or splurge | bracelets: Pia (I love this red leather strap bracelet) | sunglasses : Karl Lagerfeld (I love these angular cat eye shades).

 

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20 Comments

  1. August 13, 2016 / 12:34 am

    Hi Emma!
    I love this look, the stripes so fresh and pretty with the blue and white. Love the cullotes on you! I do love them on other people, just havent tried them myself. Looks like a wonderful place, and I thought I wished you a Happy Birthday onFB, I ll say it again, Happy Birthday! sounds wonderful I also love your espadrilles! they are comfy shoes.
    thanks for linking up!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

  2. August 13, 2016 / 11:29 am

    Love the outfit, it looks stunning on you and the colours are fab.

  3. August 13, 2016 / 12:01 pm

    I didn’t realise you won another poncho in the raffle! You lucky lady! I’m still lovin’ my pink one and it came on holiday with me too, when I went to Copenhagen for my birthday. And belated Happy Birthday to you Emma. You’re looking gorgeously chic in your stripes.

    https://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

    • August 15, 2016 / 9:49 am

      Thank you! Happy belated birthday to you too xx

  4. August 14, 2016 / 4:22 pm

    Love the breezy nautical vibe of this top to toe look!!

    The second installment of my collaboration with Los Angeles brand TOBI will be live starting tomorrow at the blog – come check it out and lemme know what you think!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

    • August 15, 2016 / 10:57 pm

      Thanks Catherine! I know exactly what you mean – sometimes I see a new trend and think no way will I be trying that…only to succumb a few months later. Fashion is a fickle creature!

  5. August 16, 2016 / 2:54 am

    Gorgeous backdrop for your photos! Love this nautical look!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

  6. August 19, 2016 / 12:52 pm

    Brittany and breton stripes are the perfect combo! I love this oufit and the colours. Plus I just love stripes, always. You look gorgeous. Have a great weekend. Kirsten xx

    http://www.thelifbissue.com

    • August 27, 2016 / 2:48 pm

      Aw thanks Kirsten! Breton stripes in Brittany…it just had to be done!

  7. August 20, 2016 / 11:21 pm

    Doesn’t that poncho come in handy ? I always take mine on a night out. I love the culottes. These will be great for your AW wardrobe too. Keep the iron out ! X
    http://www.vanityandmestyle.com

    • August 27, 2016 / 2:44 pm

      It really is handy for summer evenings when it gets a bit cooler…now I just need to find some crease-resistant culottes!

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