Striped culottes with a simple black vest + link up

Striped culottes with a simple black vest

I hope you’re not totally bored with my holiday outfits yet…don’t worry, this is the last one! It’ll be chunky sweaters and big coats for the foreseeable future I think, judging by the hideous weather. My Summer clothes are all packed away, waiting hopefully for another holiday sometime soon 😉

Pairing these bold striped culottes with a simple black vest is one of those outfits to fall back on whenever I’m not sure what to wear on holiday.

This is actually the second time I’ve worn this outfit on the blog; the only thing I changed was the bag and jewellery. Back in May, I used my fun straw crab bag. This time I opted for my Skinny Dip bucket bag because it holds more, and the drawstring makes it more secure. Pairing these bold striped culottes with a simple black vest is one of those outfits to fall back on whenever I’m not sure what to wear on holiday. It’s comfortable, light and airy, and requires no ironing. I’ve had the vest for longer than I can remember, but it’s a holiday and Summer favourite, as are these sandals. I accessorised with one of the many pairs of tassel earrings I took on holiday, plus my Style Splash personalised necklace (first seen here).

Do you have pieces that you always fall back on for holidays? I find it makes packing so much easier!

Striped culottes with a simple black vest


Striped culottes with a simple black vest Skinny Dip Summer Lovin straw bag

Striped culottes with a simple black vest

Bershka culottes (pink version still available) | old black vest (similar) | Ribelle sandals (similar) | Skinny Dip bag (similar) | necklace c/o Messages in Metal (previously seen here) | Asos earrings (similar)


Last week’s favourites were…

Jen of Librarian for Life and Style, Cheryl of Cheryl Shops and Darlene of Aquamarina Style!



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  1. Jodie
    November 27, 2018 / 3:03 pm

    Those culottes are so fun. I wonder if you could pair them with boots and a chunky sweater for the colder season??

  2. November 27, 2018 / 3:50 pm

    It’s not even really that cold where I live, but you are making me long for a warmer getaway. I love this combo, it’s so pretty and flattering! Happy Tuesday!

  3. November 27, 2018 / 3:58 pm

    I’m not bored with summer outfits at all. Just wished it was already that time! Ha ha. I often take easy dresses on holiday.

  4. November 27, 2018 / 4:02 pm

    I love the basic black top and this skirt is gorgeous. I wish It is warmer in here to wear something similar. super cute as usual Emma
    I love your shoes too

  5. November 27, 2018 / 4:13 pm

    Love these bold and bright culottes! Great holiday styling and you look fabulous!

  6. November 27, 2018 / 6:28 pm

    Aww, thank you for the feature, Emma! I’m very flattered. And yes, I have go-to vacation pieces that I always pack—it does make things much easier when getting ready for a trip!
    Cheryl Shops |

  7. November 28, 2018 / 4:33 am

    Your skirt and earrings are so fun! I love the bright colors!

  8. November 28, 2018 / 4:35 am

    You look so fabulous, Emma, and you know what? A beautiful smile never tires so there you have it 🙂

  9. November 28, 2018 / 1:28 pm

    Emma, those culottes strike a great holiday balance of dressed up and fun. Those earrings are a darling accent.

  10. November 28, 2018 / 9:07 pm

    You look lovely for the warm climate in…oh, ha, I just went back to re-read, thinking I’d already forgotten where you went – but it actually didn’t say! The stripey culottes are so fun!


  11. November 29, 2018 / 12:14 pm

    Gorgeous outfit, Emma! But I bet you’re all wrapped up in a chunky sweater and warm trousers now though!!
    Suzy xxx

  12. December 1, 2018 / 4:19 am

    What a stunning look on you! I love those culottes, which is a style I still need to try! Those bright earrings go so well with them!


  13. December 1, 2018 / 7:27 am

    Cute skirt you have here dear. Love the stripes and color of the skirt, really works with the black top.

    Jessica |

  14. Lise
    December 1, 2018 / 3:12 pm

    Love these culottes! And while they look very good with the black vest, I bet a white vest would also be gorgeous.

  15. Nailil
    December 1, 2018 / 7:46 pm

    Love the skirt, it’s such a fun pattern. It looks great with the black top.

    Xx, Nailil

  16. December 3, 2018 / 1:52 pm

    Hi Emma,

    Thanks for the lovely surprise of posting my photo! So sweet of you. I absolutely LOVE that outfit on you! It’s both stunning and stylish.

    I love seeing what you’re styling on the blog. Thanks for sponsoring the fun Link Up.

    xx Darlene

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