Casual Red, White and Blue Outfit for a Day at Jodrell Bank

For days out that involve a lot of walking, boyfriend jeans and classic white tennis shoes is my go-to combination. I wore this casual red, white and blue outfit for a day out at Jodrell Bank over the Easter holidays. It’s only a 20 minute car journey from where we live and it’s a great day out for kids. It was quite cool when we first arrived so I was glad I’d taken a scarf, but later when the sun came out it was really warm…typically changeable Spring weather!

Another item I’m wearing on repeat lately is the striped jumper I chose for Bonmarché’s denim guide outfit.

This red coat is a nice relaxed fit that’s perfect for wearing with jeans and smart trainers. I’ve worn it a couple of times before on the blog with a smarter work outfit (here and here) a couple of years ago when I first bought it, but until recently it hadn’t had much wear. Now I’m wearing it almost daily because it’s such a comfortable, lightweight coat and goes with so much in my wardrobe. Another item I’m wearing on repeat lately is the striped jumper I chose for Bonmarché’s denim guide outfit. It’s a lightweight, soft, cotton blend sweater that feels incredibly comfortable on. Combining stripes and floral embroidery, it’s perfect teamed with jeans and white tennis shoes for off duty chic.

Casual Red, White and Blue Outfit for a Day at Jodrell Bank

The Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre gardens is about 35 acres and contains over 3000 trees and shrubs. There’s an outdoor play area, picnic benches and a path for taking a leisurely stroll. We started off in the Planet Pavillion exploring the clockwork orrery – a mechanical model of the solar system that demonstrates the relative positions and motions of the planets. Children (and adults) love turning the handle to make the planets move.

Day Out at Jodrell Bank, clockwork orrery

Jodrell Bank is probably most known for the Lovell Telescope – one of the biggest and most powerful radio telescopes in the world. The whole structure rotates on circular railway tracks, while the bowl, which is supported on either side by two towers, can be tilted at any angle from the horizon to the zenith. It’s visible for miles and is a familiar feature of the Cheshire landscape.

Learning about terms such as “event horizon” and “escape velocity” was an education for me as well as the kids!

As it was the school holidays there were various activities throughout the day, including a presentation on black holes. All of the children got front row seats in a mini theatre and took part in some fun demonstrations. It may have been aimed at kids but I thought it was really interesting. Learning about terms such as “event horizon” and “escape velocity” was an education for me as well as the kids! I don’t about you, but I find it so hard to comprehend some of the concepts involved in cosmology and astrophysics, so a child-friendly explanation suits me just fine!

I hope you enjoy the long Bank Holiday weekend…fingers crossed for the weather! Don’t forget to pop back on Tuesday for the link up!

Day at Jodrell Bank, Lovell telescope

Day at Jodrell Bank, Lovell telescope

Casual Red, White and Blue Outfit for a Day at Jodrell Bank

Casual Red, White and Blue Outfit for a Day at Jodrell Bank

Bonmarché jumper c/o – low stock, but I’ve found some similar ones below | Gap jeans | Adidas Stan Smith trainers | Wallis coat (old) | Rowallan bag from TKMaxx | Joe’s sunglasses from TKMaxx

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When it comes to jeans I usually alternate between a distressed boyfriend style and skinnies, but lately I’ve been looking to mix it up a bit. These slim leg jeans from Bonmarché strike the perfect balance between a straight leg style and skinny jeans.  The classic cut in dark denim looks chic whether dressed up or styled for a more casual look. Pairing these jeans with a classic white shirt, jacket and heels would create a relaxed professional outfit.

These Bonmarché slim leg jeans and stripe floral jumper teamed with red accessories are perfect for off duty chic.

I’m lucky enough to be able to wear what I like for work, but I still prefer to make the distinction between my work outfits and what I wear at home. These Bonmarché slim leg jeans and stripe floral jumper teamed with red accessories are perfect for off duty chic. Jeans and a striped top is one of my preferred casual ensembles. The floral embroidery on this jumper is a Spring-appropriate twist on the classic Breton top. It’s currently on sale reduced from £24 to £16.

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At only £16 these Bonmarché jeans are incredibly good value – they have just the right amount of stretch, run true to size and feel great on.

Finding well-fitting jeans can be something of a challenge – we’ve all had those soul-destroying moments in changing rooms trying to squeeze into a pair of unforgiving jeans, right? For me, the key to a good pair of jeans is striking the right balance between the amount of stretch and the thickness of the denim. If they’re too thin and stretchy they won’t give you a streamlined fit, and they’ll quickly show signs of wear. Jeans that are too thick and rigid feel uncomfortable and can also add bulk. At only £16 these Bonmarché jeans are incredibly good value – they have just the right amount of stretch, run true to size and feel great on. I think you’d be hard pressed to find such great jeans for this price anywhere else. The Susie slim leg jeans are available in three lengths, and also in grey.

 Do you have a preferred style of jeans or do you like to mix it up? Let me know in the comments and don’t forget to link up your outfits 🙂

Bonmarché Slim Leg Jeans and Stripe Floral Jumper

Bonmarché Slim Leg Jeans and Stripe Floral Jumper

Bonmarché Slim Leg Jeans and Stripe Floral Jumper

Bonmarché Slim Leg Jeans and Stripe Floral Jumper

Bonmarché Slim Leg Jeans and Stripe Floral Jumper

Jeans and jumper c/o Bonmarché | M&S shoes (old similar) | bag: eBay (similar) | bracelet and ring: Pia


 

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