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

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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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My goodness, it’s been unbearably hot and humid this last couple of days. As if trying to keep cool isn’t hard enough, I had a two and half hour drive across country to my mum’s in a car with no air conditioning yesterday. It was hideous and I sweated buckets. We shot these photos just before I left and I travelled in this outfit. The only saving grace was my drink stayed cold in this cup from Personalized Cart (warm water in a plastic bottle is gross!).

The print and longer length of these shorts makes them appropriate for day or evening…at last I’ve figured out how to dress up shorts and stay cool in the heat!

Now before I go any further I just want to say that I’m not a fan of shorts. I don’t consider my legs to be the best part of my body so I don’t wear short shorts when I’m out and about. But when the weather is this sticky something has to give. Luckily I ordered these shorts in the Zara sale recently, even though I was doubtful that they’d suit me. Well, I’m happy to be proved wrong because they are just the right length for me to feel comfortable wearing them out in public. The fabric is lightweight, but not too thin so that my underwear shows through. (They have nice deep pockets too!) The print and longer length of these shorts makes them appropriate for day or evening…at last I’ve figured out how to dress up shorts and stay cool in the heat!

Teaming a statement necklace with a plain top is one of my favourite tricks for elevating basic items.

I couldn’t bear anything other than a vest top, and this ancient brown one was all I could find that matched. To make it look a little dressier I added an equally old wooden necklace. Teaming a statement necklace with a plain top is one of my favourite tricks for elevating basic items. To compliment the necklace I picked out a wooden stretch bracelet that I bought from Mango last year, but I added a little colour with my new Ottoman Hands ring and earrings. Neutral shoes and bag finished off the outfit, along with my favourite sunhat.

According to the website the cup keeps drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 hours – although my drinks never last that long…hot or cold!

This stainless steel Yeti cup is ideal if you enjoy a cold beer in the garden on a hot Summer’s day. It’s available in five colours and there are nine fonts to choose from if you want it engraved with your name – that’s one way to ensure nobody accidentally swipes your drink at a BBQ! According to the website the cup keeps drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 hours – although my drinks never last that long…hot or cold! The longest I’ve made a drink last in mine is a couple of hours and it did stay cold. In the cooler months I’ll be taking it to work to keep my coffee hot…but I don’t want to think about Winter right now; however uncomfortable this heat may be, I’m not ready to say goodbye to Summer just yet! Maybe just a few degrees cooler would be nice though 😉

How are you managing to stay cool in the Summer heat? Do you wear shorts or do your prefer dresses?

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Zara shorts | Mango hat (similar)  | H&M necklace (old, similar) | Clarks espadrilles (old, similar) | Skinny Dip bag bought on eBay (similar) | Ottoman Hands ring and earrings

 

Last week’s favourites were…

Tilden of To Be Bright, Adriele of Style Assisted, Laurie of Vanity and Me, Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge and Nicole of High Latitude Style! There were so many fabulous outfits last week that I just had to pick five…and that was no easy feat!

 

 

 


 

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