Stylish Monday link up: Summer Whites

June 3, 2019

Stylish Monday link up: Summer Whites

Welcome to this month’s Stylish Monday link up! I have to admit that my heart sank a little when I saw the theme was “Summer Whites”; I hardly ever wear white so this was never going to be an easy challenge for me. I just find it very high maintenance trying to keep it clean and prevent it going grey in the wash. The only item I could think of in my wardrobe was a white shirt, but then I forgot to take it to my mum’s so I needed a plan B! A trawl of the village charity shops only turned up a sleeveless white embroidered shirt, which fit the theme but didn’t exactly inspire me. But I bought it anyway as it was only £2.

Then as if by magic my mum came to the rescue with these white linen trousers. They fit perfectly, and even better, she said I could keep them 🙂 Ok, so I may be coming round to wearing white after all! Luckily I had packed my white flat sandals, striped T-shirt and this long blue cardigan, which I’ve had for well over 15 years but only just started wearing it! I’m so naughty for doing that; I don’t know why it takes me so long to wear some items of clothing. Like the denim jacket that I upcycled, it had been in the charity shop pile a number of times but I just couldn’t part with it…have I told you before that I’m a serious clothes hoarder? 😉

Stylish Monday link up: Summer Whites

Wearing a longer layer over white trousers is sometimes necessary if the fabric is a bit see-through!

Strange as it as, I’ve worn it almost everyday for the last week and a half. It’s very lightweight unlike most of my other long cardigans, so it’s ideal for Summer evenings. A kimono would also work well over a T-shirt and trousers. Wearing a longer layer over white trousers is sometimes necessary if the fabric is a bit see-through!

Mum came up trumps again with this handbag, which apparently I bought for her years ago, but I have no recollection of! Anyway, it finishes off the outfit rather nicely (but I didn’t keep that too!). After approaching this month’s theme with trepidation I think I’ve found my preferred colour to wear with white. Maybe this won’t be the last time you see me wearing Summer Whites!

Stylish Monday link up: Summer Whites

Stylish Monday link up: Summer Whites


metallic blue bag

Mango striped cat T-shirt, Azuni lapis necklace

Stylish Monday link up: Summer Whites

Trousers from Wallis (old) | cardigan (old) | Ribelle sandals (old) | Azuni necklace | Mango T-shirt (old) Sam Edelman sunglasses

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27 responses to “Stylish Monday link up: Summer Whites”

  1. Darlene says:

    Emma, you pulled offthe summer white theme beautifully! The blue and white just says summer. very cute.

    xx Darlene

  2. Jessica says:

    What a fab look on you dear! Loving the cardigan and white pants combo, such a chic style.
    Jessica |

  3. Emma, this is such a great outfit, too, even after you were unsure of the whites! The trousers look amazing on you. I love that cute tie front top. And that cardigan is such a wonderful shade of cobalt and the long style is perfection. Also, how cool is your chunky bracelet. Sometimes these style challenges really force us to come up with something awesome! I think some of my favorite outfits I have ever created came from the toughest style challenges.


    • Emma Peach says:

      Thanks so much Shelbee! My mum really came to the rescue on this challenge! I will definitely wear the trousers over the Summer and take them on holiday with me…the real challenge will be to keep them clean with my daughter around!

  4. Jill says:

    Love your summer whites! White and blue is such a pretty combo! You look fabulous!

    Jill- Doused in Pink

  5. Jennifer says:

    I love blue and white together!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

  6. Samantha says:

    Such a fab look for summer!

  7. I’m so glad you are using pieces that you’ve had for awhile. sometimes it seems like we “need” to buy things to stay current, when we can just reimagine what we already own. I’m wearing white jeans in my link–I hope you can enjoy your new linen trousers!

    • Emma Peach says:

      Thanks Kimberly! Yes, I do try not to buy new things just for a challenge – unless I know I’ll wear it again and again. I already have so many clothes!

  8. Girl you look so fabulous! Rocking every picture!

    Please stop by at every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for linkup parties! Hope to see you there!

    Grace Liang 

  9. Interesting that you also have barely any white pieces. It’s the same with Nancy and me. I’m wondering whether it’s a European thing or because we are all brunettes? Just curious.

    • Emma Peach says:

      I think you may be right Nicole – I’ve noticed that Americans wear white jeans much more than Brits. That could be down to the lousy weather we get!

  10. stephanie says:

    Love that shade of blue on you! It is so pretty!!!!!

  11. Amy Ann Arnold says:

    Well good find from your mom because those pants are amazing on you!!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  12. Suzy Turner says:

    ABSOLUTEly love this outfit, Emma! The blue cardie is divine. I really need to find some like it (I’ve been looking for a little while actually). I love them for the summer.
    Suzy xxx

    • Emma Peach says:

      Thanks Suzy! I always need a thin layer for Summer evenings – my husband jokes about me feeling cold while he’s sunbathing with his shirt off!

  13. Ruth says:

    A pair of chic white trousers will definitely keep your wardrobe fresh all spring and summer long! I love how you paired them with the blue striped top for a summery look!

  14. your trousers are a fab fit, nice of mom! I love how they drape and the cobalt and blue is a great combination, love the kitty in the corner 🙂 very pretty on you!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

  15. Emma,

    You always look so fabulous when we do collaborations together!
    Your mother to the rescue with her white linen pants!
    I wear a lot of white and it’s probable because Atlanta is in the south where the summers are hot and the winters are tolerable.
    See you in July!


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