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