It’s finally summer but as usual the weather has been hit and miss in the UK. What’s new? I guess a little bit of breeze is nice sometimes, but inconsistent weather does make things a bit tricky in the wardrobe department…
Personally I like layering. If you get too warm you can take off a layer and vice versa, if you feel cold e.g. later in the evening, you can put on a layer. It’s quite a foolproof formula to deal with the UK weather.
Last weekend I went with Tomiwa, my boyfriend, to one of his DJ bookings. It was a joint 50th and 30th birthday party in a Hilton Hotel. I help my boyfriend out with little tasks whilst he’s djing so it’s important that I’m dressed comfortably and able to move quickly if necessary. So I knew that I definitely didn’t want to wear heels (I don’t really enjoy wearing heels most of the time guys, I prefer flats if I’m honest). But I still wanted to look well dressed, you know? Like I’d made at least a bit of effort to look presentable, ha!
I decided to keep it casual. I went for a blush peplum blouse; I paired it with my light blue mom jeans and beige loafers. For an added level of extra-ness, I threw my sleeveless duster jacket over the top. I really like how this look came together and it’s totally comfortable! ☺️
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My top 5 tips for a successful “casual, but put together” look are:
- Accessorising is key when your outfit is so simple. Let your extras do the talking: wear some cute jewellery, paint your nails, wear a bold lip, carry a statement bag, or try sunglasses!
- Long pieces always make you look more dressy: a duster jacket is perfect for this. Clean-looking, light and airy materials are best.
- Scent: I always feel more confident when I’ve got a nice perfume on. So even if my outfit is super basic, my aura is still on 10.
- Pastel colours scream put together to me. I’m not sure why… but in summer (and spring), that colour palette is just really flattering on everyone.
- Be yourself: ultimately you’re going to carry yourself best in whatever you personally feel comfortable in. Accentuate your strong points and work it!
How do you do “casual, but put together”? Share your tips in the comments down below 🙂
God bless you!
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. – Psalm 139:14