I love going crazy with my outfits and dressing up for fancier occasions. However, my day to day style is very chill and laid back. I go for comfort over everything else. If its not comfy, I don't buy it. For today's blog post, I have put together two outfits to share with you all, that I'm currently loving on a weekly basis. Both outfits are a bit different in feel, but they are both comfortable and suitable for this warmer time of year (with the odd chilly day here and there, of course).
Both outfits can also be dressed up and dressed down, depending on the look that you are aiming for. That's another thing that I LOVE when choosing clothes - pieces that can be worn for a variety of occasions, so you can get as many wears out of them as possible!
Dress: Baukjen. Shoes: Mango. Bag: Cambridge Satchel Company.
Sunglasses: Mango. Earrings: Oliver Bonas and Seol + Gold.
For the first outfit, I'm wearing this gorgeous wrap dress from Baukjen. It's soooo comfy! It's made from a stretch-jersey fabric and feels nice and light. Because it's a wrap dress, I would recommend wearing shorts or a slip underneath, as in windy weather it can get a bit revealing in the crotch area... I also tested out wearing this dress with skinny jeans underneath and am pleased to report that also looked fab!
My bag is from The Cambridge Satchel Company and has been my trusty favourite for the past three years. It's so easy to style and looks good all year round. I have my initials embossed onto it too, for that extra personalised touch.
My white flats are from Mango and are made from a really soft and unstructured leather, kind of like ballet shoes. After a few wears they mould to your feet. Being from Essex, I have always stayed away from white shoes, because of the Essex Girl/white stiletto stereotype. BUT these days, I think white shoes can add a really fresh touch to everyday outfits, especially if there is an edge to the design, like this pair.
I have a close up of my earrings below, as I love a bit of ear candy. My two tiny hoops are from a fab Etsy shop called Seol + Gold. The larger hoops are from Oliver Bonas. I have really sensitive ears and can't wear anything that's not gold for long periods of time, so these hoops are all perfect for my fussy skin.
Right, on to my second outfit...
I was lusting over the YSL heart sunglasses that seem to be everywhere at the moment, but I most definitely could not afford the price tag that came with them. I spotted these copies from Mango, for about £17 a pair - much more affordable!
The straw bag is something that I use most days, at the moment. It's the perfect size for putting all of my essentials in and the light tones on it make it the perfect Summer accessory. It goes with everything!
The Baukjen blouse is one of my favourite items in my wardrobe. It's so pretty with the little ruffles on the shoulders, but the crisp design and bright white fabric make it less frou frou and more clean and fresh looking.
You might not think that skinny jeans are a Summer Staple, as per the title of this blog post, but here in the UK there are the odd chilly days in the Summer. These skinny jeans are nice and stretchy - I have only just started wearing skinny jeans again post baby number two, as I have been favouring loose trousers recently. This whole outfit would look just as lovely with shorts or a denim skirt, for the days where the temperature is a little hotter.
For this shoot, I wore my And Other Stories lace up pumps - they are surprisingly comfy for 9cm heels! I loooovveee the tortoiseshell pattern on the leather. If you fancy a more casual option, this whole outfit also looks great with sneakers or flat sandals!
The dress and blouse were gifted to me by Baukjen. They have kindly given a discount code to share with you - with the code RR15 you can get 15% off on all items in the SS18 Baukjen collection, including sale items!
The code will be available to use for a 1-month period from today. This offer is not valid in conjunction with any other Baukjen offer, internet offer or delivery offer unless specifically stated. Gift vouchers are excluded from the offer. All orders are subject to acceptance under Baukjen’s promotional terms and conditions.
Written by Rebecca Raynham.
Styling by Rebecca Raynham.
Photography by Eleanor Kiff.
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