I wanted to create a cute summer fashion post and pretentiously name it ‘Here Comes The Sun’…but honestly I feel as if we’ve had our five minutes of summer and gone straight to Autumn now. So happy Autumn I guess? Anyway despite the English weather doing what it does best, I’ve still been keeping the promise to myself and adventuring a bit more with fashion, nothing huge, but a bit.
I’ve always admired the bohemian, rustic, retro looks, and a look that I always come back to is the bandana trend, not sure why, maybe I just watched too much Scooby Doo as a child. But I love it. Yet never tried it? How typical of me. Anyway when realising I had no clothes for the Italy segment of our travels in a few weeks, I set myself on a mission to find the perfect bits for perusing the streets of Venice in. Which brought me back to the whole bandana lovin’ malarkey.
Finding the perfect white shirt is hard, it always seems to be either a work/school shirt or a pretty little chiffon blouse, but it’s as if the fashion Gods had spoken and I found this perfect rustic and simple white shirt. And guess what, for only £8.99 – I know. I was then graced with 20% by joining H&M’s new club card, I was oh so blessed that day.
I’m very into my simple fashion, something you can use for a casual coffee or some cultivated cocktails – and this shirt really fits into this. I bought it 2 sizes bigger so it has a nice oversized look to it but obviously that isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. You can also see that the oversized-ness of it along with our beloved wind had me showing a bit of stomach – oops.
Continuing the whole being a bit more adventurous, I’ve also tried out more jewellery options. I’ve always admired the idea of wearing rings, they’re so delicate and can just add detail to an outfit. I found this twisted stacking ring from Jewellery Box, and fell in love. It’s dainty, subtle but just ties it all together. I also always wear the same, overly tarnished necklace from H&M, so desperately wanted a new subtle piece.
I found this origami crane necklace on Jewellery Box, which is from £12, and it isntantly filled me with this warm wistful feeling. You see, many moons ago (or in other words, two years) I went to Japan with the Scouts which was pretty life changing. And a bit symbol across the whole trip was the origami crane, we made hundreds to place down in Hiroshima and it represents a lot about peace and togetherness which was the whole message of the trip. So although this necklace isn’t directly from my travels there, I’ve never found anything like it, so this is just as good and sentimental to me.
Finally, an anklet. Another huge summer trend, and a favourite of mine. I’m not sure why a piece of jewellery around your ankle is so appealing to me, but it is. Anyway this one was £24 from Jewellery Box gives me all the bohemian vibes. It’s such a simple droplet chain, but makes so much difference. There’s just something to see from head to toe when you add all these simple details. All these pieces are so cheap andddd are sterling silver, meaning they won’t tarnish and will stay nice and shiny for you to show off to everyone. They also give you options on how long you’d like the necklace chain which I haven’t seen anywhere else do and do proper ring sizes, which is so helpful as a lot of places just do S/M/L and they’re never right on me.
The final touches, the sunglasses are from trusty Primark. I bought them back in March when we had the slightest ounce of sun and I was all like “GUYS ITS SUMMER BUY ALL THE SUNGLASSES”…literally like that. They’re a really good cheap alternative for the Ray Bans you see all over Insta at the moment – and for only £2, you can’t go wrong really.
I’ve also inserted pictures with a classic leather jacket, which is also from Primark. In case it’s chilly or you just want to add a chic vibe, it’s perfect. Again it’s a simple item building up an outfit.
Finally the shoes are, guess what, from Primark. They’re easy slip ons and were only about £5, perfect for this time of year. You could snazz up the look by maybe wearing some ankle boots, but I wanted to keep this a bit more bohemian/rustic/casual. It took me a while to get into the slip on shoes trend, but I just think they’re great for just popping on if you’re going to the shops or whatever. But easily could be worn in a more dressed up situation.
As for the bandana, they’re e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e right now, go onto Amazon, Ebay, Depop you’ll find them, Primark has them. You’re spoilt for choice in the bandana department right now. My particular one is from New Look in a classic red. It’s pretty simple and they’re so cheap to buy, I really don’t know why I didn’t get one earlier. And you can wear them in so many ways, just look it up on YouTube or Pinterest and you’ll be bombarded with a whole load of ideas.
The amount of running through wheat field jokes I’ve wanted to make during this blog post is uncanny…and yes I realise I’m not actually in a wheat field. Just trying to be topical here.
Anyway I hope you liked this somewhat different post from me. I’ve enjoyed creating it so who knows, maybe there’ll be more like this in the foreseeable future. Don’t hold me to that though.
I will also add there won’t be a new post for a while, as I’m going on some travels and wasn’t organised enough to plan ahead – shame on me. But you can keep up with me and my whereabouts over on my Instagram @Emilyybecca (no shame). I’ve also linked everything I’m wearing, or as close to it as I can find, because I’ve heard that’s what fashion bloggers do. Oh and thanks to the bro for taking these pics, once again you did goodly pal.
Until next time,
*DISCLAIMER* This post contains items sent to me for reviewing purposes.