Once I heard that the Zara sale had started, I just had to go. I was hoping that I would be able to get my hands on lots of summer items for a fraction of the price.
I found ruffles… lots of ruffles. But you know when you’ve some ruffles tops or dresses for so many months and you just get bored of seeing the same thing? Well that’s how I felt. I am also someone who wants to keep trying different fashions and revamping my style on a monthly basis.
Ruffles will most likely be in for autumn/ winter fashion but whilst in Zara I had to question whether I’d make the most out of pastel pink and yellow ruffles. I made a quick ‘no’ decision before swiftly moving to the next set of rails.
I came across this floral baseball jersey type shirt, I’d seen it online a month or two before but with about £8 off which bought the top to just £18 it suddenly became something that I really needed to buy.
I came home and tried it on and I was fussing about whether I liked it or not. But the next day when I had a bit more make up on and my hair down, I tried it again and just saw it in a different light and the sports luxe aspect just makes this top stand out even more with the feminine cut at the end of the sleeves.
I have a feeling this will become a strong summer statement piece.
Before heading to the park yesterday I realised that this top paired with some ripped jeans and white loafers was the perfect ‘outdoorsy’ look that still held some definitions of style. I also can’t resist taking this chain city bag everywhere with me.
I teamed the look with some bigger hoops than I normally wear and blue tinted sunglasses to give the look a more youthful and UK style stamp. I kept my arms and hands bare from jewellery as I wanted the upscaled sleeves and feminine v cut of the shirt to be the focal point of the outfit, which is also perfectly balanced out by my Topshop skinny jeans.
I am already thinking of ways that I can style this shirt for autumn. The good thing about a baseball buttoned through shirt is that you can wear it unbuttoned over a polo-neck tucked into some wide trousers or a mini skirt for a more high fashion approach. Upscaled sleeves give your outfit serious style points and can make the simplest of outfits look more catwalk worthy an can help to give your body more shape – as a style blogger I love playing with styles that alternate the way my body looks.
Will you be upscaling your summer wardrobe this year? What do you think to the look?
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