My go-to summer wardrobe consists of light and breezy bohemian midi maxi dresses, cream and white cotton tops and dresses and pretty midi and maxi skirts, I finish off the look with some espadrilles or sandals and add a wicker bag.
I took this Nobody’s child skirt on holiday and it was such a versatile piece, I wore it with flats and a vintage t-shirt during the day and dressed it up with this Zara ruffle top and espadrilles at night, the perfect outfit for a night on the Spanish town. I’ve posted about the matching top already here, it’s such a versatile two piece!
I’m the worst when it comes to shopping, I’m going to confess now, I’m terrible at it. If I see something I like I literally have to get it right there and then, whether I’ve seen it on instagram or just fancied a day of shopping, which is not a good trait when it comes to investing in pieces that will last the end of the month, let alone for seasons to come let me tell you. I do tend to lean more towards vintage clothing however, and I have the great perk of being able to sell it in my shop if I no longer want it.
The thing I love about going on holiday and essentially ‘living out of a suitcase’ it gives you the perfect capsule wardrobe, and the creativity to put together outfits you’ve not thought of previously. Who else decides to pack something they’ve not worn in two years ‘just in case’ though as it suddenly looks all appealing in the wardrobe? Aside from that, I absolutely loved all my outfits I wore, and I didn’t tire of anything. So, what I’m trying to say is I did have a little wardrobe epiphany when I got back and did a serious purge. If I only have pieces I love in my wardrobe then I have more chance of wearing them, and the less I have the more creative I will be. I don’t need to consume all of the latest trends or impulse buy something I’ll get bored of after a week. And I’m saving for some investment pieces (look at me go).
I love how this particular look translated from Spain to sunny London on Monday when I shot for the first time with Matt, and I absolutely love how the images turned out.
Shot by Matt Miller