At left; being such an easy casual design with no zips, buttons or other bits and bobs, makes it a perfect throw-on over the bathers, as a beach cover-up or if you just want to pop out for a few groceries. I have worn it on over my bathers like this lots of times this summer already! I also love this colour combination of bright yellow against that sludgy purple colour too; colour wheel opposites. At right; I have a big collection of light summer scarves to dress up a plain dress like this one. And y'know what? it is amazing, all of my scarves are showcased beautifully against this very blank canvas of a dress. This scarf, a gift from my parents from their trip to Italy, is one of my favourites.
At left; with a loose-fitting blouse over it, it masquerades as a skirt. I don't often go for the dress-as-a-skirt look, but the loose nature of both these pieces allow the combination to work really well. At right; the simple but elegant style can be dressed up for a more formal party or dinner on a summer's evening, with all hot-pink accessories. I wore this outfit to Cassie's birthday party.
Now for some cool weather ensembles, and I am looking forward when I will be wearing more nuanced outfits with a few layers such as these! At left; purple is a great base colour for an autumn wardrobe, and I love it against warm rich autumnal colours, such as raspberry red. Add a creamy scarf, and I'm all ready for a casz day. At right; worn as a tunic top, and layered up with neutral and similarly sludge-y hued accessories for winter... I would wear this when I wanted to look smart, like meeting my husband or friends out for lunch, or going out to dinner. Fyi? best not to try wearing either of these outfits on a 38C day. That would be just plain silly, yes? :D
What am I wearing today? Well I am wearing the second outfit, with the lovely colourful scarf... it was perfect for a pretty hot summer day. I had morning tea out with some friends and then ran a few errands.
So which of these outfits would be your favourite?