For an evening out sometimes all you need are simple basics. Here, a spaghetti strap cami, a pair of jeans and sandals are a great foundation upon which to add your key, highlight pieces to finish off the look. You saw these white jeans last month when I wore them in a very different way in my 'peaches & cream' post, showing just how useful white jeans are in a summer wardrobe.
A cascading, multi strand necklace is ideal for a low sitting, scooped neckline. The beads compliment the delicate embroidery of the cami top and the magpie in me appreciates all the varied colours. It makes a statement without being a big statement necklace.
I've never really been into clutch bags and until recently I only owned one. They've often so small you can barely squeeze a dormouse in them. Not that I do, understand. They much prefer to curl up inside teapots. And I prefer to hook a bag in the crook of my elbow, or be hands free with a cross body bag. And I'm generally non plussed with regard to tassels.
Yet, now I own a clutch without a wristlet and with a tassel! I don't know, you start a blog and all of a sudden your satorial preferences spiral off their axes! To be fair, the tassel is detachable (always good to have a plan B) and this one is more than roomy enough for phone, lipstick and a dormouse or two. Just kidding, just kidding! I wouldn't have bought this full price (£20) but it's currently in the sale. £7 is much more budget friendly when buying an item you wouldn't naturally gravitate to. It's a very simple design in that it really is a clutch - no chain or wristlet to hold. However, I did gravitate towards the striking aztec print and as I love wearing hot pink, there was method in my madness!
Gladiator sandals have moved on in design since I bought these two summers ago. It's all laced style now and those Boden Lille Lace-up points I keep seeing everywhere but I'm not going to discard a pair of sandals simply because they're from a previous season. They've earned their keep and will do so again this year. Besides, I'm probably even less non-plussed about laces on sandals as I am about tassels, so these suit me just fine.
In the glow of the setting sun, we head off for a glass of Prosecco.
Monsoon Hot Pink Cami (old)
Bhs Petite White Jeggings
New Look Hot Pink Gladiator Sandals (old)
Dorothy Perkins Aztec Clutch
Necklace from a local independent shop
Are you a clutch fan or do you prefer bags with handles or chains?
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