Black, In Summer?

The White Company Silk Dress, Sandro Biker Jacket. Common Projects & Baia Trio Bag

I admit black may not be your colour of choice when it comes to what to wear on a hot summer day but come the evening, when the temperature drops a little and the sun’s rays no longer penetrate, it’s perfect. And if you have a golden tan then all the better for showing it off.

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Committed To A Better Future

Mango Committed Collection SS17 White Dress

I very rarely feature fast fashion brands as I think there’s a better way to do things but when I discovered Mango’s Committed Collection I wanted to show my support. Fast fashion brands are not going to be able to change their ways overnight but testing the waters with sustainable collections is a good start.

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100 Years Of The Breton

100 years of the Breton with ME&EM

As you’ve probably gathered by now, I love a stripe and the Breton t-shirt (or marinière, as it’s known in France) is a favourite of mine. According to the NY Times, this year marks 100 years of the Breton.

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Spring In Stripes

Samsøe & Samsøe Sanella Sweater, ME+EM Leather Wrap Skirt, Air & Grace Leopard Print Trainers & A.P.C. Bag

As you’ve all probably worked out, there’s always space in my wardrobe for another stripe. The French and Danish are two of my favourite nations for culture, style, food and design; and they each do stripes like no one else.

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The Frill of It

Second Female Stripe Frill Blouse & ME+EM Trousers

I’m not averse to a cheeky frill, they bring a hint of femininity to my often tomboyish looks. Frills were a major trend last season and continue to be this one.

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Check Mate

Checks seem to be one of the major trends this season and I’m pretty happy about it. For someone that doesn’t wear a lot of print, checks are something I can really get into, like an entry-level print for the unaccustomed.

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Gold A-Peel

Kirei Madina Shirt, The Finery Flora Fan Peel Earrings, Sandro Veinarde Leather Biker, Joe's Jean's The Vixen Skinny Black Jeans

Finally, I’ve got hold of a pair of these amazing earrings from The Finery. I’ve worn them just once and have already been complimented on them many times. If you’re a fan (ha, ha), you better get over to their site quickly as I think they’re going to disappear again fast.

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All Black Doesn’t Have To Be Too Serious

AV Black Sweater, Mango Patent Skirt, Seven Boot Lane Black Ankle Boots, Baia Leopard Print Bucket Bag

Even though I have a fairly stripped back style I rarely wear all black; I find it can be a bit too serious. But for days when I do, I like to add something a bit fun or casual into the look to take the edge off.

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