Thursday, 25 July 2013

Mint and silver...

It comes to something when even I, with my literal mountains of clothes, can't find anything suitable to wear in the summery weather. My work wardrobe isn't really summer appropriate and I have been finding it particularly difficult to get dressed each morning. I was recently contacted by a  lovely PR lady from Surfdome to see if I was interested in doing a review and when I saw just how much stuff they had on their site (hint: loads) I jumped at the chance. I have a real soft spot for stripy tops and I will never give up on my quest for the perfect Breton tee. This one was from Billabong - a brand I associate with willowy, blonde, tanned surfer girls (clearly not a category I fit into!) and I was surprised by how much I like it.

Waistcoat: Miss Selfridge, Billabong long sleeved top: c/o Surfdome, necklace: Primark, skirt: Principles via charity shop, shoes: c/o Matalan
This mint waistcoat is another of those items that I can't bring myself to get rid of. I definitely went through a 'boho' phase when I first started uni (think lots of chunky wooden layered necklaces) and I thought it would be the perfect match for the more relaxed style of top. I like the fact it also adds a bit of colour- I'm not very good at sticking to a strict monochrome palette! This paper-bag skirt is really difficult to photograph- it is a weird almost crepe-like material and has a strange sheen which the camera can't seem to pick up properly. It may be a pain to iron but it sure looks pretty!


This top definitely has that super relaxed, oversized fit in the body but the sleeves are ridiculously tight. At first I had trouble getting my arms into them but after a bit of wriggling, I managed to adjust them to be comfortable. I'm never convinced that batwing tops are that flattering on me but I will be playing with the proportions to see if I can make it work with skinny jeans or trousers. 


How would you style a batwing top?

P.S. This post was done in collaboration with Surfdome
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9 comments

Sarah said...

Love this look! I wear a lot of my batwing tops with printed trousers :)
x

LyndseyJ said...

I am loving mint at the moment, feel like i am stuck in spring but its such a cute colour :) xx

Helen said...

Great outfit! The colours are so cool and understated, perfect for summer

Sophie - CGDN said...

I need to get myself a Breton top, such a staple I'm missing out on x

The Style Rawr said...

I always love your outfits! This top looks so cute on you. <3

Tara
www.thestylerawr.com
xoxo

danniekate said...

so cute, missy! xx

FAIIINT said...

You always look so good in stripes & the mint it so nice against the greys! I've been the same recently, with this heatwave anything more than a really flimsy beach dress & I feel smothered! Ugh!

Shes Dressing Up said...

Lovely! I do love how versatile a striped tee is & I love that it's batwinged to kind of set it apart from other similar tops. When I wear batwing style sleeves I generally go with skinny trousers, but I love the skirt you've paired it with :)!

Emma C-M said...

such a cute outfit. love the top and skirt combo. looks great xxx

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