What to Wear: Indian Summer

Shirt, Dorothy Perkins (old) // Maxi dress, (old) from a local boutique // Bag, GAP // Sandals, Dune (old) // Sunglasses, Banana Republic

Todays post is more of a ‘stretching your wardrobe out’ theme, as I re-work a couple of heavily worn items in my wardrobe. Last weekend I headed to West Fest – a little street festival in West Didsbury, near my home. The area is famous for independent restaurants and bars with a few pretty shops too and the businesses all get involved with pop up street stalls and music. It was a glorious day and I was feeling in the festival spirit so I dug out an old maxi that I don’t like the top of anymore and layered it up with a chambray shirt (also seen here.)

I’m not sure if the knotted shirt is still a bit nineties or just hasn’t made it back over the pond yet as I see it on lots of fashion bloggers in the US. Either way it worked for me, oversized sunnies, my ikat bag and flip flops completing the look.

I was really pleased to make an item that isn’t to my taste anymore work, not just for what I had in mind but nodding to the trend for maxi skirts without actually splashing out on one. (An item I thought more this summer than ever, a little impractical in summer showers. After all, no-one wants a soggy (hem) bottom.) πŸ˜‰Β Outfit sorted, I dedicated myself to enjoying the array of food and drink on offer whilst basking in the Indian Summer sun.

What are you re-working and re-wearing right now?


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5 thoughts on “What to Wear: Indian Summer

  1. Gorgeous maxi skirt, fantastic way of stretching out an item you no longer love, great colours. But forget all that. i’m asking the one thing I’m pretty sure everyone wants to know:

    Did you try the Vimto sorbet????

  2. Heh, love Anna’s question -I was actually going to post and say that I hope that in that paper bag you’re carrying home, are some of those amazing looking cupcakes πŸ˜‰

  3. Love the knotted shirt! I did it recently with a pair of harem pants I own – quite an effective look I felt πŸ˜‰

    I find maxi skirts look great when standing, but fast become a nightmare when you’re trying to negotiate stairs at work when both your hands are full (or maybe that’s just because I’m pretty clumsy anyway…) xxx

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