Monday 7 December 2015

Summer Layering

White and camel have been a complimentary duo these last few weeks, and feel swayed towards these neutral tones as I’m getting sun kissed coming into summer. It’s nice to wear a combination that isn’t black and white for a change, and think these two colours will be big hitters for me over the warmer months. Linen is definitely a fabric that I’ll be investing in more with the temperatures reaching 40 degrees! It’s also an alternative to the heavier tailoring pieces I style in the winter. 

edt. by Glassons is a bi-yearly limited edition collection that features easy to wear pieces with touches of high end  throughout. The neutral palette is very much my style, it was difficult to keep my bank balance in check after seeing the collection! So may great pieces including a white linen shirt that's also on my wish list! The one time I find styling at it’s hardest is peak summer, purely because in Sydney I have also thought layering is out of the question. This is my go to style and kind of freak out a little when I can’t add a few pieces of clothing to a look. I’ve already had one summer in Sydney to find my feet and figure out how to dress for summer without losing my personal style in the process. Layering is still possible when done right. And for me over the next few months it’s going to mean teaming soft, light fabrics together. This camel vest ticks that box, and it’s not too heavy for a hot day. I can also see myself wearing this with some cute denim shorts and a plain white tee for a relaxed weekend look for brunch. Add a touch of gold jewellery and small heels and hey presto, that’s an evening look sorted! 

So my basic rules of jewellery are as follows:
  • If wearing grey or cool colours, opt for silver
  • If wearing camel or warm colours, opt for gold.

I couldn’t resist checking out the new range of timepieces from Marc Bale, where I picked up this stunning black and gold number. As you have probably seen in previous posts, I love to style my watch with a nice bangle to make my simple neutral looks pop a little more. Plus, it’s nice to stick to one site for both the watch and accessories to save shipping costs! Just what you need in time for Christmas. I haven’t even starting my Christmas shopping, but will be smart this year buying most of my presents online for my family back in the UK. Only 19 days to go! 

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Photo credit to Laurie Young from The Rue Collective Blog


  1. You keep blowing me away with your styling, Helen. The dress and vest look impeccable together with their ankle grazing lengths, not to mention the neck tie, fringed clutch and gold accessories.

    I always find summer styling so difficult, so much so that I almost always just end up donning my favourite denim shorts and white tee, but this year I'm going to invest in some light linen pieces that I might be able to layer when it's not 40°C.

    Kiara xx //

  2. I must say you have a great dressing sense and I really like the way you pair up your watch with the bracelet. it's just complementing the watch and the dress. The accessories in your other hand is also well tuned with your dress. Going to look for the watch at Clockwize UK, a UK watch store and the bracelet.


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