New Model and Me! I have a bit of a default summer casual look: denim shorts and a white top. It feels light and beachy and classic all at once and is my go-to for warm weekends if I’m not throwing on a dress.
Bohemian Traders has long offered up denim that just works and this latest collection, which features the shorts shown below is the latest in a line of faves in my wardrobe. I’ve teamed the look back with a top from the label’s latest collection, Space Oasis.
Let’s talk about the top first. I know, I know, arms are OUT. For me, I’ve reached the realisation at the ripe old age of 53 that personal comfort levels trump any issues I may or may not have about my arms. In summer, I like not having anything on them and this top offers a fun and floaty alternative for that. The spaghetti straps are adjustable, so I’ve hoiked them up to cover any underarm chicken fillet situation. I’m in my regular bra size for this top, as it’s most fitted across the top of the bust, so I’d suggest sticking to your regular bra (back) size. It is a little sheer but not overly that I’d be concerned for a casual outfit. I’m wearing a strapless bra – there is no holy grail of strapless bras that suits every bust but this post might help you.
I love contrasting the volume in a separates outfit … it adds interest and elevates the look. In this outfit, it’s all about contrasting the volume of the top. This new shorts style from Bohemian Trades does that beautifully. This is a high-waist style – not typically my thing – but I’m in a size up to wear slightly lower at mid waist. The other thing to note is that these shorts are 100% cotton. There isn’t any stretch. They will give slightly like denim does but not to a great extent. I would normally wear size 34 in non-stretch, mid-waist jeans. I love the colour of this denim wash and am still in love with distressed denim all these years on because it offers an effortless vibe to your looks. Again, it’s about the contrast.
I’ve worked it back with new-season sandals from FRANKiE4. This ZiGGi style is so comfortable but minimalist on the foot and a basket. For sun protection, simply add a lightweight scarf like this one. To dress the look up, add a lightweight blazer and wedges.
So, tell me, are you a fan of fresh denim and white for summer?
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