Ahhh the sunshine. There are so many reasons I love a sunny day, including but not limited to ice cream, vitamin D, being warm and not having to carry a coat. Another reason I love the sunshine is because it involves a minimal amount of photo editing. The images in my previous post were taken in the last of the evening light, and they needed a fair bit of tweaking to be able to see any detail at all. On a bright sunny day though, nature does all the hard work itself.
On super hot days, I often find it more difficult to chose an outfit that’s suitable for work. Luckily I work in a really casual office, so I don’t have to worry too much about looking smart, but there is a line somewhere that I’m not sure I want to cross! Hotpants and a bikini top are for festivals only. This look is on the smarter side for me, but I think would work well for someone with a more smart casual office dress code. The white shirt adds an element of tailoring, but its oversized fit has more of a relaxed vibe. This skirt is a modest length, but the light cotton layers means it’s comfortable even in soaring temperatures.
I picked up this pale pink cut out leather belt in a charity shop for a few pounds many years ago. The pale pink is so subtle it can be worn with a variety of looks, and the cut out floral pattern adds an interesting touch. The buckle fastening means it can be adapted to wear lower on the hips, or tightened throughout any of the cut out details as a waist belt.
Talking about buckle details, these shoe boots are an unlikely purchase from Clarks. It was actually my lovely mum who bought these as a gift a couple of Christmases ago. They caught my eye on a casual post Christmas shopping wander through the shops. When I tried them on I was reminded that Clarks actually make incredibly comfortable shoes, and they’re not always just for the older generation, as it were. These have a practical heel height and I like the crossover buckle detail. They have a padded insole which makes them incredibly easy to walk in. They might scream “practical shoe” but I, for one, am totally ok with that.
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