We spent a day at the beach yesterday - Charmouth in Dorset - and it was chilly but beautifully sunny. It was actually ideal weather for wearing a trench coat, and I wore the Hobbs SS15 trench coat with the gorgeous blue honeysuckle pattern that appeared on the blog a few times last summer - I loved it with a typically bright choice of yellow and mauve…!
As you can see Charmouth is a pebble beach - it's part of the Jurassic Coast and is famous for its fossil hunting. So a walk along the beach like this required some comfy footwear (Adidas Stan Smiths) and a backpack for carrying essentials.
A red bandana tied at the neck was enough to stop unwanted chills and adds a touch of colour, but the combination of strong sunshine and a lot of walking meant I didn't really need a thick scarf (even down at the beach where it's pretty windy).
The light down at the beach for taking photos is always absolutely beautiful. I wish I could carry that light around with me when ever we do a photo shoot! Although we were battling with the sun going in and out (and the ever-present wind) the gorgeous light made it all worth it.
THE LIGHT DOWN AT THE BEACH FOR TAKING PHOTOS IS ALWAYS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. I WISH I COULD CARRY THAT LIGHT AROUND WITH ME WHENEVER WE DO A PHOTO SHOOT.
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SHOP THE LOOK:
Hobbs trench coat c/o (this pale blue trench coat is a similar plain version or you might like the Hobbs SS16 floral trench coat) | Marks & Spencer track pants (these khaki washed joggers are similar) | Adidas Stan Smiths | ASOS bandana (this red bandana is almost the same) | ASOS backpack (love this white perforated backpack) | ASOS round oversized sunglasses | ASOS silver mini tube earrings
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