Monday, 22 August 2016

How to Wear All-White Without Feeling Like a Giant Marshmallow + the #iwillwearwhatilike Link Up

How to style white dungarees in the summer: Grey marl t-shirt, white shoes, tan crossbody bag (great for redheads) | Not Dressed As Lamb
Happy Monday folks! I thought I'd show you another way to style the white dungarees I bought this summer (last seen without a t-shirt and with red espadrilles). All-white can be difficult to wear without looking like (or rather, feeling like) a giant marshmallow...!

I think what's great about these dungarees is that they're not pure brilliant white, they're actually off-white. That can cause some problems where matching white accessories is concerned, but I think off-white always looks good with neutrals. So for this weekend's casual look (that you may have seen on my Instagram stories!) I threw on a grey marl t-shirt and added my tan crossbody bag that matches my hair of all things.

APPARENTLY WHITE SHOES ARE THE SHOES TO BE SEEN IN AT THE MOMENT, SO OF COURSE THAT MAKES ME [AHEM] THE ULTIMATE IN ON-TREND FASHION BLOGGERS.

Rather than donning tan shoes (and I wanted something a little flatter than the tan heels I have) I wore my off-white block heel shoes - it was just a stroke of luck that they're off-white too. Apparently white shoes are THE shoes to be seen in at the moment, so of course that makes me [ahem] the ultimate in on-trend fashion bloggers. Oh, the lengths I go to to make sure I'm ahead of the game ;)

Anyway - the trick to avoiding marshmallow-like status in all white!

How to style white dungarees in the summer: Grey marl t-shirt, white shoes, tan crossbody bag (great for redheads) | Not Dressed As Lamb
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I think it's a good idea to wear something that's belted - anything too voluminous and you could end up looking like the Stay Puft Man. But as this link up is called #iwillwearwhatilike, I say go for it if that's the look you're after - you don't have to listen to me (or anyone)!

And talking of the link up, this week's #iwillwearwhatilike theme is ANYTHING - it was meant to be summer sandals but with the wind and rain we had this weekend I wasn't going to expose my toes to the elements this time. So simply add your outfits to this week's link up and you may be featured next week if your outfit catches my eye!

ARE YOU AN ALL-WHITE FAN? DO YOU ADD BRIGHTS OR NEUTRALS - OR KEEP IT PURE? TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS OR TWEET ME @NOTLAMB!

How to style white dungarees in the summer: Grey marl t-shirt, white shoes, tan crossbody bag (great for redheads) | Not Dressed As Lamb
How to style white dungarees in the summer: Grey marl t-shirt, white shoes, tan crossbody bag (great for redheads) | Not Dressed As Lamb
How to style white dungarees in the summer: Grey marl t-shirt, white shoes, tan crossbody bag (great for redheads) | Not Dressed As Lamb
How to style white dungarees in the summer: Grey marl t-shirt, white shoes, tan crossbody bag (great for redheads) | Not Dressed As Lamb
How to style white dungarees in the summer: Grey marl t-shirt, white shoes, tan crossbody bag (great for redheads) | Not Dressed As Lamb
How to style white dungarees in the summer: Grey marl t-shirt, white shoes, tan crossbody bag (great for redheads) | Not Dressed As Lamb
How to style white dungarees in the summer: Grey marl t-shirt, white shoes, tan crossbody bag (great for redheads) | Not Dressed As Lamb
ASOS dungarees | Old t-shirt (similar grey tee) | ASOS shoes | Yosa bag c/o (this tan crossbody bag is similar) | Aspire Style bracelet c/o (I like this sleek half cuff bracelet) | Accessorize earrings (I like these semi circle earrings) | River Island watch (I like this leather wrap watch)

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#iwillwearwhatilike | Not Dressed As Lamb
Thank you for joining the #iwillwearwhatilike link up! This started as a campaign on Instagram in August 2015 where women over 30 wore everything on a journalist's list of "inappropriate" items for 30+ women (including leopard print, short dresses and oversized sunglasses. Yes, really). It was so popular that I decided to carry it on weekly where women of all ages link up their fabulous style, never mind what anyone tells them not to wear!

The link up goes live every Monday at 3pm UK time and will stay open for a week. Whilst the original article was of course aimed at the 30+, you can be ANY age to link up. The only criteria is that you're wearing whatever you damn well like!





Next week's theme...

The OPTIONAL theme for next week (29 AUGUST) is summer sandals - we'll try again...!


Linking up etiquette...

CLICK HERE to read the rules of linking up (and to grab the #iwillwearwhatilike button)


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ON FRIDAY I will be publishing a bikini/swimwear/beachwear special featuring as many of the divine ladies in their beachwear glory as the link up last week was so special. So do come back then to see who's been featured!

To get yourself featured next week, link up something following this week's theme and make sure you've included a link back to Not Dressed As Lamb or my button in your post/sidebar!

DO SHARE THE LOVE AND VISIT AS MANY LINKS AS YOU CAN (YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT OTHER LOVELY LIKE-MINDED LADIES YOU MIGHT MEET) - THE ORIGINAL INSTAGRAM CAMPAIGN FORGED SOME WONDERFUL NEW FRIENDSHIPS SO DON'T MISS OUT!


Catherine

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26 comments

  1. You look awesome in off white. And I really love your shoes. I haven't owned white shoes in so many years; I may have to look for some!

    Thanks for the link up & enjoy the rest of your Monday!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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  2. oh what a great pair of dungarees! I am yet to embrace the style, but i love love love this pair! I think they could look fab with a little breton underneath. They look super comfy too, are they nice and easy to wear? Side note, your hair is looking amazing right now, this length is so so perfect on you!
    Thanks so much for this lovely link up, wishing you a fabulous week!XX

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  3. Ha-ha! Such an awesome blog post title. I always feel like a doctor or laboratory scientist when I wear all white. LOVE your look. The bag really breaks things up. Great shoes too! I'm glad white shoes are in again!

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  4. We finally are getting a heat wave here in the Netherlands( ans so are you!)so I've planned to wear my white dress! But only when there is a heat wave!

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  5. Ah! Very nice! Love the all white look! I aim to do another one before summer's end. This style is so fun and I love those geometric earrings , gorgeous! I looked at your shoes and laughed! We have similar shoe tastes as I went to buy those sale pair from AsOS just yesterday and they were out my size! They look great here.
    Have a great week!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  6. Simply fantastic look!!
    -InMyJoi.blogspot.com

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  7. You def do not look like a marshmallow at all!! This overall is perfectly layered and with all the accessories. Is white shoe a thing right now? Good to know!!

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom
    Instagram

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  8. Your headline just cracks me up! And such lovely pictures Catherine. Your haircut is just so pretty. I want one just like it. :) Thank you for hosting and have a fabulous week. xo Sabina

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  9. Love your all white outfit! I wear white shirts and occasionally white jeans, but never together. I might have to give it a try before Fall arrives.

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  10. Love this all white outfit! The white looks really good against your beautiful hair

    Life is just Rosie

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  11. The thought of a marshmallow never struck me before but it should have - what a fun image, although not necessarily for an outfit. Hahaha. You certainly don't look marshmallowy here. Love your all-white ensemble. Thanks for the linkup. I aspire to this quality of photo and your locations are so open. Sigh.

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  12. Haha … you look nothing like a marshmallow, Gorgeous! Except maybe yummy!! :D

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com/2016/08/blogger-event-fun-fashion-friday-link.html#.V7svrukrfdk

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  13. I echo Dawn's comment---nothing like a marshmallow---in fact that thought never even crossed my mind.
    I absolutely love the all white with pops of other colors. Usually I'm a color girl, but I've been learning to tame my color with other neutrals too! Funny because starting tomorrow, we're featuring white dresses---and again, I never thought of the marshmallow analogy!!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  14. This is such a great outfit, Catherine. I am totally in love with your shoes and these overalls. And about freaking time that I was following you - I'll be a regular participant now! Sorry to have been so remiss.

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  15. You wear white beautifully! Thank you for the link up.

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  16. Catherine you could never look like a marshmallow! Ha, ha. This is a great outfit and I like the casual style. Love your bag and shoes, very cute. I don't wear much white although this summer I did splurge on some white pants and white crop pants. I am even thinking next summer I might invest in a white skirt. I think I finally figured out if I wear the white on the bottom it isn't next to my face making look washed out. I do have a pair of heavier white jeans that I wear in the fall and winter too, so I guess I do wear it more than I thought. Yes I am rambling. Thanks for posting. You always look lovely. - Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

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  17. I prefer white with other colours. You have styled this casual look perfectly. Thank you for hosting x
    www.vanityandmestyle.com

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  18. Absolutely great outfit Catherine! I love a neutral monochromatic look...not at all marshmallow-esque! :)
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.com

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  19. I fell in love with this coverall/jumpsuit hybrid the first time you wore it on your blog, dearest Catherine, so I'm very happy to see it again!! As you know by now, I'm a HUGE fan of all things white, black...and every combination thereof!! :D And matching your bag to your hair is GENIUS...you are most definitely a personal style blogger that's way ahead of the game!! ;)

    www.StyleIsMyPudding.com

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  20. Marshmallow made me chuckle! You've definitely avoid being enveloped by the mallow! Do like those shoes on you, Catherine.

    http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. Oh that almost last photo is beautiful. As for the outfit... I like it, but I prefer your previous styling with the red shoes. Although I fully understand it needs to be warm for that. Which it is at the moment in England, isn't it?
    Greetje

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  22. Gosh I am such a dork... Here am I thinking it was I will wear what I want.... pfff. I finally saw my mistake.
    Greetje

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  23. I'm a bit like Greetje, I think I missed the prompt for this week too! Hey, you look wonderful anyway, Catherine. And now I can strut about in my white shoes knowing I'm bang on trend too! Thanks for another lovely link up party x
    Anna
    www.annasislandstyle.com

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  24. Love your white overalls, so funky and fun Catherine! Love the higher waistline. I tried to link up, but for some reason it wouldn't allow me to.

    Cherie
    http://www.stylenudge.com
    STYLE NUDGE

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  25. Love these white overalls, and your fab white shoes! You are looking wonderful, as per always. xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  26. I love how you styled up these overalls and made them look a bit more classy!

    Nina
    aworldofdresses.com

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