This may be one of my absolute favourite outfits this year – I adore wearing co-ords sets with matching tops and bottoms – though I’m posting this nearly two months after actually wearing it (I shall explain)!
I’ve been going a bit Mango-crazy lately: Basically I’m loving just about everything they have on their website this year. From their statement earrings to the striped shirt I wore last week, I’m having a Major Mango Moment right now.
Firstly, the palm print is to die for. The colours (blue, brown, pink and black) are perfect for the transitional summer-to-autumn season. So the co-ords will work either as a set in the warmer months or as separates in cooler temperatures with boots and a roll neck… I’m actually quite excited at the prospect of adding layers to it this autumn.
(Don’t quote me on that, being a die-hard summer fan…!)
The other part of the outfit that I loved was the earrings – the second pair from my Mango statement earrings splurge. The colours couldn’t have been more perfect for the co-ords: Navy blue, pink and rose-gold (maybe the same designer designed both? Who knows). Anyway, together with the black crazy-comfy Madeleine mules and my bright yellow Jaeger clutch, it was one of those outfits that I felt I got absolutely spot-on and felt soooo good in.
I wore it to two events: Firstly, to a panel talk I was invited to at Cambridge University (nowhere near as nerve-wracking as I thought it would be!), and secondly, to the Nivea event where I learned all about their skincare range and which I featured in my brand collaboration intro posts on Instagram and Facebook last week (more to come on that soon).
But both times I was on my own (without photographer, in other words) so outfit photos were never taken. I wore the outfit again this past weekend and we finally managed to coordinate a photo shoot at the same time… better late than never!
SHOP THE LOOK:
One thing to note about the trousers: You can’t actually tell [I don’t think] at all from the photos, but when I received them they had a huge split all the way from the hem to mid thigh on both legs AT THE FRONT. It’s not a good look when you sit down unless you love showing off your legs like you would in a mini skirt – I’m not one of those people! But as Mango didn’t show the splits in the product photos or mention them in the details, I made the decision to join them together with iron-on hemming tape rather than sewing them up – it’s much neater and easier.
So I’m going to be hard-pushed to come up with an outfit I love more at any time during the rest of this year. But when I eventually wear it with the layers and boots I mentioned I may just have to eat my own words. We shall see…!
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Top and trousers: Mango (I like these co-ords)
Heels: MADELEINE c/o (limited sizes – try these)
Clutch: Jaeger c/o (alternative patterned / neon yellow / mustard yellow)
Earrings: Mango (I love these)
Sunglasses: Lulus (similar)
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