I’m back from my week’s holiday in Cornwall, and for today’s #iwillwearwhatilike post I thought I’d show you my super casual, camo and plaid pattern mix outfit that became my “uniform” of sorts during our week away.
For any of you that aren’t familiar with the British weather, it can be changeable (and erratic, and unpredictable)… at best. This time last year the UK was basking in the hottest September temperatures since records began (something like 34°C I think). THIS year… not so much! However, Cornwall is ALWAYS beautiful, even in the wind and rain. But there was a lot of sunshine between the showers and we did absolutely nothing, to some extent, so it was perfect in terms of a break for all three of us.
We of course took Riley with us, and despite being an old boy he loved climbing the cliff tops and walking on the beach (we rented a ground floor apartment right on the beach at St Agnes and it was lovely). We’ve been to Cornwall twice before in the last five years so we’ve done a lot of the sightseeing, so all we did this time was walk the dog, have pub lunches and relax on the sofa reading and napping.
I set my Inbox to Out of Office (and not back till the 18th), and apart from one post that was inspired by an iffy comment I received in the week I didn’t do any serious blogging, just a little Instagramming here and there.
And that, dear readers, is what you call pure bliss.
I’m back at home now lamenting the end of summer as I sit here wondering where my fingerless gloves and sheepskin boots are. I thoroughly recommend a total shutdown from work with a week away at least once a year if you can. Holidays – especially ones where you pack in lots of sightseeing and excursions – can be pretty tiring. But a week of effectively doing nothing was just wonderful.
Anyway, onto the outfit – super casual, and hopefully something to inspire the pattern mix-lovers among you…!
SHOP THE LOOK:
This camo jacket stood me in good stead over the course of the week – I took this one and a full-on raincoat (which I’ll feature later this month). This jacket was good for the drier days, and I’ve had it a few years but tend to forget I have it (this one is similar). As most of the clothes I took were casual for dog walking and lounging about, a classic red and blue check shirt was a good choice.
Put checks with camo and you’ve got yourself a powerful pattern mix. It may be a little too much for some, but hey – I’m all over too much, even when doing casual. The other key pieces were the ever-stylish (and comfy) white Stan Smiths, the embroidered bandana (love this one from Asos) and the still-in-love-with-it leather backpack that was gifted to me by Beara Beara. That bag did some serious mileage on our holiday… everything was kept super safe in there!
I think it’s safe to say all my outfits are going to be autumnal from now on till the end of the year – summer is O.V.E.R. in the UK. Next weekend I’ll put away all my unworn summer clothes for yet another year… boo!
Link up time: Add your outfits to this week’s link up – and if you’ve added a link to here or my button to your post you may be featured next week!
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Jacket: La Redoute (similar)
Shirt: JD Williams c/o
Trousers: Topshop (love these)
Sneakers: Adidas Stan Smiths
Backpack: Beara Beara c/o
Bandana: Asos (similar)
Sunglasses: Asos (similar)
Earrings: Asos (love these)
OTHER BANDANAS YOU MIGHT LIKE:
OTHER CAMO JACKETS YOU MIGHT LIKE:
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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!
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My favourite outfits from last week’s link up:
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