It’s been a whole two months since my last Women Who Wear What They Like feature… time to roll out my favourites again!
I love, love, LOVE going through the #iwillwearwhatilike linkups and picking outfits that jump out at me. We’re in the full swing of summer now (with a few cold Southern Hemisphere outfits too of course), and what I noticed was that there was an abundance of stripes. Stripes, stripes, and more fabulous stripes!
I always thought that summer brought out the florals big time, but maybe florals are for spring (groundbreaking…) and stripes are for summer. So that leaves tartan for winter. Or is tartan for autumn? Someone PLEASE tell me what patterns denote autumn and winter…
Well now that that tangent has been well and truly exhausted, back to the lovely ladies of July’s Women Who Wear What They Like.
I’m still a little bit all over the place with my posting schedule as losing Riley at the end of last month meant my routine was thrown out for quite a while, so I shifted the usual second Wednesday of every other month for this feature to today’s Share All Link Up, and I think I’ll start publishing these on the second Sunday of every other month instead (a bit like me recently shifting The Best of the Blogosphere posts to Sundays).
Now that I’ve finished my incredibly interesting and gripping intro (god forbid future posts begin with three paragraphs that dull! 😂), I’ll just explain the feature (so you know how get featured next time) and let the ladies’ outfits do the talking.
Some slightly more enthralling prose is in order this Sunday, methinks.
Just to explain a little about this feature…
Each month I look at all the thumbnails on my weekly #iwillwearwhatilike link ups and pick my favourites to feature here. I also add three outfits from elsewhere in the blogosphere that inspired me (1. a blogger who didn’t link up but I wish had; 2. the blogger with the most inspirational photo shoot, and 3. the blogger with the most jaw-dropping outfit). Of course this is all purely subjective, but it’s my chance to be a little indulgent and showcase the outfits that inspired me the most.
And the bit I always mention:
These women dress however they like. They dress to express their personality and have an incredible sense of style, whether that’s classic, on-trend, boho, preppy, glam, granny chic, etc.
There are NO STYLE RULES. No one has to be ‘trendy’, or wearing the latest styles to be featured.
No one has to have that typical LIKEtoKNOWit/Instagram style. No one has to be a particular age. No one has to be a particular shape or size.
I’ll simply feature women that have impressed me AND my readers, those that had a high number of clicks on their link, etc.
I’m still looking for more women to join the link up: although I LOVE the fact that there are those that link up regularly, we need more diversity. Please do send a link to this post to anyone you think has great style and is willing to link up on a Tuesday to #iwillwearwhatilike for a chance to be featured in this bi-monthly feature post!
A note about getting yourself featured…
It’s only fair – if you link up – that you give a little back to the community and comment on my post and a few others to show your support please (and it helps in terms of getting yourself featured)!
Without further ado, let’s get straight onto these fabulous women…
9 Fabulous Women Who Wear What They Like
Suzi is not only an expert at making vintage looks seem modern, but she knowwwwws colour. The red and pink – with her signature headscarf and sunglasses – are to die for.
The first of a few pattern mixed outfits this month, Christine has put two different stripes together in a glorious blazer/shorts combo. Love the frilled blouse too.
Yvonne has also (very subtly I might add) pattern mixed – stripes and gingham in pink and red respectively. You’d think the colours and all the frills would make this a very girly outfit, but no – I find it’s really chic and classy instead. Could it be the heels and bag? Who cares, I love it.
With her own take on Audrey Hepburn style, Suzy’s worn a simple, classic look and made it cute and summer-perfect.
Lizzy is wearing one of my favourite dress silhouettes; specifically, the Hobbs Twitchill. (It’s a style I have myself in black and white gingham.) Blue and white cotton-fresh stripes are the quintessential summer fabric IMO, and Liz looks summery and so beautiful in this striped dress.
Tiina’s red and orange Marimekko dress is everything I want myself in a dress: bold pattern and colour, fabulous sleeves, long length. It’s an absolute beauty of a (summer) dress.
So those were the bloggers that linked up to #iwillwearwhatilike – now I want to share some bloggers who weren’t part of the link up, but whose outfits made me look twice. Each month I’ll pick one for each of these three categories…
The blogger that didn’t link up (but I wish she had…)
Yup, more stripes. Liyana’s are black and white and wrapped up in a beautiful blouse with glorious balloon sleeves. Plus there’s those pointed white mules: LOVE. Pleeeeease link up to #iwillwearwhatilike so everyone can see more of your outfits on a regular basis, Liyana…!
The blogger with the most inspirational photoshoot
This blew my socks off when it landed in my Inbox – Lisa’s photoshoot is absolutely incredible. It’s all about that Californian light and that fabulous dress and hat, and then there’s the wind blowing the fabric around… has Venice Beach – or Lisa – ever looked more beautiful?!
The blogger with the most jaw-dropping outfit
Aaaaaaaaargh the pattern mixing!! I’ve died and gone to pattern mixing heaven. These are two prints I would never have thought to put together, but they work SO well next to each other. And then there’s Meg’s fabulous hat and the necklaces, which just top it all off beautifully. So simple, so perfect, so dramatic.
I hope you enjoyed this post of this monthly series; remember, it will normally be on the second Wednesday of the month so if you don’t want to miss any more then make sure you sign up for email updates!
Which was your favourite outfit? Tell me in the comments!
So – I’ve shared my favourite outfits from the last couple of months, now it’s time for you to share your links… LET’S GET THIS [LINK UP] PARTY STARTED!
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