No I haven’t taken leave of my senses and become a fashion blogger – I am so not cool enough for that! (And, don’t own enough hats or oversized spectacles) Besides, my taste is a little on the peculiar side and probably not one I should be encouraging. I blame my mother. She always let me choose my own clothes and even bought me special pens to decorate my t-shirts and canvas shoes, I mean what mum does that!? (The kind who regularly goes commando or lets the grand-kids play with drills or occasionally dances on tables) You see, I view my own two girls as an extension of my own wardrobe and another excuse to buy more clothes and style-up another 2 extra people! Am I mean? I like to think of it as mentoring.
Actually, their style is almost as crazy as mine, and it makes me proud. I will be the old woman in the nursing home with a thousand crazy hats and they will be the 2 eccentric mis-matching daughters that visit me! So why am I writing this post? Well, because someone I know challenged me to find as many ways as I could to style a sarong, and I can’t let a challenge go. But it got me thinking : my husband often jokes about packing for a weekend away and only needing a spare pair of pants and toothbrush, but what about me? Could I limit my wardrobe that much? Well, I’m seeing the sarong as my solution. So, along with a couple of summer essentials I am dying to get my hands on (have a sneak peak below) I have come up with 3 ways to style a sarong so that in future I can pack light. Actually, I was more thinking we could have one bag for my sarong and his underpants, and one bag for my shoes – that’s fair isn’t it??
My Dream Summer 2017 Fashion Essentials
River Island – Beige slip on Espadrille platform – £24. They’d match everything!
River Island – Green cami top – £15. This is my favourite colour at the moment so I must have this top! I bought last years version of this in 4 colours and they’re still as good as new, a great key piece that can be dressed up or down.
River Island – Wide Leg Trousers – I actually already own these!
Top Shop – Playsuit – £35
Warehouse – Hanky Dress – £42
How To Wear A Sarong 3 Different Ways – It’s Easy!!
So, what do you think? Is it a winner, the sarong? Part of the excitement of holidays for me is choosing my wardrobe but we regularly use sites like Holiday Gems to book last minute deals so at least I know I’ve got 3 ready made outfits if I don’t have any time to shop! (Incidentally you can follow Holiday Gems on Facebook if you’re on the lookout for some last minute bargains)
If you’re considering booking a last minute holiday then have a read of my other post Last Minute Dot Com – Does It Pay Off for some tips on how you can save money when you book last minute.
Thanks for stopping by and let me know what you think of my choices, it was fun writing about clothes for once!….