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One summer co-ord is such a versatile piece! Wear from day-to-night or from casual to a special event, you can have a lot of fun with this two piece. Read on to see how I’ve styled them both separately and together.
HOW TO STYLE A SUMMER CO-ORD
It’s very easy to think that you have to wear the two pieces of a summer co-ord together, but actually I would recommend to wear them as much as you can separately to get your cost per wear and then for special occasions or for a weekend away, that’s when I would team them together as they make quite a statement worn together.
Why? I hear you ask
You want to give the illusion to your family, friends and work colleagues that these are every day items (which they are) but when you want to travel light or potentially have that special night out and you don’t want to invest in a new dress… that’s when you put them together. I can pretty much guarantee no one will put the two together, and they will think you have a whole new outfit.
HOW TO WEAR THE CAMI TOP
This Cami top is great as it naturally goes in at the waist which helps with giving you shape – some co-ords can be a little unflattering and require a little tuck in, this doesn’t. This also enables you to wear a belt, should you wish when you wear it as a dress – just to give it another vibe.
I absolutely love the frilly details, it adds a lot of fun and enough sass to wear it with every day items like white jeans or a blue denim skirt.
The vest straps also make for a great layering piece, especially with our British weather you can never tell how the day will pan out, so wear it under a blazer or a denim jacket with ease and comfort.
Because the top is quite fancy; this means you can get away with minimal jewellery should you wish or you can add, add, add – I’ve found pearls, silver or gold have all worked well.
HOW TO WEAR THE GYPSY SKIRT
This is a great one to take from day-to-night; the length of the skirt allows for a feminine vibe with both flats or with heeled shoes.
The frilly skirt adds some ‘sass appeal’ and offers a lovely swishing movement as you walk, which gives you a real ‘feel-good’ factor.
I sized down one size, to ensure that the waist and the hips are as slimline as you can get them, with the slight peplum style of the cami top I would recommend to do this, because you don’t add more than you need to on your hips. The waist of the skirt is elasticated at the back, so this gives you a little extra to get it on.
If you are wearing a top tucked in, I recommend a body to keep your silhouette slimline, but should you opt for a blouse, then why not tie a little knot in the front, this will help define the waist and makes it a little more summery-chic.
Play with the material belt! Firstly if you do wear it, tie it to the side so you are not adding to the stomach area. Think about whether you actually need to wear a belt or not, the top you choose will be a factor in this. And if you look how I have worn it together, you will see that I have worn the belt as a skinny neck scarf. Just play…. you may find that if you wear your hair up in a ponytail you add it in there too.
HOW I’VE STYLED THEM
I’ve made two videos on my IGTV channel
- A short video with music so that you can see all the looks
- A slightly longer video with commentary – I talk through HOW and WHY
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