So for the past 5 days or so, I've been in (sometimes) sunny Wales on a camping trip! Do know that this camping trip wasn't anything hardcore- so nothing like Gold Duke of Edinburgh expeditions- but it wasn't glamping either, so my outfits fit accordingly! My top priority when camping is keeping warm; especially on the windy welsh coast, so this meant tonnes of layering as you often end up getting all four seasons within one day. In this post I'll go over my three favourite ways of layering this week!
THE SLIP DRESS-JUMPER COMBO
This combo is perfect if you want to get use out of your summer slip dress all year round! The way to wear this combo is by layering a jumper or sweatshirt over your slip-dress; either works, it just depends on what kind of look you'd like to go for, as I'd say a sweatshirt is probably more of a sporty/streetwear vibe, and a jumper is more chic.
FOR A SPORTY OR STREETWEAR LOOK
To go for a more sporty look, layer a graphic sweatshirt over a block coloured or monochromatic slip dress. Go for an oversized sweatshirt with rip details or eyelets over a brightly coloured slip for a more streetwear look. Add some trainers (think Nike Air Max's) or some platform sandals and some oversized fun sunnies and you're ready to go!
FOR A CHIC LOOK
Think neutral tones and long-line silhouhettes to get a chic look. Layer a longer length jumper in a more fine knit material with oversized longer sleeves or very oversized knit jumpers over fine knit or satin slip dresses. Stick to nudes, blacks, whites and creams, and use colour in accessories. Add a fancy belt bag and some clean white superstar style shoes (this is camping after all) and you're ready to go. Greasy hair day but the camping showers are cold? No problem; pair this look with a low slicked-back ponytail and you'll go from grease to glam in 0.3 seconds with minimal effort!
FOR AN ON TREND LOOK
One MAJOR trend for AW17 is print mixing, and layering is the easiest way to do this! Layer a brightly coloured jumper in tones such as purples , olive greens and reds over east asian and asian inspired printed slips and pair with heeled boots. Brownie points if the jumper is a velvet type of material.
What I wore...
So I teamed up this millennial pink slip dress with this cream coloured knitted sweater. Millennial pink is an easy way to carry forth the pink trend into early autumn before hitting the reds for late autumn and winter, as it's more muted than it's counter party, and so works very well in the sometimes sunny fall weather. I added some white basic trainers as we were camping, and then a darker floral print bag to tie the outfit together. Lastly I added some pink pom pom earrings to tie the pink in the outfit together.
Jumper: Superdry (Similar)
Dress: ZARA (Similar 1, Similar 2)
Earrings: Pull and Bear
One of the easiest ways to stay warm during camping is by pulling out your old dungarees as you can layer them on top of anything so that they'll work for any weather! A t-shirt, roll neck, knitted jumper, even blouse so should your heart desire! They're pretty much foolproof AND classic, so you can't go wrong!
What I wore...
I paired my super casual dungarees with this not so basic-basic striped t-shirt for this sunnier day! I LOVE the orange details on this top, and it gives me such french feels! The distressing and patchwork detailing on the dungarees makes them super casual, and overall it's just a minimal effort, easy-going outfit which is exactly what's needed when camping.
Dungarees: ZARA (Similar 1, 2, 3)
THE TURTLENECK-SWEATER COMBO
Again quite the failsafe for when it's really starting to get chilly, you can layer your favourite sweater over a turtleneck jumper. Sweaters with rips or holes can work quite well as they allow the turtle neck to show through: personally I would stick to a neutral or monotone turtleneck, especially if you have quite loud graphics on the sweatshirt, but then again, sometimes mixing prints is a good thing! The key to getting this right is making sure that the neckline of the sweater sits around your collarbone area so that not too much of the turtleneck shows through- ideally, you only want the neck of the turtleneck to show.
What I wore...
For this outfit, I decided to go for a more streetwear vibe, so I stuck to a black turtleneck under this nude sweatshirt with eyelet detailing. I love how the ribbons were put through the eyelets as although slightly unpractical, they do add something else to the sweater. The black turtleneck under the sweater really helps to bring out the eyelet details and kept me cosy in the welsh weather which, as you can see from the picture, was miserable that day! I paired the combo with some black straight leg distressed jeans and then some black boots, which worked so well in the drizzly weather and kept my feet nice and dry! Lastly, I accessorised with some mismatched earrings and I was ready to go!
Sweatshirt: ZARA (Similar 1, 2, 3)
So that's it! I'm not travelling for a while now, so I hope to be more active with posts and hopefully there shouldn't be any more long gaps between them! Until the next time x