For a relaxed evening of summer drinks I chose an outfit of hot pink and white. The perfect evening to take out my new hot pink clutch. Hot pink is wonderful worn at any time of year but I especially love it for summer when paired with white. The contrast of the two colours is a striking one.
For an evening out sometimes all you need are simple basics. Here, a spaghetti strap cami, a pair of jeans and sandals are a great foundation upon which to add your key, highlight pieces to finish off the look. You saw these white jeans last month when I wore them in a very different way in my ‘peaches & cream’ post, showing just how useful white jeans are in a summer wardrobe.
The embroidery on the cami is just enough eye-catching detail that makes the top wearable for both day and night. The spaghetti straps draw the eye up to the necklace, giving it a frame to float between. The finishing touch is my statement clutch which stands out against the hot pink and white and I’m good to go!
A cascading, multi strand necklace is ideal for a low sitting, scooped neckline. The beads compliment the delicate embroidery of the cami top and the magpie in me appreciates all the varied colours. It makes a statement without being a big statement necklace.
I’ve never really been into clutch bags and until recently I only owned
one. They’ve often so small you can barely squeeze a dormouse in them. Not that I do, understand. They much prefer to curl up inside teapots. And I prefer to hook a bag in the crook of my elbow, or be hands free
with a cross body bag. And I’m generally non plussed with regard to tassels.
Yet, now I own a clutch without a wristlet and with a tassel! I don’t know, you
start a blog and all of a sudden your satorial preferences spiral off their
axes! To be fair, the tassel is detachable (always good to have a plan
B) and this one is more than roomy enough for phone, lipstick and a dormouse or two. Just kidding, just kidding! I wouldn’t have bought this full price (£20) but it’s currently in
the sale. £7 is much more budget friendly when buying an item you
wouldn’t naturally gravitate to. It’s a very simple design in that it
really is a clutch – no chain or wristlet to hold. However, I did
gravitate towards the striking aztec print and as I love wearing hot pink, there
was method in my madness!
Gladiator sandals have moved on in design since I bought these two summers ago. It’s all laced style now and those Boden Lille Lace-up points I keep seeing everywhere but I’m not going to discard a pair of sandals simply because they’re from a previous season. They’ve earned their keep and will do so again this year. Besides, I’m probably even less non-plussed about laces on sandals as I am about tassels, so these suit me just fine.
In the glow of the setting sun, we head off for a glass of Prosecco.
Are you a clutch fan or do you prefer bags with handles or chains?