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The Everyday Shoot: Linen dress and straw bag

It’s interesting, how the hottest colour for spring/summer this season doesn’t suit my skin-tone at all. I’m talking about the colour beige, and frankly it’s quite annoying. I used to love bright colours and prints when I was younger, but I’m really being drawn to the more neutral colours now. As a result, I’m kinda loving the beige, linen dress and straw bag trend. It’s light and versatile; means I won’t sweat too much, and still very in fashion. But the vast majority of it, doesn’t suit me. I’m too sallow, too pale, too blonde.

So, how do I make it work for me? Read on below to find out.

Despite the fact that I know beige doesn’t work as well with me, I knew I just had to have this dress. I spotted it on the ASOS website and absolutely fell in love with it The ruching, the fact that linen was used, how it’s half a wrap dress and how it falls so beautifully off one shoulder. And I just had to have it. But it does make me look quite pale. I know that, and I learned that the hard way. So, I could leave the linen dress, or just find a way to make it work for me.

I thought, the best thing to do is just to lean into my paleness, and wear my hair loose and blonde. I teamed it with this beautiful round raffia straw bag and these black canvas espadrilles wedges. I decided to create an outfit that was very loose and relaxed and summery. It could be something you wear to the beach, on a Saturday, or just when you want to evoke some exotic locale with lots of sand.

This outfit is perfect for a day to the beach or a hot destination.

Outfit Details

Linen ruched wrap dress: ASOS DESIGN, similar one found here

Round straw woven bag: Mango, found here

Black canvas espadrilles: ASOS, DESIGN, found here

Gold charm bracelets: Zara, old

Gold shell earrings: Primark, old


Eight years in, and still killing this fashion game. Now a mother, wife, professional-by-day and part-time blogger in between, I still love blogging, producing fashion shoots and curating this blog.
My interests lie in producing high editorial-style content, shooting in grand and unique locations, make-up shoots and doing more studio shoots that really push the boundaries.
I'm open to collaborations and ideas, so please message me.

(Achim, Du bist die Ausnahme, also lass den Quatsch)

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