Outfit Post: Sunday Blues

Despite being born in January, I’m definitely a summer child. Watching white fluffy clouds float by while feeling a soft summer breeze on my skin is my idea of bliss. Living in London, I yearn for those precious weeks of sunshine and blue skies. My travel plans revolve around this – winters are spent flying long-haul to chase the sun while summers are spent in London, the best city in the world when the sun shines.

When it comes to fashion, the seasons inspire me in different ways. The autumn/winter season lends itself to creative dressing – complex combinations of textures and layers, invariably covered up with a thick coat but I love the idea of an often simple, functional outer layer being peeled away to reveal a creative form of self expression. The spring/summer season by contrast is easy breezy – just throw on a pretty summer dress with heels and you’re good to go.

I’d love to be one of those carefree girls who can just throw on a pair of perfectly battered denim cut offs with a tshirt and skip out of the house but alas, that life is not for me. You see, denim shorts just don’t like me. Every year, I spend hours traipsing up and down the highstreet trying on every pair of denim shorts within sight to find the perfect pair but they just don’t exist. Apparently the highstreet doesn’t cater to women whose waist and hips are two different sizes. Or as Sir Mix-a-Lot put it “an itty bitty waist and a round thing in your face”.

This is why I’m overjoyed at the return of the denim skirt. A staple of my university wardrobe, I haven’t so much as thought about a denim skirt for about a decade. While Topshop can’t grasp the concept of denim shorts that actually cover your buttcheeks, their denim skirts are on point. I picked up this beautifully distressed version a couple of weeks ago and couldn’t wait to style it up for a blog shoot. I went for an all-blue-everything look, an ode to summer’s blue skies and turquoise waters, if you will.

Denim shirt – H&M

Skirt – Topshop

Bag – Miu Miu 

Heels – Nicholas Kirkwood

Photography by Adorn Girl

Reena Rai

Reena Rai is a 30-something London-based fashion, travel and lifestyle blogger. She has been blogging for 10 years (!), previously at fashiondaydreams.com before launching her self-titled blog.


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