Sunday, 10 July 2016

Smart Casual in Hot Weather

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Smart Casual in Hot Weather

Sometimes you need to look a bit more pulled together, in spite of the hot weather. It could be for a semi-casual dinner party with the in-laws, or for work. Either way, you need to consider what is appropriate for the occasion, and chances are you need something a bit more conservative yet fun and summery.

Conservative and fun, isn't that an oxymoron? Not necessarily. Take the shape of this outfit, for instance: the pencil skirt is a stable in a smart casual and formal work wardrobe. However, this skirt is unlined, which makes it more comfortable in hot weather. And the colourful pattern makes it fun.

A linen t-shirt is something you would expect to see as a part of a more relaxed, casual outfit, but who says it can't be smart casual, too? It skims the body, following its natural shape, without being too revealing.

All we need now is a few summery accessories. The peach / coral bag matches the spots on the skirt, the black and white sunglasses and the gold-tone loafers add a touch of glam, and the birch wood necklace brings an element of fun to the outfit. And the sun umbrella? Well, that's just a necessity, it goes with any outfit I wear in summer...

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Outfit details:
skirt: Hobbs (old) / linen t-shirt: Caroll / shoes: Van Dal (old) / bag: Furla / 
sunglasses: Marimekko / necklace: Poola Kataryna / sun umbrella: James Smith & Sons

What's you recipe for summer smart casual?

Tiina
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28 comments

  1. What a beautiful necklace! It s a happy one! I am not a pattern girl myself, but It looks good! I think I look rather dull😦 Happy Sunday!

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    1. Thanks, Nancy! I seem to be wearing a lot more patterns recently, or maybe it's something that blogging has taught me. Most of my wardrobe is in solid colours, though.

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  2. I think this looks damned good. Very clever styling. Respect lady.
    Greetje

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  3. Great styling, and I love a linen top! You look cool, xox

    Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. Thanks, Patti. Nothing beats a linen top in summer, right?

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  4. Love that necklace! Happy Sunday :)

    Blessings,
    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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  5. Super cute!

    Xo
    Jess
    www.thejpetite.com

    I would love it if you joined my link party tomorrow

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  6. Smart,cool and comfortable. The flower necklace is a pretty touch. Linen is always great in the heat.

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  7. Another beautiful look Tiina. I love the mix of patterns and that whimsical necklace adds to the look. =) Welcome by and linkup with me. Thanks and enjoy this week! =) Ada.

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  8. Cool ! I like print combination, looks amazing!

    http://julianacheva.blogspot.bg/

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  9. This look is perfectly suited for The Blended Blog's Summer Style Series!! Thanks for linking up! You look great!!

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  10. Love the patterns Tiina, great blog, nice to link up. Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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  11. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

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  12. What a fun skirt! I love the stripes and dots paired together and that necklace is so swoon-worthy! Really fabulous look! Do come link it up On the Edge of the Week!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com/on-the-edge-of-the-week-link-up-5-and-tee-shirt-winner/

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    1. Tiina, thanks so much for linking up! I hope to see you again this Friday!

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  13. One of my favorite outfit of yours! I love the fun mix of patterns and colors.

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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