I think that between my mourning for summer, and the fact that my work uniform currently consists of blue denim and Nikes, this kind of an outfit post was always going to happen. I'm fascinated with bohemian, folky styles at the moment and 'bell sleeve' is a saved search on my Depop. These styles suit the transition from summer to autumn so perfectly well, and since I'm a bit of a hippie at heart I'm becoming more and more inclined to express that through my clothing...
Rose headband - Camden Town*
Dress - Topshop (via Depop)
Boots - Topshop
When this purple headband arrived from Camden Town I couldn't help but mourn the end of summer. Don't get me wrong, I love autumn and I'm really excited for all that comes with the season, but there is usually such a carefree spirit in the air when it's warm and sunny outside (also if I go one more year without a proper festival I'm going to be one very sad Hannah!) Now that it's nearly October I had certainly missed the window to pair this with denim and DMs in a homage to festival fashion, so I tried a different tack with a chiffon dress for an Ophelia kind of vibe. A lot of bloggers have written off the flower crown by now, dubbing them so very 2009, but as a hippie at heart I'm always going to love wearing flowers in my hair.
These kind of smock shapes are tricky for a curvy girl as they aren't the most flattering, particularly in pale colours where you can risk looking like you've wandered outside in a (super pretty) nightgown. Belts, my usual solution, don't always look right on material that's both super voluminous and pale (particularly since my love for black leather and studs will never fade, and this sums up the majority of the belts in my possession) so instead I bought a length of lace which worked well to draw this dress in just enough. It's weirding me out that I'm so drawn to pale colours at the moment, but as always, it's nothing a pair of big black boots can't balance out. Find this outfit on Lookbook here...
How do you feel about bohemian style and flower crowns? Summer, festivals, or all year round?