Summer Style with Tropical & Lace | New ASOS Shirt

Hey Sweeties,

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about my love for floral patterned trousers (here) as over the summer months I really enjoy wearing a statement patterned piece of clothing. This tropical print blouse with lace detailing from ASOS, is quite possibly my favourite purchase of the year so far, I am just in love with it!

When I got the invite through for the recent Bloggers Hangout event I attended (here), the dress code said ‘Summer Garden Chic‘ and it wasn’t immediately obvious what I had in my wardrobe that could fulfil the brief. It was convenient thus that my good pal ASOS were having a sale and I took to the site in pursuit of some new summer pieces.

Tropical and Lace

Tropical and Lace

Tropical and Lace

It’s not immediately obvious from the photographs, but the blouse is about 3/4 length and therefore sits just above my hips, it also buttons down the front. I personally prefer tops to come down lower on me, so I’ve worn a long vest top underneath this blouse to overcome this. I also usually prefer clothing to be more fitted however, the wide (square) fit works really well and I actually much prefer it this way, particularly as the Bloggers Hangout event venue turned out to be so blimmin’ hot, I really appreciated the looser fit.

Tropical and Lace

Tropical and Lace

Tropical and Lace

Tropical Shirt: Girls on Film at ASOS | Skirt: New Look | Boots: New Look

In the same way as I style other patterned pieces, I really like how I’ve paired this blouse with a black mini skirt and light brown coloured ankle boots. In an ideal world I would’ve worn sandals on the day but as we all know, sandals are not ideal footwear on days a lot of walking (around London) is taking place, but hopefully you can still vision the look with alternative footwear. Owing to the wide sleeves, I’m not sure how well this shirt would sit underneath a jumper but it is something I will try so I can hopefully take this blouse into autumn; I think the collar will lend itself well to being layered with something.

Do you guys like wearing pattern? What are your summer style staples?

Until next time x

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