Styling dresses, and outfits is a fun part of my job. Instagram makes it a million times easier for me to engage with our ethical fashion community, to see what my customers are wearing, to find comfortable, functional, ethically made accessories to add to an outfit, as well as being a visual playground for style tips.
Here are my top 5 images from my Instagram feed for style (by top 5, these are the posts that have been most commented on or liked.)
Dresses & Clogs
I discovered the delights of socks and clogs last year, and now there’s no turning back. Paired with a linen dress, it’s the perfect combination of girly chic, and comfort.
Bags & Cardigans.
Have a patterned dress but not sure how to style it up for a day out? Add a contrasting color cardigan or jacket that has similar color tones to a handbag.
It looks chic, it’s a classic style and you’ll feel like the all powerful boss that you are.
Image of @carolineelizabeth
Dress: Model No.11 in Blue stripe Linen
Cardigan and bag: Models own.
This post on Instagram was a discussion about second hand clothing and where to find good used clothing online. Visiting a charity shop/thrifting is always fun (it’s where I found the above jacket, a thick wooly blazer that I love to pair with Model no. 20 and a good pair of tights.)
You can visit the post here to get online recommendations
for good second hand shops online!
Some of the my recommendations include:
The Facebook BST group for all things Pyne & Smith
Overalls and Loafers.
Nothing says ‘Eclectic, Relaxed, Intelligent, Yes-I-Brunch-Here-Daily’ like a pair of loafers and the effortless look of linen overalls.
It never fails to bring delight to the ‘gram!
A good flat lay can be a popular post, this one was done as a genuine travel snap - prior to a trip to the UK, so it featured a range of items that I was packing.
Travel tip: roll your linen clothing up before you pack it, you’ll keep it crease free and ready to wear! No iron or steamer at your destination? Just hang your dresses in a steamy shower to relax the linen.
Top left to right:
Pons Sandals, Model no.22 Blueberry check dress, Sevilla Smith Boots
Middle left to right:
Blouse Navy gingham Linen, Model no.11 Thistle Flower Linen, Lenvers Fashion Wool Sweater.
Bottom left to right:
Lenvers Fashion Claude Cardigan in Brick, Model no.11 in Cloud white linen, random books.