Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Nautical Kate, summer blouses and a bargain buy

In August of last year, Kate stepped out in Birmingham city centre wearing a wonderful on trend nautical outfit by Alexander McQueen's creative designer Sarah Burton. The great thing about Kate's choice of outfit was that it was bang on trend then, and it still is on trend for this season. Kate always carefully selects versatile pieces that can see her through several seasons.    

Today, I discovered a top in Marks and Spencer that has a subtle nautical feel to it, can be paired with a skirt or a pair of trousers and is a reasonable price (£35). I love Marks and Spencer, it always has hidden little gems to be found, such as this shirt, and they are always reasonably priced. I get lots of compliments when I wear items of clothing from M&S, and I recently found out that Samantha Cameron was spotted wearing a dress I had bought from them a few weeks ago! I plan to buy this shirt on pay day.

I would wear this top either with a skirt, like Kate did, or I would team it up with a pair of skinny dark denim jeans. Marks and Spencer have a wonderfully cheap, but very stylish, collection of pencil skirts. This fabulous skirt is the perfect match: not only is it only £19.50 but it is super cute and has two button features on the side of the waist band. Love it. Make sure you tuck your shirt in like Kate! Neat and Chic.

To keep things casual team your outfit up with a summery handbag like this Parisian style bag by Jimmy Choo. The straw effect keeps think light, casual and nautical, while the black croc effect adds a touch of chic style. This bag will definitely transcend seasons. It would also look super stylish paired with some Audrey Hepburn style sunglasses and some casual t-bar sandals, or tan coloured shoes (like the ones Kate favours). 
If you opt for the skinny jeans combo, pair the outfit up with a pair of pumps, like this LK Bennett pair that Kate loves!

Happy shopping. Feel free to rate the outfit below on my Hit, Miss and Steal survey.

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