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Monday, 23 June 2014

Here comes the sun..

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Sunglasses: H+M
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Necklace: Dorothy Perkins
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Top: Primark
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Sandals: Matalan
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Shorts: MinkPink*
What perfect timing. These shorts arrived from Logonstyle on Saturday just in time for me to put together a beach outfit yesterday, which gave me the perfect opportunity to review them. I've mentioned before that I'm a huge fan of the coast. I find being by the sea so relaxing, so I take every opportunity I can to spend my time there when the sun comes out (and sometimes when it doesn't).

I do love to wear shorts for trips to the beach because I find them so much more versatile for all of your general beach-related tasks. Paddling in the sea, climbing sand-dunes, playing frisbee and building castles are all much better done with your full concentration, rather than having to stop every few minutes to do battle with your hemline. 

As well as boasting this lovely bright floral print, these Mink Pink shorts were perfect for keeping cool in the sun due to their light crepe fabric and lovely wide pleated shape.I also rather liked how well their floral print matched this huge necklace. I bought this years ago but it very rarely gets to see the light of day as it's so heavy that wearing it makes quite a workout for your neck. I powered through and managed to keep it on for the day, though, despite ditching the long sleeves for a lighter vest top when the rays were beating down.

I teamed them with a pair of gladiator style sandals which are quite old now and relegated to camping and beach wear. They're still going strong. I also made sure not to forget my sunglasses, which is what usually happens when I go anywhere sunny. I usually end up having to come home with another pair as I've forgotten to pack any.

What do you wear to the seaside?

14 comments:

  1. Oh Char, I don't think I've ever seen you in anything other than gorgeous frocks and here you are in a gorgeous pair of shorts! I'm not a beach lover at all, although we were in Hastings at the weekend and I sat on the beach fully clothed in jeans and t-shirt. I know, I'm a weirdo. xx

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    1. Oh, I can't resist a trip to the beach - we are taking the guides this weekend and I'm looking forward to it even though I think it's going to rain.

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  2. The shorts are cool as is the fab necklace!!! Hope you had a fun time at the beach x

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    1. Thank you :) I love how well the shorts and necklace seem to match.

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  3. These shorts are gorgeous and totally suit you! x

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  4. I agree, you suit shorts. Love the necklace, but tend to hate wearing really heavy or bulky ones x

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    1. Thanks :) I like this necklace but you can totally feel it all day. Not the worst one I own though - I have a topshop bug collar necklace which digs in as it's not finished very nicely at the back so where the bugs are attached they dig into your neck :(

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  5. Love the shorts! I normally wear a dress if I'm going to the beach (in the UK, anyway - if I'm somewhere hot, I'll wear as little as I can get away with!), but I think something like this makes much more sense - at least you don't have to constantly worry about having your skirt blown right over your head!

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    1. Haha, I don't think I could wear much less than this. I'd certainly never be able to relax on the beach in a bikini, wherever in the world I was.

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  6. I love those shorts, and they look great on you! I've been known to wear shorts to the beach, when I want to paddle without stripping down to my swimsuit. I've gone to the beach in dresses, too, but shorts and a tee are definitely more practical. I wish I was at the beach right now... xx

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  7. I love the necklace, it is so summery :)
    I like a floaty maxi skirt for the beach that can hide some swimwear underneath :)

    Gems x
    Fashion, Well Done

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    1. Ooh, good thinking - long layers are good and also keep you cool.

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