Summertime Day to Night with Dorothy Perkins

White Denim Jacket | Tailored Trousers & here in black  | Blush Pink Blouse (Also love this one!) | Carson Sandals & In here in black | Strappy Cami (some down to £6!) | Gucci Dionysus & wallet version of my bag is on sale! 

In the midst of the current UK heatwave, I find it oddly difficult to dress. I suppose because it’s easy to dress on holiday whilst relaxing in the sunshine, but not many of us would get away with a t-shirt, flip-flops and shorts at the office.

So how do we dress in this weather and still look somewhat presentable? I would probably start with lighter tones. I’m so attracted to white and blush pink tones currently, because not only are they much more summery in general, but they also match in perfectly with my floral Gucci, which is always a plus point.

For work, meetings, lunches and general day time errands I think going smart with a straight leg cropped trouser is best. It keeps everything pulled together but can be so easily dressed down. I’ve added a blush lace up blouse and for night time, the denim jacket. Instead of adding a blazer to skinny denims, i’ve added a relaxed denim jacket to a tailored crop trouser. It still gives off that easy casual and chic look but is a bit different at the same time.

I suppose it’s taking a risk with an all white outfit, but with nice weather then why not? Of course you could also rock this look with a nude or camel trouser, an oversized blue denim jacket and a pair of black strappy Carson heels. I’ve linked my favourites for this style below.

Speaking of strappy sandals, these Carson shoes from DP are my current obsession. I’ve seen a few other bloggers who swear by them and wear them often. After trying the Carson heels for myself, I can totally vouch for how amazing they are. Chic, comfortable, easy to walk in because of the block heel and only £29! Basically, the perfect summer day to night shoe.

If I was headed to dinner or a work event I would swap this blouse out for one of my favourite DP strappy cami’s and add some dainty jewellery to accessorise the look. Otherwise, if I was headed home or for a more relaxed evening, I would swap my heels for flats or sandals.

I’ve shot how I wore this look during the day to coffee and a meeting, then how I wore it to head out with Chris afterwards.

All in all, this silhouette is the perfect one for a day to night outfit that you can style up and add pieces to in order to make it work for your schedule. These Dorothy Perkins staples will definitely help you to build your summer capsule wardrobe.

I hope you like my look and find it helpful, please let me know what you think, and what your favourite inexpensive basic staples are!

Enjoy the rest of your week and happy weekend when it comes.

All Images – Chris Allan.

This post is in collaboration with Dorothy Perkins. 


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