I always associate pinafores with school uniform and have at times felt ‘too old’ to buy in to the trend as a result. I do love the playful vibe and ease of wear and when I spotted this one in a faux tweed material, I felt it was a little more mature while still maintaining the typical pinafore look. At only £25.99 I knew I couldn’t really go wrong especially if it doesn’t get a lot of wear, it’s not a major loss.
The light neutral tones mixed with subtle hints of pastel pink, baby blue and yellow gives a beautiful finish and depending on what you wear it with, the colours come through more prominent each time which hopefully you can see from the examples below.
As soon as it arrived I was planning outfits in my head and trying different combinations, some of which are featured in this post. It’s different from a dress or a jumpsuit where you just put it on and the outfit is done. You need to think about what to wear underneath, how much skin to show and what accessories will work best. I know I’ll get plenty of wear out of it this summer with my trip to Mexico and other events and it’s a fun, new addition to my wardrobe.
Outfit Combination 1 – Casual
Firstly, I knew a plain white tee would work really well for a relaxed, casual vibe but I don’t think I realised how well it would work and how easy it would be to wear on a scorching hot day. I paired with a roll sleeve boyfriend style fit t-shirt from Topshop and my Kurt Geiger trainers. The detail of the trainers also works well and I like the contrast. My red bag adds some glamour to the causal look and compliments the overall colour palette.
Outfit Combination 2 – Chic
There’s something wonderful about clashing different textures and materials to create a bold but elegant look. In a complete contrast to the outfit above, I’ve paired a high neck white lace blouse with the pinafore and I was surprised by how it turned out. The blouse is so elegant with the lace detailing and bold cuff sleeves. The frill sits just nicely over the top of the pinafore and the long sleeves give coverage. The diagonal button detail on the skirt is really flattering and draws the eyes across, narrowing the width and creating a slimmer illusion. A nude bag and heels compliment the tones of the pinafore perfectly and avoid taking any attention away from the main elements. This is a really classy look with a luxurious feel and looks amazing with a golden glow.
Outfit Combination 3 – Positano
The last look is my favourite even though I love them all, there’s something ‘Mediterranean’ about this one which is never a bad thing in my opinion. I wasn’t sure if the frill bodysuit would be lost under the pinafore or if the ruffle detail just wouldn’t work but I was wrong. It works and I especially love that the shoulder strap fell down half way through taking the pics as there’s an effortless vibe and you really get the contrast of the neutral tones against the bright white of the bodysuit. My Castañer wedges are the perfect match for this look adding to the holiday vibe and elongating the legs with the tie strap detail. A little red bag adds a pop of colour. I’d love to be wearing this outfit in Positano or Cinque Terre, it has that holiday feel and I’d happily spill gelato all down it while trying to get the perfect picture.
I hope you enjoyed this post and gained some inspiration as to how to create different looks from one key piece.