CO-ORD CRAZY

 
With the sudden heat wave that has taken over Brussels, I have been day-dreaming even more about my sailing trip off the coast of Sardinia which will be happening in just under two months’ time! My friend sent a super informative e-mail around about packing for the trip and one of the things he mentioned was to take a soft bag with no wheels which would need to be packed away once on board the boat. He also mentioned how with all of us being on the boat for most of the time, we will not be needing so many change of clothes for each day besides the couple of nights we are spending in Alghero towards the end of our trip.

As an avid personal style/fashion blogger I of course thought how on earth am I going to survive with packing very few options and then I realised that stashing a few co-ord pieces would be the best option and then just mix and match with other tops and shorts you have. I have always been a lover of prints – see this post or this one – and I have gone absolutely google-y eyed over the sets they have on ARK (insert heart eyed emoji here haha). I was definitely drawn to the dolphin print for a more fresh and marine-related look which I could totally imagine wearing with those Nike trainers. I am also falling head over heels in love with boldly clashing prints like this fuschia/mint green tiger head one. The great thing about these is that you can match the top and bottom but you could pack a few monochromatic tops and shorts for a entirely different look.

Since it will be mid-July and hopefully crazily warm whilst I am away on my trip I will most likely be packing a light-washed or white pair of denim shorts. If you are not that ready to delve into the world of crazy matchy-matchy prints then there are always the B&W options like the one in middle of my two favourites. Pair it with some leopard print slip-ons like these from Topshop and you would be good to go!

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Avec la vague de chaleur qui a frappé Bruxelles je rêve encore plus de partir faire la voile en Sardaigne: moins de deux mois à attendre maintenant! Un ami de moi a envoyé un email avec plein de détails concernant les bagages à apporter. Il a expliqué qu'il faut une valise souple sans roulettes que l'on peut ranger facilement à bord. Il a ajouté que nous allons passer la plupart du temps en mer et que nous n'aurons pas besoin de beaucoup de vêtements de rechange, sauf pour les 2-3 jours que nous allons passer à Alghero à la fin du voyage.

En tant que fashionista acharnée, je me suis dit tout de suite: Comment puis-je tenir le coup avec très peu d'options? Je suis arrivée à l'idée qu'il me faudra des coordonnées que je peut combiner au hasard. Ça fait longtemps que je rafolle des imprimés - voir ici, ou bien ici - et j'ai les yeux tout ronds quand je vois les imprimés de chez ARK. Mon regard est tombé sur l'imprimé au motif dauphins pour un look nautique, bien sûr avec ces baskets Nike. Je suis aussi follement amoureuse d’imprimés qui tirent l’œil par leur audacité, comme celui-ci de couleur fuchsia/vert menthe à tête de tigre. Ce qui est de génial c’est que l’on peut assortir les deux parties mais que l’on peut jeter dans sa valise aussi des tops et des bas monochromes pour un look totalement différent.

Vu que je pars à mi-juillet, sous un soleil – espérons-le! – brûlant, je vais apporter sans doute un short en denim blanc. Pour ceux qui hésitent à se plonger dans un univers de "matchy-matchy fashion", il reste l’option de choisir un ensemble en noir et blanc comme celui-ci au milieu, entre mes deux favoris. Si on ajoute des mocassins au motif léopard comme ceux-ci de Topshop , on est prêt à partir!

4 comments:

  1. Cool selection! Sardinia is beautiful and the food is amazing! Let me know if you need any tips :)

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    1. Thanks! Ooh it would be nice to have a few tips yes :D we're going to be mainly off the north east coast I think :)

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    2. :) you should definitely go to Castelsardo, a very beautiful small village. The beach of Stintino is absolutely stunning!! Santa Teresa di Gallura and Isola Maddalena! You should try the "porcedu" (piglet) and gnocchi alla sarda!!!! You will love Sardinia! Is a magic island! xxxx

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  2. If only it was warm enough to wear some co-ord pieces! I was eyeing them all through summer but never got one. Now that it's close to winter (here in Australia), it's a bit too cold to wear. Definitely going on a summer wishlist!
    Iris | Encountering Beauty

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