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July Challenge of the Month – Look 6

Modern Retro Vintage Look by Clothes Clothes Clothes! Challenge of the Month

With these lovely cream retro polka dot bow shorts, it would have been easy to create a cute pinup look with just a black or red top. Today, I chose to team it with a slightly unexpected colour – a light purple. The top is silk and its ruffles add a soft, feminine touch. I then added a pair of adorable vintage-inspired peacock earrings, a soft, slouchy black bag, and a pair of retro-inspired pumps, in pink for a splash of colour.

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July Challenge of the Month – Look 3

Cute Feminine Casual Summer Look by Clothes, Clothes, Clothes! Challenge of the Month

There is a lot going on with this pair of shorts – big pockets, turned up hems, stripes, and a big bow! – so I chose to go for simple pieces to compliment it. There was also the issue of it being described as Mint Ticking Bow Stripe Shorts on the Miss Selfridge website – surely “mint” means green, but they look pretty grey to me! So just to be on the safe side, I chose a colour palette that would flatter either colour.

I started by adding a simple white vest but to keep things interesting, chose one with some subtle embellishment – the macrame detailing teamed with the braided straps of the gladiator sandals help create a bit of a relaxed bohemian feel, and so I decided to push it a little further by adding accessories that clearly take their inspiration from India. The result is a cute, feminine, casual summer look that will look great against a tan.

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July Challenge of the Month – Look 2

Exotic Jet Set St Tropez Look by Clothes Clothes Clothes! Challenge of the Month

So much can be done with Denim Jeans Shorts – they are really versatile and should be a staple in everyone’s summer wardrobe. I chose to dress them up for effortless summer chic with exotic pieces and a pair of gorgeous strapped sandals (which I looove). Can’t you picture yourself wearing this drinking cocktails in a little Riviera café?

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July Challenge of the Month

Retro Vintage Look by Clothes Clothes Clothes! Challenge of the Month

From this month onwards, the 11th is Challenge of the Month day – this month I was inspired by the Miss Selfridge shorts post  and decided  to come up with an interesting look for seven of the featured shorts. I will post a look a day over the next week.

And of course, feel free to send in suggestions for next month.

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Wonderful Alice Tee

Retro Alice in Wonderland T-shirt by Truly Madly Deeply at Urban Outfitter

Seems like everyone is inspired by Alice in Wonderland these days.  Can’t remember a film having this much influence on high street shops in a long time. Anyway, just came across this great retro Alice in Wonderland t-shirt by Truly Madly Deeply on Urban Outfitter’s website. A simple cool tee paired with jeans goes a long way on a casual day, and this one is perfect for such a purpose. £28.

Sheer Beauty

Polka Dots Metallic Mini DressI love this little dress from Karen Walker. I think it’s really original and fun, and of course it’s got polka dots! It’s a bit too short for me, but it’s a great piece mixing sheer fabric, metallic colours and puffy sleeves. If you’re tall and leggy—and have £275 to spend!—get this fantastic statement dress from Urban Outfitters.

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Red Hot Love

Red Love Heart Clothes and Accessories

I think my inspiration for today’s selection is pretty obvious. ;) I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day, but I think we can all appreciate pretty heart-shaped earrings, a fun use of the word love and feminine dresses in an attention-grabbing red.

Enamel Heart-Shaped Earrings by Accessorize £5

Organic Cotton Sateen Dress by Ascension £70 Now £37.50

Red Love Tee by Oasis £28

Love Stud Earrings (available in Gold and Silver) by Urban Outfitters £6 Now £2.99

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