Wednesday, June 13, 2007

What to Wear: Cotswolds

Another Emily (from Duluth!) wrote in with a fun international challenge:
So this is my dilemma. I am leaving Friday of next week for a quick jaunt in the Cotswolds in England and need a comfortable yet classy outfit for the weekend. I am going to be meeting my great grandmother's family and friends and want to look the part. Can you help me?
It's going to be pretty cold over there, but that doesn't mean Emily can't look the part of the English rose:

Shirt - What is better for England than a floral print?
Cardigan - A bright yellow cardigan to keep you warm in the cold weather.
Trousers - Traditional light gray wool trousers are versatile for every season.
Shoes - Classic ivory peep toe pumps.
Bracelet - Gold and white bangles from Forever 21.
Purse - Very British from Anthropologie. (PS - Did you notice that they just redid their website? You can now see prices and color choices without clicking through. I love that!)
Earrings - Little rose studs from Etsy.

Have fun on your trip, Emily!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you Emily for putting together such a "me" outfit! Thank God I am used to the cold, living in Duluth and all. I really appreciate all the work you went through and cannot wait to start ordering!

hyb said...

I own those pants and usually wear them with a yellow wool cardigan in the early spring, and the colors work really well. I'm not the most adept at accessorizing though, so I'm really glad you suggested the blouse and the other accessories!

love.boxes said...

Yellow is perfect for meeting new people... it's one of the friendliest colors I think. :)

Sam said...

I think that is a great approach - Not too brash, sunny and not trying to play the costwoldians at their own game (all tweeds, barbours and green welly boots ;)

MissEm said...

Wow! A seal of approval from an actual Brit!