Yep, it’s another Amsterdam outfit post. I’m not quite sure why I chose to wear a sweater on one of the hottest days of the holiday, but I think I was desperate to give it a first outing. As you can see in the second image, the sun got the better of me and I ended up stuffing my sweater into my bag, oops. Both top and sweater are from Republic, which I thought had gone into administration, but to my delight is still up and running in my local shopping centre. I like the cropped style and the American sports design, despite secretly seeing myself as a volleyball on the beach kinda’ girl, but ssh.
I’ve featured this skirt a couple of times before on my blog, which just shows how much I love it because I tend to get bored of my clothes really easily. But dipped hem, lightweight, casual AND dressy, what’s not to love?! My vans were my go-to choice of footwear; they’re such a good summer trainer and the red matches my sweater wonderfully.
Hope you like!
If you follow my blog, you’ll have read in my previous post that I recently embarked upon a little trip to Amsterdam. This is what I wore on day two; my outfit looks kinda’ grungy so the graffiti backdrop is pretty apt, right?!
My black skater dress is relatively simple, so I decided to liven it up with my red vans and checkered shirt. It has an oversized fit on me that I quite like because I can wear it unbuttoned over a top or dress. I love the frilly socks and vans combo too, they just make the outfit that bit cuter, don’t ya’ think?
This day involved a visit to Anne Frank’s house and a boat trip along the harbour and canal. Perfect and very touristy!
Top – Primark Skirt – Primark Belt – Primark Sandals – Asos Sunglasses – TK Maxx Bag – Zara Watch – Marc Jacobs*
This week, I’ve been in the beautiful city of Amsterdam, so over the next few days my blog posts will primarily be roundups of my outfits and little snippets of the pretty sights (stay tuned!). When anyone says Amsterdam, it’s common to automatically think of the red light district, the publicised sex industry and the legitimacy of class A drugs, but there’s really so much more to this city that in my opinion doesn’t get enough credit. In fact, this ‘dark’ side of Amsterdam is really only a minute proportion of the capital as a whole, and one that’s become generalised by the huge tourist community. Aside from this, the streets are filled with breathtaking, archaic buildings and monuments that each share a historic revelation; the canals are lined with quaint house-boats, bicycles appear to be the preferred form of transport, and the picturesque parks are the city’s beauty spots.
But enough of me reminiscing, this is what I wore on day one. I only realised after uploading the photos that my outfit is very Primark-heavy! I picked up this skirt on a last minute shopping trip and it had been marked down to about £5, including the belt. I’m not overly into floral print clothes, but I liked the monochrome colour scheme and the cute nipped-in waist style. I paired it with my black, chain strap cami and Asos sandals, which proved to be a wise choice seeing as a lot of walking and exploring was done that day! Luckily the weather stayed lovely, so I didn’t need a cardigan until the evening.