#23 Styling my Aesthetic Laundry

It’s me again! For my second to last blog in this lockdown series, I can’t believe six blogs have passed now – it’s been so fun writing for you guys each week. 

Having received my BEAUTIFUL Colour Pop pieces recently I requested Joss indulged me and allowed me to share some of my favourite looks with you, hopefully it will help give you an idea of the fit of the pieces and inspire you to rock some looks of your own too! Don’t forget to share your pics using the hashtag #ALOnYou – with this being the first collection created in lockdown Heidi and Joss would love to see everyone wearing their pieces so it’s not just them modelling these wonderful garms.  

This week I’ll be styling the confetti dress, colour pop shorts and colour block culottes – all of which are in the teal as it’s one of my favourite all-time colours. So without further a-do, here’s my happy little face rocking my Aesthetic Laundry!

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Confetti Dress - Teal
I’m a UK size 14/16 and about 5 foot 7 tall, I chose the Large plus 8cm for an oversized fit, I always prefer a bit of extra length on dresses to ensure my bottom is fully covered up! This is the perfect fit for me.

Perfect for sunny days, I love wearing mine really simply with sandals and a cute sun hat! Also, once it’s safe and allowed again, it will be the perfect dinner and drinks outfit too, so I’ve showed you how I’d style mine up for a night out too. 

confett-tealHat: From a little craft market on the Isle of Wight
Glitter socks: Accessorize
Sandals: Topshop (from years ago!)

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Headband: Accessorize
Denim jacket: Second hand
Tights: Snag Tights (80 Denier, Suffragette Purple)
Boots: Topshop

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Colour block culottes – teal
I am generally a UK size 16+ in bottoms (unless they’re very accommodating in the hip/bum area) and I am wearing a size large – they fit perfectly and are super comfy in the waist. 


These are probably my most-worn item from the new collection, I love how high waisted they are and the baggy legs are so comfy! The perfect work from home attire with a tee tucked in, loose tee over the top or cropped tee. However, chuck on a nice top or body and some ankle boots and you’ve got a posh ‘out out’ outfit that will genuinely be super comfy. Also, they’ll be really versatile on colder days too – spoiler alert: they look very good with a Whitney.
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Tee: Lucy & Yak
Jumper: Aesthetic Laundry Whitney (I also wear a large for an oversized fit)
Trainers: Topshop 

And just to prove they’re perfect evening wear too...

culottes-tealEarrings: Zara
Velvet body: New Look
Lemon clutch: New Look
Boots: (you’ve guessed it..) Topshop

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Colour pop shorts – teal and baby blue
Again I wear a size large. These actually feel slightly snugger than the culottes and hug my bum a bit more, I adore them and think they sit really well (also so happy to have shorts with pockets that fit my phone!) but if I was to purchase another pair I’d be tempted to size up to an extra-large for a more oversized fit. 

As a rule of thumb, if it looks good with your culottes – it will look good with your shorts! Love these with a good tee (cropped or otherwise) and also an oversized jumper. I’m a big fan of a graphic tee with these shorts, and love clashing them with a bright pink too. The contrast panels are just beautiful as well – I’ve had so many compliments on these already! 

If you’re looking for some more tees my favourite ethical brands for tees are Aesthetic Laundry (already got my eye on a cropped logo tee) and Lucy & Yak.

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Tees (left to right): Monki, Lucy & Yak, Aesthetic Laundry
Shoes: Toms UK

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Hat: The King’s Parade (merch)
Jumper: Lucy & Yak
Trainers: Topshop

I had to pop another image in here just to really show off that waistband. It’s the perfect rise and the shorts hang so well over my hips, these are definitely my new favourite summer bottoms! 

colour-pop-shortsCrop top: Monki
Shoes: Toms UK

If you need more ideas then check out my styling video, it also gives you a really good idea of how the garments sit and move with wear. 

Remember to share your outfits using #ALOnYou – Heidi and Joss would love to share your styling ideas too! 

teal-confettiBackpack: Lucy and Yak (Dylan in blue)

That’s it from me until next week, I hope these ideas have given you some outfit inspo or have helped you make your mind up about which piece of the colour pop collection would be perfect for you! I had so much fun putting together all these looks so hope they’ve brought a smile to your face too.

With lots of confetti joy,

Rachel

 

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Rachel is a Marketing Consultant and Producer of Theatre and Film based in the West Midlands. She is currently working alongside Joss at Aesthetic Laundry to provide support, where she can, in a voluntary capacity. When she isn’t working, she enjoys eating any gluten free cake, drinking good gin or wine, and lifting weights at the gym. Rachel is really passionate about supporting small, independent businesses – especially female led creatives. Drop her a follow on @racheltimeblog for a daily dose of colour, silliness, and to see her two adorable pet rabbits Eevee and Parsnip!

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