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Linen Love for Spring & Summer!

February 28, 2023

Talking Linen Tops!

This sweet little top has a print of tiny flowers and I think the black and white colouring makes it very versatile.

It’s a top that can stay on the shoulder and also slips off which is perfect for the summer.

The other thing I’ve loved about all the tops is that the sleeves are roomy and comfy for my lymphodoema and it covers my heavy arms, again making me feel good about myself, so important for all of us at any age and stage of our lives!

Having broad shoulders from growing up swimming laps every morning before school, I’ve often felt that my shoulders were too wide to wear off-the-shoulder tops in a flattering way, but I’ve gotten past that insecurity and now I just love them!

It’s like the older I get, the more I’m just so grateful about what my body can actually do, rather than just focusing on the aesthetics of it, I’m still swimming laps every morning in the wee small hours and every day I’m so grateful that I can do it!

I’ve been talking a fair bit about my shift towards the Coastal Grandmother Style and have covered my interest in it in a previous post.

Linen is a prominent part of it.

This spring and summer just gone here in Australia there has been a wealth of choices available in the way of cute linen tops, including cropped, off the shoulder and of course blazers/jackets and pants as well.

And I have to say I’ve been here for them all the way!

This colourful number has been such a great addition to my wardrobe and I’ve shown it paired with cream linen pants, green linen pants and some bootleg jeans and it worked great with all these options.

With Australia being under the hole in the ozone layer, of course I have to always layer up on the SPF cream on the exposed skin or the ultra violet light would lead to a bad sunburn pretty quickly!

The little lime green linen jacket has been a great addition and protection when needed.

It almost felt like I created a bit of a capsule collection with the outfits I wore over summer, as I just swapped different pieces out to get the relaxed and fuss free look I was after.

Next I want to share with you this little chambray linen off the shoulder top.

From cropped white jeans to comfy jogger pants, this top worked overtime to supply me with the perfect summer vibe giving me style and comfort.

I loved the pops of colour with the orange and the blue sandals for some extra summer fun.

So Cute in Cream!

I purchased a cream coloured linen wide leg pants and blazer/jacket at the beginning of the summer, which I ended up wearing layered with a silk blouse and knit vest for my son’s graduation from his PhD because the pretty dress I’d chosen was neither warm not comfortable enough for the day.

This suit has been such a great addition to my wardrobe and I’m really looking forward to styling it up beautifully for the autumn!

There was so much going on around the time of the graduation that I could only get a few mirrored selfies of this suit and here it is layered with the blouse, vest and high heeled sandals ..
Here I was just wearing the silk blouse under the blazer and my comfy, sparkly slip-on shoes..
And here it’s shown with a little cowl neck top and the slip on shoes

Crazy for Colour!

Originally I bought the vibrant printed linen top with a beautiful lime linen pantsuit and I’ve loved every minute of wearing it this summer!

It’s true I went pretty crazy with colour in this outfit, carrying it a step or two further with the orange pops in the shoes and mini bag!

Thank you so much for joining me in my little corner of the web – I hope if you’re in the northern hemisphere you can get some summer inspo and I’d love to hear your thoughts on linen and vibrant colours (maybe it’s more of an Aussie thing?..)

You can catch up with me on my Instagram,

Donna.Walmsley101 and I’d love to hear from you in the comments section!

Take it easy!

Donna 🧚‍♀️❤️🐝


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