An easy to create summer look

An easy to create summer look. I have always found cardigans to be one of the most useful and practical items in a well-curated wardrobe. Cardigans not only add warmth when needed but also a shot of colour to a neutral background. Above I have put together an easy to create summer outfit. The bright green pointelle knitted cardigan (gifted) is from Cotton Traders. It is also available in deep coral. I love the way it adds a touch of jewel colour to my otherwise neutral white outfit.

An easy to create summer look

The weather has been variable during the last couple of weeks so the outfits I put together need to be adaptable; so today I wanted to show you an easy to create summer look. Recently I have been choosing to wear lighter and brighter colours but adding a sweater or cardigan for warmth if the east wind is blowing.

I bought my white cotton trousers at the Benetton shop in St.Tropez. All the Benetton shops seem to have disappeared in the UK but I found my trousers at Benettononline. I used to love Benetton and was pleased to see that they have a good selection of their styles online especially a wide range of trousers at reasonable prices.

White trousers, white tee and green cardigan.

An easy to create summer look:

White trousers are always a good basis for a summer look.

Selection of white trousers:

Add a cardigan for warmth and colour

I have chosen to wear a white tee under my cardigan in order to keep the outfit streamlined. As the cardigan has an open-knit weave I felt that a contrasting colour would be a distraction.

My necklace is from the local Brocante about three years ago. I have found some similar on Etsy.


  1. Kathleen
    8th April 2022 / 16:21

    This color combination looks lovely on you. You have inspired me. I find that in Coastal Washington State, that I wear my lightweight sweaters ten months of the year. I will try this look with a hot pink cardigan from my closet.

  2. Judy
    8th April 2022 / 16:23

    Love your look. That green is a great pop of color, along with necklace. Very cheery!

  3. Mary Ann
    8th April 2022 / 16:30

    You look so great, color is a plus with your hair!

  4. Sally
    8th April 2022 / 16:36

    You look lovely in that green cardigan. I have never bought anything from this company and rarely wear green but have gone on line and placed an order for it as my colouring is almost identical to yours.

  5. 8th April 2022 / 17:21

    So pleased someone else loves cardigans! I “collect” them”, especially cashmere ones, though I wait until the sales for these. Cotton ones are great for sunny days and the Cotton Trader ones are colourful and wash well. Have just purchased Robell Jacquard trousers (white) as I particularly like textured trousers as they remain “structured”. (So many retailers now only on line. Found High Street shops depressingly closed down when out shopping yesterday.)

  6. 8th April 2022 / 20:43

    You look lovely. Great color for Summers. My 2 “uniforms” are feminine printed blouse & jeans/slacks and cardigan, white tee & jeans/slacks. I love cardigans. Warm ones and lightweight ones, long, 3/4 and short sleeves, crew and V necks, regular to duster lengths, solids and prints. They finish a simple outfit so nicely, as you show here. Love your accent with the chunky, colorful necklace. Sneaks are cute too.

  7. Vivian
    8th April 2022 / 20:48

    Hi Josephine,
    I don’t comment often but really like your look today with the green pop of colour and your necklace. And of course your beautiful hair! Since I have been growing my gray hair out I have felt washed out…so you have inspired me to go for more colour. Btw, your pics are beautiful. Your photographer captured you with such beautiful backgrounds. I’m not sure where you are located now but reminds me of French villages. Regards, Vivian

  8. Lynne
    9th April 2022 / 06:48

    Inspired look.

  9. Shirley Davey
    10th April 2022 / 03:52

    Love this look, the green cardi is great with the white. Love the necklace would love to purchase it.

  10. Shirley Davey
    12th April 2022 / 06:53

    Where can I purchase your beautiful colorful necklace

  11. Joan
    27th April 2022 / 15:09

    I am inspired to add more colour to my wardrobe . Thank you.

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