Shop your Wardrobe – Navy cotton

Shop your wardrobe - navy cotton



I have decided to do another series of “shop your wardrobe/closet”. It is that time of year again when the sales are coming to a close. You might still find some bargains at the Nordstromanniversarysale. Some sizes are now sold out but you never know you could find a “return” of an item you had your eye on.

Many of us are on holiday or planning one for the coming weeks. I am spending August in London. While it is quiet I can get on with tasks I have been putting off. I will also be spending time enjoying my grandchildren.

If you are organised and like planning ahead you may well have started sorting out next seasons purchases. I don’t seem able to get into the right mood till the season begins to change. As the French say “La rentre” starts at the beginning of September.

To stop myself from becoming bored of my summer wardrobe I have decided to mix it up  and experiment with new combinations over the coming weeks.




Blue uniqlo top + bag



I have worn these Uniqlo trousers nearly every day this summer. This style is sold out however they have similar here. They wash well.  I am wearing them with an eyelet navy top also by Uniqlo (only small size left). They do come up quite large.  I have dressed the outfit with a hat, a classic bag by Modalu at John Lewis. Similar style ( lighter colour) reduced from £199 to £99.50 and a colourful scarf.

The beige shoes are by MandS. I popped in to buy some groceries and came out with as pair of shoes. Now sold out similar. I also found some similar styles at Nordstrom and JohnLewis.



Uniqlo top among the Lavender

All photos by Laura Hines photographed in the gardens of Ham House


Blue shoes by Sketchers available at Nordstrom and John Lewis




















  1. Julie
    30th July 2016 / 13:03

    Hi Josephine, I really find that navy is such a flattering colour in the summer and always so classy. I love your top – funnily enough I bought myself a Uniqlo eyelet skirt in navy! Great minds think alike;) Julie

  2. Sue
    30th July 2016 / 23:09

    Now that’s my style! Cool and comfortable—and cotton!!

  3. Naomi
    31st July 2016 / 01:33

    Lovely, classy look! Good reminder for us to try trusted favorites in new ways.

  4. Wendy in York
    31st July 2016 / 08:13

    I just love navy & the silhouette of this outfit too . Are those blue sketchers I see ? I have to be careful with mine – once I put them on I’m reluctant to wear any other shoes . So comfortable

  5. 31st July 2016 / 11:59

    Hi Wendy
    Yes they are sketchers. I agree they are so comfy however if I am doing a lot of walking I change into my more supportive lace up trainers as they don’t give very much support.

  6. Debra Turner
    3rd August 2016 / 21:20

    I love blue, cotton and comfortable clothing. Your ensembo proves how one can look lovely and cozy at the same time. All it takes is a little coordination and and classic pieces.

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