I’d love to have a whole wardrobe full of pretty dresses, and feel ready to attend a tea party at any opportunity – but my life is more filled with dog walks, beach ambles, weekends away in the van and pottering around the house than it is occasions that would befit a floaty frock and pretty heels. For this reason, my wardrobe is probably as much functional as it is feminine, (not that the two can’t mix!) and I will be forever dedicated to my drawer full of denim; with jeans, t-shirts, checked shirts and crew neck jumpers forming most of my weekend outfits.
For all my love of functionality however, I still like to look nice. I still like to look like I put thought into my outfit; to wear items that are well-made, suit me, and maybe most importantly, fit well. For this reason, I tend to stay very loyal to specific brands – and one of my favourite brands for ‘weekend-wear’ is Fat Face. Their new campaign is all about making clothes which are ‘familiar, yet stylish’ – which definitely sums up my approach to casual-wear to a T. I’ve styled up four of my favourite items from their Summer range, and put them to the test with some classic Rosie weekend activities.
First up, I took one of their twill check shirts and a pair of ‘dirty’ skinny jeans for a dog walk…
jeans: fat face, £45* | cardigan: mango, old | coat: jack wills , old
shirt: fat face, £35* | boots: barbour, old | scarf: primary | hat: asos, old
I absolutely love these jeans and they’re perfect for Spring days when there’s still a nip in the air, as they’re t really thick – and sturdy enough for climbing over stiles and kicking piles of leaves! Checked shirts are definitely a weekend staple of mine and the lighter shades of this one will take me through Spring and into Summer. Here’s another item that’s got me excited for warmer days, their extremely cute denim mini skirt…
skirt: fat face, £40* | t-shirt, asos, £12
necklace: tatty devine, £45 | shoes: converse, £45
I’ve wanted a denim mini skirt for ages but always been unsure that I could pull it off. I dream of looking as cool as Steffy from Steffy’s Pros and Cons in hers (I’m definitely wearing it with a slogan crew neck jumper next – I love her ‘I Did My Best’ sweater!) This skirt has just the right amount of stretch to indulge in an ice cream or two at the beach, and looks great with tights and sneakers – though I can’t wait for days when I can wear it with bare legs and flip flops!
The final item is this dreamy denim shirt dress – perfect for a windy amble around a lake whilst catching up with friends…
dress: fat face, £45* | trench coat: esprit, old
bag: kate spade, old
I’m a bit obsessed with this dress – it’s really lightweight and super comfortable. We’re going to France in June on a bit of a road trip, and it’s going to be perfect to pull on over a bikini or to wear out in the evening with cute sandals. It’s another item that looks great with tights whilst it’s still chilly (come on Spring, bring us some sunshine!) but will look equally great with bare legs when the time comes.
I absolutely adore all my new Fat Face pieces; their denim and chambray range is absolutely on point this season and there’s lots of other items I have my eye on (I think these dungarees need to hop into my shopping basket immediately…)
Are you a fan of Fat Face? Which is your favourite look from this post? (I have a soft spot for the denim mini skirt!) Ooh and a big thanks to Katy for taking the skirt and dress photos in this post, and to Sarah for letting me pose in front of her cute little shed!