Monica Beatrice Welburn, known for her wildly successful lifestyle and fashion blog The Elgin Avenue, is a pro at putting together an outfit. Here she shares her top tips…and a very special giveaway.
I always think about the practicalities of an outfit - what the weather is like, how formal I need to be - and then the fun side. Do I feel like wearing colour? A print, an interesting silhouette? I then find a middle ground between the practicality and the fun.
Comfort is key
The best piece of style advice I have been give is to feel comfortable and beautiful in what you are wearing - the two feelings must co-exist. Sometimes you can be comfortable and not feel very beautiful, or you feel beautiful but so uncomfortable...the ultimate formula is to feel both simultaneously!
Quality reigns supreme
I love the simplicity of being by a pool or the sea – you need so little! The for me is to have quality pieces: if you only buy great quality swimsuits and cover-ups you’ll always feel chic. At the beginning of a holiday, I wear a dark coloured swimsuit, and then as my tan develops I swap in colourful prints or white.
TIME TO WIN!
“As a special gift from me and the Lily and Lionel team we are giving away THREE of my favourite summer pieces: the Fay Leopard Print Swimsuit, the Stella White Cotton Cutwork Kimono & the Talia Monochrome Scarf to one lucky Instagram follower! These items have been hand-selected by me as they are some of my very favourite summer pieces from Lily and Lionel.”
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- Tag three friends in the comments below who you feel may love to enter this prize draw too!
The competition is open until midnight GMT next Saturday May 7th, and the winner will be chosen at random by Monica and announced on her Instagram on Sunday May 8th.