GREAT ADVICE COMES IN THREES: A SUPER BLOGGER SHARES HER TIPS & A GIVEAWAY

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.

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Think practically 

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.

 

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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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