The Casual Bardot

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The Casual Bardot 1 - OOTD featuring Topshop off the shoulder top

It occurred to me recently that I've shown you this top in both a wishlist post and a favourites post, but not actually styled it up for a proper outfit post before. Given that I love it so much, I thought it was about time I put that right! It's the Topshop Structured Bardot, and you've probably seen it all over the internet by now.

The Casual Bardot 2 - OOTD featuring Topshop off the shoulder top 
There's a good reason for this. It's beautifully designed, feminine, made from gorgeous silky fabric and available in a rainbow of tempting colours. I've mostly been wearing mine with skinny jeans and heels for evenings out, but it works really well styled more casually too. Everything I'm wearing here is from Topshop, but other than the top, it's all old. The button through skirt has proved very useful - great in winter with over the knee boots and a striped polo neck, and equally good with bare legs and sandals now it's warmer.

The Casual Bardot 3 - OOTD featuring Topshop off the shoulder top

Top, Skirt, Sandals (similar), Bag (similar) - Topshop, Sunglasses - River Island

For me, a denim mini and flat sandals is pretty much a summer uniform, something I turn to year after year. The bardot top brings it right up to date. On holiday, this is essentially what I wear on a daily basis!

Have you embraced the off the shoulder trend? And what's your summer uniform?

Kate x
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  1. I struggle with finding a decent bra to wear when I am wearing off-shoulder. Strapless isn't enough at the moment.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. OMG, you're not alone. I'm flat chest and I feel very self conscious wearing a strapless bra and feels like it's always sliding down.

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    2. It can be annoying yanking up a strapless bra every five minutes, I agree! The Debenhams bra I reviewed recently is the best one I've tried so far, but they're never going to be as secure as a regular bra. The struggle is real! x

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  2. This top is beautiful! And, like you mentioned, can be easily styled more casually or glammed up with skinny trousers and high heels. x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    1. It's very versatile! I'm obsessed with it at the moment. x

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  3. That shirt! �๐Ÿ˜�
    You look amazing! You styled it just right!

    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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  4. It looks so good with the denim skirt, it would never occur to me to style that way but it really works! You look lovely as always.
    xx

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  5. I just stumbled across your blog on bloglovin' and I'm hooked! This outfit is gorgeous for the summer and that top is stunning! I'll have to check it the sunglasses in river island soon too as I do need some. Thanks for sharing!<3
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    1. You're welcome, and so glad you like my blog! x

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  6. My favorite button skirt of you.
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  7. I'm with Anne, the reason why I stay away from bare shoulder tops like this is I feel extremely uncomfortable wearing strapless bra. That said, you look absolutely lovely with that top, love the colour too.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Sometimes a top just comes along and you think, you know what, you are worth struggling with a strapless bra for! As I said, I have one now that's pretty good, but even so I wouldn't run for a bus in it, if you know what I mean! x

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  8. Beautiful top! Any recommendations for a decent strapless bra?! xx

    Beautylymin| Abercrombie & Fitch First Instinct Giveaway

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    1. Haha, the strapless bra thing is quite an issue, isn't it?! Well, I wrote a whole post about the Debenhams 24 hour one here:

      http://www.katelouiseblogs.com/2016/05/debenhams-bra-fit-campaign-plus.html

      This is definitely the best one I've tried so far and does stay up pretty well. One thing I will say is that loose tops like this pose the biggest challenge to a strapless bra. A tighter off the shoulder top would be more wearable in that sense. x

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  9. You look amazing ! Love how you styled it x

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  10. Such a pretty outfit, I love the 70s inspiration
    The material looks gorgeous

    What Raj Wants

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  11. This outfit is gorgeous and you look beautiful hun :)
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  12. You look fantastic in this outfit, I love your blouse :-)

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  13. you look great. lovely top!

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  14. Such a pretty outfit and that top is very lovely! Love how you styled it.
    Well, I love the off the shoulder trend but for some reason, I haven't gotten around to going shopping to include one or two in my wardrobe. x

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  15. Great top. Very inspiring outfit!
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  16. I like the structure of the top. I'm so obsessed with off-the-shoulder pieces! It's a great outfit for being comfy and still cute on a summer day :)

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  17. I've been seeing this Topshop top everywhere and it's no wonder because it's absolutely gorgeous! Love the colour you picked out and how you styled it up overall, looking gorgeous! x

    Beauty with charm

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  18. I have flat chest, so its always difficult for me to select a decent Bra.
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  19. What a beautiful top! I haven't been able to wear an off the shoulder top since my 20's. Not sure it's a look I can pull off well these days lol. It looks great on you though!

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