My Braintree Summer Outfit

We’ve now had over two weeks of absolutely beautiful weather. This feel good summer deserves feel good fashion to accompany it. Braintree Clothing are an ethical clothing company who work with sustainable resources as well as looking to build relationships with suppliers who provide good working conditions for their employees. Add that to quality clothes in comfortable fabrics such as hemp and bamboo and you have a recipe for success.

They asked me to put together my favourite holiday outfit up to the value of £200 to be in with the chance of winning it. I decided to go for something inspired by our long cycle in the Leicestershire countryside last weekend. I picked some natural colours – the green of the National Forest, the violet reflecting the Swithland slate and the wonderful deep brown bag reminding me of the jagged rock formations that are characteristic of the Charnwood Forest.


I named the outfit Heavenly Hemp because the key piece for me is the multi skirt, a flexible item of clothing that is 55% hemp and therefore will be comfortable and hardwearing. Truly hemp is a wonderful fabric. If all of this sounds tempting to you, then until 21/07/13 you can get 10% off by using the code BLOGGER10 at the checkout! Woo hoo!

Multi skirt in Vintage Violet £49.90  
Sugarpine tunic in duck egg £29.90
Total – £155.80

And just in case it gets chilly, when the weather starts to turn, I’ll spend the last of my budget on some sleeves – this lovely Banyan Throw in Denim at £39.90. Bargain.


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