Talking versatility & holiday style with White Stuff on their latest campaign.
For me, White Stuff has always been one of those aspirational lifestyle brands whose clothes & style leave me longing for Sunday countryside picnics, afternoons at the beach and Summer days out on the boat.
Having the opportunity to work with them on their recent Hard-working Beach Cover-ups campaign was super exciting; known for their hand-drawn prints, high quality and ethically sourced materials, they’re the exact type of company I love working with!
I was asked to curate an outfit from their brand new holiday collection that would show off their beautiful Rose Tassel Embroidery Jacket in a unique beach setting, and it just so happens that I was about to head off for a week in Montenegro, spending some time on the stunning freshwater beaches on Lake Skadar.
On the Southern shores of the lake, at the edge of a village called Sestani, we spent the day kayaking around the islands and visiting the nuns at Beska Island monastery, and afterwards enjoyed a light lunch and some sunbathing on Murici beach.
There are several white pebble beaches just like this one dotted around Lake Skadar, and I just couldn’t believe how beautiful it was. The landscape of a freshwater beach feels totally different to a coastal beach (like the ones I’m used to in Cornwall!); on this particular day the water was perfectly still, like glass. There was no wind, and with no tides or currents nearby, the water is stunningly crystal.
We were super lucky with the weather during our whole trip, and on this particular day it was wonderfully hot. It was the perfect opportunity to bring along the white & blue embroidered cover-up, paired with their white bandeau bikini and summer crochet hat.
These not only looked amazing up against the crystal blue of the sky and lake, but also kept my naturally pale skin comfortably shielded from the afternoon sun; especially important to do whilst kayaking, as the sun reflecting off the water can get you burnt quicker than you think.
The jacket was beautifully light and airy, so even in the 23 degree sun I wasn’t too hot, but I knew my skin was protected. The cover-up was also doubled up brilliantly as a modesty jacket to cover my shoulders in the island monastery’s churches.
It’s a super versatile item, and alongside the bikini and hat combo I felt truly summery (even just in the beginning of May!). I hope they do justice to the stunning turquoise surrounding; a perfect, isolated and completely deserted freshwater beach in the wilderness of Montenegro.
*This post is a collaboration with White Stuff, but all content & opinions are my own. Don’t forget to have a read of my feature on their website!
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