For the imperfect Fashion lover.

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Last minute outfit | Summer Style

Long Khaki Culottes |Summer Outfit | Fake Fabulous

This outfit was a last-second-throw-on look for an impromptu afternoon/evening out.
I was going out for a mixture of (minimal) shopping AND lots of nonsense.
(One or two dirty martinis may have been involved.)

Needless to say, I had a great time!

This outfit was a last-minute throw on and, much like my emergency I've-slept-in outfit, needed minimal thought!

{Read more about an emergency outfit HERE}

All I did was grab a selection of pieces that I love and have never let me down.

Long Khaki Culottes |Summer Outfit | Fake Fabulous

When I'm in a rush I tend to grab trousers or jeans.
Today I stuck to my comfort zone and chose my khaki cullotes.
They're easy to style, comfortable to wear and perfect for showing off my grey sandals (one of my favourite pairs of shoes).

I paired them with a simple camisole and a linen/chiffon waistcoat.
My go-to items.
Style staples.

Simple earrings and a zebra print belt finished things off perfectly.

{I also had a black quilted bag with me which I forgot to include here!}

Long Khaki Culottes |Summer Outfit | Fake Fabulous


For my makeup, I started with some gentle concealer but only in a couple of strategic places (under eyes and around my mouth).
I didn't bother with foundation and powder.
It's summer after all and I quite like a super dewy look.
I added a smudge of light creamy eyeshadow (in a light beige/gold) and a lick of mascara.
A slick of red sparkly lipgloss and I was good to go.

My hair was simply a case of puffing it up and spaying the roots with a gentle hairspray.
No time for muss and fuss!

(Plus, my hair ALWAYS looks worse the more I do to it! 
I'm growing it at the moment and it seriously objects to being "styled" too much.)

Long Khaki Culottes |Summer Outfit | Fake Fabulous


You could easily swap out culottes for YOUR perfect bottom-half staples:
  • Midi skirt
  • Full pleated skirt
  • Cropped jeans
  • Paper-bag trousers

Adding a camisole in your favourite colour and a top layer makes for an interesting look.

Long Khaki Culottes |Summer Outfit | Fake Fabulous

What would you throw on if I knocked on your door NOW and said:
"Come on!"
"We're going out!"
What would you grab from your wardrobe?
A dress?
What about your makeup? 
A red lip?
A super-fast smokey eye?

I love to know!

CAMISOLE: No labels...old
WAISTCOAT: Charity shopped
SHOES: All Saints (very old)
BELT: River Island



  1. I never style my hair. I like it when it looks like I've just got out of bed. That, and I'm a huge fan of Robert Smith!
    Love the layed back look of your hair and outfit!

    1. I'm so glad to hear that Nancy.
      Undone hair is so much more chic than overdone hair.
      Very chic and effortless!

  2. Oh, wow, I love these culottes - they look amazing! Fab outfit, Samantha!

    My go-to is usually a dress. I can throw my hair up in a clip for a "done" look. I'd do a smoky eye and some lippy, but not much else is needed. However, all that said, I am not good at last-minute "let's go!" excursions - my anxiety kicks into full gear. If I am going out, I need at least a few hours' notice (if not a few days') for me to get my head around it. I guess that's why I'm the main planner for me and my friends!

    1. Hahahahha... that is me too Sheila.
      I get a little anxious and stressed but try and PUSH my backside into action and be less of a homebody and more party-girl.
      I"m a homebody at heart and would much prefer to sit in my garden with a glass of wine and a good book!
      Shhhhhh... don't tell a soul!

  3. This is great Sam. It seems trend setting somehow. I'm really loving your hair too!

    1. How kind of you Jude! Thank you.
      I feel like I've "Broken the back" of my hair and it's growing out.
      I wonder how far I"'ll ge this time?! :oP

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  5. Your 'last minute outfit' looks fabulous, really elegant, cool and comfortable, with lots of style!. And I love the simple cool shape of your waistcoat over the culottes, such a great idea!. I think that choosing a dress and a pair of sandals could be the quickiest solution (in the summer), but I usually pick trousers and a top when I'm in a hurry, particularly ensembles that I wore and liked previously. Being a repeat offender is my option!


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