Years ago we were on holiday in the almost Caribbean island of Cap Ferret in west France (not to be confused with Cap Ferrat in the South). The west of France is far less bling, very shabby chic and natural.
One morning I was doing the food shopping in the market square and saw a lady dressed in a butter soft suede wrap skirt, simple white vest, loads of beaten gold bangles, mad hair and huge old shopping basket. She was in her sixties or seventies and was one of the chicest things I had ever seen. It was temperature appropriate, comfortable, worked for any age and timeless, so here I am 12 years later trying to do the same look for shopping on a warm day at my local market.
....and the lady I saw all those years back...turned out to be Agnes b.
The suede skirt is very old from H and M, at least 10 years, but it cost £69 then and would probably be cheaper today!
Vest was from H and M
Baskets from markets in France.
Shoes Office, via Ebay
Ps There are about a million suede skirts on EBay, so clearly I am the only one to like this look, but it is a great time to pick up a bargain!