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Cornwall Part Two What to Wear When You’re There

Part Two
What to Wear When You’re There


Where? Weekend in Cornwall
When? Sept 2013
With? My friend Lucy
Why? After the madness of this summers festivals and fashion week, Lucy and I needed a bit of chill out break so we decided to go for a girls autumn surfing (and eating) break in Cornwall.

Me hanging out at The Eden Project

What to wear when you’re there – Cornwall
Planning a trip to Cornwall? The chances are you’re there to chill out, go for walks, eat lots of food and maybe indulge in a spot of surfing. With these factors in mind, plus the UK’s ever changeable weather, the key to dressing for a weekend in Cornwall is layering, more specifically how to stay dry and warm.

The style vibe in most of Cornwall is very dressed down, outdoorsy and possibly ‘surfy’ depending on where you are. There is little need for heels and handbags here, think more beanie hats and anoraks! You might want to get a little more dressed up for an evening out at say, Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant or one of Rick Steins restaurants in Padstow, but even there the sartorial requirements are very relaxed.

Batik print silk plimsolls – Penelope Chilvers

Packing – Cornwall

Day at Eden Project, Clockwise from left: White biker jacket – Sandro, Wayfarer sunglasses – Rayban, Powder compact – Chanel, knuckleduster ring – vintage, Suncream – Clarins, Ring – Boucheron, Batik trousers – H&M, Bag – Saddle Bag Trading, Cowboy boots – Ash
Bags from Saddle Bags Trading

Chilling in Watergate Bay, clockwise from left: Tie-dye dress – New Look, Wayfarer sunglasses – Rayban, Powder compact – Chanel, Knuckleduster ring – vintage, Mascara – Dior, Jacket – Acne, Shoes – Penelope Chilvers,  Beanie hat – Topman.

Wearing practical outdoors clothing needn’t be boring
A lovely couple down from London for the weekend, tally ho chaps!
Lucy posing in her convertible Mini

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