Daring is not a word I would ever usually use to describe my sense of fashion. I know what I like (a mixture of classic tailoring, relaxed and cool biker chic – 100% not a thing but channel biker jackets, v neck tee’s and skinny jeans and you’ve got me – with a dash of bold and pretty colours in between), and I don’t tend to deviate much from that very loose, slightly vague genre.
However, recently, I have been taking inspiration not just from Instagram – no you stalk people’s fashion choices on a daily basis – but from my surroundings to countries I’d love to visit, to the food that I’m eating (sounds strange but bear with me on this one) and that’s where this post comes into play.
Magnum – you know that ice cream brand which I mention every single day throughout the summer months? Yeah, that one – have launched two new flavours and not only have they blown my mind, but they’ve also inspired my outfit choices too. Said new range is the Magnum Double range and consists of the Double Raspberry and Double Coconut flavours and omg they’re divine, but they also have the most incredible double layers which made me think about doubling up on the fashion front too.
So let’s talk Double Coconut and more daringly, double white. White is a difficult colour to wear isn’t it? Unless you’re extremely tanned – my leftover American tan didn’t fare me too badly – it can sometimes wash you out/make you look ever so slightly corpse-like, and double white is even more terrifying. However, there’s something about this little mix of off whites that I am completely obsessed with. Maybe it’s the clash of materials, maybe it’s the plain creamy white denim with the crisp ruffle shirt, but for some reason I just adore this mix (and have outfit repeated at least 3489385 times since).
What I adore more though, is the new Magnum Double Coconut [insert hands in the air/heart eye’d emoji here]. With the most ridiculously delicious velvety smooth coconut ice cream dipped in a chocolatey coating and a layer of luscious chocolate sauce, covered in cracking Magnum chocolate – are we all salivating right now or is it just me? – for me personally, this might be my favourite Magnum yet. It’s the perfect amount of smooth, rich, sweet and creamy and omg can I eat them all day every day please? This makes me want to be on a tropical beach on the other side of the world but equally, give me a Magnum and a few episodes of Love Island my favourite series and I’ll be equally happy!
One thing I’ve noticed as I’ve got older and started to be less self conscious in myself and my fashion choices, is that colour makes me feel good. When I’m feeling a bit lacklustre, nothing quite beats a red lip/bright pink blazer/statement bold shoe… but going bold all over is a whole other matter. When I found this raspberry colour playsuit, I died and went to heaven, but how on earth do you pair it with pink without looking like a Barbie doll? Enter the suede dusky pink biker jacket that dreams were made of. It’s light enough to not make too much of a statement but pretty enough to compliment the playsuit perfectly. It’s elegant and pretty and stylish and not at all Barbie-esque and I just cannot stop wearing these raspberry tones together now.
Onto the Magnum Double Raspberry because in all honesty, I can’t wait any longer. With smooth raspberry ice cream dipped in a chocolatey coating, lashings of raspberry sauce and Magnum classic chocolate, ahhhh it is just divine. Fruity, chocolatey, indulgent goodness which I just cannot get enough of. This to me, is the kinda thing you want after a BBQ, with a big bunch of your favourite girls, all sitting and gossiping and discussing life… demolishing a Double Raspberry Magnum.
BRB while I daydream about my dream life.
It’s funny isn’t it, how something like an ice cream can inspire your fashion choices, but the daring to go double campaign really did make me think about what I wear, if I could dare to double up trends/colours and whether I’d be comfortable in pushing myself out of my comfort zone. And I think it’s clear to see from my outrageous coconut/raspberry clothing fangirling that I definitely did.
Have you tried the new Magnum Double range yet? Are you obsessing over them? If you are, please tell me what your favourite flavour is because I currently feel like choosing would be similar to picking a favourite child and I just can’t do it 😉