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Besma in the sea wearing Organic Basics RE-SWIM One-piece

Summer is my favourite time of the year. It’s hot, it’s bright, and you can wear light, breezy, effortless outfits all day long! My usual summer outfits revolve around a few basic pieces, accessorised with some fussier, feminine styles, and I wanted to share these here with you today in collaboration with Organic Basics!

If you haven’t heard of Organic Basics, let me introduce you: this Danish brand is my favourite place for sourcing good quality activewear, underwear, and even socks! They’ve been my go-to place to get basic items that need to be first-hand, and I’m grateful to be collaborating with them again to share their new summer styles!

1. British Beach-Ready

As per restrictions, most of us will be holidaying in the UK this year, and let’s be honest: it doesn’t get that hot! That’s why I love layering up before heading to the beach, and this outfit is a current fave. I’ve paired OB’s TENCEL Woven Shirt in Ochre Stripe with my black ruffle skirt, and cheekily underneath is my RE-SWIM One-Piece and Active Yoga Shorts. This gives me a few options depending on what my friends and I decide to do while at the beach: stay covered up if the sun doesn’t shine; still be dressed appropriately if we rent some bicycles and cycle the promenade; or strip down to my bathing suit if it gets warm enough!

The shirt is the stand-out item for me, as it’s super soft, and made from 100% lyocell TENCEL. As a fabric, it’s got great credentials: the fibre is made from responsibly-sourced wood pulp, dissolved in a closed-loop process with a non-toxic organic solvent. The result is a silky, high quality fabric that’s so nice against my skin, and perfect for summer!

2. Dressed For A Dip!

Ever the optimist, my next outfit is perfect for heading out into the sea! Here in Brighton the sea doesn’t get all that warm, but it makes for a refreshing swim when it’s hot out. I really love swimming and Organic Basics’ RE-SWIM One-Piece is perfect for splashing about without worrying about straps or slips. It’s also made from 78% recycled nylon, taken from pre-consumer textile waste that would otherwise go to the landfill. Circularity at its finest!

3. Casual Summer Evening Outfit

Finally, let’s talk about evening wear. While I might seem quite dressy over on my Instagram, I actually like to dress quite casually on summer evenings. If it’s over 20°C, it’s too hot to faff with steaming clothes or strapping myself into a dress! So this outfit is exactly what I’d go for – a floaty shirt, purposefully left crumpled, and a pair of flattering yet floaty TENCEL Woven Pants. These come with a huge waist and adjustable drawstring that can then be pulled close, or left loose, depending on how you’d like to style them! And as another 100% lyocell TENCEL piece, you can imagine how soft and luxurious they are to wear.

Get 10% Off With Code: OBXBESMA

If you’re looking to update your summer wardrobe, or simply invest in some good quality basics, Organic Basics has kindly provided a 10% discount code to readers of Curiously Conscious. At the checkout, use code: OBXBESMA

Just like my previous OB collaborations, this discount applies to everything across the Organic Basics site, and is available worldwide with no minimum purchase amount. Perhaps take a note of the code and use it when you’re next looking for ethically-made, sustainable basics!

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Organic Basics and contains affiliate links. All views and opinions expressed remain my own. Discount code valid worldwide with no minimum purchase. Photography by Lauren Shipley.

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