Living the Cottage Lifestyle

Cute casual cottage look with peasant blouse, terry cloth shorts and lace up espadrilles

Big thanks to Macy’s & Max Studio London for sponsoring this post!

Summers are all about being outside, leaving the city’s hustle, and heading to cottage country. It feels so good to escape the city and leave the stress behind. Cottage getaways are my favourite way to relax, unwind, and appreciate the more simple things in life. There’s BBQs, bonfires, and boat outings all in the company of friends and family. The cottage life is a good life.

Cottage lifestyle is all about ease and comfort, so it’s no question your style should reflect the same. But that doesn’t mean you have to be bumming around in your sweats and flip flops and sacrifice your style for comfort. I’ve collaborated with Macy’s and Max Studio London to put together this effortless chic cottage look that’s perfect for the all your fun summer occasions from the beach to the BBQ and sipping drinks on the dock.

So glad that summer is here! Peasant blouse with ruffle sleeves and shorts for a cute casual look!

Cottage Style

Peasant style blouses are one of my favorite summer pieces. This warm-weather essential is lightweight, feminine, and comfortable to wear. It has a free-spirited, hippie feel that’s perfect for the cottage lifestyle. I love how this blouse from Max Studio London has delightful details like the embroidery around the neckline and flutter sleeves for a playful look.

To keep it casual, I’ve paired the peasant top with blue terry cloth shorts and lace up espadrilles. These are both leisurely fabulous, fuss-free, and all about comfort.  And lastly, a cottage look is never complete without a hat and sunnies. If you spend all day in the sun you’ll need to protect your eyes and face, so you might as well look cute while doing it. Cute casual summer look with peasant blouse and terry cloth shorts

Living the Cottage Lifestyle in 3 Easy Steps

Getting away to the cottage for a blast of nature is a treat we all deserve, but not everyone has access to a home on a lake in the countryside. For the rest of you, here are three easy tips for creating that perfect cottage lifestyle, wherever you may happen to be.

1. Go play outside
Part of the fun of having a getaway outside the city is just that: outside! Get the whole family together for a picnic at the park, beach or even your own backyard. Spending times outdoors has the amazing ability to relax and recharge.

2. Unplug and disconnect
Quiet times together make rare appearances in our busy day-to-day lives, but they’re part of what makes any cottage getaway special. By putting away phones, tablets and laptops, you’ll free up time for togetherness and real conversation. Cue the board games!

3. Eat together
Maximize the quality time like enrolling the whole squad into prepping and eating all meals together. A big homemade Sunday brunch is always a good idea!

Lace up espadrilles. These ones are SO comfy!

Outfit Details:

Top: Embroidered flutter sleeve blouse by Max Studio London from Macy’s
Bottom:  Terry cloth shorts by Max Studio London from Macy’s
Shoes: Wylie Lace-Up Espadrille Sandals by Seven Dials from Macy’s
Hat: Panama hat from Ole Curiosidades
Sunglasses: Clubmaster sunglasses by Ray-Ban

Casual summer look with peasant blouse and terry cloth shorts

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  • Cat Forsley
    May 13, 2017

    ENJOY Utopia xo

  • Candy Kage
    May 13, 2017

    Looks like your ready for summer with that outfit. All your ideas are great for college and or anyone for that matter.

  • Brandy
    May 14, 2017

    Looks like a great way to spend some summer time, we will be searching for cottages soon enough to get away from it all. We work 100% from home so anytime we can get away, all for it. I also am now reminded I need summer clothes, cute outfit!

  • Anosa
    May 14, 2017

    Absolutely loving your outfit and I am so jealous of the weather you hard. We struggling with rain here doesn’t look like spring but more like winter so I all ready for summer

  • Katie Kinsley
    May 14, 2017

    Oh, those shoes are quite cute for summer! I need more work appropriate sandals for this summer 🙂

  • Leigh Anne Borders
    May 14, 2017

    Oh my! I just love the outfit. I think it would be perfect to wear just about anywhere this summer.

  • Alison Rost
    May 14, 2017

    This is such a lovely and cute outfit! I know how important it is to wear something comfortable this summer.

  • David Elliott
    May 15, 2017

    I have to say that you look absolutely stunning in the outfit. Just in time for the summer. I’m so ready for it to be summer.

  • Debra Hawkins
    May 15, 2017

    That top just looks amazing on you! I am so glad it is summer, the perfect time for clothes like this!

  • OurMiniFamily
    May 15, 2017

    We’re headed to Cape Ann in a few weeks, and we’ll be staying at a cottage by the ocean and now I totally want this outfit!! So cute!

  • rika agustini
    May 15, 2017

    I really love your style, especially the white top! So cute and you look adorable.

  • Rebecca Swenor
    May 15, 2017

    Cottage living is an awesome what to spend at least a weekend or more in the summer months. This is indeed a cute outfit. I love the shoes and that hat with the shorts along with the white top. Thanks for share the information.

  • Marielle Altenor
    May 15, 2017

    Very comfortable style. I love clothes that are light yet stylish such as this cottage look. Plus it screams summer to me!

  • Chrishelle Ebner
    May 15, 2017

    I am definitely ready for a little cottage lifestyle of my own. Spring is the perfect time to unplug and reconnect with your family. Love the outfit, stylish and comfortable.

  • Your outfit looks really comfy. I like a cottage lifestyle. I prefer cottage living than city.

  • Jaime Nicole
    May 15, 2017

    Unplugging is becoming so important to me. I find that it really improves my quality of life!

  • diana
    May 16, 2017

    I love your outfit! It’s stylish, comfortable and fits perfectly with the cottage lifestyle.

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