Take10 x Uniqlo Best of British

uniqlo x project take 10 x lulu guinness tshirt styling

British boarding school outfit

Bunches pigtails badges school blazer

School badges Brockham Ashcombe Librarian Monitor Captain authentic metal

Love Lulu Guinness!

This month, me and the Take 10 girls* partnered up with UT by Uniqlo to see how we could interpret British style. I do love a good British-themed exercise, as I’m sure you might know, so I was pretty excited about this months challenge! We each chose between Lulu Guinness, Orla Kiely and Laura Ashley x Uniqlo collaborative Ts and after seeing this T-shirt by Lulu on, there was nooo way I wasn’t picking her! The drawn-on style stripes on the sleeves are my favourite bit which also feature on my other favourite T-shirt which Olivia had the pleasure to style! (See last image)

To British-it-up, I paired my T with a bit of a boarding school look, including my charity shop pleated skirt, Rokit Vintage hat and chunky school-like laced brogue heels (nice and shiny, of course!) plus my Topshop suit jacket which I littered with my old school badges (yep, I was bit of a boffin.) After stealing some red accessories from my housemate, I was set to head for that perfect red post box and this beautiful gate down the road which for now will stand for my imaginary boarding school! Please dream with me a minute!

(*a super-cool group of us Bloggers each style an item of clothing from a chosen brand and reveal our different looks each month!)

Outside school gates beautiful iron Barnet

Lulu Guinness x Uniqlo UT Tshirt school skirt gates

Lulu Guinness x Uniqlo UT heart sunglasses red black white

Hope and Greenwood mints red stripe

black school girl shoes red socks patent heels

Lulu Guinness x Uniqlo UT Love Lulu signature red bow belt

Lulu Guinness x Uniqlo UT Tshirt Love Lulu lips black white red heart hands

Tshirt – c/o Uniqlo x Lulu Guinness / Blazer – Topshop / Hat – Rokit Vintage / Ring – Me & Zena / Bag – New Look / British minty sweets – Hope and Greenwood / Badges – From my Primary and Secondary schools

Thank you Carrie for the photos

See how the other girls styled their Ts! From left to right: Pink Bow, Pretty Much Penniless, Hi Fashion, What Olivia Did, We Shop Therefore We Are, The Magpie Girl, FishTank Fashion, A Little Bird Told Me (Jen made this FAB British collage!), Where is Harriet.

As part of the project, I also made Pinterest page to show my inspiration behind my outfit, so if you’d like a dose of dreamy Britishness, take a looky at all our boards!


  • Kristian August 15, 2012 at 11:25 PM

    You look adorable and so does everyone else. I’m checking them all out.

  • Jaclyn July 19, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    Oh Lucy – you are the cutest! I love this outfit and love the location you have shot it! You have most definitely inspired me to dig out my ankle socks!


  • Paps July 16, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    So well put together and lovely photos by Carrie.

  • Fashion Bandit July 16, 2012 at 3:47 PM

    Just found your blog through the Take 10 project – and very glad I did!

    I love how matchy-matchy this outfit is, and you also bagged my favourite Tee from the group. Loving the blog and looking forward to reading more posts in the future now I am following 🙂 x

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  • Macha July 16, 2012 at 2:39 PM

    oh amazing pictures, lovely outfits and beaming with joy
    i like the happiness bringing out of your pictures

  • Maria July 16, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    You look amazing, I LOVE that tee!

    Maria xxx

  • Rachel July 16, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    This is my favourite of all of the Take 10 looks from this round, Lucy! Your pictures are beautiful, and you look fabulous (as usual!) x

  • Michelle July 16, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    Great outfit! I wish our badges at school had been so vintage-esque. Ours were all plastic and rubbish. Don’t even know where they are hiding (maybe we had to return them?).

  • Olga July 16, 2012 at 7:28 AM

    Very very beautiful look!!! You are brilliant!!! I like look your blog!!


  • Jenny July 15, 2012 at 8:26 PM

    I loooove all the badges! I had a ‘council’ one and a ‘prefect’ one too 🙂

  • mat July 15, 2012 at 7:47 PM

    always appreciate how happy you look in your posts

  • Katie July 15, 2012 at 7:24 PM

    WOW! I’m so jealous. Why there are no such a lovely stuff here, in Poland?! It’s just not fair! I really like this challange and it looks so cool. You girls are so lovely and you have amazing sense of style and you seem so nice. Let’s be friends?! Oh, I wish I could meet such a lovely people <3

  • missecl July 15, 2012 at 3:32 PM

    Your outfit is great 😀

  • Becky Bedbug July 15, 2012 at 1:57 PM

    What a cute little outfit. I love all the badges- I can’t believe you had that many! I never got my prefect badge because I was on holiday when they gave them out and they never got round to giving me mine. Sad times!


    • Lulu July 15, 2012 at 3:39 PM

      aah maan! That’s so sad! You should have stolen it back from them 😉 xxx

  • Harriet July 15, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    I love your outfit! You would fit right in with the St Trinian’s girls in that – very British!