Kitchen apparel isn’t something people necessarily take seriously, myself included. From a good pair of oven gloves to the right shoes! However, more recently, it’s something that I want to be more proactive about because the reality is, it’s an essential part of your kitchen hygiene and safety. I mean who wants to spend hours scrubbing off flour that’s stuck to their nice t-shirt anyway?
That brings me to today’s topic; aprons. More specifically this African print apron from Bespoke Binny which contains. I have their Kaleidoscope apron which is a series of blue, teal and mustard yellow hexagon and circles brought together with, white specs with black and dark brown netting. The neck and waist straps are an off white colour and there’s a blue pouch at the belly of the apron. It’s almost too pretty to wear in the kitchen.
What I love most about this apron, I think a lot of people will agree with me, is the large pocket in front. It's great for holding my notebook, pens, tape, phone and anything else I need on hand. I'm almost ashamed to admit it, but I'm one of those people who misplaces something quite easily. One second I'm cutting up some baking paper to line my cake tin, I turn my back for what feels like a second and all of a sudden the scissors have disappeared. So for me, having a large pocket to store my tools is a great bonus!
The downside, however, is if you’re on the petite side, the neck strap isn’t adjustable so the apron will hang quite low. I've managed to avoid this by tying a knot on the neck strap but this does make wearing the apron slightly uncomfortable on my nape.
Additionally, I would have like to see longer waist straps to tie my apron as I favour knotting my apron in the front so I can hang tea towels for easy reach. It does look as though it's purposely been designed to not tie in the front so as not to disturb the look of the pocket in the front. With that being said, I suppose having longer straps on an apron is a preference and not a necessity.
The apron retails for £24.99, the type of price you’d find in a Lakeland store. It also comes with a matching pair of oven gloves. Like most aprons the inner part is lined with cotton, making it thick but not too heavy. Perfect for moving around the kitchen seamlessly as well as nice and easy to breathe in.
The unique prints of the apron followed by great pocket design make this a wonderful apron to add to your kitchen. Save it to use for that special dinner party you have coming up!