Fashion is what you buy. Style is what you do with it.
Busy days, late nights and even earlier mornings. If you’re like me you never want to look as tired as you feel or as lazy as you are; as a result of this dressing to impress each and everyday can be a real struggle. As I’ve mentioned previously, what you wear says a lot about you, so despite its challenges it is important to try and make an effort before you walk out the front door each morning. The key to this, in my opinion, is investing in a few quality items (your staple items so to speak) that you can mix and match with and don’t require too much of your time to conjure up a stylish outfit – but more of this to come in the next few weeks. Check out a look I put together for an everyday casual in/out the office outfit that is seriously as effortless as it looks.
Let me start off by saying how amazing these jeans are! I swear by Topshop jeans as they are the only jeans that have the right amount of stretch and support. The sizes are more custom made and they are always two steps ahead when it comes to what’s currently on trend. They might look like plain old black jeans but they are always on the top of my ‘what to wear’ list. At a later stage I am definitely going to have to do a post on Topshop denim in general as my love affair with them cannot be described in passing.
The fundamental look of my outfit is without a doubt my maroon satin blouse. What I love about this blouse is how it does all the work for you; with its detailed lace up sleeves and high collar fit, slip this on and paired with just about anything you have a fashion forward and trendy ensemble. Maroon is one of my all time favourite colours for Winter, with its warm rich tones it can give life to any look. While I have portrayed a casual everyday look of this item, dressed up with heels or smart pants, this blouse can carry you from day into night.
These platform sneakers are another favourite of mine. One of my first blog posts I wrote about platform sneakers and how the trend has grown on me over time. Well if you could see me now! Platform sneakers have just about taken over my closet and 9 times out of ten if you see me out and about I am in my platforms, so it was basically mandatory that my ‘outfit of of the day’ shoot would feature these beauty’s.
I chose to accessorize this look with my trusty brown leather handbag; it has a million and one compartments to store all my things in the right place and it goes with just about everything. I dressed up this look with my wide brimmed tortoise shell glasses for indoors – my eyesight is brilliant and they serve no purpose other than looking chic (and hiding my face when I am burnt out) so if you are bold enough to pull them off they look divine. For outdoors I have accessorized with my trusty Ray Bans; these limited edition wooden clubmasters are practical and perfect for almost any outfit. You can’t go wrong with Ray Bans.
Maroon High Collar Blouse – Forever New
Black High Waisted Jeans – Topshop
Platform Sneakers – Superga
Tortoise Shell Glasses with Clear Lense – Call it Spring
Wooden Clubmaster Sunglasses – Ray Ban
Brown Leather Handbag – Forever New
For a warmer take on my outfit, add a lush winter coat, or alternatively swop out the sneakers for some brown leather knee high boots. Let me know how you would wear this look and give it a rating below. While I don’t want my blog to be a weekly look into my own personal wardrobe, it’s been so lovely hearing all of the feedback over the past week since my last post. The general consensus is that you want to see more of me and not just my views on other people’s style – so I will definitely be including some more OOTDs in the near future. As always, thanks for reading.