29.08.2016- What I Wore Today #275

Monday, 29 August 2016

There's nothing like a splash of subtle colour to pep up your wardrobe, especially after if you're looking for styles which will see you through to the autumn without getting too distracted by the dark colours which seem to be slowly but surely creeping into the shops. As I touched on in my last post, at the moment I'm seeking out those staple pieces which straddle seasons effortlessly, and am having a reasonable rate of success: 

Blouse- ASOS 
Jeans- Weekday (via ASOS) 
Shoes- Adidas (via Surfdome) 
Bag- Zara 

How pretty is this blouse? As usual, it was an unexpected ASOS find, and has rapidly become a piece which has well and truly found itself at home in my wardrobe. The print is perfect for teaming with lots of my existing favourites, especially as it affords so many options in terms of picking out accent colours. Definitely a new favourite which is already earning its keep! 

Have you picked up any new style staples recently?

(Image credit: Hannah Hobson, please do not reproduce without permission.)

26.08.2016- Most Wanted: Warehouse Wonders

Friday, 26 August 2016

With autumn peeking gingerly over the horizon, I'm sure I'm not the only one anticipating the arrival of a new season. Whilst it doesn't feel like we've had that much of a summer, I'm still hoping that we've got at least a few weeks of sunshine left yet, and as such have been seeking out those transitional treasures which appear in such abundance on the high street at this time of the year. With an eye on autumn but still holding on to the spirit of summer, the new season offerings from Warehouse are firmly fixed on my radar:

Daisy Flippy Dress, £49/Clean Belted Trench Coat, £89/Painted Floral Culotte, £29/Tie Waist Shirt Dress, £35/Boxy Popper Detail Jumper, £35/Side Split Cropped Trousers, £45/Dipped Hem Top, £32/Leather Textured Shoulder Bag, £28/Velvet Slip On Trainers, £55, all Warehouse

Regular readers will know that I'm a huge fan of a failsafe floral, and this pretty print is perfect for the inbetweeny weather, as well as being ideal for teaming with opaque tights when winter arrives. Dodging showers is something which is synonymous with the Great British climate, and as such this trench coat is another staple which would become indispensable as autumn approaches. Keeping one foot firmly in the 'it's still summer!' camp, these stunning printed culottes- which may or may not have already made their way into my shopping basket... 

As far as style essentials go, you'd be hard pushed to go wrong with a simple shirt dress, and this understated design is a real wardrobe hero if ever I saw one- and great for layering over trousers too. Another transitional treasure comes in the shape of this knit- the sort of basic which is a boon to any wardrobe. Regular readers will know that I'm something of a culotte convert, and this black pair are a great investment purchase- great for dressing up or down as well as being a real classic option too. 

Tapping into a fresh colour palette when autumn arrives is always something to look forward to, and this vibrant blouse is a great option for the transitional season, especially if you're keen to pep up some of your winter staples with a bit of brightness. As far as accessories go, it's hard to go wrong with a cross body bag, and this grey design is a great all purpose option for layering over coats and jackets. Finally, keeping things co-ordinated, these velvet skate shoes- adding a little touch of luxury to an everyday staple. 

Are you a fan of Warehouse? 

(Image credit: Warehouse.)

24.08.2016- What I Wore Today #274

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

British summers, such as they are, always tend to be fleeting affairs, so when the sun does make an appearance it usually results in a frantic race to delve into your warm weather wardrobe and make the most of a spell without showers. Whilst my summer staples tend to sit safely in a drawer until I need pack my suitcase for a trip to the beach, over the last few weeks I've made the most of intermittent opportunities to give them a long overdue spell in the sunshine (especially as it's likely to be a little while before I'll be needing them again!)

Shirt- French Connection 
Shorts- Zara 
Bag- Zara 
Sunglasses- Zara

You can't really go wrong with staple denim shorts, can you? Although it's taken me a little while to find the perfect pair, these ones from Zara have become a go-to for me for when the weather warms up, and the slightly more relaxed fit makes them the perfect casual option. This shirt from French Connection is another brilliant basic, and the ideal piece to reach for when the temperatures climb as it's so light and easy to wear. Plus, it'll be great to layer under some of my thicker knits when the inevitable chill starts...

What are your summer essentials?

(Image credit: Sarah Farrell, please do not reproduce without permission.)
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