Outfits on Repeat
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When it comes to fashion it seems like the industry has changed dramatically over recent years. When once I could remember looking through my Mum’s catalogues as a young teenager at the spring/summer collections and then the autumn/winter ones, it seems that clothes are now coming and going far more quickly.
We’ve gone from catalogue shopping (although I still get the odd one through the post) to having access at our fingertips via online shopping to purchase outfits and key pieces – and I must say, I am a big fan.
Internet shopping doesn’t suit everyone and it can be a risky business. If the outfit isn’t the right fit or the material isn’t quite how it looks on screen it can be a faff to package it all back up again and post it off. Then you’re making the decision whether to re-order or not – and in the meantime you’re without your item.
Finding Fashionable Outfits
Going to the shops can be a nice day out with friends, having a coffee and trying on as many outfits you like. I actually miss doing that – especially as a mum with a toddler hanging off one of my limbs. I guess that’s why I do favour online shopping. But purchasing outfits straight from the store, you know in an instant if it fits. So there’s minimal risk. Plus you have that added bonus of not actually waiting for it to be delivered.
With so much choice on how to shop plus where to shop (I even got a bargain pair of Irregular Choice boots on Amazon of all places) it’s the best time to look around for the cheapest finds – and the most fashionable ones!
Cheap isn’t always good but I’ve personally come across a few sites where I could easily wear the same things again without them falling to bits, and they didn’t cost the earth. Then there’s always sales section. Check out your favourite brands and see if anything is on offer.
Re-Use Those Outfits!
Most of us have basic stuff in the wardrobe. Jeans (perhaps different styles), vest tops, tees, long sleeved tops, jumpers and blouses. Some stuff will be seasonal such as summer dresses and some bits will be casual or smart. However, there are still ways to make casual stuff a bit ‘dressy’ and more formal clothes more relaxed. That is how we become creative with what we have and freshen up the same old things with new looks.
Jeans are so versatile. Once you’ve found the style to suit your body shape, you have the perfect base. For a long time I would only wear boot cut, but now it’s skinny’s and treggings all the way. You’ll see my grey H&M pair in a lot of my posts as well as on Instagram. Costing £12.99 I also have the same in black. I’ve washed and worn them again and again. Get them here.
You may have seen these before!
I’m also loving high waisted jeans as they are flattering with tucked in tops.
Wear jeans with trainers or sliders for a daytime look, or heels for going out. In the winter go for flat boots (long or ankle) or heeled boots to dress them up.
Then on top anything goes – literally! Smart button blouses, pretty lace tops or a slogan t-shirt.
In the cooler months I do like to wear polo-necks. They are a great base for warmth and smart enough for work and I have a black, grey and striped one. I wear my polo-neck with a short skirt, black tights and boots for work in the winter. This one is from new look and you can get it here.
At home skinny jeans are perfect and at the moment black and white stripes are the thing. This will be worn a lot this winter.
Love this top!
I have this emerald green blouse – again from H&M. It cost me £7.00 from the sale rack. I picked it up because I was going on a girl’s night that night and I needed something to go with a pair of high waisted button-fly black jeans.
Normally I wouldn’t even consider a blouse top but it was lovely. I tucked it into my jeans and being floaty, it was really flattering. The ruffles around the shoulders gave it a nice edge. I also love the green colour.
After six months of it sitting in my drawers, I decided it might go well with a pair of high rise wide leg black trousers for work. The weather was warm so it was perfect being sleeveless. All through the summer it made an appearance – so I definitely got my money’s worth, and there’s still loads of life left in it. It’s great with a jacket or cardigan if it’s not so warm.
A couple of Christmas’s ago I decided that I actually quite liked all-in-ones. They were getting everywhere and the more I saw other people in them the more I wanted one.
That year I wore a red one to a Christmas party. I danced all night and it was so comfy and flattering.
This summer I went onto the Silkfred website and purchased this khaki green calf length culotte frill jumpsuit. I dressed it up with heels, a bag and curled hair for a family party. It was so comfortable.
It’s also great as a slightly more casual outfit, sitting outside the pub. Perfect with flats and hair up in a bun. On the website for £29.00, it also comes in black, navy and floral. The black floral is really pretty – very tempted to grab that too! Get the look here.
I love this Jumpsuit
If I want a pretty skater dress, I look no further than Want That Trend. I have had a couple of dresses from there and also a midi floral skirt and I haven’t been disappointed. The price (especially if you get it in the sale) and quality is great.
This dress has been worn on a couple of occasions and I’m guessing it’ll come out again in the future. The first being a vintage tea party. I put big curls in my hair and accessorised with a pink lacy scarf.
Then on holiday, it was a perfect dress to go out for dinner in. I threw on wedged heels and was nice and cool.
This would make a good wedding guest outfit too with matching shoes and bag and even a fascinator.
Staying Fashionable on Holiday
Get this look at Want That Trend.
I love jumpers. I suffer with the cold so in the winter the fluffier the better!
This jumper with it’s three quarter length sleeves is just the cutest thing from 10 Store – a bargain online clothing store I discovered via Holly Willougby’s Instagram. All clothes are £10.00 or under and I’ve had some good buys from there.
This cream crochet jumper is just one of those pieces you could wear for any occasion. It’s got a flattering neckline and elasticated waist to keep it’s shape – whilst still hiding any lumps or bumps! I love the cream colour put together with a cream spaghetti strap vest top underneath. Perfect with jeans and heels or smart trousers for the office. It also comes in hot pink or black. Get it here.
I’m on (another) girls night tonight, so it’ll make an appearance then (it should hide the food baby). Being a school night it’ll go well with my jeans again and ankle boots and costume jewellery.
Be creative with the clothes you have. Accessorise with scarves, hats, belts and cardigans. Or change the look with the shoes you wear or how you have your hair. Simple touches can actually make a big difference to your style.