Although I love a statement piece, these days I try to make sure I have great items in my wardrobe that are not only classic but tran-seasonal - all about getting my moneys worth as well as having an item that looks good no matter what it is teamed with. These tend to be my go to items on a day when I stand looking at my wardrobe and decide "I have nothing to wear".
I recently found the perfect everyday LBD - a simple jersey dress with t-shirt overlay and open back detail. A great fit, the perfect length and best of all only £25 from ASOS. Since buying i have worn non stop, with summer footwear and lightweight cover up's, loved it so much went back for the printed version!
About a month ago i decided that i needed to shake things up a little and do something with my hair, but after many years of growing it i was a little scared to go too mad.
So off i went to the hairdressers and after a long visit (the shampoo girl didn't rinse all my conditioner out so two washes!!) on what was a ridiculously hot day i left with about 2 inches less hair, taking it up to mid chest. Liked it but after about a week i was mad at myself as i had originally gone in wanting a lot more off and basically chicken'd out! I didn't feel completely at ease with the stylist - who has cut my hair about 3 times now and never remembers me! and i think this put me off as she was very rough with my head and i just didn't feel she had listened fully to what i wanted.
Last week i ended up back in the hairdressers (different one this time) with a lovely lady called Helen and ended up going for what i really wanted - a long bob or Lob, cut to my collar bone with a few layers added. Helen kept asking if i was sure as apparently i looked petrified but i was brave and did it so another 2.5 inches off the length and i am so glad i did - LOVE it.
It is such a nice easy style to manage and looks great with a loose waved curl in.
Here was my inspiration - good old Pinterest!
I love the summer months however the one thing i struggle with is what to wear to work... I work in a buying office, so the dress code is very relaxed but i still like to be professional and try to wear at least one smarter items everyday (except Fridays), whilst being cool.
This Topshop ponte long-line sleeveless blazer allows me to be smart when I need to or adds a smarter element to a very casual outfit like ripped jeans. Very well made and good quality for Topshop and a steal at only £42. I went for the grey but also available in navy, white, camel, blue, rust and a blush nude - think i may need to go back for another colour, maybe the rust for autumn, very on trend and would look fabulous with my favourite little black dress.
Many many outfit combinations but my favourite ways to wear so far are:
Look 1. Layered over a monochrome printed dress with ankle boots, with simple jewellery.
Look 2. With black skinny jeans, a high neck floaty top, statement necklace and sandals.
Look 3. Casual ripped skinny jeans, a classic white tee, statement flats and a fun necklace.
Look 4. Layered over printed dress with neutral sandals, perfect for a very hot day.
All outfits finished off with a tote bag - obsessed with both my Kate Spade Hayden and Beau.
The sleeveless blazer has become a summer staple but will also help me to transition into the cooler Autumn weather, working as a great layering piece without adding too much bulk to my outfit. Make sure to follow me on social media, to see how i style later in the year.