Tuesday, 5 August 2014

A Topshop jumpsuit and a denim jacket....and despite my protestations, winter clothing has got the better of me after all!

I bought this Topshop jumpsuit  in November when I was presenting an awards ceremony. Really it deserves to be worn a little more than it has been so today I found a way of wearing it, if only for a short while.

I really like denim jackets on other bloggers but on me - I'm not quite so sure. I've had this GAP denim jacket for years and a few months ago I handed it down to our eldest but for this post at least, I reclaimed it just to see what I thought. Taking away the positives, the combination of the cropped jacket length and the clean black lines of the jumpsuit make my legs look longer than they are. It's a styling trick that can be applied to lots of different outfits. As to the negatives, I'm not convinced that my face matches the jacket!

So then I tried the jumpsuit minus the jacket. The top part is sparkly so it works well for a night-time outfit but really it's not something for every day. It's not the sparkle, rather more the fact that it's not very forgiving if you get my drift, meaning that I need to breathe in a little!  It also really needs heels for their leg lengthening properties which, for someone who currently prefers trainers or flip flops, is a little bit of a challenge. Still, it's earned its right to stay in my wardrobe.

As I mentioned yesterday, I can't quite face the thought of winter yet so talking about winter clothes is out, as is talking about Autumn, or Fall, clothes but transitional? Yes I can do that! Which is stupid really as it's tantamount to the same thing but that's the power of words for you.

So, thinking ahead to some transitional pieces, I can see these Great Plains wild thing trousers (£55) working their way seamlessly into my wardrobe.  Most people have the odd black jumper lurking somewhere and these trousers together with a black jumper or top would make an easy, comfortable and stylish outfit.

And then when I came across this Great Plains manor wool coat (£130) - which let's face it is full on winter, no disguise, I couldn't resist and I had to share it. I love this colour, it's gorgeous and flattering against so many skin tones. A bright winter (oops, said it again) coat is always something to smile about. Lots of ladies steer away from bright coats, fearing that they won't go with many things but I work on the basis that whatever is peeping out of the bottom is likely to be black, denim, navy or grey - all of which work fabulously with brighter colours, so for me that seals the deal.