In this weeks styling tips blog I show you my third ‘uniform’ to make dressing easy this autumn…
Todays uniform – shirt, jumper and jeans.
What you need in your wardrobe –
- Crew neck jumper
- Button down shirt
- Skinny or slim fit jeans
- Plimsoll type casual shoe
This is a great, easy to wear outfit for days when you want to feel comfortable yet still a little dressed up. Great for running around; wearing plimsolls and jeans is always a winner and the addition of a smart shirt under a jumper makes this look a little more dressy without any extra work.
Pick a blouse or shirt with some pattern on. I’ve gone for a H&M blouse in a star print which is everywhere at the moment…
This look works with any casual flat shoe but I personally love a pair of Converse All Stars as they go with anything. When a leather version of their iconic black trainer came out I had to have a pair…they are a mixture of casual and smart and can be worn whatever the weather! If Converse aren’t your thing, just replace with any plimsoll type shoe.
Find my blogs on creating uniforms 1 and 2 here and here . Look out for my final blog on creating easy to put together outfits this Autumn next week.
Jumper : New Look
Shirt : H&M
Jeans : Dorothy Perkins
Shoes : Converse
Simple styling 101: Take one statement shirt (think bright prints or a strong pattern), mix in some plain jeans/shoes and finally add a vintage accessory to make your look unique. Voila, your look is complete!
Todays look is based around a fabulous star print H&M chiffon shirt. I love statement shirts as they are so easy to wear, practical and flattering. I do love this shirt…
I added a great 1980’s bow collar I own and cute flat shoes with gold toes. Adding the collar is a great way to make the blouse unique – you could make one yourself from ribbon or a scarf. I saw a stylist using a satin dressing gown belt to do the same a little while back.
Make-up wise I went for dark eyes and neutral but glossy lips. Winged eyeliner works great with the black jeans and shoes creating a great daytime ‘made-up’ look thats strong but not too OTT.
This look can be replicated again and again using shirts of different patterns and colours. Easy outfit building and no-one will ever twig youre basically wearing the same outfit again and again! We’ll just keep it our little secret…😉
Blouse – Divided @ H&M
Jeans – c/o Bonmarché*
Bow collar – vintage
Shoes – Store Twenty One