Style Solutions & Pieces That
Work Hard In Your Wardrobe
At the beginning of each new season, I do a quick reccy of what’s in my wardrobe to see what I can keep for the change in weather and what to store away. To be honest because of the way I shop, these days there’s usually very little to put away in to storage.
Throughout the year I try to make considered purchases. I like to buy separates that can be pieced together easily to create different looks for different occasions. It ends up becoming a collection of pieces that feed well through the seasons. It makes it a lot easier to get ready in the morning when you have things that you cherish. I prefer more subtle looks for the day time, so I often go for a neutral colour palette and pieces that I consider part of a ‘capsule wardrobe’.
With many of us working from home (also coupled with being nearly 6 months pregnant) it’s important for me to feel comfortable. I haven’t braved the full on joggers/hoodie look (think I’m still traumatised from being asked when wearing them if I was going for a run on my first day at Uni) but t-shirts, leggings, knits, blazers and classic shoes are the backbone of my wardrobe.
By investing in good fabrics and classic finishes, your wardrobe can take you through the year, year after year. With the ever changing weather in London it’s also great to invest in layers – pieces you can take on and off without too much fuss. So today I’m sharing my favourite high street and high end finds; things you can wear in different ways and essentials that will work hard.
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**I’m pregnant but the items featured in this post are all main sizing (not maternity).
The Balmain top was paid for using a PR voucher at Matchesfashion.com
It’s fair to say that 2020 is the year of dressing well up top and simple down below. What with the rise of Google Teams, FaceTime and Zoom meetings, keeping comfy on the bottom and smart (ish) on top has become the go-to style of many. With so many amazing casual comfies for the bottom halves around, it’s pretty simple to tick that box. I love plain leggings, especially in black or camel because they’re so versatile. I wear mine with oversized t-shirts and a blazer (pictures in this blog post) and also pair it with a cami dress and trench coat. They’re great with boots, flats and trainers too.
Up top, I love an easy to wear logo tee, oversized v neck jumpers and vest tops with blazers. I believe every woman should own a really special piece of each. I’ve had this Balmain logo t-shirt for over a year now and it’s still one that I wear all the time, even when pregnant. I don’t like anything too fussy on a t-shirt or top, I’d rather play with the cuts, colours and fabrics of a blazer. Shop my edit of the best high street and high end comfortable and practical multifunctional separates below.
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Words & styling by Lauren Silvester, photography by Zoe Griffin