Over flowing chest of drawers and over stuffed wardrobes aside there's nothing quite like a couple of new-in pieces to get your creative styling juices flowing once more. It's always around this time of year, when we're in-between seasons that styling begins to get a little bit stale. We're absolutely desperate for a change in weather so we can wear whats new in store, however, if this past week and "The Beast From The East" is anything to go by, the weather has very different plans for us.
Despite the seemingly never ending winter, I've been updating my wardrobe with some rather fabulous pieces of late; piece that I've been shouting about A LOT. Those pieces that singlehandedly revive our wardrobe, add a spring to our step and really become outfit makers within their own right.
This outfit, that I wore for a day at London Fashion Week, features three outfit makers specifically, each working hand in hand to make this outfit one of my absolute favourite outfits in a really bloody long time.
Break these pieces up and split them into three different outfits and well, they've just rescued us from the longest, most boring winter ever, here's why...
First up, a blazer is one of my failsafe pieces for making me feel utterly fabulous! I LOVE how as soon as I slip my arms into a blazer I instantly feel powerful and I exude strength from deep within me. They're my go-to when I'm not sure what to wear, whether thats casually with a slogan tee and layered with a hoodie and paired with jeans and trainers or for an evening out with tailored trousers and a pair of killer heeled sock boots; a blazer is the most versatile and most reliable piece in my wardrobe.
Combine the powers of a blazer with the fun silhouette of the seventies dinner jacket, fit with huge lapels and super flattering darts and I'm well on my way to my dream jacket. Not to mention said piece comes in the most fabulous of salmon pink shades to add even more fuel to the totally retro fire and finishing off with the most DARLING of heart shaped pearl buttons, could there be a more fabulous combination?
So yes, it's safe to say that the & Other Stories Pink Blazer is a down right outfit maker, no matter whether you team it for day time or for night time this baby is an absolute no brainer.
Also known as the most impulsive purchase I've ever made, but my goodness did it pay off... Thank goodness.
Needing a bag to finish off this particular look I begrudgingly and quickly (before I could talk myself out of it) hit "purchase" on this little baby and I am so relieved to say that it's transformed my wardrobe ready for spring.
Perk number 1 of this impulse purchase and outfit maker is that it's a tiny little bag that surprisingly fits a hell of a lot into it. The fact it only features two small handles suitable for hand holding or carrying in the crook of your arm is another feature I'm surprised I love so much, it just means it's SO unlike any of my other handbags which are, for the most part, cross body bags.
The little ruched basket shape means it's perfect to take me right the way through to summer time, I'm thinking white dresses, wedged espadrilles, tanned skin and of course this little baby to complete the outfit!
From impulsive purchases to those I've lusted over for months, in steps the lip print sock boot from Zara.
A pair of boots that absoutely called out to me when I first spied them on the Zara website a few months back. They're the perfect shape of boot to elongate my legs, with the heel height being perfect to wear during the day but also for a big night out with the gals. But of course, what really makes these boots the outfit makers is the totally gorgeous print. Lip print is a new favourite print of mine and I seem to be acquiring quite the collection right about now, you know me and my obsession with prints! A fave print combined with a fave colour combination, it really was a no brainer and of course the perfect statement to finish off any look.
And there we have my transitional outfit makers, three pieces that I am absolutely BLOODY buzzing with having purchased lately! I'm also going to give a little shout out to these jeans too, again from & Other Stories and again, the perfect pair! Not exactly an outfit maker or the stand out piece in this look, but a pair that make me feel utterly fabulous regardless.
What are your latest outfit maker purchases? I'd LOVE to hear them.