Hello my loves, I hope you’re all doing well and you’ve had a great, positive and productive week 😉
Mine has been great for the most part aside from horrendous earache on Tuesday afternoon which was swiftly followed by the mother of all migraines on Wednesday (today)… Ideal!
After a quick google search (never do that) and failing to get a doctors appointment until MONDAY, MONDAY(!!!!) I decided to take the morning off and sleep it off, which worked wonders I must say. So now, feeling a little groggy and sat in my favourite all black lounge suit with cashmere socks and Ugg slippers, sat on the sofa surrounded by a mountain of blankets and two sausage dogs, I thought I’d try and write a blog post, yes, this blog post, so here we are.
I shot this back in early February when it was DAMN cold! I knew that this was an outfit that would lend itself beautifully to discussing transitional dressing, a topic I love sinking my teeth into. This time of year is a firm fave of mine, I love the ever so slightly warmer days filled with blue skies and sunshine but that still require a serious case of layering. This kind of weather allows you to finally showcase your outfit after months of hiding them under the biggest hat, scarf and gloves combination you can find.
I love layered looks so freaking much as I feel it takes a true stylist to be able to layer up and create an interesting outfit out of something as simple as a T-shirt for example, so this time of year is always fun for me, to set myself a challenge to find new ways in which to layer.
So, the outfit.
It’s layered up to the nines, the perfect look for everyday wear and suitably warm I must admit. The teddy coat is naturally insulating, but feel free to ditch this entirely or switch for a blazer instead should the climate near you be warmer than it was on this cold, cold day in Manchester.
But let's start from the first piece I popped on my bod with the Saturday By Megan Ellaby Well Good Knit, a piece I naturally adore. One of the major things I wanted from the first collection of knitwear for Saturday was for them to be easily layered up in a number of different ways to ensure ample styling possibilities. Whilst they look totally bad ass alone, they also make for the perfect layering piece and, being made from merino wool they are a great base layer for keeping you warm when its cold and cool when it’s warm, a fab piece to take through with you into spring.
As you can see, I’ve then layered a T-shirt over the top, a look I just LOVE playing around with. T-shirt’s make up the basis for many-a-wardrobe and I for one am drowning in them, I just can’t get enough of the versatile little bleeders. Layering them over the top of a high neck, fine knit is the perfect way to add interest, to create a really fun look whilst staying super warm too. Both a T-shirt and a high neck knit are massive wardrobe essentials for me which you may already know if you’ve watched my latest YouTube video and I honestly could not be without them, two pieces that will for sure be coming through with me into spring.
A new addition to my layering repertoire is a waist coat. Now I dabbled in waistcoats last summer when I fell in love with this mint green beauty by Acne Studios. Granted, I only wore it once or twice but it’s a piece that I adore and I’m itching to bring back out very soon so watch this space. However, this little denim piece from ASOS is much easier to style into practically every look whether it’s over the top of a mini dress, paired with a silk midi skirt or here layered over a high neck jumper, T-shirt AND dungarees, yep dungarees.
These are the Reformation dungarees that I picked up back in San Francisco and I just absolutely adore them, possibly something I’d be like to be buried in.. Too far? Okay well, they’re just fab alright.
Throw in a chunky boot sock and a pair of backless trainers such as these patent ANGELS by Alexa Chung x Superga, a cross body bag and lashings of gold jewellery and you’ve got yourself the most fabulous transitional get up HURRAH!
What do you reckon? Can you get on board with the layer game? What are your thoughts on layering up T-shirts? And PLEASE tell me you’re game for waistcoats?