Two weeks ago I was in Germany, working on our new vintage brand and drinking way too much cheap wine. In the space of a few days everything changed, the country shut down, we were stuck inside and it all got pretty crazy. In the process of coming home, trying to keep my businesses alive and navigating quarantine, I haven’t had much time to think about content. I feel weird talking about clothes right now too, but maybe we could do with talking about something else.
Before heading to Germany I was in Bath snapping pictures and I realised that I hadn’t got around to doing anything with them. I wanted to create some easy to emulate outfits that you guys could recreate and that are perfect for every day. Being quarantined, it’s only your significant other that would appreciate the effort but perhaps they’re ideas to save for when this over.
*This post features gifted items.
Slinky Dress and Boots
When I first saw this dress on Femme Luxe I didn’t know whether I should bother trying it as I don’t have a Kardashian body. Tight clothes can be unflattering as they cling to your least favourite body parts, however, this one is surprisingly forgiving. I also love the 90s shape of the neckline, it looks good with a necklace or a white tee layered underneath. To keep it casual I popped a granny cardi over the top and wore my Prada dupe boots. I think this is an effortlessly cool outfit but it’s also really wearable – the perfect balance.
The Pleather Dress
Ok, honestly, not the comfiest but cool? For sure. This is another dress I chose, potentially after a glass of wine, that I wasn’t sure would work. However, it again has that 90s shape that I’m really into at the moment. After a short period of adding more colour to my wardrobe, I’m getting back into monochrome and nude tones, they’re so much easier to put together. I paired the dress with a t-shirt, classic blazer and the Zara sock boots I’ve been living in. It’s a little more dressy than the first look but perfect for lunch when we’re allowed out again.
A Classic Blazer
Yes, this dress is super short – sorry mum. However, nude is a new favourite colour of mine too and with some fake tan I can almost get away with it. This ribbed dress has been one of the most useful things in my wardrobe, so much so that I’ve picked up a grey one too. It’s so easy to layer with other pieces and I love the shape of the neckline. I paired it with my new blazer (aka. my birthday gift to myself) a vintage Escada dream. I think that’s the best thing about these dresses is that paired with an investment coat or jacket they look really expensive.