Always feel like you have a wardrobe full of clothes and nothing to wear?
Well you probably have more options that you think!
So many of us don’t think outside the box when it comes to clothes. That’s a work skirt, that’s a “good” dress, I couldn’t possibly wear that skirt with those shoes?
Well I’m here to tell you different! There is SO much versatility is so many clothes, you just need to use you imagination a little.
That’s why I LOVE bringing you this series, my lovely reader. It’s all about showing you how to get HEAPS of versatility out of pieces that you may not see as wearable in many ways.
So when the lovely team at Farmers asked me to talk about their latest Autumn collections, this skirt just jumped out at me straight away as the perfect candidate for the 1 item, 3 ways treatment.
It also combines a couple of key trends we’re seeing for Autumn/Winter – suede + blush pink.
So here is the skirt we’re talking about……
SHOP THE SKIRT: Whistle mock-suede pencil skirt in blush $89.99
Blush is THE colour of the season, and it’s such a pretty colour. It suits most people too which is always good.
So I’ve taken this gorgeous skirt, which most people would put into the ‘dressier’ category, and maybe team it with a white blouse, and I’ve paired it with a few other goodies to show you how you can get a whole bunch of looks out of it!
Here they are….
All Frocked Up
I love this un-expected colour combo of burgundy and blush. It plays on the pink tones of both.
This is the perfect outfit for a wedding, or event, and the bell sleeve of the lace top is another big trend we are seeing coming through for Autumn.
EXPERT STYLING TIP: A nude shoe is a great option when you don’t know what shoe to wear! It pretty much matches everything.
If you are a regular reader of the blog, you know this is pretty much my go-to to dress anything down – a denim jacket and trainers.
But it’s only because it works!
The gorgeous cool tones of the blush pink work really well with greys, whites and denim (well everything works with denim right?).
This is probably a different take on how most people would think to style this skirt, BUT that’s the point! Thinking outside the box when it comes to your clothes, is such a great way to get more out of each piece.
GET THE LOOK FROM FARMERS: Whistle mock-suede pencil skirt in blush $89.99 | I AM by Andrea Moore Strawberry Tee $89.99 | Denim Republic denim jacket $89.99 (similar) | Salucci Collection metallic sneakers $59.99 (similar)
EXPERT STYLING TIP: by tucking the tee in, you are giving yourself some waist definition (regardless if you have a waist or not). This creates shape through your body and also makes your legs look longer. Always a bonus if you are wearing flat shoes with a pencil skirt.
Fun and Funky
This is my favourite look of the lot, a little unexpected and a lot of fun! The blush pink comes through in the pink in the jacket and the necklace just gives another pop of the same colour.
This would be the perfect outfit for a girls night out, date night, or even for work if you’re in the creative industries.
EXPERT STYLING TIP: Don’t shy away from a bomber-style jacket if you are used to blazers showing off your waist. The new crop of styles are a neater fit and will still be flattering on your shape (no matter what that is!)
One of the things I love the most about shopping (and taking clients shopping) at Farmers, is there really is something for everyone in their stable of labels.
One of the advantages of having everything in the same place (and we’re talking head-to-toe) is that you can take everything into the change rooms and try outfits on together.
You’ll get a much better idea of how things work together, and how you will wear them in your everyday life, PLUS you will buy smarter – which is also what this blog series is designed to help you do.
So I’ve given you somewhere to start, and now it’s up to you to make the most of the new season and start thinking smarter about how you shop. First step? Head into Farmers!
Until Next Time, In Love & Style Always,
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