Take one charcoal grey t-shirt and one pair of grey/khaki track pants, and what do you have? A really plain outfit, that’s what.
However, it’s the sort of thing I throw on most days – swapping the grey tee for a white one, or the track pants for jeans. Not the most imaginative outfit I can think of, but when I’m not really going out anywhere (apart from my daily morning walk) then it’s the easiest thing to grab and put on.
No-one, not least me (and of course as a fashion blogger I have a reputation to uphold, ha!), wants to look that boring on a daily basis. But it’s so easy to fall into that trap of throwing on something dull every day if you’re not going to the office, or you’re “only” doing the school run, or you’re “only” doing the grocery shopping…
Begone, boring outfits, and let accessories be your friend!
JEANS AND T-SHIRTS WILL BE TRANSFORMED WITH A BRIGHTLY COLOURED SCARF OR FUNKY BAG. WHITE SHIRTS AND BLACK TROUSERS (THE YAWNIEST OF YAWNY OFFICE OUTFITS) WILL COME TO LIFE WITH CRAZY-GORGEOUS SHOES AND A STATEMENT NECKLACE.
Using fun, bright accessories is the absolute easiest way to spice up any outfit, no matter how plain. Jeans and t-shirts will be transformed with a brightly coloured scarf or funky bag. Or both. White shirts and black trousers (the yawniest of yawny office outfits) will come to life with crazy-gorgeous shoes and a statement necklace.
So you imagine how, on the day I actually had to go out unexpectedly on a (weekend) day I had done the unthinkable and thrown on my old grey t-shirt and track pants, I immediately wanted to change. But…
SHOP THE LOOK:
… Mr. Summers insisted we were just popping out, no need to dress up (I almost expected him to say what my dad used to say to me when I was young: “This isn’t a fashion parade, you know!”… Yes it is, Dad, yes it is – I’m 14 and the world is my catwalk…!)
So I did what any seasoned fashion blogger would do: Run around in a blind panic.
Not really… I had to think, and think quickly. I realised that if I made an effort I could potentially get a photo shoot out of this trip: One multi-coloured [sadly, sold out] Zara scarf, one pair of red lace-up espadrilles and one pastel pink satchel later, I was ready. Luckily I’d already painted my nails earlier that weekend in this gorgeous orange copper colour (Leighton Denny’s ‘Let Your Hair Down’) so only sunglasses were needed to hide a lack of eye make-up.
Never think you need to go out looking plain or uncoordinated (believe me, I’m the Queen of Uncoordinated most of the time): Accessories are your friend. Your t-shirts can be old and you can wear those jeans or track pants all you like, but get some funky scarves, bags and shoes in the mix and you’ll always look pulled together.
If you scroll right down you’ll see I’ve shown a selection of super gorgeous accessories that’ll brighten up any old plain outfit. No excuses now…!
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE WAY TO BRIGHTEN UP A PLAIN OUTFIT? COMMENT BELOW, OR TAKE IT TO TWITTER @NOTLAMB!
Zara scarf SS16 (this autumnal-tones scarf is my favourite) | Cambridge Satchel Co cloud bag c/o | ASOS red lace up espadrilles | Leighton Denny ‘Let Your Hair Down’ nail polish c/o | Topshop t-shirt (I’m really loving this charcoal high neck top) | Marks & Spencer track pants (try these joggers with side stripes) | Badgley Mischka sunglasses (these ombre sunglasses are similar)
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