Continuing my theme of getting the most out of your summer clothes as autumn settles in, I wore a floral jumpsuit in very cold weather this week.
Now a floral jumpsuit may not seem like a particularly versatile piece – especially when it comes to colder weather – but the beauty of this one I got from ASOS is that it has a dark background, and dark florals always work in autumn and winter: You simply layer up and you’re good to go. I added a ribbed grey roll neck (similar) that I got last winter, and you can’t see but I was also wearing tights underneath my jumpsuit.
I know that some people can’t wear tights at all, and some absolutely can’t wear them under trousers, but I absolutely can – and have to – when it’s really cold…!
The only problem I encountered (and those of you who’ve ever grappled with a jumpsuit may know what’s coming) is that I wore this when travelling up on the train to London. I was almost out the door when I realised that unzipping the jumpsuit and getting through all the layers to go to the bathroom might be a bit of a nightmare, but it was too late to change into something else.
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However, apart from it taking an awfully long time to practically undress to nothing (thank goodness for the roll neck), going, and then getting dressed again it actually wasn’t too much of a problem. I think I was just excited about finding a way to style florals in winter temperatures that I forgot to think about the practicalities.
The finishing touches were practical, however: Mirrored aviators to prevent squinting on the train (it’s somehow always blindingly sunny on train journeys for me and my reserved seat is always on the sunny side), my trusty orange tote (similar) and comfy worker boots (similar) for a day trudging round London.
In case you were wondering, I did wear a wool coat due to the sudden drop in temperatures but I’ll show you that in another outfit post next week (it’s the grey Mark & Spencer coat I featured in my amazing M&S things to buy post).
Yes, I braved biting cold winds without a coat to bring you the jumpsuit outfit in all its glory…!
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DO YOU EVER WEAR DARK FLORALS (OR JUST FLORALS) IN THE AUTUMN/WINTER? TELL ME HOW YOU STYLE THEM IN THE COMMENTS!
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