Could this possibly be spring? It’s certainly a nice change from snow and freezing temperatures, so a denim boiler suit styled for a rainy spring day was the perfect solution this weekend.
I popped into town (the town where we hope to be living soon) to collect my new Twiggy-designed glasses that I’ll be featuring very soon alongside my interview with her. (There’ll be so much interesting reading in that interview, so do pop back next week to read what she had to say.)
Aaaanyway – this is what I wore into town: a super-practical, rainy day in spring outfit. It was totally inspired by this outfit worn by the lovely Carelia – an outfit that I’d had in mind for a while since seeing her boiler suit/grey coat combo back in January. I loved the glittery heels with it, but I made it work for me by swapping heels for comfy ankle boots and adding a chunky tan belt to match. For once it wasn’t actually cold enough for hat and gloves (about flippin’ time too!) so because of the rain I grabbed my yellow umbrella (I think it was an Orla Kiely design?) which adds that gorgeous burst of colour to the photos as well as the outfit.
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I’m inspired by loads of Carelia’s outfits – she’s petite and has a completely different body shape to mine but I don’t think them not looking like you should stop you considering others’ outfits to emulate when looking for style inspo. I never take any notice of someone’s body shape, height or age when looking at outfits – if I like it, I pin it. Then I switch up the bits that don’t work for me and keep tweaking until it looks like “me”. It was Carelia’s take on her boiler suit that caught my eye: a striped Breton top underneath and a grey duster coat on top. I needed another way to wear my boiler suit after wearing it in the summer and still not look like I’m about to get under the car to mend it.
However, that didn’t stop my dad saying Have you come to work on my car today? which I followed up with rolled eyes and a smile. I think he knows me well enough to know by now I’ll wear anything I like, and if that includes motor-mechanic chic then so be it…!
What have you lot been wearing this week (or anytime!) – come add your outfits to this week’s link up 🙂
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OTHER BOILERS SUITS AND GREY COATS YOU MIGHT LIKE:
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