It may seem an unlikely candidate for such an accolade, but a floral jumpsuit can be one of the most versatile pieces in your wardrobe.
Everything in this outfit – with the exception of the sunglasses which I’ll talk about in a sec – has been worn and seen on the blog before. Some of the items (most of the items?) have been worn and seen many, MANY times.
I think sustainability, buying secondhand/vintage and re-wearing your wardrobe is going the be THE topic for 2019, and quite rightly so. So many bloggers I know and respect are dialling up their eco-attitude, and I’m thinking of writing a featured bloggers post about eco-warrior fashion bloggers – let me know in the comments if you like the idea of seeing a list of those who shop their closets, buy secondhand and care about where their clothes come from… I think it could be a great post.
Anyway, I digress! Floral jumpsuits are what we’re talking about today. I’ve worn this jumpsuit many times, and you can see how I styled it to wear to a wedding last year and in its pared-down, throw-it-on-and-add-heels state the year before. I am SO relieved it’s now spring (I go by meteorological spring, to me if it’s March that means sayonara, winter), so call me obvious but on the first day of the new season I broke out my favourite floral jumpsuit when I was up in London last week.
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SHOP THE LOOK:
We may have had an unseasonably warm February in the UK (t-shirt weather some days?!) but that doesn’t mean it’ll last… layering is key at this time of year. I think that The Saviour of Layering – the piece that’ll work hard for you whenever you need an extra bit of insulation – is the roll neck sweater, preferably white, but a bold colour works well too. Put them under jumpsuits, dresses, blouses, loose t-shirts… the list goes on. That little touch of the 1970s is ALWAYS stylish.
And finally – the Elton John sunglasses. In 2017 I looked for a pair of square sunnies I could DIY Gucci-style with the gradient colour glitter, but I could never find quite the right shaped pair. Then whilst browsing for [I don’t actually know what] on Amazon, up pops this Gucci copy in the warmer colours I really wanted.
To be honest they’re a bit theatrical and over-the-top, and the huge square shape TOTALLY reminded me of a 1970s Elton John. The glitter in this pair is more of a subtle sparkle (see the close-up shot below), but I’m not complaining. I love them, they make me smile – I couldn’t resist!
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HAVE YOU BROKEN OUT THE FLORALS (OR ANYTHING ELSE) IN CELEBRATION OF SPRING YET? COMMENT BELOW…!
Coat: Jaeger (similar)
Jumpsuit: JD Williams – only size 20-24 left (I love this one, this one and this one though)
Boots: Asos (these burgundy knee-high boots are AMAZING)
Bag: Hobbs (similar)
Roll neck: Asos (similar)
OTHER FLORAL JUMPSUITS YOU MIGHT LIKE:
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