It happened fairly recently. I was just minding my own business, choosing an outfit for the day, when the realisation hit me… for the past few weeks, I’d worn pretty much the same outfit. Every. Single. Day.
As far as outfits go, it’s not a bad one. But once I’d realised that I was in the depths of a style rut, I made the decision to crawl out of it. So I’ve been on a mission to look for alternatives. The trouble is, when you’re in this kind of rut, all you can see, everywhere, are more sweatshirts, long-sleeved-tees, skinny jeans and trainers. You can’t imagine wearing anything else.
Despite this, I’ve found a few outfits, which I think tick all the boxes: comfortable, easy to wear, versatile and can be dressed up if needed. Here’s outfit number one! The dress…
Navy Pinafore Dress – 2 piece set, £34, c/o Next
Long-sleeved Breton – £26.50, Boden
Navy 100 denier tights – £24.50, c/o Falke
Black Chelsea Boots – past season, c/o Clarks (similar here)
This navy dress from Next is stretchy cotton (a bit like wearing a dress made of jogging bottoms – I mean, can you get anything more comfortable?). It comes with a cute striped tee underneath, which I swapped for this Boden Breton top – the brilliant thing about the dress is that you can put pretty much anything underneath it – a bright tee, a shirt – or wear it on its own in the summer.
This outfit would be perfect with a black leather jacket on cooler Spring days (I’ve got my eye on this one from River Island) and I’m adding a bright pop of colour with a neon orange cross-body bag from Joules.
Netta cross body bag – £39.95, c/0 Joules
So what do you think? I think this definitely qualifies as a leap out of my style rut, even if I am still wearing a long-sleeved tee! I’ve got a few more outfits which I’ll share with you soon – and do me a favour, will you? If you see me wearing skinny jeans and a sweatshirt, give me a stern talking to!
Thanks to Katrina from Cool Bananas for taking these photos for me!