I feel like I’m making some braver fashion choices recently. Don’t get me wrong, I still love my standard uniform of skinny jeans, boots and jumpers, but occasionally I try something new, whether it’s with a pattern or a cut. With an upcoming press day at work, I kitted myself out in product from the store and went a little out of my comfort zone, but with the main focus of being comfortable as I knew I’d be on my feet all day. I ended up with this outfit.
I’ve shied away from high neck tops before because I get so bloody hot, but after buying a Michael Kors roll neck from a sample sale and completely falling in love with it, I’ve got more used to them. This one is even more bearable as it’s sleeveless, and I like a ribbed fit too. I’ve worn it with high waisted jeans too which is pretty good for casual nights out. But in this case there is a whole heap of material going on below the waist.
Palazzo trousers, if too fitted, can look preeeeeeeeetty damn shite on a woman like me who is ‘blessed’ in the hip department. But with a flare all over the shop like this Betty Jackson.Black pair, it’s almost like a maxi skirt. They’re quite translucent, and I imagine if you’re a bit more high fashion you’d wear some cycling shorts or the type of big granny pants that I wear anyway, but which only supermodels can make look couture. I went for leggings to cover a bit of modesty, especially considering I was in bright lights all day; I didn’t want to inflict my arse on the general public. What they don’t tell you about palazzos is they are so unbelievably comfortable. So much room! Kind of like pyjamas…
Again, as I was stood up all day I wanted shoes that wouldn’t cripple me, so heels were definitely out (some of my colleagues were a bit braver than me!). Instead I went for H! by Henry Holland flatform sliders. The tyre tread bottom makes them slightly less clumpy to walk in and I didn’t have to grip my toes severely to keep them on. I wore them for ten hours, and flashed them to Henry himself when he came down to the show – I couldn’t resist. The rings are from Call It Spring and I wear a lot of them in one go. They tend to fall off anyway, so the more the merrier.
I can’t even think of the last time I bought an entire outfit in one go, so wearing these three pieces separately is a bit beyond my comprehension at the moment. Give me a few weeks, I’ll figure it out! Let me know how you’d wear each item in the comments.
Disclaimer: Although I work for Debenhams, I have not been paid or asked to write this post.