Recently I have been trying to cut back on how many clothes I buy (not that you would know from the state of my wardrobe) and focus on only buying things that are both fun and practical. This H&M top is one such purchase; I spotted it on my lunch break a few weeks ago and was umming and aahing about whether to buy it but I caved eventually as it is just so versatile. Since wearing this to work, I have worn it with my black jeans and a leather jacket to go to the pub, a bodycon skirt (remember those?!) and with various coloured blazers to jazz it up. The longer length means that it skims over my tummy (the part of my body I am least fond of) nicely and looks snazzy with minimum effort on my part (always good when you are feeling lazy!) This teal blazer is another old favourite of mine and I am determined to find the same style in navy as I wear it so often!
|Blazer: Miss Selfridge c/o Matilda, top: H&M, trousers: ASOS, shoes: Clarks|
I really love the cool scribble print of this top and the gold detailing (does it count as a necklace?!) means it doesn't need any extra accessories which can only be a good thing! As usual, I am wearing my favourite red lipstick, I know it's not exactly ground-breaking but I just really, really love it!
I set myself the challenge of beating my previous record for not repeating a work outfit (I went 14 weeks at the start of my last job!) and so far it's going well. It's been nearly 9 weeks since I started my new job so I've got another 6 weeks to go! ;) Whilst I have repeated certain items (like these trousers) I don't allow myself to recreate an outfit with very minor differences (e.g. a different white top) so recreating this look with black jeans would count as repetition. It may seem silly but I've found it's a good way to get me out of a clothing rut and to wear more of my wardrobe. I don't know if I will be enjoying the challenge as much in a few weeks but we shall see!
How do you get out of a clothing rut? What's the longest you've gone without repeating an outfit?