Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Womens: Wear It 3 Ways

This is the first in a new feature I'm starting for both menswear and womenswear - Wear It 3 Ways. In the third week of the month, I will pick a key piece and show you three different ways to style it. You will get outfit inspiration for the formal workplace, the casual weekend and the fun night out. If you're on a budget, or just don't like buying too often, then this feature will help you get the most out of your pieces.

Image: http://www.newlook.com/shop/womens/tops/green-grid-check-roll-sleeve-shirt-_334503239

First up is this shirt from New Look at £19.99, and with their current 20% off for students promotion, it's a steal. Grid print is a trend that's carried through from last year, with this window pane pattern being finer than usual, creating a subtle look. The pale khaki colour isn't too in your face, and will compliment blonde and brunette hair shades very well. 

For your workplace look:

Images: Topshop and Office 

Navy and green are well-known partners, and the darkness of these Topshop Cigarette Trousers (a bargain £22) instantly makes the grid shirt more formal. The nude court shoes (Office, £60) are a time-old classic and work great for workwear, as the shade is extremely versatile and the heel adds some sophistication. The shades in this outfit are quite autumnal and will carry through until the summer months as well. To style this, I would wear the shirt buttoned up the top and tucked in loosely to the trousers, accessorising with a single gold-toned bracelet. I don't think the workplace is a place for bling and the pattern on the shirt is noticeable enough to avoid looking plain.

For the weekend:

Images: Asos, New Look, Topshop

A denim skirt is so great for casual styling, it really does go with so many other pieces. This A Line skirt from Asos is now only £14 in the sale and the dark blue denim goes so well with the khaki shirt. An A Line cut is flattering to most figures, with the shape skimming out over the thighs and cinching in the waist. These brown leather brogues from New Look (£27.99) make a serious shoe look a lot more relaxed, and with me being a massive fan of over the knee socks, I think these in grey from Topshop (£7) finish the look off perfectly. If the weather is still a bit too nippy where you're at then black tights, in a 40 denier 
so they aren't too solid in colour, will save your thighs from the blistering chill.

For the night:

Images: Topshop, Asos, Urban Outfitters

When hitting the bar, this shirt will really wow when teamed with a pair of black skinny jeans. You may have noticed before that I'm a fan of Topshop's skinnies, and these ripped knee Leigh jeans (£40) are so on trend right now. You can make your outfit more feminine by adding a pair of heeled sandals, such as these black lovelies from New Look (£34.99) with a dainty heel and ankle strap. I would accessorise this with an ever-popular burgundy clutch bag, like this one from Deena and Ozzy for £30, and paint both sets of nails the same shade. The burgundy will brighten up the green shirt amongst all the black. If your style is a bit more grungy, you could toughen this look up by swapping the sandals for a pair of heeled chunky boots and add a staple black leather biker jacket. 


  1. This is such a neat idea! (: I really like the night out look, fits me perfectly! I'm usually afraid to wear bold patterns, but I think I can work with the grid pattern. It kinda reminds me of plaid. But yes, dark skinnies are always my go-to! (:

    Lots of Love,
    Manpreet || Simply-M

    1. thank you! yes the night out is my favourite too, you can definitely work this pattern without fear. it's a versatile look :)