Workwear

Today is a work day. In the literal sense (I have spent a lot of it in the library). Which means we need WORK WEAR to make ourselves feel good about work days. Welcome to my latest obsession: the boiler suit.

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Of Vogue’s top four tips for staying on trend this Spring, investing in a jumpsuit was number one. They’re a minimal effort, maximum output, fashion statement – and most of all they’re comfortable. So isn’t it fab they’re trending!

But a boiler suit takes this fashion statement to the next level. And as a recent investment  I’ve been experimenting with the look myself. See the above pics of Lily-Rose Depp and Bella Hadid giving the practical boiler suit a makeover.

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Boiler suits as fashionable jumpsuits first popped up in SS15 (see catwalks above), and this spring it’s back for more. And whilst there is technically nothing sexy about a boiler suit (unless you’re Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting – definitely sexy),Image 26-01-2018 at 11.10 the loose-fitting workman’s garment meant for manual labour can actually look cool – I promise. Whilst electricians, plumbers and men working at airport ground control may be the first images to come to mind – the all-in-one can be reinvented into an instant outfit statement.

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So mine is pink. Hehe. I love it.

It’s from M.C. Overalls, which I picked up from a boutique where I live at home, but they’ve just set up a store on Carnaby Street which you should definitely pop into if you’re in the area. You can find mine on their website (see pic below).

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There are several ways of wearing this number; tied at the waist, topped with a blazer, unzipped with a statement necklace or lots of chains. But it was (and is!) fookin freezing in Cambridge, so I was wearing several layers underneath mine, and zipped it up to the top as you can see in the pics. Sorry for the lack of experimentation – I was cold.

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Pairing mine with hiker boots (Doc Martens would work equally well) was a given, but trainers (or even HEELS – wow) would work too. In terms of other accessories, I had a play around with different hats and this huge wooly scarf which furthered the grungy aesthetic (which is kind of lessened by the pinkness of the boiler suit lol).

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Black hat: H&M, scarf: Emu (not available online), boots: – New Italia Shoes.

IMG_7579Grey hat: also H&M (sold out but similar online here).

Here are some ideas of where to find your very own boiler suit (from left to right):

This denim number from LaRedoute. A pink floral from asosH&M have a lovely, perhaps more summery khaki number. For a slightly more feminine vibe this more fitted beige number from Claudie Pierlot (on sale! But still p spenny) is rather lovely.

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I hope you enjoy looking like a man who has just fixed a drain! I find it quite empowering…

Until next time,

Annie xox

 

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