|Stan Smiths - Stripe Contrast Tee - Outfit 1 - Outfit 2 - Outfit 3 - Black Ankle Boots - Floral Dress - Outfit 4 - Outfit 5 - Outfit 6|
So it's officially that time of year where my hair goes AWOL, my skin breaks out (probably all that 4pm chocolate I've been devouring) and I start to feel a bit meh about my wardrobe so instead of sitting in my loungewear binge eating tubs of forgotten chocolate and scanning Net A Porter for what if items (a bit like playing the Right Move game, but cheaper) I decided to focus my fashion obsessive energies on creating a lust worthy collage to ease me out of my I-only-ever-wear-knitwear phase. Now I doubt I'm alone in the jumper wearing club - it's January, it's pretty damn cold and hey I like to be warm but it's nice to mix things up at least one day a week right? Plus who doesn't start looking forward to Spring and the prospect of a bit of sunshine right about now? Hey we've all got to dream.
Whenever I find myself in a bit of a same old, same old fashion groove I head to three places: my favourite blogs, Pinterest and of course, the shops in order to refresh and most importantly reconnect with the type of style I aspire to achieve, my inner fashion inspiration if you will. I'd describe my ultimate style as laid back luxe with a smart edge and that could be in the form of a tailored jacket or a heeled ankle boot. While I love a touch of pattern (that floral Whistles dress will be my Spring Summer jam) I'm quickly realising the items I reach for the most, and the ones that work the hardest in my wardrobe are actually pattern free, 18 year old Hannah would literally be in bits by this revelation.
With this in mind I've taken a not so fine tooth comb to the looks above and there's three pieces that I'm keen to add to my closet immediately. First up is a pair of taller than your average black ankle boots as championed by my favourite blogger Lizzy Hadfield. I love how these look teamed with straight leg blue jeans to make the most casual of outfits look that little bit polished. Secondly is the white trainer, I can't get enough of Stan Smiths paired with a smart coat to bring a real sense of balance to an ensemble. The final piece on my fashion radar (although I could easily name a few more because we all know I like to shop) is a navy blazer as sported by the serious babe with the most amazing hair in the centre of my collage. As I'm sure you'll have gathered I'm all about the high low mix and I think this, similarly to my camel coat could be an instant wardrobe elevator. Enough said.
How do you take yourself out of a style rut?