Whilst the need to transfer a look from desk to disco may have declined ever so slightly in 2020, we're still head over heels for the staple items that work interchangeably to pull together multiple looks with ease.
Whilst the need to transfer a look from desk to disco may have declined ever so slightly in 2020, we’re still head over heels for the staple items that work interchangeably to pull together multiple looks with ease. Whether it be day to night, serious to sultry, casual to … more casual (thanks 2020) bulking out your wardrobe multipurpose pieces is an easy way to avoid going OTT on a payday haul and channel a more sustainable and long term approach to shopping new.
And it doesn’t have to be boring! Finding pieces that work with multiple looks doesn’t mean you have to stick with neutral tones and classic shapes. When you find a hero piece you adore, there are tonnes of ways to wear it consistently and differently without feeling like you’re making too much of a statement, it just comes down to finding the right one for YOUR style.
Lareese Look 1
I’m dressing from the bottom up, starting with some classic knee boots. They’re a really hardworking piece of footwear to have in your wardrobe, especially during the winter months and can help make a plain outfit look that little bit more put-together. I love how knee boots look with an oversized coat and loads of texture, so I’ll be styling them with a beret, a shirt dress and as many woolly XXL layers as I can find.
I’ve chosen a sage knitted vest as my key piece, combining my love for grandad knitwear and a pistachio colour palette which are oh so popular right now. I’ve gone for a fun and playful day time look which I’m picturing wearing for a bottomless brunch, as well as a more chic and Parisian all-black ensemble which I think would be perfect for an evening dinner date or drinks. I have done a lot of retail therapy recently and I want to add EVERYTHING to basket rn.
I recently bought a pair of imitation leather trousers so I’ve picked them for my one product in the hopes that they won’t sit in my wardrobe un-worn! For dressed down I’ve gone for a cosy jumper, shacket and these cool lace-up trainer/boot hybrids. For a dressed-up look, I’ve gone with an olive theme and picked this pretty blouse and swing coat with a gorgeous collar as well as these cream boots.
For my item, I thought I’d pick this lovely cream Workwear Shirt from And Other Stories as I think they are always essential in anyone’s wardrobe. I’ve gone for two causal looks as I think it’s more wearable in current times. For my first look, I’ve styled it with a pair of flared tailored trousers, a cream roll neck jumper and some super cute black and cream chunky boots. For my second look, I’ve gone for a more effortless approach, styling the jacket with a pair of slightly cropped black jeans, some super high chunky boots and a beige high neck jumper.
A trend we saw a lot of last autumn/winter that will no doubt make a big come back this year is patterned tights. Thanks to Gucci and Fendi who paved the way for the high street that soon followed, these fun tights can jazz up any outfit and at the rate that they ladder, you might want to stock up on a few cheaper versions before taking the designer plunge. They’re super versatile, let them do all the talking with a simple one-piece and killer heels in the evening or incorporate them into a whole layered look for daytime.