I'm all for style-staples in a closet.
When I spend money on clothes, I always ask myself: "Will You Wear this AT LEAST 30 times?", "Is it essential?" and "Will you like it next year?"
That way I tend to minimise the amount of items which I feel the need to give away after each season.
What I did notice though, is that now that I found 'my style', I rarely go out of my comfort zone, and if there's one thing that I make sure to always have, that would be black skinny jeans. I realised that I wear them a little too often in fact, and that it would be nice to mix things up a little from time to time.
I was approached by George at Asda with an interesting challenge - ditch the jeans for a week and wear anything else. Well, I had to accept it and really see how I felt about styling something else for once.
I've been really enjoying the athleisure trend coming back and bigger than ever. I love my jogging bottoms* and I think that if they fit nicely you can easily wear them outside of your own home without looking lazy. I decided to pair mine up with a nice crop top and a leather jacket. Of course Sid had to make an appearance because he's out with me most of the time.
The Day to Night Dress - Day 2
Last week I had one of those days where I needed to wear something all day, from day to night. Picking up this gorgeous black plait strap maxi dress* was the best idea ever. During the day I wore a leather jacket and some sandals with a little bit of heel and natural makeup. For the night look, I just switched up the lipstick to a deep red and boom, I was ready for the bar!
I've been wearing these gorgeous pieces by Simply Silver for a while now and they looked great with any outfit, even during this crazy no-jeans week. The bracelet is very classy and minimal with a gold-plated central link and the set of three mixed metal rings are perfect for people who like a subtle statement and bling.
The Off-toWork Outfit - Day 3
Let's keep in mind that I'm a student (until next week when I officially finish uni) but my part time job is in retail, so I'm allowed to show up wearing whatever I want. As I also intern at a little PR company, I want to wear something more chic when going to the office but staying comfortable is vital for me. This Jumpsuit* is the perfect pick because it's made of great quality soft and light material, it's easy to dress up or down and it's just amazing value for money.
I styled it with my MK ballet flats that I scored last year in TK MAXX and a matching bag again from Michael Kors.
The Blogging Day Look - Day 4
You probably know by now that I love denim dresses*.
This is the brightest one I have in my little collection and I wear it a lot. I'm not into baring my legs when it's breezy, but since I love this piece and I find it flattering, I'm willing to play a little more and show some skin, battling the cold British weather. (Can anyone believe it SNOWED the other day?!)
I simply styled this piece with a comfy pair of Yeezy dupes from LoveClothing. You can spot the black version in this post. They're extremely affordable and perfect for summer.
Out with Friends - Day 5
This is my favourite look of all. I am IN LOVE with this simple sleeveless swing dress*. They've been so popular in the past couple of years and I find them easy to style as they go with pretty much any kind of jacket and shoes depending on the vibes you're into. This time around I decided to style mine with a recent purchase, this stunning vintage-looking denim jacket from Topshop.
So these are my 5 looks! Which one is your favourite and would you be able to live without your trusty black skinny jeans? I enjoyed the challenge but I'm also ready to go back to my routine!