Refining A Simple Style

Over the past few months I've really been trying to focus my style more: sticking to block colours, clean lines and higher quality pieces that will be durable for years to come. Out with the leopard print and florals, in with monochrome and minimalism.

Sticking to simple doesn't mean you're playing it safe. I've found that I can create so much more with these sorts of pieces, so versatility is now something I always look for when I'm buying clothes. How many different outfits can I make from this one piece? The answer to that problem lies with the simplicity of the item. Mix and match is my new motto and that's with clothes, shoes and accessories: the more combinations you can make, the further your money goes.

Below is my favourite outfit to wear at the moment - it shows perfectly how simple doesn't have to be boring. A staple white t-shirt, black tailored trousers and trainers, elevated by the use of a blazer with a pop of colour (my version of a pop of colour is beige... what a surprise).

Blazer: & Other Stories (gifted)

Trousers: & Other Stories (gifted)

T-Shirt: H&M

Trainers: H&M

Earrings: H&M (sold out - similar)

Headband: Topshop (Not available online)

People I'm really inspired by these days when it comes to this kind of style include: Brittany Bathgate, Alexis Foreman and Lizzy Hadfield.

This week consists of rehearsals, rehearsals and more rehearsals, so this will likely be my only blog post. I'm also coming down with an awful cold so I'm trying to balance work with rest, something I'm not especially good at. I hope you're all having a great week and are looking after yourselves.

Emily x