I can’t say that I was thrilled by the prospect of Autumn arriving on our doorstep. Though it’s been a bit of a soggy summer with nowhere really to go during lockdown, I don’t feel ready to move on from my beloved jumpsuits just yet.
I always find the transition into leggings or fitted clothes difficult after months of living in wide leg jumpsuits, floaty dresses and skirts. It just feels so strange.
Having experimented with many different styles, materials, lengths etc, I’ve finally figured out what I love and what style of jumpsuits suit my body shape.
I’m all about the light weight material, wide leg trousers, oversized look and ideally cropped and sleeveless too. I always size up in jumpsuits as not only do I love the oversized look, they’re also a lot more comfortable to wear.
I still adore this red jumpsuit I first bought 2 years ago and have been living in it both at home and on my daily ‘Boris walk’ throughout lockdown.
I love the bright shade of red and struggle to find many items of clothing in this colour. I got lucky last week, when I spotted this other red jumpsuit in the ASOS sale..
Again, I love this colour against my skin tone and the shape of it is very flattering. Unfortunately, I was unable to size up in this as there weren’t many sizes left in the sale, however I was really pleased with the fit of this. It’s been years since I’ve worn something so fitted, it’s made me think that I should experiment a bit more instead of living in over-sized clothing.
Speaking of oversized, this mustard linen jumpsuit is my favourite purchase this season! I absolutely adore the shape and fit of this jumpsuit. I did accidentally size up twice as again, that’s all they had left in the sale. However, I adore the colour and couldn’t not buy it, so now I just have to ensure I wear a pretty bra under this in case the neckline drops – which it frequently does! Oops!
Another sale purchase I adore is this off the shoulder, geometric print jumpsuit. A little different to my usual style, as I’m not keen on anything that requires wearing a strapless bra, however, the unusual cut and bold print has my name written all over it. The length was far too long for me, so I got it shortened to a cropped leg, and love the way it looks styled with either trainers or my Birkenstocks.
The only annoying thing about this jumpsuit is that I’ll have to pack it up for next summer now. The sleeves wouldn’t work layered under a jumper, cardigan or even a jacket so it isn’t a great piece to transition into my autumn wardrobe.
This khaki jumpsuit is very different to my usual style, but again I bagged a bargain in the ASOS sale and figured it was about time I buy something a bit smarter for formal occasions. Again, it’s sleeveless, wide leg and cinches in at the waist for a flattering fit – I actually think it makes me look a bit taller too, which is a bonus!
While it looks very low cut, there is a button on the neckline that can be done up to make it look less booby. I don’t love the concept, but can appreciate the button is helpful for getting a lot of wear out of the jumpsuit for different occasions. I personally think it looks a bit frumpy on me when shut.
Instead, I wear my favourite Elomi Bijou Flirt Bra with this (and pretty much everything else). Since my friend Georgina from She Might Be Loved introduced me to this bra, I now own 4 of them. They’re true to size, incredibly comfortable, show just the right amount of cleavage and the harness looks stunning underneath low cut clothing – I’m completely obsessed!
I must admit that I’m not really one for necklaces – not because I don’t love them, but more so because I often find necklaces too short for me; they strangle me, feel uncomfortable and the clasp at the back often gets caught up in my curly hair. However, every so often, I come across a beautiful piece that fits perfectly and I wear it ALL the time (as you can see in the photos above).
Daisy Jewellery very kindly let me chose a piece of jewellery off their site and I went for this gold sunburst shield necklace from their Estée Lalonde collection. I adore the length; it has 3 options and the smallest fit sits beautifully on my collar bone without making me feel suffocated.
I love that while it’s a bold geometric shape, it’s a bit different to the usual triangular or rectangular shapes you see on the high street. The detailing on the shield is gorgeous and just glistens beautifully when it catches in the sunlight. I’m all about statement pieces that aren’t too ‘in your face’ and this is just that.
I haven’t tried it yet, but I think it’d work really well, styled over knitwear, layered with other necklaces for a grungier look!
Aside from my obvious obsession with jumpsuits, this is the only dress I have worn multiple times this summer. Unfortunately, I don’t have a link to it as it’s a couple of years old now, from Simply Be, but again, I love the bold print, particularly because it’s so different from your usual floral designs.
I wish I could say this is my entire jumpsuit collection, but it isn’t! I have a few more that I’d say are more spring/autumn appropriate. Let me know if you’d like to see the rest of my collection in a follow-up post!
What have you been living in during lockdown this summer? Do you have a favourite season to dress for? Without a doubt, mine is spring/summer!