I first saw this light cotton khaki jumpsuit at Winser London’s press day. It was winter, but seeing this jumpsuit and some other pieces in the Spring Summer 2017 collection made me look forward to summer (my least favourite season, sartorially). As usual with Winser London, I appreciate the well thought out details that come from women designing clothes for women, like a flattering 3/4 length sleeve, pockets, a little bit of shape (for a jumpsuit, anyway), and a placket that neatly covers the snaps. I chose it in the khaki colour, because I am really making an effort to buy less black. I decided to wear this colour with red because, well… everything looks better with red, doesn’t it? To keep any Top Gun flight suit associations away, I did my Sequinist colour and sparkle thing. Quelle surprise!
Racy red shoes (worn before here) and some red sunglasses did part of the styling work. A rainbow striped bag and a rainbow coloured necklace did the rest.
Pulling the accessories together for this post reminds me that my rule of only buying what I truly love and can see a long future with serves me well. The shoes, the bag, and the necklace were all love at first sight accessories that I knew I’d get years of use from. If you only buy styles and colours that you really love, they will almost always work together and give you lots of outfit options. Also, the best part about buying accessories that are multicoloured is that they go with nearly EVERYTHING. The bag goes with almost every item of clothing I own. So does the necklace. I’m crazy about the mix of colours in this necklace; the opaque turquoise crystal mixed with all of the sparkly brights, with a few dark purple stones thrown in for contrast make it really versatile. I’ve worn it with jeans and a v-neck tee shirt, with a plain black shift dress, and with a red dress and coat outfit; it has been a winner with all of them.
I’m adding this colourful necklace into the Sequinist Shop in several lengths. If you are a more-is-more girl, there is the seven strand version like I am wearing. If you’re petite and think it might overwhelm you, I’d do a three or five strand version. If you just want a little hit of colour around your face, there will be a one strand version. I particularly like the oranges and reds in the necklace to work with a matching lipstick or lipgloss.
You’ll know from reading my blog that I’m a massive fan of Winser London; there is more Winser London in my closet than any other label. Starting on Tuesday this week, my friends Michelle (RetroChicMama), Nikki (Midlifechic), and I will be running a competition with them. The winner of this competition will win three things– my favourite piece from Winser London’s Spring and Summer collection (I own it from last year and wear it to death) plus Michelle’s favourite piece, as well as Nikki’s favourite piece. I can tell you that I’d be thrilled to have all three of these pieces. It will be live on The Sequinist Facebook page from Tuesday the 23rd, and is available internationally. Please enter! I’d LOVE for one of my readers to win it! (Am I allowed to tell you what the pieces are? I don’t know, but here they are. My pick is the Milano cotton hooded coat; it is casual and elegant and goes over so many things. Michelle’s favourite item is the Tilda silk blouse, and Nikki chose the single breasted blazer. The winner gets to choose the colour and size, of course).
So back to the jumpsuit, are you a jumpsuit wearer? I can’t remember wearing one since I was about 8, (a lavender one my grandmother made for me). I don’t think I’ll be buying any more, but I really enjoy wearing something so different from my usual style.
I have such a hectic and fun week ahead this week, starting with dinner tonight with the gorgeous Elizabeth from The Vintage Contessa and ending with the Chelsea Flower Show. If you are on Instagram, follow my stories to see LOTS of flowers and lots of London. And don’t forget to enter the Winser London competition! xx
Disclosure: Thank you to Winser London for gifting me the jumpsuit!