The Fail safe Print to Add To Any Outfit26 September 2016
My last thoughts before I go to sleep are most likely to be: what shall I wear tomorrow, I know, #FirstWorldProblems.
I do have more profound thoughts other than my daily outfit decisions but with the intention of saving time and brain energy in the morning, a before-bed-Pinterest-scroll is a must to create a bit of outfit inspo.
But for those days when you just get an outfit block, you know, a writer's block but of the putting-together-an-outfit kind I just go back to those good old staples. In my non-minimalist case, those staples don't tend to be a crisp white shirt or tailored trews, nope I go back to old faithfuls such as stripes, leopard print, mom jeans or my oldest and most scruffiest black tee. Chuck on a choker (natch) and my signature gold hoops and hey presto, jobs a gooden.
So a recent addition to the staples part of my wardrobe was this River Island camo jacket. The military trend is big for AW16 and camo print has had an update ready to embrace the new season. Essentially, a military jacket is nothing new, this uniform get-up has been inspiring fashion for decades so I highly doubt this is the last season we see it make an appearance. Hence the justification of my new 'staple' purchase.
In this outfit, I styled it with stripes; a double whammy of staple co-ordinating which led to me being ready and out the house in less than 30 mins, proving that outfit planning and staple purchasing can absolutely save you time. I even had time to shoot this look, which in the end led me to miss my train and made me late for the event I was actually trying to be early for. Hey ho, sometimes you just can't rush fashion, or, a blog shoot...