Sunday, 17 September 2017

Transitioning My Summer Wardrobe | Playsuit


I feel like I blinked and missed summer this year. I don't know if it's because I was busy doing mainly DIY (see my last post) or if the weather just hasn't been that great this year anyway, but I definitely don't feel like I've got as much wear as I'd have liked out of my summer wardrobe, which has me feeling a little sad at the thought of having to put everything to the back of my wardrobe until next year especially as I'm big into making my price per wear as little as possible to justify my addiction to clothes shopping. So I'm taking on a little experiment and seeing how many of my summer clothes I can transition into autumn and possibly into winter too and hopefully I'll turn it into a little mini series on here throughout autumn (unless I find that I only have the ability to transition one outfit and then this is your lot...) I feel ridiculous mentioning this before I get into the post, but if you think I look mega tired in these photos it's because I'm a numpty and forgot to take my mascara away with us and I wasn't bothered enough to go on a specific trip to buy some more. So there you go, enjoy my mascara-less face.

Anyway, the first transitional outfit comes from when I was browsing my wardrobe for outfits to wear for our little trip away last week. I came across this playsuit (I know the floatiness of it makes it look like a dress, but it's not), which I haven't actually worn at all this summer because it was double hung with another playsuit so I guess I just hadn't spotted it or even remembered it existed, which is a shame because I love it. It's obviously rather summery and seeing as I hadn't even had a chance to wear it yet this year it seemed like a pretty good place to start in terms of transitioning my wardrobe so hopefully I can at least get a bit of wear out of it before it turns into super chilly jumper all day every day weather. I have a couple of other playsuits that I can hopefully transition in a similar way too.





So...how am I going to transition it you may ask (or you may not because you might not really care, but I'm going to tell you anyway so I guess if you really don't care you should probably stop reading). The key to transitioning anything is finding the right things to layer it with. I recently picked up this blazer from Berskha, having previously not really been a blazer person, but I've seen checked blazers look amazing on so many people on Instagram that I couldn't not give one a go myself (and also it was an absolute bargain compared to all the other blazers I've seen so that's a big plus). To begin with when I tried it on I didn't massively like it and then Nick suggested I roll the sleeves up a little and it somehow completely transformed the whole look of it from 'I'm wearing my boyfriend's suit jacket over my outfit because I got cold' to chic and put together.

This playsuit and this blazer aren't two things I'd immediately think of putting together (the old me would have run screaming from print and checks), but once I tried them I found that they really worked especially as a transitional outfit. I also tried my other main summer playsuit under this blazer (the one from this post) and it went really well too. I think it must be the contrast between the casual summeriness (yes I'm making that a word) of the playsuit and autumnal smartness of the blazer that makes the outfit work. LOL at the whole of the previous sentence, I'm so bad at articulating things.

This outfit leaves room for more layers too. It's just about warm enough still to forgo tights if you have layers on top, but either nude or black tights could easily be added to this outfit when it gets a little colder or I could even go all out and tuck the playsuit into some trousers. When it gets really cold I think it'd look nice with a roll neck jumper over the top of the playsuit with the blazer on top too so even though it's quite blatantly a very summery piece it's definitely transitionable. Oooh and with little ankle boots too, YES I'm excited to style this multiple ways as it gets colder.







Playsuit - Byer Too California (old) | Blazer - Bershka (here) | Sandals - Primark (old)

Amy x

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  1. I love your outfit, the playsuit looks really cute and the blazer is right up my street - I got a similar one and I always feel like I'm part of some detective movie when wearing it haha (that sounds ridiculous, I hope you know what I'm on about). And can we please add summeriness to the dictionary, that's seriously a word I need haha xx

    113thingstosay.com

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    1. Haha I know exactly what you mean and I think that's why I was hesitant about it at first! And I'm all for adding summeriness to the dictionary! xx

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  2. What a great styling idea for the playsuit! I feel like summer was over way too soon as well :(
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. It was wasn't it, gutted! Thank you lovely,
      Amy xx
      www.callmeamy.co.uk

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  3. Haha, I love how DIY took up so much of your summer Amy, I've loved hearing about your home reno adventures! This is a great way of bringing a summer dress into the colder months :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

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    1. Haha thank you, honestly it takes up so much time! xx

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  4. I looove this kind of playsuit where it's so floaty it looks like a dress (even if just for the excitable reaction when people say 'I like your dress' and you're all 'ITS A PLAYSUIT LOOK' and then demonstrate that it has a crotch. Hopefully not just me). It looks great layered too - I neeeeeeed to pick up a check blazer. Love the sound of this potential series too as I am all about trying to make things work more than once :) xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

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    1. Haha yes I totally do that! It's like magic haha. I can see myself wearing this blazer so much, you should definitely get one! xx

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  5. That blazer is so perfect for September weather! xx

    Blessings,
    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.com

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    1. It's great isn't it, the perfect cover up! xx

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  6. No, I didn't think you look tired and I didn't notice the lack of mascara, you look beautiful! I loved the dress and jacket and I know what you mean, for me it's strange as well, summer ran so fast. I am now waiting to wear heavier coats, time flies! I loved the pictures!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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    1. Ah well thank you! It went so quickly didn't it! xx

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    1. Thank you so much, it was a gorgeous place! xx

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  8. I love these together! Amazing how rolling the sleeves up changes the whole look! Xxxxxxx

    lucylovesbeautyxo.com

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    1. Thanks Lucy! It really did, I didn't even like it before! xx

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    1. Thank you, it's such a great staple for this time of year! x

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