I don’t have a huge wardrobe of clothes (nor do I want one) so I try to make what I have work in multiple ways for different events. When buying a new piece (new to me or brand new) I take time to consider if it will be valuable to my wardrobe and the ways in which I can utilise it, so when SimplyBe got in contact asking me (and another blogger Mama Syder over at The Syders – please check out her blog) to try a plain coloured tunic dress* and style it for 2 outfits I thought to myself ‘why not go a step further’? I’m going to wear the tunic dress over the next few weeks as we transition from the warmer months (it was 25c here on Sunday!) into the colder months to see how many outfits you can really get from one piece.
The low down on the tunic dress.It’s a £25 jersey swing tunic dress from SimplyBe which comes in 3 colours red, blue and black in sizes 14-34. I chose black simply because I have a good number of red and blue dresses and surprisingly very few in black. It has long sleeves, a high round neck and skims the mid-thigh. The jersey is lovely and stretchy without being the kind which loses any semblance of shape 15 minutes after you sling it on your back and because it swings at the bottom it doesn’t cling too much to those jiggly erm unflattering areas and I just love the long sleeves, I can really see this taking me through to the winter with ease.
This first outfit is a pretty casual affair for a day of walking a dog and attending a dog show (which I blogged about yesterday here). I shoved on a pair of weird panelled wet look leggings which I bought in Primark by mistake about a year ago thinking they were regular leggings, my faithful white Converse trainers and popped the dress on before throwing on a bootsale necklace and charity shop scarf. I left the house in a take-you-anywhere-best-value-for-money-ever ASOS Curve denim jacket (just noticed it has a tenner off the price at the moment) but it soon became far too hot for all that kind of business when the weather went up to 25c at midday. I felt super comfortable in this outfit and as a really self-concious person I find it extra important to feel comfortable otherwise I’ll spend the whole day pulling at hems and wondering if I look crappy. I feel confident I can wear this dress in a number of ways without feeling too self conscious and I’m looking forward to sharing them with you.