A Topshop jumpsuit and a denim jacket….and despite my protestations, winter clothing has got the better of me after all!


I bought this Topshop jumpsuit  in November when I was presenting an awards ceremony. Really it deserves to be worn a little more than it has been so today I found a way of wearing it, if only for a short while.

I really like denim jackets on other bloggers but on me – I’m not quite so sure. I’ve had this GAP denim jacket for years and a few months ago I handed it down to our eldest but for this post at least, I reclaimed it just to see what I thought. Taking away the positives, the combination of the cropped jacket length and the clean black lines of the jumpsuit make my legs look longer than they are. It’s a styling trick that can be applied to lots of different outfits. As to the negatives, I’m not convinced that my face matches the jacket!

So then I tried the jumpsuit minus the jacket. The top part is sparkly so it works well for a night-time outfit but really it’s not something for every day. It’s not the sparkle, rather more the fact that it’s not very forgiving if you get my drift, meaning that I need to breathe in a little!  It also really needs heels for their leg lengthening properties which, for someone who currently prefers trainers or flip flops, is a little bit of a challenge. Still, it’s earned its right to stay in my wardrobe.

As I mentioned yesterday, I can’t quite face the thought of winter yet so talking about winter clothes is out, as is talking about Autumn, or Fall, clothes but transitional? Yes I can do that! Which is stupid really as it’s tantamount to the same thing but that’s the power of words for you.

So, thinking ahead to some transitional pieces, I can see these Great Plains wild thing trousers (£55) working their way seamlessly into my wardrobe.  Most people have the odd black jumper lurking somewhere and these trousers together with a black jumper or top would make an easy, comfortable and stylish outfit.

And then when I came across this Great Plains manor wool coat (£130) – which let’s face it is full on winter, no disguise, I couldn’t resist and I had to share it. I love this colour, it’s gorgeous and flattering against so many skin tones. A bright winter (oops, said it again) coat is always something to smile about. Lots of ladies steer away from bright coats, fearing that they won’t go with many things but I work on the basis that whatever is peeping out of the bottom is likely to be black, denim, navy or grey – all of which work fabulously with brighter colours, so for me that seals the deal.


  1. I won't wear sludge brown
    August 5, 2014 / 9:27 pm

    Beth I think you look great, I really do. I predicted that the paler blue would be in A/W some months ago and so glad that I'm seeing glimpses in the shops xx

  2. What if I wore it the first Time
    August 5, 2014 / 11:06 pm

    I'm with you on the denim jacket thing. I like them and see others in them and like them some more. Then I think what my daughters would say if I wore one. On the other hand I think I might have to succumb to a pair of printed transitional trousers.

  3. Arthurs mum
    August 6, 2014 / 6:42 am

    Lovely jumpsuit. I think it looks great with the denim jacket!

  4. What Lou Wore 365
    August 7, 2014 / 10:28 am

    Jumpsuit looks wonderful. Really like the Great Plains trousers, they were on the front of a catalogue that fell out of red mag this week. My big GP catalogue hasn't arrived as yet sadly, I do like to look through them!

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