Hello everyone and how are you? I feel that this week is a week for re-calibrating. Things haven’t turned out quite as we were hoping, which has certainly led to some disappointment and frustration in these quarters. So it’s a time to dig deep and to make some plans within the confines of what is allowed right now.
I will be the first to admit that what I am wearing can have a big impact on how I feel. There was a reason that I didn’t join the Brownies. That brown dress and that yellow neck tie….urghh, no thank you!
Whilst it might not be a case of glamour and heels at the moment, comfortable pieces that work whether I’m at my desk, whizzing around the house doing a few jobs, or doing some stretching just to wake my body up, are crucial to my well-being.
In these images, I’m shared a few pieces of Asquith clothing which were kindly gifted to me. Asquith are known for their sustainable yogawear and activewear, which is ethically made in small factories, using bamboo and organic cotton for sustainability, comfort and stretch.
I’ve previously written about Asquith here and here and it’s no exaggeration to say that I wear their “bottoms” virtually every single day. Sometimes I wear them as part of my main “daytime” outfit, as I am today whilst I sit here typing this, whilst on other days I change into them in the evening.
In this first outfit, I’m wearing the Be Grace Batwing top in pale grey (£62 XS to XXL). This top is made of 95% bamboo 5% elastane, making it super comfortable, soft and stretchy. Not only do I love the colours on the top but the design is ingenious for drawing the eye into the centre of the body with the deep chevron stripe, making it really flattering.
I’m also wearing the divine pants in ink (£75 XS to XXL) which are also comprised of 95% bamboo and 5% elastane. At 5’6″ these pants are quite long on me so I just roll them up and they are fine. The sizing is also generous so I would go down a size.
You’ve got to love a jumpsuit for versatility! This is the Lush jumpsuit which costs £89 and comes in sizes XS to XXL. Again it is comprised of 95% bamboo and 5% elastane.
I’ve dressed the jumpsuit up here, just to demonstrate its versatility – and because you ALWAYS see me in trainers! But it would work so well with flats (such as loafers or flatforms) sandals, wedges, a stacked heel or hi tops. Asquith are brilliant if you are taller as everything of theirs comes with such a good length to it.
And can you see the cheeky little cut out at the shoulders? I love little details like that as they just add an interesting edge to outfits. And I feel that we need all the “interesting edges” that we can get right now, whilst we’re at home, trying to juggle all of those balls whilst at the same time keep everyone happy and our spirits high.
To help style yourself whilst at home, don’t forget that you can download my FREE Style Guides. There are three to choose from:
Stay At Home Chic, Let’s Frock It Up In Lockdown, and Wearing Trousers In Your Houses. They are packed with tips, styling videos, outfit formulas and checklists to give you ideas on what to wear, and how to wear them, during our time spent at home.
Click here to get your copy of Stay At Home Chic ,the first of my three guides with ideas on how to stay both positive and stylish.
This is where you can get your copy of “Let’s Frock It Up In Lockdown”. In it I feature 5 dress styles which are comfortable and practical, yet stylish, with ideas on how to accessorise them. The guide includes outfit formulas, a wardrobe checklist and styling videos.
And for those days when you just feel like wearing trousers, then this guide “Wearing Trousers In Your Houses” might JUST BE FOR YOU! Again it includes a style video, five outfit formulas and a handy wardrobe checklist with ideas on what to include in your wardrobe during lockdown.
I hope that you are keeping well and that this post, the pieces that I’ve featured and the guides that I’ve shared give you a little breather in your busy day.
Lots of love, Beth x