My Style: Never saving anything for best


Skirt, Marks & Spencer (also available in black) | Sweatshirt, Isabel Marant for H&M (old season, similar here) | Shoes, Jimmy Choo (old season, similar here) | Sunglasses, & Other Stories (old season, similar here) | Bag, Jigsaw (new season update here) | Rings, Renné Jewellery | Intials necklaces, SWYC | Circles necklace, Matthew Calvin | PHOTOS: ELEANOR SKAN


Forgive the football analogy, but for quite a large part of my adult life, my wardrobe has been a game of two halves.

There was the office wear section, which also included a lot of evening wear pieces (I know, I know – but I was a fashion editor!) and then the weekend casual wear section.

When I went freelance, I had to rethink the entire thing – and so I got rid of vast swathes of the pieces I wore to work, only saving those that would work for going out and smarter meetings.

But really, when is best? My clothing moods change on an almost daily basis, so there is every chance I will wake up and want to wear a cosy sweatshirt and my falling apart harem pants as there is wearing the sweat with a smarter skirt.


This skirt is from Marks & Spencer and I LOVE the length and style. It’s white lace and completely impractical, but WHO CARES? Worn with a sweatshirt and trainers, it’s just a cute summer piece. Worn with heels, you can dress it up. (These leopard print heels were actually my wedding shoes!)

And as I’m clearly getting all sentimental wearing my wedding shoes, I thought the E&J necklace from SWYC was appropriate. Aaah – he gets a bit of love sometimes! I’ve mixed it with a Matthew Calvin double halo necklace too.

There’s a matching blouse for the skirt, but that felt a bit too neat and tidy for me – and anyway I like the mix of casual with smart.

The dress code lines have blurred – and you just don’t need to keep pieces for ‘best.’  Wear them now!

That there, to me, is the beauty of clothes.

Dress for your mood, not the event.



  • Comments ( 7 )

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    I love this mindset! It’s senseless to shove clothes that bring us joy in the back of the closet just because they’re too fancy.

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      Exactly! Reclaim the joy in your wardrobe! x

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    I love that look. I just wish I had the ability to mix and match like you do.

    On another note, I have been stalking the Jaeger black leather skirt that you had on the blog a few months ago. It’s just gone half price so I snapped it up. Very happy!

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      That’s brilliant! What a bargain! I hope you love it! x

  • avatar

    I love the lace skirt! I have to agree that dressing for your mood is the best way to enjoy an event.

  • avatar

    Love this look. M&S does it again with another winning skirt.

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      It’s a really good one! Thank you xx

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