Thursday, February 25

A-Line Skirt + Body Suit = Wardrobe Sanity

Aloha! How are you today? I’m fine but I feel like I have nothing to wear. Ever. I do have clothes but hardly any of them can be pulled together in a coherent manner. Nightmare.

So I’ve been pouring over outfit posts by my favourite fashion bloggers to see if I can learn some lessons from what they’re wearing.  Having done that, I think I now know the cause of my wardrobe calamity – a mega lack of easy-to-wear essentials.

While I have the black pants, the denim jacket, white tee and boyfriend blazer, I remain in desperate need of skirts and duh, duh, duh – the body suit! Yes, that bizarre looking number from the 80’s should be my friend. Many of my best-loved bloggers pair A-Line skirts with body suits and it's such a cute look. In summer, you can wear it with bare legs and in winter, you can warm it up with tights. Plus, mixing and matching block colours with prints is probably something even I can manage. Nice!

The reason this combo appeals to me so much is because I really struggle to find clothes that flatter my shape which is of the dreaded pear variety. I seem to live in denim pencil skirts with tees and I’m SO bored of this. I think one of the reasons we had A-line skirts as part of our school uniform was because not only are they practical but flattering as well. Team one with a body suit that sucks you in and smoothes out any bumps and you’re good to go.

Alrighty, let’s get dressed already!  Well, not me I’m afraid. I can't find any cute A-line skirts or body suits in our local shops and yet the European chains are stocked to the brim with them. All the time. Tucking in a tightish tee is no good either. It wriggles up and who needs that. Not me, I tells ya.

So until I find some skirts, I think I’m going to ask my mom to sew me some. *Hi mom, please. Hee. I'll ring you later. Love you*  A friend of mine is coming down from the UK in March so perhaps I can ask her to bring me a body suit or two.*Hi Kath! I'll email you. Mwah.* Body suit is a funny name. It’s not much of a suit is it? If you see any in the shops, please let me know! Or if you can sew me a skirt, that would be awesome as well. You’ll bring order to my wardrobe and that is a truly noble deed. Here are some skirts and body suits I found on Polyvore. What do you think of this look? Would you wear any of these? x

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12 comments:

Cupcake Couture said...

I love them all. My answer on this one is Danka from Black Butterfly. She gave me a b.suit for my bday. She is away this weekend, but drop her a mail / we are sharing a stall at next week's I heart Market so you can chat then too. Maybe you and I can have a wardrobe workshop and come up with some new cupboard combos for you. Sometimes you just need a fresh eye who doesn't see your clothes each day. Let me know. x

Miss Molly said...

i love love love the pretty florals!

Lady Times said...

NEED!
See now this makes me wish I did home ec in school.

Jeanette said...

I like this idea... shouldn't have chucked mine out!

Lauren said...

Thanks for your comments guys! And me too Lady Timez! Jeanette, I'm going to add your link to my list tomorrow. My friend is bringing me a body suit from the UK, yes!

Danka Swart said...

Hey Lauren - I'd be happy to help... Nothing like a cute skirt and a bodysuit :) Just pic the colours and we'll have you fixed up and fitted in no time... I'll have some cute skirts at the market on the weekend, but if they don't work I'd be happy to help create some... Come say hi on Saturday and we'll chat :)

Lauren said...

How lovely Danka! I'll be sure to pop over and say helllooo. x

BiancaZAR said...

I totally know what you mean about the t-shirts rolling up - I've even tried wearing 2 - strappy top under the shirt but alas - no success! Please post some of your selfie body suit and skirt combos - would love to see how they turn out.

buttoncandy said...

gggeeeeeeeezzzz those are awesome skirts.im in love.

Lauren said...

Heeee! Me too

Renee said...

i haven't thought of using a body suit before--that would solve the shirt coming untucked problem!

Lauren said...

Yay! Glad to be of help. x