I used to shy away from anything that wasn't my comfort skinny jean style, before I started to play around with denim styles in the name of personal styling. It's easy to decide on one style which you feel comfortable in, and dismiss anything that looks a little more daring/baggy/colourful. But I realised that when I push my clients at Dalry Rose Styling out of their comfort zones, I actually get them to see themselves in a new light! That means I've done my job as a stylist.
what i'm wearing: striped top and scarf H&M // boyfriend jeans Primark // shoes Kurt Geiger // bag Dune
There are several different ways I like to wear my boyfriend style jeans: dressed up with a shirt and a smart jacket; or with a cape and statement heels // casually with a leather jacket OR a leather tee. But this is perhaps my favourite outfit - a little slouchy, very cosy, and it includes my favourite pattern: stripes!
I am very lucky that I get to wear whatever I want to work - as I am a freelancer, I choose my daily uniform. So I would wear this outfit whenever I have a day of admin, if I'm planning proposals, or catching up with regular clients. For those who do have a stricter work dress code, this makes for the perfect Saturday or Sunday chill outfit.
By adding high heels, I have added a little bit of glamour and shape to my outfit - but you can easily replace heels with metallic trainers which are all the rage this season. Primark has a wonderful selection of metallic shoes from £8, and I have also spotted gorgeous styles in Matalan for around £16.
When it comes to trends, you really don't have to spend that much money on them because trends come and go - it's classics like a great quality striped top which will always stay stylish; a great pair of nude pointed heels which will go with any outfit; a neutral bag which will last you for years. Or a nice wool or cashmere scarf!