Friday, 26 December 2014

Esprit New Year Wishlist

I'm not going to make any bold and unrealistic goals for the new year but the one thing I've promised myself that I'll achieve is looking a bit more polished in 2015. I've become stuck in a style rut and I've really not been making the effort recently. I'm just throwing on dresses that I know fit me well and are work appropriate but not spending time on picking out a few accessories that make the outfit stand out or trying new trends and experimenting. I've been buying lots of Joules and Boden recently and whilst they make some great stuff I don't think I'm quite at that middle class mother/yummy mummy stage of my life yet.

In my bid to look more chic I've been scouring the internet and found a store that stocks up to a size 18 (I get so frustrated when brands stock 8-14) and has loads of basic items which can be mixed with more statement pieces. Esprit is a fashion brand that blends creativity and responsibility fused with a sunny Californian attitude. Effortless style, authenticity and easy-going living are at the heart of the brand philosophy. There is loads of laid-back tailoring, hand-crafted and responsible production. 
The Esprit webshop has 12 collections per year and over 70 new styles every day! I've spent waaaay too long on there website and found a few items I'm coveting for my own wardrobe. 

imitation leather satchel £ 55.00
skirt with a draped front £ 29.00
fine knit jumper with cashmere + a choker £ 39.99

The first outfit is work appropriate but also great for family dinners or going out at the weekend. I love the bold colour skirt, detail on the jumper and bag big enough to fit my make up bag, packed lunch and all the other junk I like to carry with me.

two tone jacquard skirt with waist pleats £ 39.00
imitation leather biker jacket £ 29.99

fashion ankle boots with stretchy inlay £ 59.00

fine crepe top with a jersey back £ 29.00

The second outfit is also work appropriate but I would also wear this to a gig and add a splash of colour with some red lipstick and my gold Zatchels bag. Items from both outfits could be mixed together and I would feel comfortable in them but also feel like I had made an effort.

Do you find it hard to look polished? What are your goals for 2015?

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  1. Love the second combo! :) I'm a huge fan of the monochrome trend!

  2. The second outfit is just gorgeous! Not something I'd wear in an office, but defo for any other occasion!

  3. I love both outfits. Esprit isn't somewhere I would normally shop but I'll definitely be popping in there more often x

  4. What a lovely selection of outfits, they all coordinate well with the bag, shoes and accessories.


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