Dressing Up The Basics

White Blazer

I mentioned in a recent post how I’d ‘fallen out of love with shopping’ in the typical sense (as in acquiring new pieces impulsively) and since strategically downsizing my wardrobe, I wasn’t joking when I said I’ve taken things back to basics. My wardrobe now consists of a selection of basics that I find easy to mix, match and style, whilst being comfortable to wear, even when dressing up.

White Blazer Outfit

You’ll see me wearing these black skinny Topshop jeans on repeat and I’ve already mentioned my love affair with these mules from Clarks…

There are a few pieces that I have kept in my wardrobe however, that don’t seem as obviously wearable, like this white double breasted blazer for instance. This is one of the pieces that had been neglected in my previously over stuffed wardrobe and now that I’m down to only a few jackets, this is the one that I tend to go for when I want to dress up my outfit slightly and I’m pleased to say that recently I’ve been getting a lot of wear out of it. I’m currently on the hunt for the perfect black blazer, which is proving slightly more difficult than I had imagined (tall girl problems) but there’s no rush, as for now this white one is serving me well during the summer.

White blazer and black skinny jeans outfit

I wore this outfit the other week to the opening of the Vogue 100: A Century of Style exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery, where I’d kindly been invited along to preview the exhibition with a private tour. It was a fabulous event and the exhibition is great, as those of you who already saw it in London will know. So if you’re in Manchester I definitely recommend that you check the exhibition out, it’s free and it’s on until the end of October.

Asos Black Skinny Scarf

Dressy casual minimal outfit

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Samio

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18 Comments

  1. Pam
    July 4, 2016 / 12:01 pm

    I should do the exact same thing. Way too many clothes for just one body :p haha loving the mules in this outfit and the jacket is perfect too!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfiβ™₯

    • Samio
      July 4, 2016 / 1:06 pm

      Haha, thanks Pam!

      Samio x

  2. July 4, 2016 / 1:07 pm

    Love this outfit so much! You look amazing! Also, I totally relate on the tall girl problems! don’t you always find that a blazer that fits perfectly on the body is too short in the arms, and then when you size up, it’s all wrong on the body but perfect arm length? Argh! Haha!

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    • Samio
      July 4, 2016 / 2:09 pm

      Yes, that is totally the problem I always have! I’m glad we can both relate but they seriously need to do blazers, coats and jackets in different arm lengths like they do with jeans…And thanks so much Eva! πŸ™‚

      Samio x

    • Samio
      July 4, 2016 / 7:35 pm

      Thank you Taylor!

      Samio x

    • Samio
      July 4, 2016 / 8:23 pm

      Ah thank you!

      Samio x

    • Samio
      July 6, 2016 / 2:11 pm

      Thank you Jane!

      Samio x

  3. July 6, 2016 / 2:12 pm

    You’re so freaking stylish, I’m obsessed on this look! And your hair is my dream, it’s everything.

    -xx, Sia
    http://siafoch.com

    • Samio
      July 6, 2016 / 2:13 pm

      Thank you Sia. =D

      Samio x

    • Samio
      July 7, 2016 / 6:53 am

      Thanks Sasha!

      Samio x

    • Samio
      July 7, 2016 / 6:53 am

      Thank you Olivia. πŸ™‚

      Samio x

    • Samio
      July 7, 2016 / 6:54 am

      Thanks Willa. πŸ™‚

      Samio x

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