My Spring Uniform

Laura Ashley dungarees

Laura Ashley dungarees

Each season I develop something of a style uniform: as well as my staple, seasonless vintage dresses, a combination of separates that is simple, effortless and versatile is key to everyday dressing. Although I’m never going to sustain a capsule wardrobe in a true sense – collecting clothes seems to be one of my hobbies after all – over the last few years I have honed a set of seasonally evolving style combinations. Usually these looks revolve around one key item: in Winter my fail-safe uniform was a pleated skirt of some description (velvet, sparkly, metallic, colourful…) and usually a jumper by day or dressier blouse for evening. In recent weeks my go-to Spring item of clothing has definitely been these classic navy corduroy dungarees from Laura Ashley.

Laura Ashley dungarees

Laura Ashley dungarees

Laura Ashley dungarees

They look different whatever you pair them with – whether a knitted polo neck on cooler days or a Breton top when the sun is shining. They’re the perfect blank canvas making anything look put together: I wore them in this post with a vintage Laura Ashley pie-crust blouse (plus thermal top underneath). On Spring days off you’ll often find me wearing a variation of the uniform pictured here: dungarees plus vintage shirt (usually floral – I am a creature of habit after all) plus staple Cambridge satchel (more about my latest addition to the satchel family here) plus ankle boots. Depending on the weather there’s a little more or a little less layering; on this occasion my faux leather jacket was just out of sight. Straightforward fashion maths works every time and makes daily dressing decisions that bit easier: sometimes I think I’m talking myself into a capsule wardrobe – but then my magpie instincts kick in again…

Laura Ashley dungarees

Laura Ashley dungarees

Laura Ashley dungarees

What’s your Spring uniform?

Laura Ashley dungarees

What I’m wearing: vintage Liberty blouse, dungarees c/o Laura Ashley, satchel c/o the Cambridge Satchel Company, vintage accessories, boots c/o Boden.

One comment

  1. Elise says:

    Yay for dungarees! I’m still hunting for the perfect pair…

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