My first outfit post of 2020! As it’s howling a gale and the rain lashes down here in Edinburgh I thought it would be appropriate to share these recent snaps of my Winter uniform, which at the moment consists of jumpers worn on rotation with my new favourite wardrobe addition: these Toast dungarees.
I’ve had my eye on variations of these gorgeous cotton culotte dungarees since the Toast Edinburgh store first opened (I posted about it here and even mentioned the dungarees then!); in my quest to buy less but better quality I knew they would be a perfect wardrobe addition for me but I could never quite justify the pricetag. Following Christmas, I watched my emails like a hawk, hoping they would be reduced even a little and thankfully they appeared in the Toast Winter sale. Now I’ve made the dungarees mine, I am so impressed I would buy them full price in a heartbeat – the quality is second to none and they are just so versatile.
Since they arrived at the end of December, I’ve worn my dungarees on numerous occasions during the working week and at the weekend, and I know I will be for many years to come. The cost per wear is already less than a dress from a high street shop you might wear once (although that’s not my style, you get the point I’m making!). The finish is beautiful: there’s no skimping on fabric, they have a lovely square neck with a pinafore style front and back, nice wide hems and a supple yet weighty weave that resists creasing. All in the perfect go-with-everything blue grey hue. Plus: pockets and buttons. It’s love! Worn just now with vintage knitwear, tights and a beret, I’m looking forward to pairing them with Breton tops or Broderie blouses, bare legs and Saltwater sandals too – although that seems like a distant prospect in Scotland just now! A girl can dream…
What I’m wearing: Toast dungarees; vintage jumper and beret; Mulberry bag; Clarks boots.