Composed and Casual

Although we are really only just into August, some schools are already going back to start the new year. I have completed my ‘time’ in the education system and luckily don’t ever have to worry about 5,000 word essays and class presentations ever again. But I do have to work, which has it’s positives and negatives. Today’s looks is really casual, as the dress code at work is quite laid back but never sloppy. I also thought this look would be perfect for a school day if you’re not in uniform because it’s really simple and the bright blue acts as a staple piece for the whole outfit. For me, comfort is essential so I really like to dress in clothes that will keep me warm and cosy all day. I have to travel out and about a lot for work, visiting lots of centres as I work for a charity, so it’s important I wear clothes that are durable and I can actually move in; rather than dressing in ridiculously over the top clothes that will just get in the way. I love charcoal jeans, if you’ve been following my blog for a while you will know I can’t get enough of them because they’re so versatile. The colour can be dressed up or down and pairs with absolutely everything. My bright jumper (which matches my nail colour this week) is made out of a knitted cotton I chose myself. I chose knitted because it’s warm, but it also has a natural stretch which is crucial for a busy working day. I’ve become really fond of simple but put-together outfits because they’re really easy to style, especially for English weather.

Jumper – made for me

Jeans – Topshop

Shoes – Nike

Bag – Next