Style: Moving out of a wardrobe rut

by Sasha Wilkins on June 18, 2014 · 6 comments

jogging pants
(Joggers by Baukjen, Heels by Bally)

Please tell me I am not the only one that has slipped into a style comfort zone? Whilst writing and testing Friends, Food, Family I have added at least a stone to my weight – that’s over 14lbs for my American readers. (The book isn’t unhealthy but there have been mountains of food in the house for the past seven months, and I have been entertaining at least twice weekly.) I have rarely moved out of boyfriend jeans, (frankly I have rarely moved full stop) or easy dresses that still show off my legs, whilst hiding my increasingly mushy middle – I highly recommend the Whistles Adrianne, which I have in three colourways..

So I am dealing with this in two ways: an aggressive fitness regime, as I have taken no exercise since last August, and my stylist friend Chloe Beeney (who has just set up a digital styling company, CeeStyling) and I have been tackling my moribund wardrobe and we’ll be running some of the new looks we have put together here on LLG.*

We spent Friday in Bermondsey and Saturday in Camden working out new outfits and photographing them, before collapsing in Wagamama at 9pm, after 12 hours on our feet.

wagamama

ahhhh restorative pad thai. (Allowed on my regime, as I walked over 15000 steps on Saturday, according to Fitbit.)

wagamama

We took advantage of the outing (to the end of my street), to snap a true out-of-my-comfort zone look – grey cotton jogging bottoms with a high heel, a nod to the activewear trend that has been floating around for a few seasons. I have to say I love the contrast between the loose cotton bottoms and the banana yellow quite aggressive heel. We kept it relaxed with a parka and a really great short sleeved loose knit from GAP.

jogging pants

jogging pants

Style Notes:
Trousers: Grey Summer Joggers by Baukjen £59  (PR)
Shoes: Ochre Ratilda rainproof leather heels by Bally currently £210 in the sale (gift)
Sweater: Grey short sleeved knit by GAP £24.95 (gift)
Parka: ASOS Cocoon parka £70

Wagamama Camden is situated at 11 Jamestown Rd, London, NW1 7BW

Thank you to Chloe Beeney for styling help and for photography

*We’ll be using a mixture of pieces from my wardrobe, including things I have been gifted, and items we have called in from and then returned to PRs for these stories.

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Christine June 18, 2014 at 09:16

Dang I hear ya! My array of brightly coloured mumus is growing by the day. The perils of working freelance, the home office attire is less ‘dress down Friday’ more ‘need I get dressed everyday’!!!! Looking forward to the burst of wardrobe inspiration. Christine x

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Miss Pickering June 18, 2014 at 10:00

Brilliant. I am in desperate need of style guidance. Stuck in that standard florist uniform of jeans and striped top.
Went into a Gap for the first time since the lower 6th. Good things.
Very much looking forward to this series.

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Lee-Anne June 18, 2014 at 12:59

This couldn’t come at a better time! I now work mostly from home, it’s winter here in the southern hemisphere (where we have zero central heating in our built-for-summer houses) and I feel like I’ve been wearing blankets for the last couple of months. So much for staying sexy this winter…style overhaul needed pronto!

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Little London Girl June 18, 2014 at 13:29

Love that look! Not sure I could pull it off though :-o Looking forward to some inspiration!

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Veena June 18, 2014 at 20:00

I’m happy you brought the style comfort zone up, because I have been slipping into one as well. The combination of the yellow heel and the grey cotton pants works really well and would be a good look for me to try out too!

♡ veena | seveninchstilettos.com
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Shade of Red Blog June 22, 2014 at 11:17

Gosh, those jogging bottoms do look comfy!
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