And most of you will be pleased to hear that I'm not talking about dungarees (still yet to see how I can style those for the Autumn)
Not today it's all about the jumpsuit. This is something that I only bought into this year. And I can't believe how versatile I find them. Especially my black one that I have. It's been my favourite "go to" outfit for those days out when I want to look that little bit more special than just jeans...for sure it's been my London outfit. It works perfectly from day to night and more than that, it's super super comfortable.
Ok so I'm sort of swerving the "going to the loo is a pain in the behind" bit but seeing as the rest of the time it's like wearing jamas, as opposed to most of my jeans which give me not just a muffin but a whole Dunkin Donut over the top of them, I'll take the couple of minutes of irritation as opposed to being made to feel like the Pillsbury Dough Boy for the rest of the day.
Plus you don't have to think about a matching top. Just throw on a blazer, a jacket or a coat and you're off. I have bought into these big time and urge everyone to try them. In fact I don't think I know anyone who's tried them and who hasn't loved them (I'm sure someone will now prove me wrong though...)
For me, the jumpsuit has to be plain (I've tried print ones. Just too much and there is only so much guffawing from The Husband I can take). And it also has to be a tapered leg. I do love the look of the wide leg ones but I don't think they're as versatile. Plus there is the perennial "heel height" issue which I can't be bothered with. Don't get me started on soggy hems.
Black, I have to say, I do find a classic and this is where I'm starting today. Of course top of my list to try would be the hush one for £75 which I featured the other day but there are definitely others worth considering too.
Triksie Jumpsuit by Ted Baker £169 I love the look of this one. Yes it is more but I honestly think these things pay for themselves. You could wear this to work, you could wear it on Christmas Day with Uggs and then throw on some heeled shoots for when the family come over for lunch. During the day with sneakers. Simply perfect.
And another similar one from Somerset by Temperley £99
If you did still want a short sleeved one then this at ASOS is beautifully plain.
ASOS Jumpsuit with tie £45
Or this is a bargain number to have for those evenings out with heels come the Autumn. Dare I mention... Dare I mention the C word....?? (actually I already did but not in the proper PARTY sense of the word) It's going to be party time before we know it...
Wrap Jumpsuit from Mango was £59.99 now £23.99
I have two jumpsuits - so the black one but also a khaki one from Topshop. I have been surprised at how versatile I've found this and how much wear I think I will still get out of it in the Autumn.
My beloved khaki utility jumpsuit - never thought I would love it quite as much as I do. £55
This is the navy version of the Topshop khaki - *wonders to self if I can justify this...* £55
Call off the dogs. This is perfection. Seriously gorgeous and seriously versatile. I didn't even know that I needed a jumpsuit like this until I saw it. Perfect for dressing up with killer heels - messy hair I love this for a night out. With a blazer and sneakers for during the day. Yes I may have to order this. Or with my new plaid shirt over and a pair of loafers for the day.
Sleeveless Zip Front Jumpsuit from Topshop £48
There's always a denim version as well. Great for during the day for a smarter look with a blazer and ankle boots or for bombing around on a casual day with a huge chunky cardigan over it.
Moto tie-waist jumpsuit £65
There's another khaki one at Banana Republic which would also serve the same purpose. LOVE this (but clearly I don't need another one) although I don't love it with these shoes...
Green jumpsuit from Banana Republic £75
A couple of more unusual ones now. If you're a jumpsuit veteran or just fancy something a little less vanilla.
ASOS Strip Jumpsuit with D ring wrapover layer £45 I absolutely absolutely love this. The fact she's about 18 and hasn't an ounce of wobbly flesh or excess fat on her body has NOTHING to do with it, I'm sure... I will forgive her the wet hems she will surely encounter.
I'm not sure about shiny.... but a silky number as opposed to calling it shiny makes it suddenly more palatable....
New Look Cargo Jumpsuit £27.99
Or a navy "silky" number.. for me, the jury is out on these but I know some friends who will love them! And this one is a bargain from Jack Wills. Bow in hair optional.
Jack Wills Jumpsuit was £79.50 now £39.50
So there we have a little jumpsuit round up - definitely one of my must haves for the Autumn. And seeing as I've mentioned it........is anyone else slightly confused about their Autumn wardrobe? Winter, I've got covered - huge cashmere jumpers, leather skinnies, biker boots, capes, scarves - oh yum yum yum.
But Autumn? Jeez, I seem to have a mental block. It's almost become an inbetweeny season as the past couple of years it's not been particularly cold till after Christmas. That's a lot of months to be wearing just *ok* clothes.
I think I need to some serious Autumn work...... anyone else? That's for tomorrow.
To prove how much I love my jumpsuit, this is me last Friday for some meetings in London and then a fabulous evening out with The Husband.