I think they're here to stay

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.

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Black Crepe Jumpsuit - Kin by John Lewis
Ponyskin mules - Anthropologie
Mario fringed bag - Jerome Dreyfuss
Drunk smirk - too much champagne and prosecco

So finally today it stopped raining.  WOOHOOOO.  This afternoon the boys and I and the puppy, went for a really long walk in Dunorlan Park (which is an amazing park if you're ever near Tunbridge Wells), followed by icecream and cake.  Can't go wrong with that really.  Friends over for tea and I have started packing for Saturday.  Dear weathermen.  PLEASE decide what the weather is going to do and don't change your mind every hour.......


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  1. I tried the Mango one but for me it came up too short in the body and then was completely indecent on the bust! Do you know how the Hush jumpsuit comes up? Thx

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    1. aha haven't tried the Mango one and I haven't tried the hush one either. Their customer service is brilliant and they know the stock really well - worth calling and asking x

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  2. I've tried them, but... every one has had the waist in the wrong place on me! The worst ones are too high up, and empire line is not a good look in a jumpsuit. Going to have to sit this one out I'm afraid!

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    1. Now I have this problem a lot with dresses but randomly the Kin one and the Topshop one - neither of which are for tall people fit me fine!

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  3. Jumpsuits really are a mixed bag, quite hard to find "the one". I do have a dressy version from DKNY, in black, but its more of a party piece. I like the Banana Republic one, may try that on next time I'm there.
    Tx

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    1. It is honestly so lovely in the flesh x

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  4. Took a while to cotton on to the idea but love my black Splendid jumpsuit just not sure what style of coat it will work with?? Totally agree, what were Banana Republic thinking …. those shoes urgh!! Good luck for the weekend …. had my 13 yr old boy at a well know kids camp for the week, hoping he hasn't drowned and dropped my 16 yr old daughter off at her first festival today …. not that i'm concerned …. much!! Natalie xx

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    1. Coat wise - I'm thinking either blazer which I've worth with both of mine and that works. Otherwise I'd say chunky cardigan or for more dressy, I'm going to wear my wrap camel coat. I also have a long boiled wool waterfall coat which will be perfect x

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  5. Love my jumpsuit, took a while to find one in the right proportions as I'm short but it's great, can be dressed up or down. It's black of course but has a vest style top half so not sure how to work for autumn but will be amazing for party season... Have a good holiday x

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    1. You could always put a cropped jumper over it?!

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    2. Great idea! I have just the one... Purchased recently for A/W but at a reduced price as was end of summer sale even though it's black! Go figure!?

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  6. I'm totally with you on jumpsuits Kat. Just love my denim one from Topshop. Deffo the best buy of the summer. And to the lady who finds that the waist is in the wrong place, I find that they vary a lot. My denim one is fairly low so don't give up just yet!

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    1. I agree that the TS ones are much lower cut than one would have thought. Plus mine's a 10 - which is bonkers! Yes I am a 10 but a tall 10 and I have to size up a lot to get length elsewhere mostly

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  7. At 5ft 9'' some jumpsuits can look like culottes on me, it would be great to have a longer jumpsuit where the ends can be rolled up and worn with heels,wedges or boots.

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    1. I'm 5ft 10 and mine are definitely slightly cropped on me but I don't mind as they're all tapered (the kin one's gathered actually) and it seems to work

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  8. I love them but oh my god I look dreadful in them. My stomach muscles are knackered after two babies and every single one I have tried accentuates by bum AND large tummy, making me look enormous, and I'm only a size 10! I shall admire from afar, there are some lovely choices here. Jo

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    1. oh that's such a shame. I"m sure it's not nearly as bad as you think but if you don't feel comfortable in something there is nothing worse. Can totally ruin your day!

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  9. Love a good jumpsuit, might just pop mine on today for chores around town!

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    1. With a denim jacket and sneakers - they can work for everything, can't they?!

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  10. Im with the ladies struggling to find one with the waist in the right place and long enough legs too. Love them on everyone else but think maybe not for curvy ladies even slim ones :-(

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    1. I think you do have to kiss alot of frogs before you find your prince. I was super lucky with mine but were they to have been skinny jeans...!

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  11. I really need that topshop khaki jumpsuit. But more than that it's those shoes I must have!! Have you seen any similar as they aren't available anymore on anthropologie site x

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    1. I have honestly never seen anything like them before. They are so ridiculously strange and unusual yet are probably my most commented on shoes ever!

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  12. I have been surprised by how much I love my Topshop jumpsuit. I'll definitely get lots of wear through winter in it. Even if I do feel a bit like Michael Myers from Halloween. Lorraine x

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    1. I am not going to google that as I may never wear mine again....

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