DIY fashion

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If you know me, you know I'm a big fan of the jumpsuit/dungaree trend. Its my 'go to' piece that I dress up or dress down. I've so many jumpsuits from dressy ones to dungarees in black, khaki, and denim. I recently had the urge to buy a khaki boiler suit and fabulously found one at our Fashion Reboot event for £15.

I wore it to a dinner party the following night and a friend commented on me wearing my decorating clothes!  but..who cares,  I felt cool and comfortable teamed with my red boots and accessories, it felt perfect for a kitchen supper party - when you want something funky (and when a dress feels too formal).

I smartened it and wore with a  red blazer.

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I then wore it whilst away with the husband (see below) layering it with knitwear and snakeskin boots. I felt casual but really smart too and it proves this trend isn't just for the 20 somethings..

And it appears I'm not alone. Designers are all over this oversized, utilitarian look and I'm all for it.  Only last week Temperley featured this flying suit for her AW18 collection.

 Temperley at LFW last week for AW18.

Temperley at LFW last week for AW18.

For the warmer months, Stella Mc Cartney Spring 2018 collection included this loose sporty boiler suit played down with shades, a white vest and flat sandals. 

For a more affordable option, Madewell have produced this similar boiler suit. I love the soft silk scarf and high tops to match.

Alexa has produced this fabulous khaki one, slightly more tailored and effortlessly cool with white trainers and pink handbag.

Isabel Marant has gone for  a lighter fabric, less structured, more fluid look with fabric belt. This would be a perfect travelling outfit for holidays. 

 Isabel Marant Etoile £330

Isabel Marant Etoile £330

ASOS have created this darker khaki boiler suit that could be easily dressed up for work with a blazer and kitten heels. 

So how do you style a boiler suit?

For the daytime - roll up, add some ankle boots, show some socks and team with scarves and a cardicoat. Cardi, Handbag and scarf all by Instant Vintage. 

I've added a thicker elastic belt by Zara to give it more a 'flying suit' look.

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Ok - we got a bit arty and the light was fabulous..large gold earrings by Stella and Dot.

Its all about the accessories when styling. Match up your shoes and your belt. Add some feminine touches to make the suit yours - like fabulous earrings or necklace. 

(too pared back and you'll look like your about to pick up a paint brush) 

Once nailed, the look feels effortless, smart and modern. I'll be wearing mine all year.

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