**This is a collaborative post and the items featured were gifted by Simply Be in return for this article. As always all opinions are honest and my own**
I’m no fashion guru but I like to look nice – I’ve never been once to be on-trend and I love to wear quirky things that clash 95% of the time – but I’m finding it hard to find clothes and outfits to wear that are suitable for my daily life.
During the week on one day I tend to have to:
- do a preschool run
- walk the dog, usually round a muddy field
- sit at home and work
- go to an office and work
- meet friends
- meet potential clients.
Usually I get changed two or three times a day(usually because of the muddy dog walk in the middle of the day) and it’s a complete pain.
So when I was offered the chance to choose some items from Simply Be I though it would be a good challenge to try to find things I could wear all day that would be versatile and perfect for all.
Snowdonia Walking Shoes
Okay – so an odd one to start, but my walking boots are knackered and I love that these walking shoes(£35) come in a wider width fitting, which means they fit perfectly and are really comfortable.
Zip Front Denim Pinafore Dress & Pack of 3 Long Sleeve Tops
I’ve wanted a pinafore for ages and I love how this denim pinafore(£30) can be dressed up or down; I ordered a pack of three long sleeved tops(£18) to go with it but it would work well with a blouse or jumper underneath.
Lightweight Pac-A-Mac Parka
I liked this purple thin raincoat(£12.60) because it’s thin enough to chuck over anything I’m wearing, it’s suitable for all year round and it’s long in length.
Cord & Metal Multi Row Necklace
I couldn’t not buy an accessory to try and use – this Khaki thread necklace(£7.80) will be perfect to jazz up an everyday outfit without looking too showy or out there.
A dreary Wednesday
The outfit test run came on a day I had to do a school run, dog walk, meet a friend and work from home and it all worked so well.
I teamed the pinafore with one of the long sleeved tops initially; I wore a pair of fleece lined leggings underneath and chucked on my trusty Chelsea boots for the school run and a coffee with a friend.
It was a chilly and icy day after some snow overnight so I wore my super comfy and mum-wardrobe staple Parka over the top with my favourite bobble hat(I’ve no idea where it came from, it was a gift a couple of years ago).
I’m a huge fan of wearing casual dresses with tights or leggings as it makes changing to walk the dog really easy – I just wear my chunky walking socks over the top, walking boots on and away I go. It’s all good until the dog kicks mud up my legs but the thought is there….
A rainy Thursday
I had a work meeting to attend along with the usual so I chucked a dress and leggings on(Simply Be from a while ago) and tested out the raincoat and walking boots look. Lucy the dog seems to get in every photo…
The best bit? This little lot came in just under £100, you can get multiple looks and wear it all every day. Thank you, Simply Be – you can check them out by clicking here.