We’ve asked our lovely menswear buyer, Dorothy, to be the first person to take on our Five Day Littlewoods Challenge. Find out more about the challenge here, and read on to see Dorothy’s recap of day three of the challenge and find out how you can be in a winner in today’s giveaway!
I had a day full of meetings today so it was important that I looked fairly smart and felt comfortable in what I was wearing. There’s nothing worse than meeting with people and trying to make a good impression when you’re feeling self conscious, so I tried to use something from my eight pieces that would enhance one of my favourite outfits, rather than be too adventurous with a completely new look, like I did yesterday.
So I wore my French Connection Morning Mist dress, which isn’t one of the eight pieces but is one that I bought myself from Littlewoods because I really liked it, it’s so versatile and has lovely bits of detail and fits brilliantly. To smarten it up I added my own skinny belt and wore the black French Connection jacket which looked really good with the dress, and as I expected from French Connection the quality was great and the fit was very flattering.
I tend to wear a lot of cardigans as I’m not normally much of a blazer person, so while I know I love French Connection I still probably wouldn’t have chosen to buy this jacket before now as it is similar to a blazer style. But I was actually really comfortable – the crepe fabric hangs well and isn’t restrictive at all, and it kept me nice and cool so I wasn’t taking it on and off during my meetings. I can see how blazers can be so versatile and can really balance out a casual outfit, I also tried this one on with my jeans and it just gave a casual look a bit of a smarter edge.
The one item I was most nervous about wearing from the eight pieces I was given was the Miss KG shoes. I love wedges but I’m used to wearing strappy, summery styles and I was worried these black shoes were going to look a bit clumpy and was really expecting not to like them. But they were so comfortable and actually looked really nice when I wore them with black tights – from the front my legs looked longer and the wedge was much comfier and more on-trend than normal black heels, so I’d definitely wear them again as an alternative to winter heels.
This is one of my favourites outfits of the week so far – of course it helps that the dress is my own and I always feel good wearing it, but the jacket and wedges are both items I wouldn’t have tried with this dress if it weren’t for the challenge, so I’m really happy I gave them a go as I’ve now got a whole new outfit that I’ll get loads of wear out of for the rest of the season.
DAILY STYLE CHALLENGE GIVEAWAY
Today we’re giving away the Miss KG Wedge Shoes, as worn by Dorothy in today’s challenge. For your chance to win these stylish shoes, just tell us what you think of Dorothy’s outfit today – is it something you’d wear, would you maybe wear the blazer or the shoes with something different, or do you think Dorothy has got it spot on? Let us know your thoughts by using the form below to leave your comment before midnight, and a winner will be picked at random tomorrow morning from all of the approved entries. Good luck!
Thanks for all the comments on yesterday’s post, we loved all of your styling ideas! The winner of the French Connection silk shirt is Pippa Saunders – Congratulations!