Thursday, 23 August 2012

Thursday Three-Way: Playsuit

This week’s Thursday Three-Way is based on an item of clothing I have a love/hate relationship with: the playsuit.

I love playsuits as they are a cute alternative to a summer dress, can be dressed up or down (as I will show), can be worn in summer or winter and have a slight retro vibe about them. I hate playsuits for one reason and one reason only – totes nightmare in the bathroom department. Especially, when you have to use a public toilet and basically take off all of your clothes just to go!

However, I am going to attempt to convince you (and myself) that the effort is worth it and that the playsuit is a versatile wardrobe essential.

The festival

With Reading and Leeds festivals this weekend, why not pack a playsuit in your rucksack? Obv, the toilet issue is 100 times worse at a festival but since it’s going to be bad anyway, you may as well go for it! 

Here I have gone for the layered approach as the weather is so unpredictable at the moment. However, since festivals are almost guaranteed rain, my number one accessory is wellies – and what else would Who’s that girl? be wearing than Kate Moss’ fave Hunters? Worn with Paul Smith wellie socks, you’re guaranteed to keep your feet dry, warm and stylish (make sure you take extra socks as no-one is going to forgive you for stinking out a tent with 3 day old socks – even if they are Paul Smith!)

I've added a leather jacket to mix here as everyone else will be wearing a khaki parka so you have to stand out. Plus, it's waterproof!

The sparkly headband adds some much needed glamour to the festival look and the over the shoulder Marc Jacobs bag will keep your belongings safer and won't fall off in the crowds.

Sightseeing Chic

This playsuit is ideal for a day out and about visiting all the tourist hotspots. It's laidback and comfortable so ideal for wandering around in all day.

Obviously, flats are essential if you are going to be walking around a city. Here, I've chosen some comfy brogues that fit the geek chic look.

A big bag is a must for keeping all your souvenirs safe - this Mulberry Mitzy hobo can be worn across the body or on just one shoulder and is deep enough to keep plenty of snowglobes in (snowglobes happen to be my souvenir of choice!)

A light weight shirt adds some variety and makes sure you don't get a sunburnt neck and cool Ray-bans are a holiday essential.

Of course, you can't go sight seeing without a camera, this colourful Diana F+ vingtage camera completes this quirky outfit.

Playsuit Party

The playsuit isn't just for casual looks, it can be dressed up for a night out too.

A sequin embellished jacket keeps things glamourous, especially when teamed with these studded Topshop shoe boots. I love a shoe boot as an alternative to a high heel as I think it makes things slighty more edgy and less pretty.

The studs on the Mulberry clutch compliment the sparkly sequins and the boots, bringing everything together!

Where to buy

So, if we've convinced you that you need a playsuit in your life, why not try one of these:

     Miss Selfridge                                     Topshop                              River Island

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