I love fashion. I genuinely do. I spend far, far too long on Pinterest picking out my favourite cool af looks to try and emulate from my own wardrobe. I spend far too long online shopping only to get to the end and hear the basket laugh “gal pal, enjoy beans on toast for the rest of the month. Lol” And I spend far too much time perving on girls outfits – in the form of people watching because obviously that makes it OK, yeah? But one thing I always realise is that in spite of these new trends that come and go and steal my heart like Harvey Specter did in Series 1 Episode 1 of Suits, the items that I will always rely on, will always be the basics. Think the babe’in pieces of denim that always look sassy af, think winter coats that completely transform an outfit, think basic tee’s that couldn’t be anymore more basic but oh my god how you look so good? So I have 6 bits for you today. And I’m not saying go and click and buy them all now – totally am but I get called an enabler far too often so we’ll leave it as it’s your choice – but, you are 100% going to want/need to buy at least 54 2 or 3 pieces because they will change your life/wardrobe/outfit combo’s. Now that I’ve won my blue peter badge for dramatization, let’s crack on with the pieces shall we?
I love looking chic and sassy and like I’m ready to take on the world, but absolutely nothing beats a simple vest and jeans for the ultimate lazy sunday look. Starting with the vest top, I feel like I’ve almost gone back in time to when I first started to discover fashion but there is something so timeless and classic about simple tee’s and vests. This one, is genuinely the most comfortable, beautiful quality vest I’ve ever owned. I cannot even tell you how cosy and comfortable this is and I kinda wanna order another 3402832 of them just to wear to bed every single night. I love the cut, not too low but low enough to not make you feel like a nun. And most importantly, they don’t ride up!! This is a momentous find for the girl that has been plagued with tops rising up her whole life so I am wholeheartedly in love with this. It also would work amazingly well under an oversized cardi, blazer or biker jacket for when Autumn slowly starts to roll in.
The jeans, oh sweet lord the jeans. I avoided boyfriend jeans for a long time in fear of them making me look 10stone bigger than I am and I really feel sorry for myself for missing out on these babestations for that much of my life. I rave about how fat face jeans are the most comfortable denim – seriously you only have to search it on my blog and you’ll find at least 4 posts fangirling over them – but these boyfriend jeans are right up there with the rest. Not only do they feel like pyjamas but they also fit to perfection. Loose in the leg, but perfect on the butt, they’re also tapered at the bottom too so they’re not too wide and flared. The most perfect boyfriend jeans I have found so far (and I do a lot of searching!)
If there’s one thing that living in London your entire life teaches you, it’s that if you’re walking around our pretty little city, you gonna need yourself something comfortable to wear. I am a huge hater of exercise but a huge lover of walking – walking from shop to shop, cafe to cafe counts as cardio right? – so cosy and comfortable clothes, trainers and a little accessory to “jazz things up a bit” (lol, nothing like a saying from the 80’s to make you feel your age) is the way forward. Starting with the denim because I think you get it by now, right? If you don’t, FAT FACE DENIM IS THE COMFIEST, COSIEST MOST AMAZING EVER! I think you get it now… Seriously though, I cannot even tell you how amazingly well these patch, high waisted jeans fit like a glove. They’re flattering – well, as flattering as jeans can be when gal pal likes multiple takeaway and wine nights a week – they look amazing, and they’re just the perfect basic for feeling comfy but still looking chic. I adore the patch on these as they’re different from anything that I have too. Fat Face, I salute you, boo!
And then we have the long sleeve tee. And we also have a blogger sounding like a broken record because guess what I’m gonna describe this bad boy as guys? Yep, you got it, comfy af! But here’s the thing, you’ll know by now that I’m a huge fan of Fat Face and rely on them every time the new season rolls through, but one thing they have always, always done right more than anything else is their basics. So yeah, I’ll be repeating myself and telling you that you need them in your life because you kiiiiiinda just do. But back to this tee, it’s potentially the softest long sleeved bad boy that I have. The fit is perfect, not too high neck/not too low cut, it sits well and doesn’t rise up [insert praise the lord emojis here] and is just the perfect piece for layering under jumpers, gilets and jackets. #YesImFangirling #SorryNotSorry
This look is perfect for so many occasions. Everyday Autumn wear, a cute little lunch date with friends, popping to the shops when you want to feel a little sassier. But my favourite time to wear this is post Sunday roast, when you feel so full that you might burst – and your buttons already have – and all you want to do is sit and watch 10 episodes of Greys anatomy with a little nap in between but the older generation insist on going for a walk (gal pals, chill the eff out and watch some slob tv with me OK?). So this is the ensemble that comes into play, a pair of jeggings which I have fangirled so hard over in real life that I’m pretty sure I’ve just become the Fat Face jegging’s PR, and a coat that is just drop dead gorgeous, cool af and really practical all in one.
The jeggings are the biggest babes and you absolutely need them in your life as they look exactly like jeans rather than jeggings but feel like you’re wearing pyjamas. And the coat, you kinda, really, absolutely, definitely need the coat because it’s so warm, so soft, so cosy and works with absolutely any look. It’s the epitome of effortless style, all you’re doing is whacking on a coat but it manages to completely transform your look.
So that brings my “basics are everything and these basics are everything, I’m not telling you to buy everything but go buy everything” post to an end. I know you may be slightly bored of my raves by now but just order one thing, or look at one thing in store and you’ll see how incredibly well made and soft every single thing really is. Yes the latest trends are all pretty and instagrammable, but basics will see you through every season and every year!
I would love to know if you’ve ever tried anything from Fat Face? Where’s your favourite shop for basics? I always love hearing your thoughts.
As always, thanks so much for reading!
This post was sponsored by Fat Face but all photo’s, thoughts and extreme love of cosy clothes that feel like pyjamas, my own.