I've never really been one for playsuits, fearing they'd never suit me, but after spotting this effortlessly cute one in H&M I just had to have it. It's soon become my favourite staple piece because it's just so simple and versatile. It's plain, but the little lace detail on the chest stops it being too boring. It is a tad short, but because it's not a dress I think I can get away with the length.
I've really loved how versatile it is and have worn it on a number of different occasions since purchasing; from mini music festivals to grotty rock clubs & nights out with my friends. It can so easily be dressed up or down and today I'm going to show you how in a mini 'One outfit/two ways' guide & outfit post in one.
I wore this at a local music festival recently and really dressed it down as much as I could. I opted for layers and accessories to liven it up a bit. The loose kimono made it a lot more casual, whilst the stacked bracelets and jewellery gave it a slightly boho hippy look which I loved. With the addition of a hat and a belt to clinch the playsuit in and give me more shape, it dressed up the whole thing and really emphasized how it can be worn as a simple staple or beginning piece.
I really love the contrast been the bold, basic black and the pastel, floral & floaty kimono (another H&M find)
For the evening look, I kept everything a lot more simple. Because it was a rock club we were going to, I kept the same belt and shoes and instead focused on my makeup to glam things up a little. I added my studded silver bracelet (my other clustered one being long lost on the beach in Brighton....) and a long beaded necklace from Accessorize. Again, since the playsuit is fairly short and has a lace front, there wasn't too much I needed to add to glam it up for a night out.
Heavy eyeliner and a deep red lipstick (which admittedly looks pink in these photos) was more than enough to create a simple 'vixen' like look. Much like the little black dress, I've come to find that the little black playsuit is an effortless and easy alternative for a night out (although a little more stressful when it comes to having beer bladder & having to almost remove the whole thing off every time I need the loo).
I think this affordable playsuit is the perfect option for day-to-night events too. It's so easy to just throw a loose kimono on over the top with a few accessories, and pack maybe a pair of heels and a deep bold lipstick for the evening. It saves you having to wear jeans and a top in the day, having to change into a dress or something similar in the evening. It's also perfect for lazy days spent at the pub with a pair of sandles, or even for a family or formal event with the addition of tights!
What do you think? Do you have a staple playsuit that you can dress up or down easily? Let me know!
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