I’ve been feeling a few pangs of guilt lately about the amount of clothes in my wardrobe that are still unworn with the tags attached. The time has come to decide if I can make them work for me or if it’s time to let them go. One such item is this J by Jasper Conran mustard jersey dress. When I bought it I loved the colour, the draping at the front and the length – just below the knee is my preferred length in a dress. But when I tried it on at home I wasn’t sure about the high neckline and cap sleeves, which tend to make my top half look square. As a result it’s been in the wardrobe for several years looking great on the hanger but taking up much needed space. I decided to give it one last chance and to my surprise I quite liked it. It’s a bit clingy but it’s double layered so it’s not see-through.
Usually I like a bit of contrast in an outfit but I went with a neutral-coloured shoe for a leg-lengthening effect. Again, with the handbag I considered a dark colour – mustard works really well with cobalt, aubergine and deep red – but I liked how the gold chain strap on my Angel Jackson snakeskin bag tied in with the gold sunglasses and jewellery, while the main colour of the bag matches the dress. Maybe I’ll try a bold, contrasting colour next time. So it looks like the dress is a keeper after all.
Do you have clothes hanging in the wardrobe with the tags still attached? Surely I can’t be the only one 😉
Dress: J by Jasper Conran at Debenhams (save or splurge)| Bag: angel Jackson (this clutch is similar, I also love this tote bag) | shoes: River Island (old, save or splurge) | sunglasses: Roberto Cavalli (similar) | ring: Kevia (I love this Inca-inspired ring, this round cocktail ring, and this heart ring is really cute too)
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