Favourite Outfits of 2023 + Style With a Smile Link up

January 2, 2024

Happy New Year! I’m kicking off 2024 with a recap of my favourite outfits of 2023. I think it’s fun to look back at what I wore over the last 12 months to see what worked and what didn’t. It also reminds me of outfits that I want to wear again – it’s so easy to forget what I’ve got when a lot of it is packed away in cases.


Favourite Outfits of 2023 + Style With a Smile Link up, pink and green outfit

For January it was a close call between my green shaggy jacket and this bright pink and green combination. While I love big fluffy coats, this colour pairing really brightened up a dull winter’s day. It also proved popular on Instagram.


Favourite Outfits of 2023 + Style With a Smile Link up, The Hippie Shake cloud psychedelic shirt and trousers

A last minute getaway to Morocco meant I had two outfits in the running for February. The Joanie retro print maxi dress came a close second to this psychedelic co-ord from The Hippie Shake. The fringed trousers make me want to party!


Favourite Outfits of 2023 + Style With a Smile Link up, orange Zara trousers and jacket, Hawes and Curtis bow blouse

Looking back at March, I really had a tough time picking a favourite! The Fumbalinas kaftan was a showstopper, and I loved the vintage denim dress too. But ultimately, it had to be this orange ensemble, topped off with the ruffle headband that was a Mother’s Day present from Isobel.


Favourite Outfits of 2023, Marks and Spencer yellow dress

A week in Madeira was the highlight of April and this yellow dress perfectly captures the glorious sunshine. I can’t wait to go back!


Favourite Outfits of 2023 , Hanova Studio check dress

This check dress was made especially for me, so it had to be my favourite for May! It’s handmade from sustainable cotton, doesn’t crease and has pockets!


Favourite Outfits of 2023, Zara pink ruffle jumpsuit

This jumpsuit was a summer sale bargain from Zara. I love the Barbie pink and the big ruffles. I’m looking forward to wearing it again this summer!


Favourite Outfits of 2023, Frida Kahlo inspired outfit

My birthday month was packed with colourful outfits, but none as bold as this homage to Frida Kahlo. I set the theme for July’s Thrifty Six collaboration and we had a lot of fun with it!


orange culottes, Warehouse floral print square neck top

This simple combination of orange culottes and floral print top was one of those outfits that I felt surprisingly good in. I’ve worn the culottes many times before, but pairing them with a different top gave them a refresh. Those £1 charity shop shoes finished off the outfit perfectly too!


Zara purple suit

I was really torn between the mushroom print vest with psychedelic print shirt and trousers and this purple suit for September’s favourite. One is fun and funky, the other serious and sophisticated. This year I’ve been very drawn to trouser suits, they are my go-to work outfits. Again, this was a theme I chose – Power Dressing for the Style Not Age collaboration – and it turned out better than I expected. Sharp tailoring, a pussy bow blouse and the comfort of trainers is the perfect work combination for me.


orange gingham dress

We were back in Madeira in October where I first wore this gingham dress. It was a bargain at only £10 and a great addition to my holiday wardrobe.


green ruffle blouse

I paired the suit trousers with my fun eye print long jacket for this green and purple ensemble. The green frill blouse brings the two together and adds a bit of drama…just what I like in an outfit!


Jayley rainbow faux fur coat

I finished off the year with some bright and sparkly outfits! My Iris Apfel suit was a strong contender as was the pink and sequin combination. But how could I not pick this rainbow coat as my favourite? It just makes me feel so joyous!

Which of these outfits is your favourite?

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Nicole of High Latitude Style, Jennifer of Curated by Jennifer and Gail of Is This Mutton?

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13 responses to “Favourite Outfits of 2023 + Style With a Smile Link up”

  1. Rena says:

    It was most certainly a colorful year for you, Emma. May 2024 be even more so.


  2. Amber says:

    I love this outfit roundup – it really shows how you incorporate bright colors into all of your outfits!

    I hope you are having a great week so far!


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  3. Nancy says:

    What a fabulous colours! My favourite is May, but it’s hard to chose they are so gorgeous. Happy New Year!

  4. You are so beautifully vibrant and colorful in every one of these gorgeous outfits, Emma! I just adore your unique and bold style so much! Wishing you many blessings in the new year, my friend!


  5. Jennifer says:

    These are such fun outfits!

    Curated by Jennifer

  6. Happy New Year to you and your loved ones, Emma. Thank you for featuring me in my down coat.

  7. Di says:

    Love your bold and colorful style Emma, you shine in all all on these outfits! I adore your Hippie Shake pieces and the rainbow coat is so very special. Wishing you a wonderful and equally as vibrant and beautiful 2024!

  8. You had so many beautiful, bright outfits this year! I love the pink one from June! The ruffles are gorgeous!

  9. Marsha Banks says:

    Oh, my gosh, Emma! These looks are all so beautiful, but I think my favorite is the Frida Kahlo followed closely by your eye jacket! Love them all, though! Thanks so much for the link up! I hope you’ll join us on Thursday!


  10. Lanae Bond says:

    You really do know how to mix prints and colors. The pink and green looks is really pretty.

  11. Anna+Marcus says:

    This is an amazing collection, Emma. I love how you play with bright colours, strong prints and statement accessories. Thank you for sharing. Anna

  12. Mica Away From The Blue says:

    You always have such a fun colourful style that this outfit wrap up was just so cheerful to read! 🙂 I have a hard time picking a favourite, I love the yellow dress in April and the orange checked dress from October!

    Hope you are having a good start to the new year!

  13. I love the pink and green and somehow missed the fabulous checked dress! I love your colorful dressing, and under Dopamine Dressing in the dictionary, your picture should be there! You have to be happy when you are wearing such wonderful colorful an fashionable looks!
    jess xx

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