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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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