Transitioning from summer to autumn is hard at the best of times! Here I show you five ways to style one item for all periods of the changing seasons!
Well, hello there guys! Hope you’re all doing well and are safe at the moment. As things get worse opposed to better, I’ve been a bit absent getting back into the swing of life. Working more, trying to safely see people more and also trying to make time for me. It’s a balancing act I forgot was almost impossible, and now I’m very overwhelmed, haha! Today I’m showing off five ways to wear a pinafore, though — so let’s talk clothes!
Dressing in season changes if difficult. You never know whether it’ll be cold, warm, sunny or rainy, and clothing choices need to be fairly flexible. Lucky for me, my colour palette year round is relatively similar — red, white and black at all times, haha! However, I recently won this pinafore from Topsy Curvy on Twitter (they regularly have giveaways, follow them for more!), and it’s quickly becoming a favourite item for me. So I wanted to show five ways I’ve been wearing it recently!
Topsy Curvy Pinafore
First of all — let’s have a quick rundown of the sizing of this pinafore, right? It’s a scuba material, which honestly is not my favourite material ever. But because of that, it does mean it’s super stretchy, and fits more sizes than their size chat would suggest. I took my regular size 22, and I easily could have gone down a size. The best part is that Topsy Curvy is clearly made for bigger bodies, as there is certainly more room in the bust and waist than most 22 styles. So my sizing suggestions are as such; Size down if you’re smaller busted/waisted, your actual size if you’re bigger busted/waisted. Giant tits and a small waist? Size on down, there’s still stretch in there! Now onto those five ways to wear a pinafore, right?
Although this pinafore is shorter than most ‘vintage’ styles on me, paired with a sweetheart-neckline top and some 50’s-style-wedges, you get such a flirty little vintage style! This look would also work well with a cardigan over the top and tights, just in case that weather changes throughout the day!
Bardot tops. Have I mentioned before that I adore them? Late summer and autumn is the perfect time for a bardot top like this, and paired with the pinafore makes it oh so sweet! This style is easy to dress up or down with shoes and accessories, but I have to say that I love it with my Vendula London Post Box backpack for a pop of red!
We all know from my Outfits of The Week posts that I love a casual pin up style. I’m impressed how well this pinafore works with a vintage-inspired wardrobe in general, but it really works as a throw-on item that, you know, doesn’t look so thrown-on. Wearing a cardigan as a top is a favourite of mine, and turbans are A+ for hiding bad hair days and pin curl sets.
Grown Up Emo (AKA Alternative-styled)
General alternative wear is kinda my jam at the moment. Most of my daily outfits are pairing a band tee with a skirt a la this post. And this pinafore is no different! I mean, what self-respecting grown-up-emo isn’t wearing either dungarees or a pinafore at the moment? But I do like how this simple outfit can be dressed up more with kickass boots and layered jewellery, or even more dressed down by just not wearing makeup.
Is this enough red for you, guys? Hahaha! The joy of a plain black base is that you can use our favourite to colour block; Snag Tights! I’m wearing the Shepherd’s Delight opaques because Red is #aesthetic. But even an all-black outfit will pop incredibly with any colour of your choice from their website! To be honest with you, the fluffy jumper looks great, but those pinafore straps slipped straight off.
What would be your five ways to wear a pinafore?
I’d love to hear your opinions and styling ideas in the comments!!