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How to ensure your fashion uniform doesn’t become a yawniform

— by Alyson Walsh

Photo: Clara Molden for The Daily Telegraph.

Do you have an everyday uniform? There are definitely clothes that I love and wear on repeat – slouchy cargo pants, the pull-on-and-go jumpsuit, an outstanding jacket. The clothes I feel comfortable in and wear again and again. So, how do I keep things interesting, ensure that my reliable wardrobe is not a snore-drobe? That the fashion uniform doesn’t become a yawniform? By trying a favourite style reimagined in a snazzy pattern or print (I have never worn tie dye before and I am smitten by this jumper), adding a little quirkiness – see the fringing on the tweed jacket below, or opting for a new silhouette (after years in straight legs I’m really into baggy trousers, right now). Pushing through the comfort zone and into new territory can energise your wardrobe. As I’ve discovered putting together outfits for That’s Not My Age and my Telegraph column. Mixing it up, trying out new combinations, shapes and styles, is the best way to add freshness. Playing around and experimenting with the clothes and accessories you already own is the new going out. Really, it is.

 

Photo: The Daily Telegraph.

These photos are from a couple of my Telegraph Ageless Style columns (in the Saturday section of the newspaper, every week), these are online but behind a paywall and so I can’t share them on That’s Not My Age. I’ve been trying to figure out how to use the images and share style advice without replicating copy. It’s a bit tricky but this issue has been on my mind (a lot), as I want to make sure TNMA readers still have lots of good style advice. I’ve decided the best thing to do is to share a couple of my favourite outfits and a brief explanation, every so often.  And you can see others on Instagram and the outfit section of this site.  The first photo highlights the winning combination of a statement jumper and slinky skirt (love this look). And the second is from a piece on uniform not yawniform dressing. Both of these outfits feel very ‘me’.

 

Style details

First outfit: Tie dye jumper, &Daughter. Slinky skirt, Theory (available HERE and HERE). Trainers, Grenson.

Second outfit: Tweed jacket, Essentiel Antwerp.  Roll neck jumper, &Daughter. Indigo cargo pants, Whistles (now reduced).

 

More wardrobe-not-snoredrobe ideas here:

 

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And subscribers don’t miss my latest piece ‘Do we have to age in a certain way?’ It follows on from this post….

 

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