Thursday, April 7, 2011
I'm not usually one for cheap fabrics such as polyester and nylon. My argument being that inferior materials look, well, inferior. But there's something rather comforting about this viscose playsuit. It may not be expensive-looking, and luxe it certainly isn't, but the fabric is cool and light, with a kind of nostalgia about it.
Maybe it's the sweet ditsy floral print. Or the spaghetti straps that tie in a bow on the shoulder. Or the crocheted bib detail at the front. All of which conjure up favourite childhood outfits in my mind.
And, being a playsuit, it's well suited to childish pursuits. I'll certainly be frolicking in the sunshine and rolling around on the grass in this. It makes dressing for leisure fun and easy.
Plus, at £14.99 from H&M, it's almost yesteryear pricing, too. Trust me, dressing like a big kid suddenly got fashionable, with a playsuit being summer's essential piece. All I need now are the Liberty Nike Dunks to go with it.
Just one rule of thumb: avoid going down the hippy route. Instead, to add some attitude push up the legs and team it with wooden platform heels (like my Gap ones, above) or wedges.
The nude leather belt, btw, is also from H&M – a steal at £14.99 for two (the other is in brown). The sandals below, meanwhile, are old Topshop ones that I can't bear to throw away, even though they're falling apart, because I love their pale summery yellow colour.
Yep, summertime is just around the corner…