Outfit Of The Day #9 | Simply Be*

I’ll be honest, I’m rubbish when it comes to buying clothes. I never know whether the clothes suit me, if the clothes I’ve got on actually go together or if I can even pull off a “trendy outfit”.

I follow a few fashion bloggers on Instagram and I’m always envious about how amazing they look in their clothes!

So when Simply Be got in contact to ask me if I wanted to put together an outfit based on trends that I was excited about, I decided to go for it, because I knew exactly what I wanted to choose!!

For my first outfit, I wanted to try the t-shirt and blazer trend, as two of the fashion bloggers I follow; Pages From Beth and India Moon, absolutely nail it ❤️❤️

I love a slogan tee and a cute one was really easy to find. This these are the good times tee is usually £14 (although at the time of publishing this post, it was on sale for £12.50). I got mine in medium but sizes range from small to 2XL.

I love that the t-shirt is a longer length which means I can tuck it in and still have material to pull back out to create a “slouchy” look. I found the material was a little see-through so I popped a white vest top underneath and it was fine 🙂

The blazer I picked is a really fab length and I was pleasantly surprised that the arms were long enough for me as I generally find most are too short (which is why I don’t own any blazers!) The blazer come in four colours; black, hot pink, cobalt and mustard. Although I wanted to really get out of my comfort zone and pick a bright colour, I just love black too much 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️

I love the fact the blazer doesn’t do up so it actually hangs really nicely. There are buttons down the front and two fake pockets as well. This jacket comes in sizes 10 to 32. I got mine in a size 12, although I could have sized down to a 10. The blazer is currently £25.

Obviously I couldn’t wear just a tee and a blazer, so I teamed the upper half with a pair of wide leg tailored trousers 🙂 They come in three lengths (short, regular and long), three colours (black, light grey and navy) and a range of sizes (from 10 to 32). I went for regular length in a size 12. The trousers fit really well and have slightly elasticated sides, plus a zip fly at the front and metal fastening at the side. Oh and they also have pockets. Bloody love pockets!!

I absolutely love the style of the trousers and I feel like they can be dressed up or down! These trousers currently cost £22 🙂

For my second outfit, I saw Alice Spake and Hannah Gale wearing pleated midi skirts with trainers, so I wanted a pleated midi skirt and trainers. This might be last year’s trend but as I didn’t jump on it back then, I’m totally jumping on it now. Who knows, it might even still be a thing this year, right?

I was hoping for a midi length pleated skirt, but they were all out of stock, so I settled for a maxi length pleated skirt instead, which I think works just as well.

The waist is elasticated which I love because I can wear it higher up my waist to make the skirt look shorter 🙂 I got mine in a size 12 though they range from sizes 10 to 32. The skirt was £30 which seems like a lot, especially considering a lot of high street shops are selling pleated skirts for half the price but, as the material is a lot thicker on this skirt, you can’t see my legs, or underwear, through it 😀

Finally I finished off this look with a pair of cute white canvas trainers (with a little silver accent on the back) and I’m absolutely in love with them ❤️❤️ Although I asked for a size 7, I got sent a size 8 instead but, luckily, they fit perfectly. The insole is really thick so walking around in them is so comfortable 🙂

I was really impressed to see that they come in standard, E width and EEE width (although these one are no longer available). They also come in black and grey! The trainers cost £16 and I can definitely see me wearing these in the summer 😀

A massive thank you to my wonderful boyfriend, J, who took all these shots for me 😘😘😘😘 Plus a massive thank you to Simply Be for sending me two fabulous outfits!!

What’s your favourite item from the clothes I picked? Have you ever shopped at Simply Be before? Let me know in the comments below 🙂 x

*These items were all kindly sent to me to create an outfit look but views and body are my own.

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12 Comments

    1. Thank you! I’m a massive skirt and trainers fan but wasn’t sure if I could pull it off!! I’m glad I chose this trend as I really like it!! xx

  1. I’ve recently become obsessed with midi length skirts and dresses too! I am on a mission to find a pleated skirt like the one you have, I wasn’t sure about it in maxi length but that one looks amazing on you! Thanks for describing the fabric – my problem with a lot of things I like the look of always end up being ridiculously see through which I’m always wary about when buying online, but i’ll check these ones out! All those outfits look great on you, I want to copy you and buy them all!

    1. Yeah this one is definitely not see through!! I was a bit annoyed it wasn’t midi length at first, but I’m actually loving the maxi length now 🙂 You can buy all of them, let’s just not wear the same outfit at the same time, yeah??

  2. The last outfit with the skirt and trainers you shared on Instagram is my favourite! I recently got a pair of black wide leg trousers and I can’t wait to wear them, maybe tomorrow haha 🙂

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