Thursday, 12 September 2013

No more trophies as the constellation fantasy..

jumper: matalan
dress: be beau
shoes: primark

My haul from The Statements collection

Last week, I paid a little trip to Matalan for the first time in months. I have to admit, I do always seem to find things I like when I go there, but due to it's industrial park location, it's somewhere I'm not often passing.

However, when I saw on Twitter that they are running a competition based on their new collection, #TheStatements which is based on the concept that a small, capsule collection of clothing should see you through the change of season and form the basis of many mix-and-match outfits.

Ever since the days of Gok Whatshisface doing those makeovers for people, capsule wardrobes have been a concept which have intrigued me. Realistically, I'm never going to have one - I've spent far too many years favouring quantity and shopping like it's going out of fashion; I have whole room as a wardrobe and that's still not enough space for it all. But it intrigues me, nonetheless. Several times I've considered taking up Sarah's suggestion of a capsule-wardrobe-challenge; maybe a month with only X number of items of clothing. That would surely teach me how to mix things up and make me see things in a more versatile way, no?

I chose this jumper as the basis of (one of) my competition outfit(s). It's possible that I bought it in four colours. (But they're staples, so that's totally fine). I think the mustard colour is my favourite, though. There's something about mustard yellow which always makes me think of Autumn.  I matched the colour to a pair of old favourite heels, and layered the jumper over a floral dress, which actually also came from Matalan, but from the Be Beau range (which I think was discontinued last season) quite a few years ago.

In actual fact, this dress was long-awaited. I think it may be the only time I've ever seen something in the Sunday Times Style magazine that I've actually tracked down, and even though it no longer fits me properly, I still love it. A jumper over the top works to hide the fact that the bodice is too big for me. A win, win situation! Does it work?


  1. You can never have too many jumpers especially in this country!

  2. I haven't been to Matalan in forever, like you I never seem to be passing by. I love the jumper <3

    Jennie xo |