Maggie Bob Wears: One Jacket Three Ways

This might be my last ‘three ways’ post for a little while – my sprained foot is finally useable (albeit with crutches) so I’m going to be easing back in to the real world over the next couple of weeks. Saying that, I’ve enjoyed doing these so much that I will definitely do more of them in the future.

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Baroque Jacket | Joe Browns | £79.95

This jacket was sent to me by Cate to style up three ways for her. Hopefully these provide some inspiration!

Look 1: Berry chic

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Wool skirt | M&S | £49.50
Knot front tee | Topshop | £16
Tan ankle boots | £47.50
Stripe jacquard scarf | Phase 8 | £35
Salon Pro nail varnish ‘Celebrity Bash’ | Rimmel via Superdrug | £4.49

A nice outfit for the office this – and all of those lovely berry shades will pop nicely against the grey of the jacket and skirt. That knot front tee nicely straddles the line between comfortable and smart too, I think.

Look 2:  Paint the town cream

Navy and cream

 

AX Paris lace waist skater dress | New Look | £30
Leather Chelsea ankle boots | ASOS | £55
Turnlock pocket bag | Laura Ashley | £21
Waffle textured tights | Topshop | £8.50
Mable cable headband | Joules | £14.95

A nice soft and feminine look, while still being able to hold up to the harsher weather for a night out. I liked the idea of the navy to pick out the blue feature button on the jacket, and where there is navy cream will follow!

Look 3: OK Coral

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Pinstripe trousers | H&M | £24.99
Molly herringbone twill shirt | Monsoon | £29
Izzy brogue | Kate Kanzier | £25
Nicandra clutch bag | Kate Kanzier | £25
C oral statement necklace | Coast | £40

Just because you want a nice relaxed outfit for the weekend, doesn’t mean you have to cast off all colour, right? The pops of coral might be a bit unseasonal right now but who cares. For a more casual looks the trousers could be swapped for skinny fit jeans.

The comments are below if you want to tell me which look you like best, or how you’d still out that gorgeous jacket.

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Maggie Bob Wears: Purple Hat Three Ways

As I had so much fun doing my boots three ways looks, I asked twitter to suggest items for me to base outfits around next and my friend Katie (of The Neverending Tea Party) came up with this hat:

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 Plum Wool Hat | H&M | £12.99

The best thing about this challenge is I already have a hat a bit like this that my husband bought me on our first holiday together, which of course I never wear because I can never think of ways to wear it. Well – I have three outfit inspirations now!

Look 1: Plum monochrome

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 Belted Prom Dress | M&S | £49.50
Therapy Triple Compartment Bag | House of Fraser | £39.20
Lennox Ballet Flats | ASOS | £25
Gipsy Purple Tights | New Look | £6.49
‘Quite The Thing’ Sheen Supreme Lipstick | MAC | £15.50

I do like a muted palette with splashes of one colour. Okay, between the hat, bag, tights and lipstick it’s quite a few splashes – but tell me you don’t love this! And seeing as Katie is the inspiration behind this post, the MAC lipstick is a tribute to her. Seriously, she’s even convinced me to wear make-up on a semi-regular basis.

Look 2: Casual colourful

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Hampton Boyfriend Jean | Jigsaw | £75
Spot Shirt Layer Sweater | Next | £35
Converse All Star Low Red | Office | £44.99
Patterned Scarf | Uni Qlo | £9.90
Cute Cheeseburger Necklace | Little Miss Delicious | £25

I didn’t know where this one was going when I started it, but I really like it. I’m picturing the scarf tied around the hat to bring all of the bits together. This is definitely something I would wear for mooching around town in.

Look 3: Teal and Plum

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White Stuff Glass Dress | House of Fraser | £55
Aimee Cropped Sleeve Blazer | BooHoo | £25
Black Cashmere Scarf | H&M | £34.99
Rhinestone Wedges | Everything5Pounds | £5
Beaded Tassel Drop Earrings | Topshop | £25

I want to call this look boho, but I think it only loosely fits in to this. However, I just love the teal against the purple so this had to be done. I’m a big fan of blazers – they can really jazz up a dress. And the shoes? Well the shoes are just too fun to say no to, right?

As always – do leave a comment to tell me which look you like most.

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