Saturday, April 4, 2015

Outfit of the Day - The Utility Jumpsuit

Any long time reader of the blog will know I love Oasis, it's one of my favourite stores, not least of all because their clothes are chic, stylish and best of all, affordable.

Oasis have done a number of collections with Mollie King of The Saturdays and I have to say, I'm always a big fan. This season is no different with 8 key pieces ranging from jeans and cute summer dresses to 70's inspired trousers and a gorgeous duster coat to really round things off.
I've grabbed a couple of pieces from this seasons collection, the first being this Utility Jumpsuit which comes complete with subtle military detailing and a simple tie waist. It's super soft and cost a bargainous £55.
Today I'm wearing:

Jumpsuit: Oasis - £55
Jacket: Warehouse - last season
Shoes: Clarks 

The utility trend is set to be a big trend this spring/summer with everything from military inspired duster coats, khaki shirts (reminiscent to those donned by Scully in the X-Files) to chunky lace up boots. Whilst I'm not normally one for buying into trends, I can see this piece being pretty darn versatile.
As I wanted to keep the focus on the jumpsuit and this kind of outfit is still out of my comfort zone, you can see I kept things simple. A pair of boots and a jacket (which I'm not 100% convinced works but I went with what I had available).
Despite my recent weight loss, I opted for this in a size 10 which is my usual size. There are no zips on this piece and you step into the jumpsuit from the top, the button on the back is the only fastening. The fit was good, loose but not overly so, there was certainly a little room in the thigh area and the jumpsuit as a whole felt super comfy on.
The tie waist means you can really nip yourself in which helps to stop thinks looking overly frumpy. You can belt the jumpsuit but I wouldn't use anything overly skinny as it just wouldn't look right. 
At home, I've also paired this with strappy heels, rolled up the bottoms of the trousers, an obi style belt and a bold red lip to really add some definition and interest but I genuinely think this piece works just as well in its own right.
I'm loving this jumpsuit and I can't wait to get some more use out of it when the weather really warms up. Fingers crossed my mind gets out of the "the jumpsuit is wearing me" phase soon as I'd hate for this to sit at the back of my wardrobe for months!

Have you purchased anything from the Loved by Mollie collection yet? How would you style this jumpsuit? I'd love some tips from my readers to get the most out of it!


  1. Wow, Laura! This is such a bold statement piece, and you've styled it perfectly. It looks so effortless, and the fit is great on you. I'm quite intimidated by jumpsuits, and so many are poorly made and look like adult baby rompers. This one, however, really nails the 70s military trend while still looking contemporary. The cinch tie waist was genius and really cuts a great silhouette on you. I think you were right to style it simply, since this is a piece that makes a statement all on its own. I don't have much creativity when it comes to styling items like this, but I don't have much vision for casual outfits in general. I think the booties are simple and chic. I definitely think you want a heel with this sort of garment. Maybe an open-toed chunky heel sandal and a stack of bracelets? It might be cute with a cropped bomber jacket, too. Can't wait to see how else you style this! What an inspiring piece!

    <3 Liz

    1. Thank you Liz!

      I was quite nervous about this piece as it's totally different from anything I've worn before but something about it's simplicity really appealed to me. I can see me getting a lot of use from it for many years to come.

      I also find jumpsuits incredibly intimidating, so many are ill constructed or so short in the body they ride into all sorts of nooks and crannies which make for uncomfortable wearing!

      I love your sense of style, like I keep saying, you always look so put together. I'm often envious when I see your photos as I just can't pull together an outfit quite like you, even when your donning a simple tulle skirt and cardigan you manage to look super glamorous!

      Chunky heel and bracelets? Keep your peepers peeled, you might see something like that pop up on my Facebook page at some point, one of my friends also suggested some chunky wedges so clearly it's something I need to buy ;p Any excuse.

      Laura xx


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