Weekend Uniform

In an ideal world I’d quite like to spend the whole weekend – indoors or outdoors – in my pyjamas. Comfy, cosy and oh so practical (there’s a reason why I write about makeup not fashion and my love for PJ’s over any other genre of clothing is probably the main contributor to that). Unfortunately it is not yet socially acceptable to wear my stripy elasticated cotton bottoms out further than the local corner shop to pick up breakfast supplies so I’ve been snapping away my non-sleepwear Sunday outfits for the past few weekends and I thought that today I’d share my three go-to ensembles for various levels of weekend dressing…

MY SUNDAY BEST: Topshop Black T-Shirt // Topshop Light Wash Leigh Jeans // ASH Jalouse Boots // Sophie Hulme Bag

This is my ‘out for dinner/seeing the parents so I need to look presentable’ go-to. The tee is one I’ve had for years, nice fitting and in a fabric that warrants it as a slightly dressy pick, but the jeans are a newer purchase in a lighter wash than I usually go for (not that the picture picks that up) which makes the whole thing look a bit less drab. Boots and bag – standard.

MY SUPER CASUAL LOOK: Topshop Grey T-Shirt // Topshop Hallie Denim Shorts // Whistles Bag // Birkenstock Arizona Sandals

The comfiest of the three, this combo can also double up as PJ wear that’s perfect for a cosying up on the bed and watching a box set activity. And I have to say that this three quarter-length sleeved top is going to be part of my daily uniform in the cooler months. I may have to go and pick up another colour (most probably black). I’m also well aware that in about a years time I will look back at this picture and think ‘Anna what the hell were you doing wearing those monstrosities on your feet?’, but right now they’re just too comfortable for me to care.

MY ‘IN THE MIDDLE’ LOOK: & Other Stories Striped Top // Topshop Black Jeans // Topshop Skater Slip-On Shoes // Whistles Bag // Sephora Cream Lip Stain in Always Red

Not too casual, not too dressy. In recent weeks I have developed very strong feelings for this stripe top. Hooray! Finally a pattern that doesn’t include black that I really do like. Paired with jeans and a red lip there’s something very parred back but put together about the whole thing. I’m also in love with these shoes. I just have to remember to lug around a whole pack of blister plasters  with me. Don’t you just love breaking in shoes?

All done? Right, now back to my PJ’s I go…

  • Avanti

    Love the outfits you wear! Always very well coordinated and stylish.
    Your Sophie Hulme handbag looks gorgeous.


  • Kate Martin

    Love the first outfit! The purse completely finishes the look, just perfect :)


  • Anna Blush

    PJ’S are ‘not yet’ acceptable, haha love it! Lovely outfits too


  • http://godsaveourdressing.blogspot.fr Victoria Macgregor

    You have an amazing sense of style Anna, I like everything here ! :)

    Love from France, Victoria


  • benthe

    I so feel you, wish I could go out in PJS all the time :)

  • http://sophlizbeth.com Sophie Mills

    You still make casual look so beautiful! But nothing will ever beat pyjamas so I think I’ll stick to them unless I *have* to get up for something x

    Sophie | Sophlizbeth

  • AllBoutMakeup01

    Love the third ensemble!

  • http://indiemaria28.blogspot.co.uk/ Indie Maria

    I love your style! Added the striped top and Topshop slip on shoes to my wishlist !!


  • Caitlin Parker

    Again another great post! Not only do I love the outfits, but the way you write your posts. Also love the fact that a top blogger has used a bit of iPhone-ography!

  • Clementine Buttercup

    Master enabler – just bought the striped top. Have wanted one just like it for ages!

  • Katie Campbell

    Great outfit ideas Anna! I wish I had your legs!!! X

  • http://www.piamarlene.blogspot.de piamarlene

    Love those outfits! And your legs are amaazing! :)

  • http://shelbyalexandrax.blogspot.co.uk Shelby Alexandra

    Simple but classic. Love the Sophie Hulme bag and striped top! A red lip looks lovely on you too.


  • http://www.conversationswithcaroline.com/ Caroline Towers

    Each of these outfits really suit you and it’s given me some fashion ideas too!


    • Kianah C

      I have started up a new blog. I would love if you could check it out

  • http://feathersandbrushes.blogspot.com/ Macha

    That grey t-shirt looks so comfortable ! I need it in my life !

    Feathers and Brushes | Beauty & Lifestyle

  • Emma and Emily

    Love all of these outfits! They really give me inspiration to pair down what I wear to classic pieces.


  • Hope

    I love your super casual look, it looks so comfy. And I want the 3/4 lenght tops, in a range of colours!! H xx


  • Mandy Bajwa

    Love all the outfits! They are definitely something I would wear, Great post!! x


  • http://books-and-memories.blogspot.co.uk Holly McLoughlin

    I love all of your outfits! I actually bought a few pieces last week because they reminded me of things you had worn :) x


  • Joanna

    I have these topshop slip ons and they cut my feet to shreds! I switched to the ASOS tortoise shell ones and they are soooo much better!


  • http://champagnelifestyleteabudget.blogspot.co.uk/ Ellenor

    I love your last look, very french and oo la la :) I need to check this & other stories site out :)


  • Dounia Jalti

    I love your style. Always an inspiration.

  • http://nueyork.blogspot.com nueyork

    We have a super similar style, so naturally I loved all of these outfits! I think Birks can actually look quite cute depending how you style them and I think you’ve done it right here! I like wearing them with black skinny jeans, I think it looks quite edgy.


  • http://www.thevelvetblack.co.uk/ Alice Young

    I think the first outfit is my fave! Really love the jeans!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

  • http://amyscornerblog.blogspot.co.uk Amy’s Corner

    I love all of these outfits, you have such great style Anna.
    Hope you’re having a lovely weekend! :)


  • http://www.raspberrykiss.co.uk Raspberrykiss

    Love the striped top Anna :) Raspberrykiss xo

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  • http://www.blushandfairydust.blogspot.com/ Cassie

    I love those Topshop shorts. They’re so cute!


  • http://www.vibrantbeautyblog.com/ Jennifer Monforton

    You wear casual so well, Anna! Polished, but also so cool. Loving that striped top! :)

  • http://www.thats-just-fabulous.com Faith Pierce

    Perfect looks! Everything I’m coveting my wardrobe at the moment as well :)

  • ✿L

    I really want that striped top, looks so nice, wonder if I could smarten it with a blazer and skirt for work :)?
    http://www.bitofeverythingblog.co.uk // ♥

  • http://makeupmusicbooks.blogspot.com Rachel Polansky

    i’m a fan of the middle outfit!


  • http://everydayingrace.blogspot.ca/ Grace

    I love how you have a in the middle one! I want to do that too, it sounds perfect :)

    Every Day In Grace

  • http://stephlui.blogspot.com Stephanie Silv. Lui

    effortless casual! love it!


  • http://daisycandle.wordpress.com/ daisycandle

    Lovely outfits, great inspiration :)


  • http://shewhoisshort.blogspot.co.uk/ Sara Fleming

    Love the new stripe top from & Other Stories, lovely!


  • http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk Lauren S

    Great casual pieces; you can dress them up and down whilst being casual :)
    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography – http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://annedortheandersen.dk Anne-Dorthe Andersen

    I love your style :o)

  • http://sophiebysophia.blogspot.com Sophia Charles

    Perfect comfy outfits!

    Sophia || sophiebysophia.blogspot.com

  • http://www.laurelloves.com/ Laurel Loves

    I am a bit comfort lover too Anna, and I really like all three outfits. I especially like how dressy the black t shirt looks in outfit 1 paired with your jeans boots and bag, I am going to try this!


  • http://imaniqbal.blogspot.com Iman Iqbal

    Love all the outfits equally! They look so comfy yet trendy :)


  • http://continuouspositivity.blogspot.com/ BabyLizzardxo

    i need those ash boots and whistles jeans you wear alll the time i just adore them on you and i have to have them <3

  • Abbey Victoria

    I am loving the ‘in the middle look’

    Abbey Victoria
    | UK Style and Beauty Blog


  • Eguono Ogueh

    I love the striped top and black skinny jeans combo x

    Gegsy Blog

  • Allison

    I wish I had the money to invest in clothing because I do believe its better to have a few high quality things rather than a bunch of poor quality but I can’t afford either at the moment le sigh, loved the video today!
    Allison from http://www.mercuteify.com

  • http://raeey.tumblr.com/ Rachel

    I would totally wear all of those! So lovely, I’m all about the minimanlist lifetstyle.

  • http://www.beautybabbles.com/ Kate

    Your style is so me!

    Kate xo // http://www.beautybabbles.com

  • magazinecamile

    Great style!

  • http://www.tmzntmzn.blogspot.co.uk Tamsin Swann

    I’ve been after a stripey top just like that! I’m all for ease when it comes to clothes too x

    tmzn loves x

  • Natalie

    I adore your bags in all of these! They are all super cute.

  • http://www.yoursfreida.blogspot.com freida

    The stripey Outfit is just perfect, along with the red lip *swoon*


  • http://behindthebeautyhype.com/ Rebecca

    After a slight panic that a striped top might be a little bit too Kate Middleton I can see from this that it can work. Thank you! I can now go and buy myself one :-)

  • Chantal

    My favourite look is the last one, but I also love the all black clothes combo. :) x


  • Mouna

    My favorite look is the one in the middle ! Bisous

  • Lizzie Wilson

    Love the ‘in the middle’ look! x

    Lizzie’s Corner

  • Cece

    the shorts look really great on you!!

  • http://moniquitabella.com moniquitabella

    I wish i had your legs Anna! lol
    I love the Whistles bag and your style in general!


  • Nora

    love the third look! you look like a parisian girl, so cute<3

  • Hope Richardson

    Love all these looks, particularly the top in the middle one and the first look and bag! They’re all lovely


  • http://www.fashionpolaroids.co.uk Joanne Kilday

    Love these looks, the first one has to be my favourite! x

    Joanne // Fashion Polaroids

  • http://www.styleaked.blogspot.com Charlotte

    Love the third look!! You look amazing, definitely feeling Autumn vibes right now though. I got a striped top exactly the same from ASDA for no more than £6!

    Charlotte x

  • Annie Lescouhier

    Love the striped top, will definitely get the same one as you.