Wednesday, 23 March 2016

The Bodysuit: From Day To Night




In recent years, bodysuits have firmly earned their places in our wardrobe basics section but I'll admit this is the first one I've ever owned. They're never really something that have crossed my mind to buy when shopping for basics so when New Look challenged me to style the bodysuit in a couple of different ways to show off just how versatile they are and now that I've actually got my hands on one, I'm questioning why it took me so long to jump on the bodysuit bandwagon!









DENIM ZIP A-LINE SKIRT, WHITE MINI BACKPACK, PATENT POINTED BOOTS (old, similar here): all c/o NEW LOOK

The first look I decided to style was an everyday, casual outfit. Of course, the black bodysuit would have looked great with a simple pair of jeans and trainers for a super laid-back casual look but I wanted to feel spring ready and so opted for the denim a-line skirt. The fit of this skirt is fab - it's not the type of a-line that leaves you feeling like a triangle and it's not too short either. It's the perfect fit and length for everyday wear and look fantastic with my favourite pair of ankle boots. Black and denim is always a winner in my eyes as the shades and textures just seem to compliment each other so well and the contrasting bag makes a little bit of a statement against the otherwise dark palette. Team with a messy ponytail and minimal make up and you have the perfect daytime go-to outfit!

One of my main worries about the bodysuit was that it was going to be uncomfortable. I couldn't have been more wrong and it is almost certainly one of the most comfy things I've ever worn. Also, you know when you tuck a t-shirt in skirts or trousers, it gets that little mushroom top and kind of billows over the sides? Yep, you know what I'm talking about! Well, the bodysuit completely eradicates this problem as it's skin tight meaning you don't have to stand in the middle of the street re-arranging your clothes. It's impossible for it to become accidentally untucked!








BLACK STUDDED FRINGE BAG: c/o NEW LOOK / FRINGE HEELS: c/o TOPSHOP / TWO-PIECE: ASOS 

My second look with the bodysuit is all about smart dressing. With spring and summer fast approaching, we will all undoubtedly be getting those invites to events that need those smart but dressy but not too dressy outfits and the bodysuit is essential for perfecting these kind of looks when you don't want to wear a dress. The beauty of the bodysuit is its simplicity. Alone, it's not dressy and it's not casual - it's all about what you choose to team it with and the difference in each of these outfits just proves that.

Two pieces are always a great alternative to dresses for smarter events and I love the seventies style pattern on this one. The bodysuit provides the perfect foundation for this blazer and fitted shorts combo, complimenting the seventies print perfectly. I'd wear this for a spring evening out with some friends but it's so versatile, it could fit any smarter occasion! You could even switch out the shorts from some tailored trousers and the heels for some black brogues and you've got your perfect work outfit. The possibilities of a bodysuit really are endless.

Check out the bodysuits New Look have on sale on their website and make sure you have one ready for the arrival of spring!

Amy x

*this post is in collaboration with New Look
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20 comments

  1. babe the second outfit is my best, i love it
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  2. I love both outfits! I have one bodysuit but it's quite a low v-neck and I never wear it... Should probably invest in a normal neckline one! I think they're really comfy!

    Robyn / Phases Of Robyn

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  3. I love the way you styled this classic bodysuit in 2-ways! The evening look is my fav, love the matching set!

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  4. I prefer the night version, but you look good in both of them :) <3

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  5. I've been so tempted to buy a few bodysuits lately, my friend keeps raving about them and I like the points you give here. I was also worried about it being super uncomfortable so I'm glad to hear you say it isn't!

    LOVE the night tie outfit! It's gorgeous, love the pattern.

    Rai | utterardour.blogspot.com

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  6. Those fringed heels are a huge yes!

    Katie | cocopetite.co.uk

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  7. Such a cool outfit, love what you pair with the bodysuit!
    xx Alyssa
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  8. that two piece set is amazing!!! oh my goodness. Definitely need to get my hands on something like that xx

    Lee - leethrifts.com

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  9. I was just about to buy a pair of bodysuit today but decided not to! Definitely gonna grab one when I go to the shopping centre. Love these two outfits! x

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  10. I keep trying on bodysuits lately but still haven't bought one! Absolutely love both outfits, and I have to say that your hair and makeup is on point, looks amazing! x

    Summer, The Twins Wardrobe

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  11. Body suits never crossed mind either , I actually tried one on yesterday, which was quite random for me and I fell in love! I also adore the backpack with the first outfit.. its so so so so nice!! :)

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  12. Such gorgeous outfits! I like body suits because they are just so versatile. Love the second outfit the most, the printed pattern is just so pretty! <3

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  13. I've never really thought about buying body suits either although I'm sure they're so much easier to wear with high waisted skirts/ trousers than something you've got to tuck in! Adore the skirt in the first outfit it's the perfect style as length and I love the pattern in the second one!
    Amy xx
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  14. Absolutely LOVED the way you styled both.... I really need to invest in some body suits.. they are amazing and SO versatile!! Great outfits lovely!!

    Saira
    www.throughtheglitterglass.wordpress.com
    xo

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  15. Love both looks and how different you have styled them! You are making me want to invest in a body piece! x

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  16. Both outfits look fab, proving how versatile a body can be! I really like the co-ord particularly, that look is so chic!

    XO Amie
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  17. love the night out outfit - that two piece!
    also loved the fringed pieces.. i have that bag and love how you've paired it with those heels! might have to do the same!

    anna @ styleskittle xx

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  18. I love your night outfit, it's so cool and chic! I've been eyeing up so many bodysuits (but from Boohoo) but I'm always a bit like I dunnooo cos they seem so impractical, like playsuits. But they are also so pretty? I think they'd look really lovely with boyfriend jeans for both day time and night. You've definitely convinced me that they'd be versatile!

    Amanda Jayne | beauty, style, life

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