INSANITY, BUCKLES & SUPER MARIO
I know many of you are currently looking forward to the 1st of Feb. I’m looking at you my brave dry and/or slim January preachers! That 1st sip of wine, that first bite of cheeseburger is most likely going to feel like a pair of slippers after a 10-hour hike in the Himalaya in 15” heels so hang in there son. Dramatic much? Me? I’m French, so red wine is 100% part of my five a day. The idea of giving up what’s as important as broccoli for 30 days gives me hives! Sue me. You can’t do drama like I can.
Anyway, since I’m catching you before the end of January, you’re still slightly prone to listen to any New Year/New Me blurb (I know I’m still all ears, as long as it doesn’t involve the Insanity workout. Been there, my body simply can’t tune in.) I want to set you a challenge for this year: the dungarees.
I realise that the imagery about to follow, depicts a rather crazy looking woman and might ruin the purpose of this post, but hear me out first. Without having to go all rainbow and care bear about it, as I did, can we please all work together and reinstate, unanimously, the dungarees as official members of the Fashion Think Tank I was mentioning before?
Some of you might be thinking workmen clothes while others will remember the days of TLC and Aaliyah, 6-packs, bralets and one strapping. I’m not blaming you. But whilst your hip-hop days might be behind you, your dungarees still deserve a second chance. Think about the jumpsuits and how quickly we fell back in love with them after years of total scorn and disdain!
Well, buckle and bibs will give you that! You can even go further and skip the obvious denim version to go straight to the corduroy or the tailored type. We know you’re the all-in type. Now put that bralet down because it’s freezing outside and being off the booze means mulled wine won’t keep you warm; and swap for a cropped or a regular jumper. The bigger the knit, the better; just to ensure a nailed contrast with the dungarees. Finish off with heels if dungarees are a big challenge for you (and you’re too scared to look like Super Mario, who I totally channeled with this outfit by the way) or with flats or trainers if like me, wearing dungarees goes hand in hand with jumping and spinning around while grabbing both straps.
And because I promised you a better content this year, something you can take away and leave with, I’ve added an edit of my faves dungarees currently on the high-street and cool jumpers to match them with.
Are you going to join me on the #LongLiveDungarees campaign? Please do, and let me know whatchathink in the comments 🙂