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!

Of course YOU define what’s cool darling, but let me remind you that the most common definition of cool is to look like you’re owning it (“it” being EVERY-flipping-THING), in an almost rude but definitely effortless way – a school of thought that Beyoncé and 2014 basically summed up in the hashtag #IWokeUpLikeThis.

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 🙂

Smooches,
Frankie x

Dungarees

Outfit 1: Jumper/Dungarees/Trainers – Outfit 2: Jumper/Dungarees/Trainers – Outfit 3: Jumper/Dungarees/Loafers – Outfit 4: Jumper/Dungarees/Trainers

topshop corduroy dungarees, new balance 420, faux fur clutch, asos clutch, frederique tietcheu, asos freddie, personal stylist, afro

topshop corduroy dungarees, new balance 420, faux fur clutch, asos clutch, frederique tietcheu, asos freddie, personal stylist, afro

topshop corduroy dungarees, new balance 420, faux fur clutch, asos clutch, frederique tietcheu, asos freddie, personal stylist, afro

topshop corduroy dungarees, new balance 420, faux fur clutch, asos clutch, frederique tietcheu, asos freddie, personal stylist, afro

topshop corduroy dungarees, new balance 420, faux fur clutch, asos clutch, frederique tietcheu, asos freddie, personal stylist, afro

topshop corduroy dungarees, new balance 420, faux fur clutch, asos clutch, frederique tietcheu, asos freddie, personal stylist, afro

topshop corduroy dungarees, new balance 420, faux fur clutch, asos clutch, frederique tietcheu, asos freddie, personal stylist, afro

topshop corduroy dungarees, new balance 420, faux fur clutch, asos clutch, frederique tietcheu, asos freddie, personal stylist, afro

topshop corduroy dungarees, new balance 420, faux fur clutch, asos clutch, frederique tietcheu, asos freddie, personal stylist, afro
By Freddie

Paris-born, London-based All smiles sass bag, personal stylist, confidence consultant & Top UK fashion blogger. I help women claim their confidence and power back through workshops and videos. Frankie's not my name.

Comments (7)
  1. Maria January 27, 2015 at 5:02 am

    !!! These are so you! I love love the way you’ve paired these bright pair of overalls with that amazing fur coat. You totally own this look! I’m still on the lookout for my perfect pair of dungarees. Your style and confidence are super inspiring!

  2. Izzy January 27, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    The coat, the dungarees and the bag are just perfect. And I love the gold inner eyeliner, you’re definitely looking flawless <3

    http://muccycloud.blogspot.co.uk

  3. Domino J January 28, 2015 at 3:56 am

    I would love to jump in this campaign with you, if only I can find some dungarees! But when I do, I’m right there with you, drama and all 😀
    http://realdominoj.wordpress.com

  4. khensani January 30, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    But seriously, though, where did all this anti-dungaree propoganda stem from anyway? I mean, did everyone just forget the ease of basically have your outfit 3/4 complete in two minutes of pulling some pants up and buckling/buttoning/clipping in some straps? All that time you saved feeling absolutely care free meant way more time for things that were even better for the soul – like skipping and yoghurt with fruit at the bottom.
    Love this look on you. Please, put the rest of us on by a serious dungaree comeback!

  5. Koy August 14, 2015 at 7:51 am

    Everything looks good on you and you wear that smile so well…beautiful

  6. christine April 20, 2016 at 4:56 am

    I love it when folks come together and share thoughts.

    Great site, stick with it!

  7. GreggNMccrum September 15, 2016 at 1:54 am

    Awesome post.

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