THE DEBRIEF & SAVVY FREDDIE
You know by now my lazy bottom loves a jumpsuit. I just slip my body in one simple thing and 2mns later, I’m ready to swipe my Oyster card. Why would it have to be more complicated?
But how far can one jumpsuit take you? I would have 60 of them if it wasn’t for my inner Jiminy Cricket setting things straight, but that was before SavvyFreddie came to the rescue. It used to be just Freddie, then Freddie went bankrupt, that’s when SavvyFreddie first came on air, back in the early 00’s. Subprimes and all that, ya know.
There’re 3 ways (and more) to most things: 3 ways to cook an egg, 3 ways to make a bed, 3 ways to eat your fries (both ends off first, then you munch on the middle – split in two halves – 5 at a times) and definitely 3 ways to wear that jumpsuit you’ve been eyeballing since the last payday.
The Debrief asked me to style this cool stripey dude 3 ways, and this is what I came up with:
I love mixing colours but a monochrome outfit really looks sleeker and classier when you stick to black and white. In my laid back outfit (the one with the boots), I just added a pair of bright green sunnies, to add more fun and make the jumpsuit more playful. I love looking a bit crazy, it’s all in the details though, so a pair of sunglasses can quickly add more character into an outfit. I finished off with a pair of boots and a leather backpack to tone this classy jumpsuit down. Perfect for a busy day running around town and when comes the evening, you just need to throw a blazer on and a pair of pointy flats.
For an evening outfit, I threw a blazer on the jumpsuit and added a pair of heeled sandals (old Zara). Sleeveless blazers are also a shortcut to class and glam, I love the elongated silhouette they give. Paired with a pair of heels, the elongated effect is even more dramatic, and I love playing with my body shape. Then I added a cute metallic clutch to clash with the texture of the jumpsuit, and finished off with a bit of fun with this pair of Miu Miu sunglasses
For a work outfit, I added an old monochrome ASOS Africa woven top, to clash and contrast with the pattern of the jumpsuit and to cover any potential side-boob display. I’m usually not so keen on white shoes but this River Island pair changed my mind. They inject so much class in your outfit, whether you’re wearing boyfriend jeans or a pencil skirt. They’re really graceful, and I love the vintage feel they have. I love how the top paired with the shoes add this 60s feel to the outfit, so I added this Calvin Klein boxy cross-body bag to keep the shapes classic and finished off with a pair of cat-eye sunglasses.
– Jumpsuit: ASOS