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Happy New Year everybody! To reflect on the year that was, I wanted to share my favourite outfits of the year. 2020 was a big year for all of us. Not only did many of us spend the majority of the year working our traditional office jobs from home but it meant that the usual dress codes were cast by the wayside. I’ve embraced relaxed but polished looks to wear when reporting for duty from the… well, nursery (as I’ve set up a proper workstation in there while my youngest is in day-care for the day!) and not only have I embraced relaxed looks, but I’ve grown to really love them. On the days that I did head in to the office, it was fun to dust off my favourite workwear pieces and give them a bit of love.
Here are my favourite looks of 2020:
If there’s one outfit that stood out as my favourite of 2020, it’s this one. I really feel like I found my feet when it came to winter styling, and I played around with and embraced lighter neutrals in my winter wardrobe. Before adding this coat from The Curated to my collection, the coats I wore on a day-to-day basis were all dark. Sure, it’s the most practical of colours to sport for outerwear, but injecting lighter neutrals during the cold of winter brings a breath of fresh air to your personal winter style.
Dior slingbacks (shop pre-loved here) styled with Uniqlo trench (sold out, similar here and here), Reiss knit, Nobody Denim jeans, Celine bag (review here), Gucci Belt (review here) and Ray Ban sunglasses
When all else fails, I always turn to the classics. I love how this simple outfit (featuring my Uniqlo trench coat), is elevated by popping on a pair of heels. The shoes I’m wearing were a recent addition at the time; my Dior slingbacks. I’m still so glad I managed to snag these pre-loved, and have gotten so much joy from wearing them. Having been on my radar for the best part of two years, it was a sweet moment to finally check these pumps off my wishlist!
The clash of the prints! I really liked this combo and there are so many elements about this outfit that I love. This silk shirt has been one of my favourite pieces to wear this year – perfect for waist-up dressing for a day of video calls when working from home. My skirt from Scanlan Theodore was a sale find from a few seasons back. The hints of blue in the skirt go perfectly with the blue stripes on my silk shirt sitting it right up there with one of my favourite outfits of 2020.
This oversized statement coat from Nanushka was an unbelievable sale find. The Alamo style is one that Nanushka release each year in a suite of colours. It’s a relaxed, robe-style coat with patch pockets and a belt to cinch everything in. The brown and camel check print matches perfectly with the neutrals in my wardrobe and while this particular print has sold out, their new season print is just as dreamy.
There’s something about a crisp pair of khaki trousers or slacks that feels fresh. They’re also versatile enough to act as a proper substitute for your trusted blue jeans or black trousers. Khaki tones and muddy greens have been enjoying their time in the limelight and the high street have presented its many interpretations with how it can be worn. It’s the perfect hue to gently ease you in or out of your mid-winter comfort zone of blacks and navy, and looks crisp against white knits and tees.
I just love the simplicity of this outfit. Despite the overall minimal aesthetic of this look, each piece is totally extra when it comes to the fabric and sit among my favourite investment pieces in my wardrobe. My knit dress is comprised of 100% cashmere and my coat is a lush cashmere and wool mix. When it comes to investing in the key pieces, I’m always inclined to pick pieces in neutral tones in order to maximise their usage and get more bang for buck.
I really loved sporting this outfit when I made a cameo appearance into the office after months of working from home. It felt like I was playing dress-ups after adjusting to a more relaxed dress code! I’ve really embraced brown this year and love the overall look of different shades of brown paired together. This coat was a fantastic high street find and while it’s sold out, I’ve found this amazing dupe from Mango that I know a lot of you have really enjoyed wearing!
I played around with and embraced lighter neutrals in my winter wardrobe and just loved wearing this coat from The Curated. My scarf was also a winning purchase for me and there is nothing this grey hue doesn’t match!
This one’s a bit of a no-brainer as one of my favourite outfits of 2020, given the dress has sat at the top of my favourites list for the entirety of 2020. I purchased the dress at the beginning of the year and managed to wear it a few times before lockdown measures were implemented.
And last, but certainly not least of my favourite outfits of 2020, is a simple workwear look that I enjoyed wearing before we felt the full force of the pandemic. While it’s absent of a structured jacket, I really feel put together in this look and really feel at home in the neutral tones.
I hope you enjoyed my round-up of my favourite outfits of 2020.
Thanks again for stopping by and for your support over the past year!