If you watched my most recent ‘Fashion Forecast’ video on my channel then you’ll know boiler suits have made a huge comeback. If you haven’t already, now is a great time to invest in one. If you are wondering what the difference between a boiler suit and a jumpsuit is, it’s mainly that boiler suits have longer sleeves and are more utility styled with details such as breast pockets and buttons down the front. They can end up looking quite masculine but that’s kind of what I like about them, that and the fact they are a ready made outfit – no effort involved!
Designers such as Stella McCartney, Valentino, Joseph and Isabel Marant have all dipped in to this trend. With lots of pockets, sometimes a cool collar and a tie belt to cinch in the waist, a boiler suit always looks cool. The two I own are from Zara and Asos and are a fab way of injecting some chicness in to any wardrobe. The main thing to remember is to properly accessorise them, the outfit is already effortless so make an effort with the accessories.
So far I have two boiler suits and I am hoping to extend the collection. Even before this trend was big, a lot of my previous jumpsuits were on the edge of being boiler suits so this was a pretty easy transition for me. I’ve always loved the more masculine look of a boiler suit and I find them so easy to style with some feminine jewellery and shoes such as trainers or even heels. I love a pair of over the knee boots with them, it’s adds a sexy edge without showing any skin. In the winter, add a pair of boots to keep warm with either a chunky knit cardigan or tomboy coat with a beanie. For the summer, sandals work great with either a light jacket or no jacket at all. Jewellery wise, gold necklaces layered on top always look chic and a chunky watch plays on the tomboy look. Add a pair of sunnies, throw on a handbag and you’re good to go!
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All photographs by Stacey Louise White