A Guide to Accessorising: Dressing up a £15 jumpsuit

A Guide to Accessorising: Dressing up a £15 jumpsuit

I’m terrible for under-accessorising, mainly because I seldom buy any. I’m one of those people who’ll hesitate to spend £40 on a bag I’ll use every day, yet will happily shell out for a dress I’ll only wear a couple of times.

Well no more. You see, accessories are a really great way to create a luxe look on a low budget. Armed with a new Gant belt and a desire to change my ways, I decided to style up this bargain jumpsuit.


Jumpsuit: Boohoo; Belt: Gant; Bag: Vintage Gucci; Shoes: Primark; Necklace: Forever 21

With its culotte legs, back detailing and trench coat-style storm flaps, this jumpsuit is already a style winner. Though on its own it is rather simple. Navy is a colour I tend to avoid due to my affiliation with black, but I thought I’d break away from my usual and style with all brown accessories. It’s amazing how subtle changes like that can make your look feel refreshed!


This navy belt with its brown leather front panel ties in perfectly. The leather front adds a little colour and detail to break up the jumpsuit without pulling focus- exactly what a good accessory should do. Plus, this little number is adjustable, meaning it can be worn high or low waisted. Two accessories in one? I’m sold!


Even simple details such as whether you wear an item buttoned up or down can totally change the look. Buttoned up, this is a fab minimalist number. But unbuttoned? I’m thinking laid-back summer vibes in glorious sunshine. Well, I can dream!


One thing that really made me fall in love with this jumpsuit is the quirky cut out back detailing. It offers just the subtlest hint of skin in the most surprising place. The fact the cut out is quite high means it will flatter all figures, and not just people with washboard abs. It’s a thumbs up from me.

Be creative; be thrifty,