Keeping It Casual with Simply Be and New Look Fashion

Whilst I love dressing up in silly, frou-frou dresses, in the studio I prefer to be as comfy and cosy as possible. As a photographer, I spend much of my time crawling into and holding awkward positions to take a shot, so soft and stretchy items are a must. However I also need my clothes to be hard wearing, which is why I've really come to appreciate stretchy denim and jeggings.

It's taken a long time for me to accept jeans into my wardrobe, but thanks to brands like New Look Inspire and ASOS Curve introducing the plus size market to high-waisted skinny options, I've never looked back. These particular ones are the Lucy option from Simply Be, and are brilliant for scrambling around in with ease.

Cardigan: New Look Inspire (via Chattermonkey's swap bag)
Vest: Gift from a friend

Shoes: New Look

As someone who has a narrow waist and wide hips, high waisted jeans are an utter dream. It means not having to do the pulling-my-clothes-up-shuffle which we all know and despise. (I'm side-eyeing you, tights!) I teamed it with this lovely, long cardigan which feels like I'm wearing a blanket, for an outfit which is both comfy, casual and perfect for Autumn.

Until next time,

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  1. I'm not sure if my comment has disappeared or not :S but seriously love your jeans. Finding a pair of high waisted comfortable jeans are practically impossible- so jealous.

    1. I can't recommend the Lucy ones from Simply Be enough! :) New Look Inspire and ASOS Curve also do a range of good high waist jeans and shorts too. x

  2. I love the pop of colour with the flower in your hair. Also a big fan of that colbalty blue.


    1. Me too! It's such a lovely colour to lift you when the weather is a bit grey and dreary!


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