SQUARE NECK TOP

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Carrying on from last weeks post about taking my style back to what I know, I updated my long sleeve tops with this square neck version from Topshop Boutique. These kinds of ribbed tops become a great in-between piece for autumn. I fell in love with this one thanks to the split cuff detail, although it's not ideal when you are super hungry and dip the sleeves in your food. Note to self, always roll them up!

As well as the sleeve detail I am loving the cream base, the perfect unstated colour that you can wear with anything. This outfit here features three pieces that are building blocks for any outfits. Together they make up a simple outfit but each piece can be worn with anything within my wardrobe. I feel like I have my style back on track. For a while I felt I had lost my way with shopping, I had been drawn towards trend-driven pieces and not thought about how to wear them the second, third or fourth time around. For example my bold red boots and cardigan are lovely but I have to be careful how many times I wear them as they are so prominent in a look.

This season sees so much emphasis on bold colours, the eighties inspired looks and luxe outfits. I love seeing how the high street reacts to the catwalk trends. Some like Zara go crazy and follow trends exactly, while others simply give a nod with subtle details and fabrics. The last month or so I have fallen into the trap of following the trends exact, acting like a magpie. The only thing with this is, it's never long lasting. Trends are always short lived and I get bored very easily of IT pieces and colours. So I find myself going back to the subtle details, basic colour palette and giving a nod to trends. This way anything I buy will be worn time and time again, without getting bored of my purchases.

How do you feel about trend pieces? Are you still loving what you have purchased so far or like me are you now bored?

Joey x

RIBBED TOP - TOPSHOP BOUTIQUE

STRIPE TROUSERS - ZARA

BOOTS - PUBLIC DESIRE

DENIM JACKET - ASOS

EARRINGS - ACCESSORIZE