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A Week of Outfits: Kim Turkington

A Week of Outfits: Kim Turkington

When I’m shopping, I’m always looking for pieces I can wear for years. And someone who nails that timeless look is London-based social media manager Kim Turkington, who runs the blog Love Cloth. Her mix-and-match ensembles look effortless, and I recently asked her how she does it…

Above: Shirt: COS. Jeans: RE/DONE. Sandals: Birkenstock. Necklace: Missoma.

“At age 33, I’ve finally found my style — all grounded on denim, white and navy. Denim and red lipstick is always so good. This lipstick is NARS Heat Wave. And I live in these RE/DONE jeans. They’re the perfect straight leg jean.”

A Week of Outfits: Kim Turkington

Dress: Faithfull the Brand. Sandals: Birkenstock.

“I love Faithfull’s cotton dresses when I’m going on holiday. They’re a little sexy but you can wear them with sneakers or chunky Birkenstocks so you can walk for ages. When we’re outside, we also wear masks, of course. Boden uses offcuts to make theirs.”

A Week of Outfits: Kim Turkington

Shirt: Arket. Tank: Weekday. Jeans: Levi’s. Sandals: Birkenstock.

“During quarantine, I feel like I’ve completed Netflix. (If you have any recommendations, please send them my way!) I’ve read quite a bit, too — Where the Crawdads Sing was my favorite. I also read Little Fires Everywhere and then watched the series. I love Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington.”

A Week of Outfits: Kim Turkington

Dress: Free People. Sandals: Arket.

“Fashion has always been in our family. My mum owns her own shop back in Ireland, and my brother works for a men’s clothing shop. Unfortunately, dad has to listen to us all talk about clothes, bless him. I like simple pieces with a twist. For example, this dress has big sleeves and a deep V-neck. I don’t think it will ever go out of style. When things are white, navy or black, they tend not to date as quickly.”

A Week of Outfits: Kim Turkington

Bodysuit: Free People. Trousers: Sunspel. Sandals: Zara. Bag: Acne Studios.

“I’m into blue on blue, like these trousers with this blue shirt. A bodysuit is handy, since it doesn’t creep up; it’s a bit tidier. And I’ve used this bag so, so much; it’s a great investment piece. It’s big enough to hold everything, but it’s also really light because it doesn’t have hardware. And it doesn’t have branding on it, so it’s not trend-led; you know it will work for years to come.”

Thank you so much, Kim!

P.S. More women share their weeks of outfits, including a nutritionist and an architect.

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  1. AB says...

    Remember, the most sustainable fashion choice is often not to buy new, “sustainable” clothing. In fact, it’s to buy second hand or to re-use what you already have.

    A post like this is not at all in conflict with that philosophy: Draw inspiration from her outfits — which feature many classic, non-trendy pieces — and thrift or remix what you already have. :)

  2. Berry says...

    I loved this post! Such beautiful style and has given me some fresh ideas for styling things I have in my wardrobe.

    I get so frustrated when I see complaints on these style posts about the cost of the things people are wearing. Sigh.

    So their budget for clothes is bigger than yours. So what? Do you need to buy something from these posts? No. Should they be excluded? Should CoJ have a rule – everything a particular amount or under or we won’t show it? Of course not.

    I feel like the team makes a concerted effort to include lots of content showing things from all different price points in the various style posts. If this one has things that aren’t for you that’s fine! Maybe the next one will, or the last one did.

    • Monica says...

      I dress like this, and haven’t spent a ton of money. Jeans are from Talbots or wherever on sale, linen from LL Bean and TJ Maxx. Bodysuits from TJ Maxx. Brooks Brothers shirts purchased back when they had great sales (their shirts last forever). Denim shirts from the grocery store. Shoes and sandals from all over—not on sale as my size sells out. Don’t think I’ve spent over $150 US on any single item in 20 years (except parkas and snow boots)—and am still wearing most of them. Shop outlet/discount stores and thrifting can produce some of the best pieces. Shop when you travel. BTW, I like the CofJ reading sweater, but simply out of my price range for a sweater.

  3. Megan says...

    Love, love, love! For similar style inspo check out @wheredidyourstylego on IG, from Tash Sefton, a super stylish Australian blogger.

  4. AMK says...

    Oh check out the documentary “My Octupus Teacher” on Netflix. It is beautiful and mesmerizing.

    • tina crisas says...

      Oh I watched this the other day with my toddler daughter. I wanted to put on something serene so we could chill out but it was so much more! Loved it!

    • Katherine says...

      Yes! It’s absolutely wonderful.

    • Kate says...

      South Africa is a beautiful place. You should all come and visit when it is safe to do so :)

  5. Rue says...

    This post helped me see that I prefer the outfit and beauty routine features from people who do other things day-to-day, meaning this feature is maybe their first experience sharing their outfits or wardrobe. Something about that feels fresh and new-best-friend-ish, and I love that feeling. Seeing outfits from a person who spends time style blogging comes across to me as more detached, maybe because it’s more practiced and polished, I don’t know. I realize this is a personal preference, and plenty of readers are excited to follow a new blog or IG account! But I just realized this preference of mine as I read this week’s column.

    • hamsa@hamsamerlet.com says...

      Thanks for pinpointing why I was meh on this one. It’s curated and edited to the last centimeter, which, #goals, but not relatable. I confess I also ruefully celebrated that her style has been distilled down so successfully, an accomplishment for all, but only her body could look this good in these looks. Maybe that is what style is? Free People has never made a dress that fits my body, for one. I can’t relate! (My all time favorite was the arctic explorer, though, so that is me!)

    • jody k says...

      Same here! When readers of cup of jo posted their outfits which were featured here, I LOVED it. I prefer someone who is not in the “business” as it is more relatable and exciting. I don’t mind it but I would prefer if they were more sparse.

    • Rachel Hauge says...

      I had the same experience. Did a quick scroll but didn’t warmly pull me in close (which I see definitely cup of jo’s ‘secret sauce’)

    • Leanne says...

      Yup, yup, yup – all of this.

    • Berry says...

      It was so interesting to read your comment because I actually feel the opposite! I love this post and It had me zooming in and excited about finding new ideas for styling my wardrobe :) it’s nice to see what readers wear but I can see “relatable” style anywhere! I really love the aspirational aspects of the posts like this.

  6. KB says...

    have you tried Offspring on netflix? An australian show from a few years back but such funny authentic characters. A dramedy but I love the imperfections of everybody -a great ensemble cast filled with smart women with some really funny, ribald moments. A guilty pleasure to watch on your own. ( seasons 1-4 are so so good, 5-7 not so much).

  7. Claire says...

    Love these outfits- she looks terrific. Navy blue is my favorite neutral. Thanks for these great ideas.
    For those who are complaining about one thing or another, I just wanted to say that it seems a lot of us read the comments, and value the suggestions. Community input is one of the unique aspects of this site. I love how people will elaborate and supplement whatever is introduced in the post. If you have feedback on one thing or another- in this case price, sourcing, sustainability, sizing – I hope you will consider moving out of complaint mode and taking advantage of this format to share your own resources. I often dismiss or skip right over complaints and criticisms, but if there is something constructive offered I do take the time to read it, and appreciate the info that is offered.

    • Megan says...

      I love this comment, Claire! Completely agree.

      Of course I clicked on Kim’s bag and it’s over $1000, but it’s not about the prices here, it’s about the vibe, and I think this is SUCH an approachable, refreshing and inspiring way to dress–I feel like you could copy almost all of these looks wearing only Old Navy. Kudos, again, for a great post, CoJ!

  8. laura says...

    The epitome of chic and timeless style. I am likely copying all these looks.

  9. Tracey says...

    Joanna and team, you might like to check out @rocket_science on IG. Anita is a sustainability influencer (and literal rocket scientist) who has incredible style, she ebays, thrifts and even finds items on the curb. The aesthetic is very COJ. A good fit for a week of outfits I think!

    • tina crisas says...

      Wow, I just checked out her account, I’m pretty in awe of her! Thanks for the rec.

    • LS says...

      Great idea! Check out @jessiestern…she’s been sewing her own wardrobe for years and has the cutest style!

  10. Lulu says...

    Lovely outfits. Always enjoy these posts!
    I wonder if CoJ would consider doing one of these with someone who makes a lot of their own clothes? that could be fun!

    • Gabi says...

      Oh such a good idea. I would LOVE to see that!

    • Monica says...

      I was going to suggest this! Two insta accounts: @sewliberated (they have a gorgeous Black model in their newest posts, gorgeous) and then also @sewlike

      I resonate with other commenters about style being finding what we like and what works for our bodies. I’m 37 with 3 kids and realizing that while I don’t “feel” that old, my body is in some ways what I’ve got and I need to stop looking forward to “someday when I lose weight.” I may not and it’s keeping me from wearing beautiful things now.

    • M says...

      DItto!

    • Lulu says...

      yay, so glad so many of you agree! would be great to see.
      I’ve seen so many cool insta sewing accounts pop up lately :) thanks for sharing, guys!

  11. Maria says...

    ? I can relate to this style, love it! I’m also very much into my Birkenstocks Arizona, they are so comfortable. Love the trousers from Sunspel!

  12. Mathilda says...

    Loved it, thanks! “A week of outits” is my favorite!

  13. Bunny says...

    I second this! Specifically, how to wear cropped, wide-legged jeans with winter shoes?!

    • Sarz says...

      Ooh that would be a super helpful dilemma to address! ?

    • Elena says...

      You must be okay with showing off your socks! :) Or wear over the ankle boots and just show the very top part of your sock. I did this yesterday with cropped wide legs and Chuck Taylors. Tiny bit of a grey marled sock puffing out the top if I crossed my legs. I was down with it.

  14. Nanaka says...

    Love her style! It’s also exactly how I dress, haha. I am all into denim and timeless basics: Capsule wardrobes for the win!!! I also sometimes think this style could get „boring“, but if you accessorize it for example with bright pops of color like a hot pink or red bag, voilà! :-)

    For transitioning these types of clothes into winter, I usually wear chunky black Chelsea boots or sneakers (black or white; high or low tops, depending on temperature) with warm woolen socks. I also like adding long knitted cardigans and wool coats (camel or grey).

    That bag is beautiful and such a statement with the knot details! I’ve seen it before and couldn’t get myself to invest in it though, that price point hurts a little too much.

  15. Love the style, the clean lines, the choice of colours. definitely one of my favourites.

  16. Emily says...

    I buy maybe 4-5 new pieces a year and splurge on them. You can be inspired by the shape/color/styling/material of any outfit and not have to buy the exact pieces. Also… not every piece of content is specifically for you. COJ has a ton of diverse content (personal essays, makeup, recipes, parenting, outfits, etc) and if some of the pieces featured in ONE post are out of your price range I hope it doesn’t really effect your mood that much.

  17. Love this series, thank you!
    And for those questioning the cost of what Kim is wearing I’m sure because she is a London blogger many of these pieces were gifted to her. I see these brands ALL the time on other UK influencers. It would be great to have that included in the post …

    • Lauren says...

      If it is gifted clothing isn’t she required to disclose it? Or would that only be on her own website? I’m a bit fuzzy on what the rules are, besides the fact that they rarely seem to be followed

  18. Anjie says...

    Love love her style ! So relatable i live in denim & i am in my 50’s in the tropics!!

  19. Liz says...

    First time ever I’ve seen my favoured looks together on a blog! Many of the items shown here are in my closet – white linen, blue button down shirts, lots of denim and even have the black dress. Am picky about shoes, handbags, jewelry and ironing (!) to elevate the look. As Alyssa says above, would love to see her winter shoes. Sophia Coppola is a north star for this kind of style. Love blue with brown. Thank you for this, I feel confirmed!

  20. Bec says...

    I finished Crawdads 3 weeks ago and still can’t stop thinking about it!!! It’s so beautiful. Love these outfits too.

  21. Mb says...

    $1,000 bag?? Heck no.

  22. Jessica says...

    OK, this happened at this point last year – or maybe it was a bit later? It was Ingrid LaFleur – COJ posted a week of the BEST style, but all of the subject’s photos had sandals and open shoes …

    …You may have noticed that it’s the first day of fall?

    Can we please, pretty please do a roundup with previous your summer Week Of Outfits guests where they just tell us what fall/winter shoes they’ll be putting with their fantabulous outfits this year? It would be so helpful.

    Fall shoes are much more challenging (and cost more!) than summer ones, when you want to emulate this kind of low-key but put-together look.

    Thanks in advance!

    • Julie says...

      As someone who dresses kind of similarly, in colder months I wear:
      – Doc Martens (either the lace up shoes or the Chelsea boots)
      – Loafers
      – Converse suede one stars or suede Adidas campus
      – High top Converse Chuck Taylors (not useful when its raining or very cold)
      – Chunky Nike Air Max
      – Clogs
      – Black ankle boots with a mid to low heel

    • Tiff says...

      As an international, Southern Hemisphere reader (there are lots of us!) I appreciated that these looks are reflective of what is happening on our side of the world!

    • Mathilda says...

      Great idea Jessica!

    • Mel says...

      A reminder that not all CoJ readers live in the northern hemisphere. Hello from a sunny warm spring day in Australia :-).

    • Em says...

      I would love to see this as well!

    • kate cs says...

      Also, tights! Nowhere ever styles things with tights and my legs get COLD.

    • Jessica says...

      OK, so, yes BIG WAVE HELLO TO OUR SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE COJ SISTERS!

      Buuuut, it would still be nice, no? Especially in transitional seasons when you are all still wearing closed shoes and we are too?

      Also, Kate, yes tights! I always see English gals who manage to par tights and adorable ankle-stap heels – but lord knows I’m not putting on anything with a buckle right now.

  23. erin says...

    outfit 3 is so chessie from the parent trap!! ahh!

    • Jessica says...

      Ha! Totally! There was a whole post about Parent Trap Style on Repeller (formerly Man Repeller) a few years back that highlighted this *exact* outfit of Chessy’s.
      For your amusement: https://repeller.com/the-parent-trap-style/

    • Meg says...

      Oh wow, I see it!

    • Emily says...

      This is SO accurate. Last time I watched the movie, I was loving her style.

    • LG says...

      my first thought!

    • .S. says...

      I am so here for this extremely accurate reference (also, one of the best/most underappreciated movie characters)

  24. Audrey says...

    Beautiful style!! I’m always so confused by comments about the clothes not being affordable. It’s meant to be fun and inspiring, not a shopping list! Am I going to buy a $1,000 bag? No. Do I like putting it on my Pinterest board and potentially looking for a cheaper (maybe even vintage) alternative? Maybe!

    • Frédérique Poirier-Patenaude says...

      I love the way you think! Even more, what is affordable for you may be different for me and that is perfect! The community of Cup of Jo is vast, she does have to do a little bit of everything in order to reach, at some point, everyone. Xx

    • Joy says...

      Exactly! It is about the style of the clothes, not the price. Classic items like this will probably cost a bit more then items that are more ‘in style’ but you will for sure be able to find them vintage as well!

    • Claire says...

      Yes, agreed. I love to see what others do, and I don’t need a blog or influencer to remind me to live within my means.
      Just dress how you want, people.

  25. Amy says...

    Perhaps it is the anthropologist in me, but I do wonder what people’s clothes budgets and actual clothes spends are (per season, per year)? These clothes might all be new purchases so perhaps I am having a bit of sticker shock at the total purchase price!

    • Sasha L says...

      I don’t really have a budget, I just buy things when old things need replaced. I’m pretty practical so I don’t buy things for fashion. And I work with children, from home, so I don’t need professional attire. I go a long time without buying anything at all. Boring lol. But since you’re an anthropologist, it’s all interesting right? ?

    • Pp says...

      I am 36, a health care professional, I live outside of Seattle, and my clothing budget is about $100 per year. I would love to see a post from someone who mostly thrifts their clothing, or who has done a buy-nothing year.

  26. Amy says...

    Yes to blue on blue! My husband thinks it’s a fashion faux-pas (not that he would know); I think there isn’t enough blue in the world.

    And yes to simple, classic clothes that can be worn for years and even decades. I just gave my fleece sweater from high school to my daughter; it’s held up well and just about fits her tall 9yo self (I’m short so it works). In a couple years she won’t be as excited for my hand-me-downs so I’m passing them on right now – she’s one size away from getting my shoes haha!

  27. courtney says...

    KIM!!! you are my style spirit animal. every little bit — love it!

    • A. says...

      Hi Courtney – not sure if you’ll see this or not, but I want to respectfully point out that “spirit animal” is a culturally appropriative term related to Native American belief systems. I only just learned this recently myself — I used to use this term a lot! I value this community and have learned a lot here, so I’m hoping you won’t take offense by my comment.

    • Lauren says...

      A – what a lovely thoughtful way of calling ‘up’ Courtney. Not easy to do!
      <3 <3

  28. Emily says...

    Love her style! That black dress is amazing.

    Now that we are “officially” in fall, and Vermont has already had 3 days of frost in a row, I’d love to see some cold weather outfit posts! I know you’ve done some before (like Erica from Toronto) and I’d love to see more! Bring on the boots and coats and sweaters. Maybe someone from Boston or Chicago or Minneapolis?

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      great idea, Emily!

    • Vero says...

      Yes! And maybe something for people who live in really rainy climates. I’m on Vancouver Island. It barely ever snows here but it’s grey, rainy, frizzy-hair weather here from October to April!

    • Emily says...

      Yes! Because I can always look cute in sandals, but for the next 6 months, I’ll need socks to be happy.

    • Gen says...

      Yes! This is very cute but it is already cold here in Montreal ;-)

    • Monica says...

      Vero, I hear you! We’re all puddle jumpers here in Oregon. Summer = fashionable and winter = just stay dry and warm. People laugh when I say we have 5 seasons, but we do! “Wet” season overlaps fall, winter, and spring.

    • Emily says...

      Yes, Vero! I remember visiting Portland and literally had no idea how to dress for the rainy weather. I think I brought 5 pairs of shoes…

  29. Camille says...

    Of course her style is very beautiful, she makes conscious choices, it all seems timeless and classic. But who can today invest so much money in her closet? I would love to, but I simply can’t.
    It disappoints me to see this kind of luxury being so much feature on your website. I follow you since so long now, it makes me sad.

    • Traci says...

      Her style can easily be replicated by buying used on eBay or a site such as Poshmark, or Threadup. Also, JCrew, Boden, and Old Navy have terrific sales. If new, I never purchase at full price. I wait for it to be marked down or I don’t purchase it. Recently, I purchased a cute pink crossbody leather bag on eBay, for $25.00. It’s new and the list price was $128.00. If you know your size in certain brands, shopping used is not disappointing.

    • Anne says...

      CoJ has always had an aspirational element, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Some people have larger budgets, and some people like to imagine they have larger budgets. Of course, you should always make choices that work for you and your family’s finances!

    • Hilary says...

      I agree with the other commenters here :) I don’t personally tend to spend so much on clothes, but I love seeing how people put things together and if I’m crazy about a specific piece, I’m usually inspired to find it secondhand, thrift something similar, or save up for it and really invest.

      I’d be SO BORED looking at blog posts of fellow tired moms who mostly shop at Target. That is not why I come here – don’t stop the inspiration, please!

    • Amy says...

      Keep an eye out for something similar secondhand! (I keep a list of opshop/ charity shop items I’m on the hunt for, and eventually I find everything, plus it’s like a treasure hunt and I’m SO excited when I finally come across something I’ve been searching for.)

  30. Nicole says...

    I love Kim’s approach to style as it is also mine: classic, timeless pieces. As I write this I am wearing a crisp, white, button down shirt tucked into denim jeans. And, I am a BIG fan of trousers.

  31. Elizabeth says...

    Love this post and Kim’s style. For so long I’ve felt fashion-challenged — I can pull together two things: top and bottom, but I’ve always felt it’s that third piece (vest, sweater, jacket) that eludes me and thus makes me feel not pulled together. These are exactly the kinds of clothes I like to wear and many of which I own. Jeans, a blouse, comfy shoes: done! If Kim not only wears these clothes and looks so chic but has a blog, maybe there’s hope for me after all!

  32. Wendy says...

    I love that she said, “I’ve finally landed on…” — basically her beauty uniform. After years of trying out styles and colors that looked ok but didn’t make me feel great, I have finally accepted that I have a beauty uniform, too. It’s really just very simple clothing in black, white, and gray with a solid-color bright or pastel sweater or skirt here and there, maybe some simple prints. I never thought it was “ok” to dress so simply — I thought I needed more. But less is definitely more, in my case. I finally have a closet full of clothes that I love!

    • Whitney says...

      Amen to this!

  33. Tara says...

    Her style choices of “classic with a twist” describes perfectly pieces I look for! BEAUTIFUL style, will definitely be following her for more inspiration! Thanks COJ!

  34. Mullica says...

    I wonder how many pieces are in her wardrobe. I’m trying to downsize/maybe purse a capsule wardrobe but I’m scared!

  35. Jen C says...

    Had to buy that COS top immediately. Love her style!

  36. liz says...

    so good! love her pink mug too!

  37. Jen says...

    This is a lovely post. Thank you, as always for introducing us to someone new.
    Regarding conversations about purchasing conscientiously, one area I feel like clothing brands avoid addressing is synthetics – essentially plastics in your clothing. It’s good to research the fibers you are wearing. Not only whether they are organic or synthetic but also how they are processed. I went down a rabbit hole researching all the confusing cellulose fibers: Tencel, Cupro, Modal and Lyocell vs. rayon or viscose.
    When I shop, I always check the fiber content tag.

  38. Anne says...

    Mm I love these vintage-looking straight leg jeans, but I’m so stumped about how to style them for the winter. Pretty soon it’ll be too cold to have ankle hanging out like this. Would you wear boots under them? Tall socks?

    • JP says...

      Good question. Also does it not bother anyone but me that those jeans cost two hundred and fifty bucks? Even though she “lives in them”? Even though they perhaps last longer then my Levi’s that cost one tenth of that price (not that mine look as nice, of course!). But, maybe it is just me!

    • awads says...

      JP, i am in 100% agreement. I live in Levis and they last forever, too…at a fraction of the cost. i think my Levis look great! (to each his own).

    • ARC says...

      JP & Awads, yes, totally, don’t think I would pay that much for jeans. I buy my jeans at the GAP, and they last for years and fit well. If they are not fit for leaving the house in them anymore, they are downgraded to gardening or craft pants (I refinish furniture).

    • Claire says...

      I saw an idea I really liked on one of the “week of outfits” posts a while back- warm tights under the jeans. It made for a smooth line, and looked good (I thought) between the shoes/ boots and the pants hem.

  39. karen says...

    That bag is gorgeous. I’d wear every outfit!

    • Thank you for this post! I love your style. It’s all the things I go for in a look. Ordered a few of the pieces to add to my closet. Keep up the great content!

  40. kk says...

    I love her style! But- it seems like these are just her favorite outfits picked from her existing blog photos? I’d love to see an actual week of outfits – like what did she wear over the course of a specific week, money-diaries style. Did she go for a workout? Did she go out to dinner? What did she actually wear all week?

    • Sydnie says...

      This is a great idea! I’d love to see a “money diaries style” week of outfits.

    • Amy says...

      Yes to this idea!

    • suki says...

      I too love this idea of actual diary-style wardrobes – it’s always more interesting. Affiliate links could still come via the “similar” links under the photo’s.

  41. Yay! I love Kim and her style. Constant inspiration and saved images over here :) Thanks for sharing!

  42. Stephanie says...

    Love love! So fresh and simple. The jeans are so flattering on her. I also wear those light suede Birkenstocks all the time. She has a fantastic style that I identify with. Thanks for sharing!

  43. Kim looks lovely :). I’d love to see a Week of Outfits where the pieces are within reach for most people. And, please bring one that reflects a wardrobe created to adapt to the Climate Change that we’re facing now ( the fires in California, the floods in Sudan).

    • Jill says...

      Farhana, I often use these ‘week of outfits’ posts to get ideas of how to style my own wardrobe pieces, not necessarily to purchase new ones. I don’t have the exact items that Kim has but I definitely have cute jeans I already own and love, and can pair them with a dressier white top. (As for dressing for climate change, I feel like given the fires, the hurricanes, the floods, we’re all currently dressing for “stay inside and VOTE”)

    • Vanessa says...

      Farhana, what you say resonates deeply. My take home messages from this outfit post are:
      1. Be comfortable in what you wear
      2. Maybe natural fabrics
      3. Navy, navy, navy

      It’s a bit tough to get CoJ to really discuss sustainable fashion that doesn’t revolve around more buying of new things. I’m going to implement these take homes in a way that’s affordable for my purse and conscience.

      1. Konmarie all my clothes and see which ones I really wear all the time, and rediscover stuff I put away when I got pregnant/started breastfeeding/went back into work.
      2. Look at fabrics. Is this really comfortable? Is there a weird smell when I sweat? Can I get away with not ironing it?
      3. How do I mend/repurpose/retrofit the not-quite-rights?
      4. Navy does indeed go with everything.

      And there, I won’t have to buy anything new, and still feel happy in my clothes :-)

  44. Lindsay says...

    Thank you for always including such a wide variety of styles and voices on this blog! It was fun to see a Week of Outfits and be like YES THAT IS ME! :)

  45. Kui says...

    I love the navy blue + sky blue combo!!
    My absolute favourite.
    Is it a thing that as you grow older you tend to purchase stuff that will last longer, quality over quantity, and stuff that you actually like, it doesn’t have to be tending fashion?
    I think I am at that age.

    • Wendy says...

      Definitely a thing as you grow older, but I think it also has a lot to do with also having more disposable income as you grow older! Haha.

    • suki says...

      It’s definitely a wisdom thing – I suppose age is how most get wise

  46. Emily says...

    She is my style spirit animal.

    • Courtney says...

      just posted the EXACT same thing. plus a few exclamation marks too.

  47. Kristen says...

    I love the shoes with the black dress, but they are not the ones linked to on J. Crew. Would love to know what they are!!

  48. Lauren E. says...

    This is how I like to THINK I dress, but I just never look this cool! Maybe it’s the proportions I’m working with? I love her style, though. It’s so chic and versatile. She’d look at home in the mountains, in the city, in Paris, in Portland. Fantastic.

    • Alex says...

      Ha – Same. I’m like oh yea this is totally my style – i have very similar clothes! But why don’t i look as chic?? I think so much of it is fit – and i’m not quite at a budget that would allow me to tailor everything. Especially this year…

    • suki says...

      That difference is why these pieces cost more money; it’s usually a collection of costly details and that’s why sometimes it’s worth the investment, especially if you wear them often.

  49. Kelly says...

    proof style can be simple! love her vibe.

  50. Cynthia says...

    I like her simple approach to dressing.

    • Alyssa says...

      Love this. And would love to see her winter wardrobe particularly what shoes does she wear in place of Birkenstock sandals? (I assume she is in NY.) I’m in need of suggestions.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      oh, yes, she is based in London, so she has cooler winters, for sure. I’d recommend following her blog Love Cloth, where she writes frequently about her outfits: https://www.lovecloth.co.uk

  51. Colleen says...

    100%

  52. Amy says...

    She reminds me of Marianne from the show normal people. Just me?

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      I said the same thing!

  53. Mary Barnett says...

    But … but … where did she get the bag?

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      Oh so sorry!! Linking now!