A mini post (by my standards!) to end this month's inaugural series.
Whether it's a lurex-threaded boucle jacket, a sequinned blazer or a statement-shouldered cropped number like mine, I can bet you already own, or have your eye on, a stunning little cover-up to make those autumn evening chills just a little more bearable, and a lot more stylish.
Any of the above will look awesome draped over a simple LBD, but they're also great for adding a feminine twist to an androgynous tailored look, for those of us who want to dip a toe into tomboy territory but feel naked without at least one item of clothing that Barbie would be happy in.
At 4.30am one night (it was meant to be an early night, but after reading the new issues of Look and Company Street Style Edit from cover to cover, I was too wired to sleep, as outfit ideas kept popping into my head), I realised that, despite not issuing from the same shop, or even in the same year, my little cream lace shorts were an almost exact match for my cream lace trophy jacket (all kinds of exciting mental insights such as these keep you awake once you've amassed as many clothes as I have). A buttoned-up shirt (with embellished collar, natch) and heeled brogues added the finishing touches to my lady-boy look.
Shorts: Jane Norman (Past Season)
Shirt: Primark (AW12)
Shoes: Peacocks (Past Season)
Contrasting-toned tailored trousers also paired well for a girly twist on power-dressing (see this post).
So don't restrict that sequinned blazer to Christmas parties - go ahead and slip it on over your sequinned hotpants, with a sharp sheer shirt and some shiny brogues - OK, it might be pushing the boundaries of masculine tailoring to Elton John levels, but it's fun!
This is the last of my daily September How to Wear posts chronicling almost all the outfits I've worn in the past year. If all has gone to plan, I'll be hitting the new Oxford Street Primark and its neighbours on my birthday shopping trip as this post is published, and will return armed with bags of new possibilities to be photographed by my shiny new DSLR. So, although my posting rate will probably calm down slightly now (so I might have some chance of getting something other than blogging done), I hope that this is only the end of the beginning.