A classic look for everyday wear

I haven’t worn my Converse All Stars for ages. To be honest with you, I kind of went off of them for a while. I got so used to wearing my super comfy shoes (Calla, Skechers, Eccos, for example), that I just couldn’t be bothered with my Converse anymore. I used to have so many pairs but I gave most of them away (and sold the more expensive ones on eBay). My little grey pair though, I keep for this time of year. They are kind of nice to have when the weather is in between hot and cold.

Do you do that? Do you get fed up of stuff, so give it away? I’ve given away so many items of clothing and accessories over the past couple of years, some of which I forget why lol. For this outfit, for example, I wanted a little black bag. I’ve had several but could I find any? Nope. I’d got rid of them all! As I knew this look needed a bag this shape, I went with the creamy-white one from Parfois. The colour is all wrong, but none of my other bags were right either. So, this would have to do. I guess I shall have to go black bag shopping lol!

I’ve actually just ordered a new handbag from Zara. I knew immediately that I had to have it. According to the courier, it was supposed to have been delivered on Friday. I hope it comes today. It’s a gorgeous light blue velvet bag—in this shape actually. It would’ve looked pretty good with this outfit, come to think of it! I’ll find a black one soon enough, I’m sure of it.

Anyway, about this particular outfit. I call it a classic look for everyday wear. A look that’s not about fashion or current trends, because it’s simply a classic. Right? Although, having said that, apparently white jeans are quite ‘in’ at the moment. That, and the fact that they’re a boyfriend fit. But I’m not bothered about that. I knew I wanted to wear white jeans, grey Converse, a shirt and a blazer. It was just a question of what shirt? Ideally, I’d have preferred a thinner pin-striped shirt but this is the only one I had that would go. It’s actually sleeveless. Once I put all the elements together, I was rather pleased with the look (apart from the wrong colour handbag, that is!).

I think what really completes my classic look for everyday wear, is a slick of red lipstick. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. It’s amazing how a slick of red lippy can really make an outfit sing.

Outfit Details:
Striped sleeveless shirt – Primark
White jeans – Massimo Dutti
Black blazer – George at Asda
Handbag – Parfois
Converse – Schuh
Watch – Michael Kors
Bracelets – gifts from mother-in-law!
Ring – Swarovski

Pearl necklace – TJC (from mother-in-law)


Galatea Pearl – Golden South Sea Momento Talking Pearl Pendant with Chain
Avalaya Purple Multifaceted Acrylic Bangle Bracelet
Swarovski Symbolic Evil Eye Ring, Blue, Rose-gold tone plated
Etsy Gold Thin Bracelet, Geometric Bracelet
MICHAEL KORS Oversized Gage Gold-Tone Watch
MICHAEL KORS Lexington Gold-Tone Watch
MICHAEL KORS Oversized Layton Gold-Tone Watch
Oversized Bradshaw Gold-Tone Watch
Black fitted gold button detail blazer
Black Faux leather quilted detail blazer
Pilcro The Paperbag Boyfriend Jeans
PER UNA  Roma Straight Leg Jeans
JAEGER  Pure Linen Relaxed Single Breasted Blazer
Miss Selfridge ponte blazer in black
Converse grey anodized metals ox trainers
Converse grey all star peached canvas ox trainers
Converse silver digital powder ox trainers
Converse All Star Low Trainers Amethyst Grey Egret Egret Exclusive
Converse All Star Low Trainers Grey Pink
Boden Girlfriend Jeans – Ecru
The White Company Longline Linen Boyfriend Shirt
Boden Faye Shirt – Light Surf Gingham
Blue stripe shirt with neck tie Boden
Flowy blue and white stripe shirt Mango
Mango mom fit white jeans


  1. April 19, 2021 / 6:30 pm

    Love this classic look! I am down to only 1 pair of converse. I still like them for certain outfits but the comfort sure isn’t there so I usually reach for a different pair of sneakers.

    • Suzy
      April 23, 2021 / 3:36 pm

      Thanks Mireille! I agree, Converse do look fabulous with so many different outfits, I just wish they were more comfortable!
      Have a great weekend.
      Oh and don’t forget to join the link up today.
      Suzy xx

  2. April 20, 2021 / 6:51 am

    Oh I recognize that, I give away to quick. It’s a good thing you kept these Converse, they look great! I think they always look fabulous under dresses too. And perhaps you get a perfect black bag from your mil! Lol.

    • Suzy
      April 23, 2021 / 3:37 pm

      LOL Nancy!! Perhaps I ought to drop a few hints he he he
      Have a great weekend!
      Suzy xx

  3. April 20, 2021 / 4:34 pm

    I didn’t know you do classic as well haha.
    Very good and useful look.
    I think the blue velvet bag will go very well with the outfit but I like this one as well. I don’t mind that it is not white but cream. Ton sur ton. And something slightly off in an outfit, actually makes the outfit look better. So I am told. But as I am a matchy matchy person I hardly ever achieve that.
    And yes, I have given away a lot!

    • Suzy
      April 23, 2021 / 3:38 pm

      Thanks Greetje. Actually, I think you’re right about using something slightly off in an outfit. I quite like that. I might have to do it more often!
      Have a great weekend!
      Suzy xx

  4. April 24, 2021 / 9:28 pm

    Love all your jewelry pieces Suzy! I have been investing in a few blazers for Spring as I love the style and this looks so smart! Very fun with the sneakers too! 🙂
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx