There’s absolutely nothing wrong with sticking to plain, basic outfits if you feel totally comfortable in them. My work week consists of 2 dresses and 3 pairs of trousers that I pretty much alternate between, and sometimes I’ll try something new and think ‘nah, I’ll stick to what I know’. However, one way to easily add a bit of a va-va-voom to an outfit (YES I said that phrase) is to wear a statement bag, and have a bomb of colour in your look.

In terms of colour, at the moment I’m absolutely loving red.


Red is one of those colours that most people can pull off, but it’s one we’re all a bit scared of. It’s a totally British colour and if you’re stuck in your monochrome ways then a red accessory can totally transform your outfit. Sure, piller-box red is a bit garish, but if you pair a red bag with a red lip and an all-black outfit, you create one of those I-didn’t-think-about-my-outfit-today looks (and it doesn’t make you any less comfortable!).

In this outfit I’m wearing my FAVE EVER new shirt from Boohoo. There seems to be a bit of a wide-sleeve thing going on in the fashion world at the mo so I couldn’t resist but treat myself to this under £20 bargain. Did I need another striped shirt in my wardrobe? No, I already have 3, but one has a stain on and another is really difficult to iron so let’s just say I needed one more.

Anyhoo, shirt life stories aside, this kinda shirt is one I’d wear for any casual occasion with a pair of black skinny jeans and some ankle boots. But what does this slightly plain outfit scream for? A SASSY RED BAG TO GO ALONGSIDE IT. This beauty is an insane JW Anderson dupe from Jessica Buurman, and as much as I love it in black, the red one genuinely spoke to me and told me I needed to up my colour game.

And when you need a bit more colour and another designer dupe, what do you do? Wear some Ego boots with the Gucci inspired snake on the side. I feel so expensive in this outfit even though it’s all-in-all a total bargain. And did you know you can now get 20% off at Ego with my code PHASESOFROBYN20?! So if you’ve had your eye on some pairs then snap ’em up now!


Shirt – Boohoo

Jeans – Levi’s (at ASOS)

Bag – c/o Jessica Buurman

Shoes – c/o Ego

Necklace – Topshop

What are your thoughts on red? Are we a fan? Let me know your thoughts on plain outfits with statement colours!

R x


** c/o shows items sent to me for the purpose of the post but all items are chosen and styled by moi!


    • 27th March 2017 / 5:56 pm

      I know right?! A pink YSL bag sounds amazing! Glad ya like the look x

      R xoxo

    • 27th March 2017 / 5:57 pm

      Ahh thanks gorge! Glad you love it!

      R xoxo

    • 27th March 2017 / 5:57 pm

      Isn’t it incredible!? I’m obsessed!

      R xoxo

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