My Pollyanna Style Diary

Yesterday I had a touch of fashion madness in the midst of ordinary life with a fleeting visit to London to preview the MiH Jeans Autumn/Winter collection. As you can imagine, this called for an up in the style stakes. It’s nice to have these kind of occasions though, where you need to look slick and pulled together but not dressy and well, flouncy.

I’ve had a bit of a disorganised week and hadn’t thought through my outfit until the morning I was due to leave. There was a flicker of panic but sometimes I need this extra pressure to help me to pull something out the bag – being too organised is just a bit boring isn’t it?!

My Pollyanna style diary

My Pollyanna style diary

So when these occasions occur there are certain rules that I generally fall back on. Firstly, great basics. Outerwear and shoes will make or break the outfit. There are certain things in my wardrobe that I know work and that’s my Burberry trench and my leopard heels – fail safe.

My Pollyanna style diary

Secondly, personality. I was instantly drawn to the yellow jumper mainly because of my blog post yesterday but also because I knew it would stand out again the muted tones of the trench and the shoes. The rolled-up skinny jeans are another wardrobe warrior that work hard for all eventualities.

My Pollyanna style diaryMy Pollyanna style diary

 Similartrench / shoes / jeans / jumper

What are your fail safe pieces?


9 ways with yellow

You’ve just got to do it. Go with it and let the sunshine in. It’s a scary prospect I’ll admit but wearing yellow can brighten up any dreary day. I’m naturally very (extremely) pasty so prefer wearing yellow with a hint of a tan or just a good dusting of bronzer and a healthy slap of red lipstick. In this photo I’m wearing the Nars Velvet Matte pencil in Cruella, as recommended by Lisa the My Pollyanna resident make-up artist. In my opinion, the perfect red.

This cotton mix top sweater from Topshop (last year) isn’t my go to everyday top but for my own sunshine moment it’s my fail-safe. I’ve often wanted to pair it with my black leather-look jeans but always feel a little on the bumble-bee side so stick to denim, navy or grey. Find your own sunshine moment with of these  yellow beauties…

9 ways with yellow

9 ways with yellow9 ways with yellow

1. French Connection trousers.

2. Joules top.

3. Jaeger sweater.

4. J.Crew Perfect Fit tee.

5. Hush shoes.

6. Wishbone top.

7. Great Plains scarf.

8. Boden skirt.

9. River Island dress.

So, going to give it a try?