• Ambika Dhir

The Boilersuit

London isn't known for the warmest of summers, and so you need options for when it's a bit too nippy for a skirt but too warm for jeans. The perfect solution? The boilersuit. It's an old trend that's been around for a while now, but it's a classic fit so it's workable all year round.

Trying to find a boilersuit on the high-street has proved to be a difficult one: though maybe this is because I'm picky and it's hard to find a boilersuit when you're only 5'4. Yet, I managed to find one that worked for me at Monki thanks to the cropped leg: if you're a petite girl like me, I've found that slightly cropped leg lengths look better on us. It means there's not an ever-ending swath of fabric draping around our ankles, which only makes us seem ever shorter.

I love the utilitarian design of this boilersuit. It makes it modern and the khaki colour stops me from looking like a plumber. The utility style wins bonus points for being super comfy, and I could've worn this boilersuit all day. Small details like the smaller, chunky lapels and concealed buttons keep the boilersuit minimal and clean, which is exactly what I wanted to go for.

I kept the minimalistic look by pairing my boilersuit with some chunky trainers, though some sandals would've worked in warmer weather too. I think I could've swapped out my large bag for a bumbag slung around my shoulders for an even more 'Scandinavian cool-girl' feel.

Unfortunately, this exact boilersuit has since sold out, but I've created a quick edit of some of the boilersuits currently in the highstreet that are on my wishlist going into autumn. To elevate the boilersuit, pair with heeled boots: go for tonal snakeprint boots with the white boilersuit, white boots with the denim and pointed black boots for the other three. During colder months, layer a black turtleneck underneath them for an extra layer of warmth.


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