As part of the ‘ways to wear’ campaign, I was recently asked by George at Asda to choose a ‘hero item’ from their range and create three different outfits centred around it. With a strict budget to stick to, and unfamiliar with the George brand, I thought it would be a real challenge to buy three different outfits, including accessories for a maximum of £100, but after browsing the George website for the first time I was pleasantly surprised (and slightly amazed) at the value for money their clothing offers.
The hardest part of the challenge for me was to choose my ‘hero item’ as the choice was so vast and there were so many items I liked the look of. But after a lot of pondering, I plumped for this lovely striped pencil skirt (£8) which I chose after talking through the options with my fashionista sister-in-law. She’s a huge pencil-skirt fan and although I wasn’t sure it would suit me, I took her advice and I’m so glad I did.
I’m now a huge pencil skirt convert; not only are they incredibly flattering, they are also easy to dress up or down depending on the occasion.
So what did I choose to go with the lovely pencil skirt?
Outfit One //
I was going for a smart/casual daytime look with this outfit. I love the navy woven cami (£6) as it’s very flattering over my ‘mum-tum’ thanks to its floaty fit. The floral tube Gladiator Sandals (£12) and white square sunglasses (£3.50) add to the summery feel and are both really comfortable.
Another casual daytime look but with a different vibe. I love the summery colour of this coral turn-up sleeve t-shirt (£4) and for the price it’s brilliant quality, in fact I’ve been back and purchased it in a few different colours! I’m a huge trainer fan and these white canvas pumps (£6) are really comfortable and complete my sporty chic look, it’s just a challenge keeping them pristine!
A slightly smarter look that would be perfect for a summery day in the office. This white camisole (£4) is part of a two pack (one black, one white) and is a great length. The London Chic Waterfall Kimono Cardigan (£22) is an ideal cardigan for warm weather days and the fabric is super soft and slightly silky. The shape is also really flattering which is always a winner! I love this Woven clutch bag (£9), which is large enough for all my essentials and the plait strap sandals (£10) are really comfortable and look fab.
I’m really pleased with my three outfit choices and can you believe all of the above came to just under £85, what brilliant value!
I’ve worn all the items numerous times since the challenge and I definitely picked well as all the ‘top half’ items and shoes look great with jeans and the pencil skirt looks as lovely with flip flops as it does a pair of wedges.
I’ve been really impressed with both the George at Asda clothing range and the quality of the clothes and I’ll definitely be popping back again soon.
Have you seen the range of clothes available in George? Which items would you pick?
Disclosure: I was very kindly sent these items for the purpose of this post, however all words and opinions are entirely my own.