While I've still got 10,000 words of just-war infused misery blocking my enthusiastic departure from the wonderful world of academia I can't help but start to ponder what my post-student days will be filled with. Political internships in Westminster, Fashion Week at Somerset House... followed by an infinite blank. From mid-October I'm looking at being jobless, fund-less, and on the search for the purpose of my life... and since all of that can quickly get rather heavy, I've chosen to turn my attention (away from CVs and job applications) towards what I might be wearing come Autumn (because while I may be forced to sign up to jobseekers allowance, God knows I'll be doing it in style). Whereas I hope to be clothed in Mentor boots and shearling jackets more realistically I'll be needing to buckle down and smarten up. My ripped Levi shorts, hoodies, and converse probably wont be landing me any grown up jobs. Instead I'll be opting for classic separates that can be mixed and matched to create simple streamlined outfits. No fuss, easy to wear pieces that wont date. A simple navy blazer, khaki trousers, black straight skirt and a multi-purpose dress? Sounds like a good selection to send me on my way. Whistles has always been the epitome of quasi-grown up chic to me. They do basics extremely well and their pieces always manage to ooze a bit of sophistication without looking dowdy or corporate. Perfect for a 25 year old seeking to stick her foot firmly in the job market, possibly even with the Mentor boots intact.
All items available from Whistles' online shop.