#SpottedInEvans - Autumn Feels all in black19:28
Today I went all "all black every thang!" with this outfit from Evans Clothing.
I know this looks like a dress right, but it's actually separates made up of a crop top and a midi skirt both from the City Chic range.
The City Chic is one of Evans' largest concessions at the moment and their range seems to run small on its sizing. Evans does give quite handy advice online about their sizing;
"Please note the sizing of this product is different to Evans standard sizing. Size 18 fits an Evans size 16, size 20 fits an Evans size 18/20, and size 22 fits an Evans size 20/22. Sizes 24-28 are true to Evans sizing. "
So fully armed with that info I opted to size up to a size 22 on the crop top to account for the puppies. I am a size 38GG and this was totally the right decision, had I gone for my normal size of a 20 I'm not sure that it would have fitted my chest. It might have been a little more fitted in the body as this is quite loose but I'm way more comfortable with it being looser.
The crop top retails at £60.00 and is available online now. It has a sateen type feel to it, it has a full zipper at the back which completely undoes and the cups are structured for a better fit. The spaghetti straps are also fully adjustable.
The midi skirt is also has a sateen feel, this would be lovely with a block bold coloured top and chunky scarf for a warmer feel.
The skirt retails at £70.00 and is also available online now. I chose the size 20 and it's a perfect fit for me on the waist. I usually wear an 18/20 so Evans' advice on sizing is pretty accurate in my opinion.
I am 5ft 4" and quite short in the body - this skirt would look lovely on someone a little taller but it you are under my height be prepared for this to be more of a maxi skirt!
... and now for the "piece de resistance" These peep toe heeled boots are giving me so much life! These bad boys unfortunately are only stocked in a standard fit :( I don't have particularly wide feet but these are a little on the snug side. I have no doubt that with a few wears these will give a bit but I had there been a wide fit option I would have been happier than a pig in shiznit! They are sporting a 4" heel. The ankle straps are the the bit I love the most, they just look so HOT! Team these with a pair of skinnies and a oversized sweater and I would be in shoe heaven. These pretty little things are available online for £50.00.
Overall Summary: I love the items as separates and I can't wait to try other combinations with each product. I'm loving the quality and feel of the garments.
Potential improvements: The shoes need a wide fit option and the range needs extending past a 24 in my opinion. Especially as Evans offer up to a size 32. I would work at sizing the products better, whilst the addition of the size guidance is super helpful, what's more helpful is actual correct sizing all round.
Would I recommend this? Yes I would for separates they have so much potential for great autumn combos, the shoes yes for my sisters & brothers with a standard/slim width foot.
Photos by QR Photography
.These items were gifted to me for review purposes. The review above is based on my own opinions of the products and I own all creative content of this post.