Wardrobe malfunction

Wardrobe malfunction – A condition when there is no cohesion in one’s wardrobe, leavin one feeling that despite an overflowing wardrobe, there is nothing to wear. Also known by Cher in Clueless as ‘ensembley challenged’.It happens to everyone right, it’s not just me? I thought I knew what I was gonna wear, but it was only a good look in my head, totally didnt work in real life. So began the mass exodus of clothes from my wardrobe onto my bed. Eventually found something that worked and left my house with about 30 seconds to spare 🙂I love this skirt, but it’s so hard to find something to wear with it, it always looks so worky. If I worked somewhere decent, this is the kind of thing I would wear to work. But my work sucks so yeah, maybe at my next workplace!!Top and skirt – Primarni, Heels – Peacocks.So tried a bodycon skirt, but something about a bodycon skirt and purple tights made me think of Julia Roberts circa Pretty Woman. Not a good look in Oxford in the daytime!Jumper – River Island, Skirt – TopshopDecided to change the tights and wear a denim mini to dress it down. I know it’s kinda chav, but I love denim minis.

Jumper – River Island, Denim skirt – Levis

Reena Rai

Reena Rai is a 30-something London-based fashion, travel and lifestyle blogger. She has been blogging for 10 years (!), previously at fashiondaydreams.com before launching her self-titled blog.



  1. **Queen B**
    July 13, 2008 / 8:09 pm

    hey girl thanks for the comment…i guess great minds think alike..lol..u know my hair is dark but not like black..and i love black hair…especially shiny straight black hair..I love your outfitss..cute belt too!

  2. Christina
    July 13, 2008 / 8:16 pm

    I love ur blog great reading!!! want to exchange links?

  3. Pamcasso
    July 14, 2008 / 1:36 am

    love the idea behind this post! I always am trying for a functional but interesting wardrobe, but I have all these pieces that only “go” with one thing.

  4. Nay'Chelle
    July 14, 2008 / 2:38 am

    I know what you mean! Maybe you could try selling them? But I really like the outfits you made.

  5. Wendy
    July 14, 2008 / 2:54 am

    I always have wardrobe malfunction moments- sucks. I love the second outfit!

  6. bi-style
    July 14, 2008 / 7:41 am

    your outfits looks great! try the first skirt in combination with a simple white tee or top, maybe it doesn’t looks so worky:)

  7. Sharon Rose
    July 14, 2008 / 8:15 am

    I love all these outfits-bodycon and denim are my faves too!!

  8. coco
    July 14, 2008 / 10:49 am

    I really like the Topshop skirt. Maybe with black tights it would look less Pretty Woman?

  9. Dapper Kid
    July 14, 2008 / 11:42 am

    I really like the first look actually, it is smart but it’s cute, you could so rock it!! I love the footwear in the last photograph, are those chunky socks with heels? It looks super! Oh and I love the different coloured pockets on the denim skirt.

  10. Shen-Shen
    July 14, 2008 / 6:26 pm

    I like the first look too, I don’t think the dress is odd at all! I have days like that too, and it tends to ruin my day 🙁

  11. Vain and Vapid
    July 14, 2008 / 8:15 pm

    I love the body-con look, it’s way better than the Julia Roberts’ Pretty Woman version…

  12. Bombchell
    July 14, 2008 / 10:07 pm

    I love that skirt. girl doesn’t matter where you work, just do you. My homegirl dresses like she’s some black-vogue-audrey hepburnish intern, even though she’s really allowed to dress down.

  13. Shopaholic D
    July 15, 2008 / 2:13 am

    that happens to me all the time (wardrobe malfunction)! sometimes, i’ll plan my morning around the fact that i already have my outfit done and give myself about 5 mins to throw it on, but when it doesn’t work, it’s all down hill from there…lol. that’s when the clothes start piling up on my bed as I try one combo after another…:) D

  14. Chelsea Rae
    July 15, 2008 / 2:37 am

    I hate when that happens. You visualize the perfect outfit, but when you put it on you think, “eeek!”I kind of like the pretty woman look, something about it is very appealing, but I’m not sure what!

  15. Pratishtha Durga
    July 15, 2008 / 11:41 am

    I love denim skirts too and I really like what you have done here. Fuctional wardrobe: many dream of it, but few ever achieve this golden pot at the end of the sartorial rainbow.Keep looking for a perfect balance. May the fashionista force be with you 🙂

  16. Times of Glory
    July 15, 2008 / 2:24 pm

    Dear, the outfits are quirky and individual! I particularly love the first one! You really spice up the whole look with that colour tights! The skirt gives a great definition of your waist and you look very sweet xxxxxxx

  17. Dana (pron. like Donna)
    July 23, 2008 / 4:18 am

    I love the skirt! Is it customized or did it come with the unusual hem?LOVE the whole look

  18. Anonymous
    June 5, 2010 / 2:12 am

    I think your legs are just soooo right for the purple tights!! They are so sleek and sexy. Make the most of them, they're sumptuous ….. I love them!!!!

  19. Anonymous
    August 1, 2010 / 11:02 pm


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