OOTD: Commuter Style

boden charlotte cape navy blue Boden Everyday Tote Bag

Now that I have moved out of The Big Smoke and down to the seaside (Margate), I have found myself needing more large-sized handbags. I still go to London once or twice a week for meetings / events / fun times, and on these days I use larger bags for my extra items. Sometimes I stay over and I need a change of clothes, other times I have my laptop / iPad with me so I can work on the train. Whatever the excuse, I have found myself needing to expand my collection of large-size handbags. This Boden Everyday Tote Bag is brilliant because not only does it fit a crazy amount in it, but it’s also lightweight. Commuter style is harder than you think!

Astley Clarke Stilla Ring

As you might expect, my engagement ring never leaves my finger, nor does my Cartier Love ring. Everything else is put on in the morning and switched around depending on my outfit and my mood. When I was moving house, my wardrobe was a limited and my jewellery game was off, thankfully I’m starting to feel a little more settled and hopefully one day I will fully unpack. My current favourite ring has to be this Astley Clarke Stilla Ring, I bloody love it! Rings are such an easy way to add cool points to your outfit.

Chanel Brooch

For a while, I thought I had lost this brooch. I couldn’t find it anywhere, it didn’t seem to be in storage, nor could I find it in my house. I was pretty devastated about it. I’m not sure where it was in the end, but I am so happy to have it back! Brooches are such an underestimated piece of jewellery, you can pin them on coats, capes, jackets, jumpers, dresses… there are endless ways you can wear them! This Chanel brooch was a gift from my boyfriend years ago and it adds a little ‘fancy’ to every outfit. I think it is a classic so you might still be able to buy it from the boutiques, but if not, you can always try designer vintage boutiques like Vintage Heirloom who you can always trust for great items at fair prices, with a lifetime authenticity guarantee!

Shop My Look

Boden Charlotte Cape

Boden Everyday Tote Bag

Chanel Brooch (try Vintage Heirloom for similar)

Astley Clarke Stilla Ring 

Cartier Love Ring

Boden Sunglasses

Vagabond Boots (shop new season)

Thank you to Margate based artist and photographerSamatha Taylor for taking these photos!

boden everyday shopper tote bag handbag

astley clark stilla ring navy blue large

vagabond boots black nubuck grace

boden everyday shopper tote bag handbag

vagabond boots black nubuck grace

boden everyday shopper tote bag handbag

labelsforlunch blog fashion blogger margate kent



  1. March 18, 2016 / 12:55 pm

    That’s a glamorous commuters outfit for me. 🙂 Love!

    • fashionforlunch
      March 18, 2016 / 3:26 pm

      Thank you!!! So glad you like!!!