This winter I have have developed three FFBO that I have repeated at least four times each when I need a failsafe outfit.

1) I found this look whilst doing my July challenge. I have repeated it three times since, for days where I need to be comfortable but also a little bit smart. I am wearing this today. I wore this for travelling (five hours by car) with a casual client visit on the way to see their helicopters. I work in aviation. Whilst the white sneakers are new this year, the other pieces are not. The red leather jacket was not an orphan but I never loved it but I do like it to smarten up a very casual look.

2) This dress is two seasons old and super useful. I love it with the tall boots. Worn to work, for casual meals out, to an awards night.

3) I don't have a great need for smart office attire and have been a little short this winter. I have worn this look for three "high profile" (for me) events - being on our company promotional video, representing our company at a conference, and speaking at my Mum's funeral. The black pants are starting to show some wear and I will look to replace over the next six months. I have worn with pumps and with black ankle boots.

With the first two I have started to use my new (second hand) Furla and with the third my slouchy cognac shoulder bag.

In these three looks I feel comfortable, stylish and myself - and they are practical too for our temperate changeable climate. Whilst not especially bold nor elegant they are a elevated against the norms in my environment and each has something that make them feel a bit special (the red leather is very luxe, the tall suede boots are different here when 95% of people wear ankle boots, and the gold buttons on the blazer have a glitz to them).

We are just into spring and I want to have three outfits for spring for similar needs (elevated casual, everyday work/socialising cross over, and smart work). I will come back to you in a couple of weeks and hopefully have them!

What have been your FFBO this season - and why do you like them?

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