Fashion should be fun. And the colour is not reserved only for summer. When I saw this jumpsuit in a charity shop it screamed to me: summer, but to make the most of your wardrobe it’s good to try to make summer clothes work in different seasons to. This is my attempt to make it work in early spring. The jewel colours are perfect for this time of year. And since I already have plenty of colour why not to throw a bit of sparkle too, for good measures, it’s good not to play it safe sometimes, after all, it’s only clothes.
So who would believe, but charity shops have sales too. Let’s be honest, how much use will I get out of cropped, camouflage trousers? Not that much, but for a £1 I will take the chance. On the other hand, the waistcoat should become staple in my wardrobe and for only £3 that is a bargain. I have done everything in army green and black colours.
So I have dug up that old relic coat of mine that is very warm (wool+cashmere) slightly old fashioned cut but it’s way too good to get rid off and tried to keep everything in the same tone. The top is from Zara and looks very, Chanel-like plus grey trousers plus brogues, all in my books very relaxed and modern.
What do you wear with a lacy black blouse? Blacktop? – Boring. Whitetop?- Classic. Glitter?- Fabulous! I already have a dress in exactly the same glittery fabric, so when I saw this top in a charity shop for £3 I had to have it. The glitter is going nowhere any time soon. Winter Fashion 2020 is still full of it and I intend to wear it too. I have combined it with also glittery trousers and a black coat. The outfit may be mostly black but thanks to all different textures seem more vibrant.
I wanted to wear black trousers with white trainers, so to tie up the whole outfit I have replicated the same colours on the top with a black hooded jumper and a white polo-neck. I have also added a vintage brooch and a black shopper.
Nothing beats a good trainer when you need to do errands all-day. Going with the theme- a sporty top and a polo-neck because it is still cold and a leather jacket because it’s windy and a big shopper to fit everything in. Sorted.
Getting out of my comfort zone. I have got as a present from my friend a couple of polo necks, one of them in bright yellow. I was determined to wear it while the weather is still cold, but what to wear bright yellow with in the middle of winter. Rather than have it as a dominant colour wear it as an accent, so I have put a cream jumper over it and the yellow only shows around the neck and on the cuffs. The rest is all black in different textures, some shiny, some matt, some furry.
I have worn these dungarees a few times and every time I’m trying to give them a different feel. I have done sporty and casual this time is sexier. I have found this top in a charity shop and got it as it is a good basic but it has a very deep decolletage so I have turned it back to front to make it more season-appropriate. Long silver earrings to match the hardware in the dungarees and a blazer to elevate it slightly which I later swapped for a jacket as it got chillier.
When you haven’t got something, borrow it. I have borrowed this jumper, if I have bought it I wouldn’t have worn it that often as I’m not that fond of black but it looks good today and it has zippers on the side to fit any hip size. The trousers are old but they are comfortable and something different than boring denim. The jacket is a wardrobe staple.
It is balmy warm for this time of the year so I’m starting to wear spring clothes in winter. The colour scheme is based on the colours of the blouse I had for years. Pink and mint together look very fresh.