That is an outfit that instantaneously made me feel cool
and I am not referring to the colour palette. The top in a very pale lavender colour buttoned up with a small peplum is another charity shop acquisition. The colour and cut are extremely flattering. The same can be said about denim. another random charity shop purchase. Because of the crop, the trousers remain relatively cool even in high temperatures. Some accessories for more interest and brogues for some comfort.
They do remind me of my youth and the 80-ties style is very much up my stream. The colour is perfect, pale blue, so all other pastels harmonize with it as shown in this example. The blouse highly elasticated can be worn in many ways, but the most comfortable is just pulled above the shoulders. Let me also draw attention to the bag, highly inspired by Chanel is surprisingly roomy and despite clinking of the chains comfortable to wear. I have finished off with some pearly jewellery for an even more feminine touch to offset the masculine trousers.
I felt like I have discovered something new even though it has been done many times before. Where do I start? Let us start with the trousers. I have finally found wide-leg denim that fits at a reasonable price too, so I have bought 2 pairs in 2 different colours. The pair in question needed a small adjustment as the hem was too low. the perfect length is just above your ankle bone where your leg is at its thinnest to flatter the most. I have combined it with a basic, fitted buttoned-up white shirt and added a brooch in navy blue just under the collar. But I wasn’t done yet as I decided to wear a knitted vest on top of that. The whole outfit is budget-friendly as it is mainly Primark and all of the pieces will be staples in my wardrobe that I intend to wear in different ways. It’s also navy blue and white- favourite colour combo of many people.
I have already mentioned that I got this jacket a couple of years back in a charity shop for a fiver. That might have been one of the best purchases, The richness of the colour and the quality of the jacket are stunning. Also, the trousers are from a charity shop and the colour is pristine. The bag is an everyday favourite. All navy blue, so much nicer than boring black.
This look is all about two colours. The white adds freshness but also breaks up texture as the shirt has some broderie anglaise.
If we had somewhere to go I have just a perfect seasonal outfit for it. It is mainly old pieces. The blouse that I have had for a while is an intricate combination of pinks, purples, browns and greens with a golden thread within. I have paired it with navy blue culottes and burgundy, patent leather, crock effect boots. To tie the whole look together I have added a burgundy-purple necklace from a very affordable brand. My tip for today would be to swap cheap buttons for some more upmarket ones. That is one of the easiest ways to make an item of clothing look more expensive. The above culottes came with white buttons which if kept would have cheapened the look.
Altering clothes does pay off. As I have mentioned before the pair of the long shorts used to be just a pair of ill-fitted trousers. But after some crafty alterations, it became shorts that I actually look forward to wearing. They are in my favourite colour- navy blue. Personally I think blondes look better in that colour as supposed to ever-existing black. The cardigan is also navy blue. Navy blue with shades of brown creates a very classical combination that I intend to reuse over and over again. I hope the addition of the vintage belt makes it more ornated.
An old , black faux leather jacket gets a lot of use in anyone’s wardrobe. Black colour unfortunately isn’t the best for the pictures. Everyone comes out a bit washed out and a few years older. Personaly I would prefer a jacket in different colour but black is always a staple in every shop, every year. Today I wanted to style the bronze trousers that I have had for a while. The colours in the very old M&S blouse pick up the autumnal colour of the trousers. I was trying to make the trousers more current by folding them in a deep culf just above the last season booties. The point I’m trying to make is to give new life to some oldies that you already have.
When I look at this image I think layer cake. Each colour is separated by the other going from the earrings to the sandals. The earrings are DIYed from a necklace that I did not like. The blouse I have altered to fit me better. And the belt in the trousers I have replaced with a more suitable one. It’s all in the detail.
This is a bit autumnal look. The colours are not so vivid. The blouse served me well over the years, despite the statement sleeves, that are specific to a certain era, the blouse has this boho vibe that I like. Paired with trousers that were gifted and I find the colour challenging, but the fit is impeccable. White sandal as a homage to almost gone summer and statement earrings because I barely wear them.
Has anyone spotted yet my obsession with pairing green with pink this season? I just can’t help myself. I find it so fresh. This is another take on the theme. The blouse has some intricate stripes situation, but the main interest lies with the quite oversised necklace that I had for years now. I have kept everything else rather plain. The colour of the sandals matches one of the colours in the necklace. This is what I would be wearing if I was allowed outside.