I always do the same colour combination every Autumn. There is something so classic about navy blue/ blue and tan that I can not resist. Something new: the coat, something vintage: the belt and mostly old: the rest. Very happy with the outcome.
Like all best purchases, this dress was bought out of season, in the middle of winter. Thanks to its colour it can potentially be worn in winter too but at the moment I’m rocking it mid-summer. It has got interesting features but to distract from its rather boring colour I’m wearing it with some aqua statement earrings and just flat, tan sandals.
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.
Another look with the red coat. Despite being a bright colour, the coat seems to be very versatile. This time paired with a dress that I had for ages, the red in the flowers goes with the red coat and the rest of the accessories is brown. I have even dug out a necklace, in the shape of an elephant, that I used to wear when I was a teenager and that was a long time ago.
It all has started with this fab blouse that has been handed down to me. I didn’t want to wear it over a black top, so I have chosen a brick colour top, but then the weather forecast was all rain so I have decided to wear a leather jacket and the faux-leather trousers sprang to mind automatically and sensible shoes good for rain and a black bag to finish it all.
I have bought these wide-leg trousers on sale from Primark, they have a very vintage vibe for me, a bit of 70-ties a bit of 40-ties look. Hope to wear them all winter. Like them with a skinny, vintage belt.
That’s mine on a budget wedding guest outfit. Both clothing items were from charity shops. The dress I have bought in the middle of the winter, the best time to buy dresses, and the bolero I have got a day before the event, which was lucky. I think it all works because all items are in the same cool scale of browns and beiges.