Don’t really care if the velvet/velour is still in fashion. This blazer is perfect for this type of weather, warm, not hot. It has 3/4 length sleeves, so you don’t have to constantly roll them up and it’s fitted so you can wear it over thin garments. I’m wearing it with a broderie anglaise top which makes a nice texture contrast. As I have more time now I’m trying to wear more accessories, hence the earrings and a different shopper.
I remember last spring watching winter fashion shows and drooling over the wide leg, cuffed trousers. And what I have done was to put them on my wanted list and every time I have visited a charity shop I looked for them. As charity shops go, nothing comes specifically in your size or fits perfectly. Same with this pair, I had to do some alterations for them to fit, but the fabric is great and they flow beautifully. For them not to look very office-like, I’m wearing them with a fun jumper and very nouveau riche jacket.
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.