I think when you are wearing a statement jumper, or tee, the best thing to do is to keep the rest of the outfit smart & simple – we don’t want to be going too wild guys. With this and my love of the current tailoring trend in mind, I have been loving pairing my bright, spring jumper with a simple black suit & a pair of velcro vans. Almost like a toddler ready for a day of work in the city. I mean just the look you’ve always wanted right?
I am loving the dressed-down smart of this outfit, and others like it, and think whoever discovered the majesty of the trainer-suit combo deserves a pat on the back – good job. Talking of the suit, my blazer is an old one from Principles Petite, and the trousers are some classic Next tailoring, which I had altered so that they now fit perfectly. Altering is a great way to get a suit that fits perfectly without it costing the world. I often have trousers altered because they will be the right length, but the waist will be too big & vice versa. And the same goes for when I fall in love with a vintage piece, but it isn’t my size – just take it along to the tailors and let them work their magic. It is so worth it for unique pieces that you would otherwise have to leave behind. I totally recommend giving it a go.
One thing that you probably realise by now is that I don’t really bother with accessories that often – apart from the odd flyaway hair as you can see from these pictures! However, one thing I really do love is a handbag. I’m sure I already have too many. Anyway, I actually bought this one from Primark about five years ago (!) and, surprisingly, it has lasted so well – I mean, I think it looks almost brand new. I love that it has a long handle for wearing it over the shoulder, or crossbody, and a short strap for when you are feeling fancy and want to carry it in one hand. It is versatile and it is black, meaning it goes with everything. Not bad. And, if that wasn’t enough it is also the perfect size to fit everything I need in it, which always surprises me because I carry around a lot of junk, and it even has a zip pocket. I tell you, when this bag eventually dies on me, I really will miss it – the ultimate, compact handbag.