It’s been a while since I shared an outfit with you, partly because I am trying to shop a bit less and take time to shop in my own wardrobe, and partly because the weather has been pretty damn grey here in England. A week or so back there was a very controversial spell of sunny, warm weather, which we all had a lot of mixed feelings about. Yes, we could get out and enjoy the sunshine (and take these pictures), but we all know that it was a harsh reality check from mother nature about the real effects of global warming and how it is already kicking in. This has been a real wake up call for a lot of people, including me, to try and change their habits before it is too late for our planet. I know this maybe doesn’t seem like the right place to talk about this, but I didn’t feel like I could share these photographs without mentioning the real reason I was able to be ‘smart in the sun’.
Now we’ve all got to thinking, check out this link learn more about how to reduce your impact and then let’s take a look at this outfit. I bought this jumper and pair of needle cord trousers whilst on a recent holiday in Italy – which you can read all about here – and it was so nice to find some clothes that were just a little bit different to what you see here in England. Buying clothes from brands that only trade abroad, for me, is the same as buying vintage – it allows you to just be that little bit more individual. And who doesn’t want that?
By now you will know that I really love a blazer with trousers and for that reason I guess you could say my style often comes across as quite smart. I would always rather be overdressed than underdressed and I think that is something that you can really tell when looking through my closet.
One of the main reasons that I bought this jumper was the shape of it. It has batwing sleeves and a boxy body. It is structured and to me that quality can really help me create outfits that look ‘put together’ with little effort. I guess it works towards that ‘smarter’ style that I have come to love, especially when paired with my trusty H&M Blazer.
Of course, I paired the outfit with one of my many pairs of white boots, these ones from Moda In Pelle. I love a short, smarter trouser with a short boot in the winter. Warm, but still with a little bit of that signature ankle poking out. It is very rare that you will see me with full length trousers, that’s for sure.
I have been wearing this outfit so much and I think a blazer is my favourite transitional piece of the year as we move towards spring. Maybe in a few more weeks the jumper won’t be necessary, but would that really be a good thing. What’s your opinion of the insane and unconventional weather we have been having in the UK and do you love or loathe smart style?