It’s been a week of extremes weather wise; we had snow, lots of rain, and of course some seriously stormy weather. It’s supposed to get really cold this weekend and I’m not sure I can handle it so I’m praying for unseasonably warm temperatures; positive mental attitude! (It’s so going to work.) Obviously I am feeling the chill so todays outfit is all about being cosy and comfortable.
This Aztec print, waterfall style cardigan is from iclothing.ie. This cardigan is lovely and cosy. You can button up the front or leave it open and loose. You can also button up the sleeves for a rolled up look but I won’t be doing that any time soon. It might be a handy option when we eventually move into spring, when it can be cold in the mornings and then warm up in the afternoons.
The top is from New Look. It’s not just your normal run of the mill t-shirt. Its crepe material and has a bit of a ruffle to the sleeves and a button at the back of the neck that all make it that little bit dressier.
The black skinny jeans are old and they are from Dorothy Perkins. They are the super soft skinnies so they are really comfortable.
The boots are new. They are from the brand Marco Tozzi and I got them from purpletag.ie. The wedge makes these really comfortable and they are fleece lined so they are really warm. I love the almost knee high length of these. I also really like all the little details, like the slouching effect, the zips and the straps.
The necklace is also from iclothing.ie. I think it adds a nice pop of colour to an otherwise black and grey outfit. I saw a similar necklace in Zara a while back and I was sorry I didn’t get it so when I saw this one on iclothing.ie I wasn’t leaving it behind this time.
How are you keeping cosy this week?
After seeing the finished result of the outfit I put together for this post, I decided I really do need to have a proper look at what I actually already have in my wardrobe. I also need to go beyond just looking and start trying things on and trying them on with lots of other items, because sometimes you can be surprised by what ends up working together.
I got this tunic in Awear a while ago. I have only ever worn it once on a night out and I didn’t really like it on, so it’s been sitting on a hanger ever since. I think the problem was that I wore it with jeans and it just didn’t look right. However, when I thought about it again I tried it with these navy leggings from Swamp and I think they look really classy together. In fact I am surprised by how dressy this outfit looks with the leggings as I would usually only wear leggings for casual wear. But that is more so because I am not a big fan of my legs and I’m not sure leggings do them any favours.
I decided to break up the block of navy with coral because it’s a bright and pretty colour for Summer. The blazer is Cutie from iclothing.ie and you may have seen it in this previous post. I am afraid this blazer is one of the few items of clothing that I have purchased in a number of colours, because the cut of it is just really versatile.
The necklace is from New Look and has also been in a previous post here.
The nude wedge heel courts are from Oasis. I get great wear out of these because nude shoes go with everything and the wedge heel makes them really comfortable. You can see them again in this post. I was sorry I didn’t get the nude wedge courts in New Look last year so when these popped up in Oasis in spring I was on them like a fly on …well, you know.
So have you started searching in your own wardrobe yet? Have you found any gems?