But this doesn't mean everyday outfits have to be bland. I am rather strange, and enjoy adding a bit of character to my outfits both modern and vintage. Thus, this outfit came about; I wore it once thinking it would be warm and sensible, several people complimented me on it. Some picked up on the way it has a certain mid-century-explorer vibe (similar to the tough girl in a man's world outfit, I guess) and some just liked the faux fur boot.
It isn't super glamorous, it's not designed to make me look 'thin', or 'young'. It's just a practical, thrifty outfit made with thrifty items which I intend to wear again and again...value.
|Ah, the usual grumpy blog face.|
I softened it, but the expression's
The jumper is thrifted (Topshop), about ten years ago. How's that for value - slightly faded, but not so much that you'd turn it down. It's nicely cut with a semi turtleneck and works wonderfully tucked into trousers (New Look sale, £8) or with a skirt. The jacket was free, something my sister didn't need when she went to work in Spain for a year. She's back now, but hasn't demanded it back so it's mine now. Serves her right for 'borrowing' on my Sindy doll back in the day. Oh yes, it all comes out now, doesn't it?
Singled out (as is always the way) for compliments, were my boots. My picked-up-on-a-whim, £5-in-the-sale, Primarni boots. Ah well, I've already worn them enough to bring them down to about 20p per wear and they're good sturdy boots... with faux fur. Got to love the faux fur.
|Just as well|
|Look at that chunky Ray Mears style detailing|
Having said that, my personal favourite is my belt. The whole ensemble (ooh long word) could be a bit too utilitarian for me if it weren't for my gold, bow shaped, diamante encrusted belt (again, a New Look sale find, £3 a couple of years back).
|Don't be shocked by the rocks that I got.|
Yup, a plain, sensible charity shop and sale outfit. It's comfy but it has character. This one's a keeper for me. Oh...I almost forgot. Being a sensible every day person, I have the most practical, down-to-earth manicure with nothing attached or fancy. Oh no no no.
|Dunno how I managed, these |
have lasted a week! Glued
on flowers and all!
What's your go-to outfit for busy day style?