I don’t mean to ~”toot my own horn”, but I really love this outfit! I was very excited to receive a Missguided package containing this beautiful pale blue fluffy cropped jumper and fab PVC midi skater skirt, which I chose both because I really like them individually, and because I’m currently obsessed with this particular combination of textures. Both pieces are £19.99 which I think is great value, especially compared to the very similar Topshop versions (you would be shelling out £55 for the skirt alone!). I also wore my latest purchase – this amazing ‘Coatigan’ from ASOS. I have had my eye on it for weeks and finally decided to hit purchase, typically two days before ASOS did their 48 hours of 20% student discount! As annoying as that was, I’m still very happy with it – it is super cosy, I love the colour and the oversized collar and fit, and it’s great for layering.
Classically British brand Hobbs makes some of the dreamiest winter coats, and I have selected my top three for those of you who are still looking to splash out on one amazing piece of outerwear:
- This soft mohair coat is the perfect mix of cute and chic. It incorporates one of my favourite winter shades (baby blue) without being too full on which, combined with the ultra stylish oversized fit and drop sleeve, makes it super wearable.
- The ‘Daisy’ coat made the top of my wishlist as soon as I saw it – I’m very much feeling ‘go big or go home’ collars and this shade of grey is just perfect to pair with any colour palette. The cocoon shape, longer length and single button also make it undeniably stylish.
- I couldn’t resist including yet another pink coat in my top three! Recently reduced it is the cheapest of my selections, but is no less fabulous. Again it features the oversized cocoon shape and large lapels which I’m loving at the moment, but the real selling point here is the attention grabbing orchid pink- amazing!
One more checked piece to add to my winter collection! Like my tartan trousers, this print is quite subtle and a nice alternative to the more common in-your-face red and black print, something which I much prefer. The dress is also a cute silhouette with capped sleeves and a slightly flared skirt, and is a bargain at £11.49. Here I belted it, wore it with adorable school-girly cut-out shoes from Primark, and my trusty leather biker jacket.
I love to keep my eye on the ‘new in’ pages of my favourite shops’ websites, and was particularly impressed this week when I was lurking the recent additions to the New Look site.
With Christmas and party season approaching, now is the perfect time to stock up on party dresses! I’ve picked out a few of my favourties by Little Mistress, available now on Littlewoods.
One item of clothing I’ve been on the lookout for recently is a good pair of leather (faux or otherwise) trousers. I already have one fab pair from Missguided which have a really cool crocodile-skin effect, but I wanted something plainer to add to my collection and this pair from AX Paris are perfect! They’re not matte but aren’t too shiny, and also aren’t movement restricting-ly tight. The also have some nice detail on the knee, a non-leather strip on the inner leg and are faux leather so are vegi and vegan friendly. I think I will be getting a lot of wear out of them this winter, but here I paired them with another new piece from Choies – this very Alexander Wang-esque (I think so anyway!) textured jumper. I rolled the bottom cuff under here as the length sat awkwardly with the trousers, but I like that this jumper actually fits me rather than being cropped or oversized like most of my others. My adorable Choies Marc By Marc Jacobs-esque flats made an appearance too as it was a dry day.
I also wore my AMAZING new Primark coat which I’ve lived in since I finally got my hands on it after seeing it online months ago. It’s so fab I’m almost tempted to go back and buy another in case it bobbles easily… hm. At £32 it is a steal compared to pretty much every other high street alternative; all hail Primark!