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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!
What good is a winter wardrobe which doesn’t feature a bit (or a lot) of tartan? I found these trousers in Primark a few weeks ago (in their formal section along with a matching blazer which I didn’t quite have the guts to buy to complete the tartan suit, although I am somewhat regretting that decision now!). I love the dark colours and lack of red, I think that avoiding red tartan trousers altogether is the easiest way of sidestepping looking like you’ve bought a “Punk” costume for Halloween (that’s not to say that some people can’t rock them though). These are very subtle and easy to wear, and the shape is really great too!
Here I paired them with a mesh paneled top from Choies, amazing new imitation suede and sheepskin biker jacket from H&M. The jacket was a bargain £30 because I used a 25% discount code from an H&M email (I would definitely recommend signing up to their mailing list!), but even at full price (£39.99) it is definitely affordable and makes a nice change from the usual leather biker.
As promised in my post yesterday, here is the full outfit kindly given to me by Missguided! Missguided are looking for your vote in the Fabulous High Street Awards as the best ‘One Stop Shop’, and as you can hopefully see from this outfit, they definitely deserve it! Everything from my hat to my shoes is Missguided, and I was really spoilt for choice when trying to decide what to choose for this feature. I went for the Reaha Kimono (currently £16.99), Vavery Dress in white (£34.99), Kayna Hat (£14.99), Micah Bag (£29.99) and Bettie Jelly Sandals in black (£21.99). The kimono is fab for the current transitional weather as the dark floral print is very autumnal but it’s also a nice light alternative to a coat, there’s nothing I don’t love about the dress, and all of the accessories are very versatile! Not to mention that this entire outfit, including the bag and hat, is under £120 – a price you’d struggle to match in some other high street shops.
Check out my feature on the Missguided website, and don’t forget to vote!