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Showing posts with label layers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label layers. Show all posts

Friday, 20 September 2013

Summer to Autumn: What I Wore...

So it's finally autumn... the season craved by internet-dwellers everywhere, who whimsically imagine themselves frolicking in piles of crisp russet leaves, or snuggled up by a fire with their mittened hands curled around a mug of something hearty and satisfying... Unfortunately, Autumn in London isn't that haven of crispy orange joy we've been drip-fed by American TV shows - It's much greyer, wetter and grumpier!
Perhaps this is why I went for a super colourful outfit the other day?! Don't get me wrong, I LURVE earth tones and muted autumnal palettes, but sometimes I just have to deck myself out in all the colours, you know?
colorful fall fashion
Oh, and this is the perfect time to introduce you to my new shoes! Shoes, this is the internet. Internet, these are my shoes. I spent a long time looking for the perfect pair of shoes for autumn, and I think I came pretty close with these. They're not great in puddles, and they do make my second from last toe pop out of joint every now and then, but apart from that, they are excellent. Lots of ankle support, nice laces, and they look good with pretty much every outfit. I bloody love 'em.
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Stay tuned to see what other outfits I wear them with! Spoiler alert: It'll be most outfits. See how my fashion choices become more and more dominated by scarves and knitted berets... Marvel at the majesty of my shiny cold nose. Autumn is well and truly on the way! Oh, and look; there ARE some crispy leaves in that picture! Plus, I did a LOT of baking today, and that's totes Autumn.

Jumper: H&M
Dress: H&M
Tights: Topshop
Boots: Office
Woah, my outfit is SUPER "High-Street" today...

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

How to dress on windy days!

how to dress on windy days

If you haven't noticed, it's been INCREDIBLY WINDY recently! "Nice girls shouldn't wear skirts when it's windy" I remember being told by a teacher when I was little, "in case the lads caught a glimpse of knicker!" No, I wasn't brought up in the Victorian Era. Anyway, I say SOD THAT! I dress myself almost entirely in dresses and skirts, no matter what the weather, and if people see my knickers, that's their problem!

wool and silk layers

That being said, I do have some tips for dressing appropriately on windy days. Comfort and happiness are my priorities when dressing for any occasion, and windy days are no exception. So without further ado, here are my top five tips regarding dressing yourself on a windy day.

1. Wear lots of underwear layers. On windy days, I always wear a thermal vest. If you have thermal longjohns or pants, those are a good idea too.
2. Long skirts or tight skirts are best when it's blustery. I know, I said before that it doesn't matter if people see your knickers, but it's still nice to have that secure feeling that your skirt is going to stay where you put it! 
3. Cover up your whole body! Wear long sleeves, wear tights, and if you're going out for a while, make sure to cover your head and neck. We can lose a lot of heat through these areas, so I always wear a long woolen scarf and a hat when I leave the house (although I'm not in these pictures!) Also, make sure to seal up any areas where drafts can get in! That's why I'm wearing a belt over my jumper in these pictures - wind gets everywhere!!!
4. Layers also work on your legs - Sometimes I wear tights, long socks, AND legwarmers. You can get really creative with patterns and colours when you wear lots of layers!
5. If you have long hair and don't want to be picking it out of your mouth all day, I'd advise you to wear it in a nice, simple up-do or plaits when it's windy. By the time I'd finished taking my outfit photos, I could barely pull a brush through my hair!

girly dr marten boots

I like to pair soft, 'feminine' fabrics and textures with my big ugly Dr Marten boots. I know, I didn't INVENT this combination, but I love how it's functional AND attractive. I like chocolate and vegemite together too, so maybe I can't be trusted.

messy red hair

I am a magpie. It's like I have to add something sparkly to EVERY outfit or something... It's almost as though I am unable to wear a completely muted colour palette, because I have to add antique costume jewellery or something. Almost. Maybe. Anyway, I hope this helped you decide what to wear next time it's windy!

Jumper: French second-hand shop.
Necklace: Antique - My grandmother's.
Belt: Topshop.
Skirt: Urban Outfitters.
Tights: H&M
Leg warmers: Second Hand (originally Sweaty Betty)
Shoes: Dr Marten boots.