I’m still very much in the process of getting my wardrobe together, I want to have a good basic wardrobe, something capsule like, and then build from there. Part of this process is putting together outfits, wearing them and seeing how I feel!
I’ve always played it pretty safe, I don’t like the feeling of people looking at me in public so I normally try not to stand out with what I wear. On the other hand I want to wear what I think looks good and what I feel comfortable in. I’ll often put an outfit off because I think people will look at me, when in reality people don’t really give a shit what I’m wearing and I should care what people think! So I’m putting together some odd outfits and trying them out, if I feel good in them it’s a success and then I’ll start looking at other ways to style those pieces.
For this outfit I wanted to style my favourite white shirt with a skirt I rarely wear because I’m unsure if it’s flattering, I wanted to wear boots because I quite like the look of ankle boots with a skirt but I’m worried it makes my legs look stumpy. Then accessioning, I wore the coat to bring it together a bit, it made to look a little smarter I think, my bag is my everyday brown bag and then the hat. The hat was the real uncertainty, I asked my mum on her thoughts and she wasn’t convinced and normally that would be enough to send the hat back to the clothes rail, but this time I thought ‘No’. I wore it and loved it. Even if it was way too hot for it…
All in all I think this look has an edgy smartness too it, something I’d wear to a nice lunch with fancy people, I feel better about the skirt and the hat so they will move on to the next round of styling. It’s kind of like a game show for clothes!
Thanks to Laura at Rose and Weston for taking these pics!
I like to add links to the actually items I’m wearing where I can, however where that isn’t possible I will link to a similarly priced and designed item.