Welcome to another Ways to Wear instalment. I didn’t get the chance to share one of these last week, and I decided to spend yesterday afternoon eating and sleeping instead of working on a post. What a way to see in my 20th year of life! Thank you all for the messages too, it was overwhelming to read so many kind birthday wishes.
Onto this week’s Ways to Wear then! I’m so pleased with the amazing response I’ve had to this series. Although my very successful Frugal February is no over, I’ve decided I’ll continue to share these each Wednesday and simply add in the odd wishlist post when I can. To request a certain item or offer your own suggestions, please feel free to drop me an email and I absolutely want this series to be one that you guys are involved in as much as I am.
This week’s item is a slouchy, open knit jumper. I’ve featured a Topshop knit this week but, as always, I encourage you to shop your own wardrobe and revisit old favourites. I’m absolutely certain that you have a trusty cable knit jumper in your repertoire from autumn/winter! Plus, a standard knit or longer length version will both suit for this week’s edition.
Look One is a laidback yet refined look in my opinion. The jumper or jumper dress can be tucked in to these trousers for an insouciant, cool girl look and the tapered trouser trend is still flying high. I’ve spotted brightly coloured pairs in almost every store on the high street, inspired undoubtedly by those shown on the Burberry Prorsum, Jaegar and Alexander Wang runways. For SS11, I’ve chosen these brick red and papaya orange versions in a nod the season’s go-to colours. I couldn’t resist adding this charming telescope necklace from Wallpaper Rose in to the mix: the brass tones work perfectly on the warm palette of colours and the telescope is even fully functioning!
Being at the Look Show last month inspired me to look to the Seventies for some spring/summer inspiration. Personally, that style decade doesn’t appeal to me but I’ve spent a fair amount of time researching it for a Uni assignment and found myself inspired to create something for this post. The zany print of the culotte shorts is a sweet nod to the era and would look dreamy teamed with a tucked-in knit. The necklace by Diva at Miss Selfridge is so fun and unique – making the ideal finishing touch to this storied ensemble.
My final Look is one that can be dressed up or down, depending on your personal style. I’d quite happily pair some black tights and killer heels with this on a night out, or wear with tan brogues in the day. Cable knit or wide knit jumpers generally mean you can see the skin underneath the jumper. To combat this, simply pop a pretty patterned vest underneath, so you can see a hint of both the pattern and texture of the jumper, and pop a bright bodycon skirt on to make it all pop a la Marc Jacobs and Burberry! These bodycon skirts are just £3.99 from H&M, which is such an affordable way to refresh your wardrobe staples. Accessorise with some costume jewellery: I came across Stolen Thunder recently, an online boutique full to the brim of handmade accessories. My top picks are the Russian Doll necklace and their rings! For 15% off your order, simply enter DAISY at checkout.