This look, oh man alive this look! I would go as far as saying it is my favourite outfit of all time ever!
It's a look which basically styled itself, it took no real brain power with each item falling together seamlessly with the next.
Oh how I love it when that happens.
It's a look that reminded me of a movie character, although I'm still none-the-wiser as to which movie character that may be. It's a look that is heavily inspired by the 1970's but also has real late nineties early noughties vibes; whether it's Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen in one of their many awesome movies from back then or Drew Barrymore in Never Been Kissed, there's something seriously nostalgic about it and I truly loved wearing it.
Please, if you can work out who it is I'm thinking of then do let a sister know, it's been bugging me no end!
Whilst now it's probably a little too cold to wear with bare legs (damn it!) fear not, the same affect can be had with a pair of sheer or totally opaque tights, depending on your preferred denier of choice and without compromising any elements to how great this look can be.
The reason I feel this look works and so easily came to be is due to the colour palette. The tones are all rather neutral and for the most part, are a part of the rust tone family, however with each piece having it's own individual texture to it.
First up we have the tobacco coloured Gestuz jumbo cord blazer- a lightweight piece that hangs in a rather relaxed fashion which is perfect for this look. It adds a real "thrown on" approach to this outfit which I often find is a welcome touch to those looks that are rather matchy-matchy in the colour department.
Next the Chloe Tess bag with it's brown and blue colour combination- the blue here works to add a different element to the look. A pop of colour if you will to an overall tonal look. However, with the dominant brown shade it ties into the look beautifully.
We then have the beige & black tiger print skirt- This time in a very subtle brushed faux fur texture and of course with the addition of a print, this adds a touch of interest and of course my much loved sixties element.
And finally the pièce de résistance the distressed brown leather knee boots by Joseph- I bagged these in the sale on The Outnet and have worn them at every given opportunity since. They're the perfect length up the leg to add a truly retro elegance to every single look, not to mention the round toe and chunky heel combination, they're seriously SO flipping cute. They work really well with everything whether it's flared trousers, boyfriend jeans or with skirts and dresses where I feel they truly come into their own. This style of boot is so key for this season but I bought these with the premise of them lasting a lifetime! A boot for life some might say.
Speaking of pieces lasting for life; I've certainly seen a shift in my shopping habits of late. I'm shopping a hell of a lot less frequently and when I do it's a much more considered purchase. Even when it comes to selecting pieces solely to inspire my audience on YouTube, it still doesn't sit right, even knowing the items will be returned, something within me has well and truly shifted.
Each piece within this look is something that can be reworked, reworn and restyled in an abundance of different ways, if I take care of them, maybe even forever more. Who really knows if investing a little more in the odd fancy piece or two really means they'll last longer? But what I do know is that investing in basics such as the brown leather knee boots means I won't be buying two identical pairs on ASOS and Topshop ever again, so that can only be a good thing and a step in the right direction ey?
A quick one from me today I'm afraid folks as I'm currently in packing hell!
I'm going skiing in two days from now and I am struggling with exactly what to pack. The last time I went skiing was 10 years ago so one could say I am rather out of practice indeed.
I'll be out there once this post goes live so do head over to my Instagram to keep up to date with all my goings on from the slopes.
But anyway, I truly hope you enjoyed this post, whether it's learning about my ultimate favourite outfit, developing your knowledge on rocking tonal outfits or perhaps a little in investing in the right items for you, I do hope you enjoyed it.
Please do let me know if there are any topics you'd like me to discuss here on my blog, I'm feeling a little dry in the ideas department right now, but maybe after a week's break skiing I'll come back with a whole host of ideas, who knows!? Watch this space.