I shouldn’t be told to meet anyone in a shopping centre. I will undoubtedly get there early and inevitably make a purchase or two. On Wednesday, whilst waiting for Leah to finish her shift at Topshop, I had a quick browse in the Potteries and walked past the New Look Men’s window and spotted a really cute jumper with £8 and under written above – yes. For £5 I bagged myself a cute boyfriend-esque jumper.
This burnt-mustard baby is an XS but is still really baggy and oversized, but the elasticated hem and cuffs are tight, so it doesn’t look trampy. The neck is quite high too, which gives it a bit of a feminine flair in my opinion. Since I’m living in sweatshirts at uni, particularly my khaki New Look one, this was a completely justified purchase.
I teamed this baggy jumper with my super skinny ASOS high-waisted jeans; I left it untucked, but tucking the front in slightly would also look cool, and elongate your legs (perfect for us vertically challenged).
I wanted to keep this outfit to three colours, so I went for black, mustard and burgundy. My Dr Martens scarf is an essential on these cold and miserable days, and since its burgundy with a mustard streak running through, it was the perfect tie-in accessory. I’d have liked to have worn my burgundy beanie too, but I tied my hair up instead.
Also in keeping with the colour (and brand) theme, I wore my black Dr Marten 3-eyelet shoes because of their classic yellow stitching which gave a nice finishing touch and kept the outfit together from head to toe.
I went for my Urban Outfitters watch that I was brought a good few years back now, because the tan leather strap looks gorgeous with the jumper and the map image face is funky. The watch battery is totally dead, but who needs the time ay? I also wore my Primarks own rose gold aviator glasses, which are really popular with fashion bloggers at the minute, and I’m totally in love with the oversized frames. These were just £1 and are actually quite practical as they have a slight yellow tint in the lens which counterbalances the blue light of digital screens and gives me less eye strain – £1 = bargain. My final accessory is my beloved Kanken, my burgundy backpack that fits everything in like the Tardis.
Another bargain buy was my real leather, 80’s style jacket from Sparrowhawk for £6.50, which has baggy sleeves and tight cuffs, with a nice frill on the shoulder – mum keeps saying it’s something she would have worn as a teenager. It’s really snug and the pockets are almost fleecy so keep my hands warm too.
My hair went up in a preppy half-up-half-down like I did at primary school, which suits the style of the glasses, and in my makeup I used the earthy tones of my Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette like Raw Sienna, Golden Orchre and Burnt Orange.
I felt so casual and comfy in this outfit, but not slobby – it was a smart outfit with some streetstyle sneaked in – and is actually the outfit in which I purchased my first car, so that’s exciting!