Firstly, i'm sorry that the quality of these photos aren't that great, shooting inside, i'm finding to be a little bit hit and miss. I've had this vintage jacket for years now and i've only ever worn it once or twice but finally I was inspired to once again style and wear this velvet piece.
For years I hated these puffer jackets, they reminded me of people who had given up on their appearance but since learning it's not what you wear it's how you wear it, i'm now a lot more open to what comes into my wardrobe. I bought this one a couple of years ago now, you've probably seen me wear it in a fair few of my outfit posts and it's so undeniably warm, that sometimes I can't help but reach for it in these cold, windy and wet temps.
The boyfriend and I were taking our little nephew out for the afternoon with no real idea of what we were going to do, so jeans, comfy footwear and a good knit was the fail-safe option I went for in the end, well, and the puffer jacket. The wind was baltic that day and seeing as i'm far from any kind of professional model, I really couldn't fake the fact that I was super cold and so that's my poor excuse for my face in these photos!
Another What to wear on a rainy day outfit. These boots + leather trousers are definitely up there in one of my go-to combos for bad weather days. Stripes are a certain fail-safe to and whilst the pea coat isn't super rain proof, it does just fine and looks good against stripes. To spice things up a little I added in this old tweed skirt of mine, I like how up top it blends in well with the other classic styles but below it creates a textured contrast against the edgier leather.
So, I thought it was about time I got a little more creative with this kilt of mine. I started with my forest green sweater, I really liked how it complimented the colours of the skirt. Obviously some trousers had to make an appearance, so I went with classic denim and because we all know I can't stop wearing them, my Marant loafers were my footwear of choice. Layered blazers and a beanie for touch of good old urban-coolness concluded my kilt challenge.
One of the reasons I like to hang on to my clothes instead of throwing them out, is because i'm intrigued to see what new ways I can wear them when the time feels right. And the great thing about keeping an outfit diary so to speak, is that in years to come i'll be able to look back and see the different ways I styled a particular piece.
Like this sequin kimono, I bought it from Topshop a few years ago and yes its been ages since I last found a way to style it but teaming it with a classic white shirt, jeans, brogues and my navy scarf feels incredibly modern to me! And not because it's never been done, i'm sure it has but because it's very different to how I was styling it when I first bought the sequinned beauty. So maybe think twice before cleaning out your wardrobe….
Take care lovelies,
(old) Topshop Kimono - different but love this Here