|Topshop 'knitted lace' cardiagn (old) // Gap Breton stripe top // American Apparel skirt // River Island belt // Primark shoes // Topshop frilly socks|
This is the outfit I wore in my 'What's in my Travel Makeup Bag' video [which you can view here], and I also wore it to uni that day. At the time the weather was perking up, and so I jumped at the opportunity to wear a skirt and thin tights. If only that had lasted, ey? :P This American Apparel skirt is very casual, as it is a jersey skirt, but what I love about it is its versatility: I have often worn it dressed up for a night out, as well as in more casual, day-to-day looks.
This outfit is not entirely monochrome, as the stripes are in fact navy blue, and the shoes are of course tan, but I would say I was partially inspired that morning by the current monochrome trend. This trend is my current favourite 'fashion' trend, and has definitely inspired me a lot more than a lot of the 'fashion-y' nonsense of recent years! (harnesses anyone?? hahaha)
This cardigan is an old favourite of mine as well, which I had at the back of my knitwear drawer, and felt deserved to be used once more! It is very old now, a good 5 years I'd say, give or take, but it is warm, comfortable and stylish, so I won't be throwing it out just yet! I also think the lace knit really lifts this outfit, and makes a potentially flat combination of stripes and an black skirt a little bit more interesting. This is the same reason I paired these boots with frilly black socks: these two items add texture and depth.
All in all a fairly standard daytime look i'd say, but I am trying to document more of my OOTD's and here we are :D Thanks for reading, don't forget to click 'join this site' to follow, and check out my Youtube Channel, my Facebook page and my Twitter!
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