Photography by Priya Renoo (Instagram)
Mint Green Knitted Scarf – Handmade by Priya Renoo Designs
Navy Super Soft Knitted Hybrid Jumper – Topshop
Mid Blue Stretch Skinny Jeans – Topman
Black Leather Alias Shoes – AllSaints
Black Brando Fringe Clutch Bag – Dr. Martens
Hey biscuit heads, getting ready for the summer holidays? Flowers blooming aside, has Spring even sprung yet? The weather is still the same ol’ doom and gloom #britishexpectations. Although it has been dry I’m sure we are all asking where has Mr. Sunshine gone?With the weather slowly but surely getting warmer and with Summer just around the corner we can slowly wean off the coats and jackets but let’s not all be too hasty about it. Just because the weather has been a bit warmer and dry it doesn’t mean we should step out in our bikinis, mankinis, zucchini’s whatever. British weather can change in the blink of an eye which is why you need to start off with minor changes like what I have done here.
So on this fine Spring day, I decided to ditch the coat and venture out in this amazing hybrid jumper. Yes it’s all in one. If you haven’t realised, the jumper has a shirt like underlay on the hem and on the ends of the sleeves. It gives the illusion of layering just without actually layering making it the perfect piece for transitioning to your spring/summer wardrobe.
I’ve never had such a struggle trying to find a pair of jeans to go with an outfit. The safest option would have been to wear my black skinnies with this jumper but I wanted to do something different. I literally raided my wardrobe and found an old pair of jeans that I haven’t worn in a long time and I mean I’m talking years. They were the perfect shade of blue. It’s just a shame that they’re Topman jeans. If any of you guys have seen my YouTube videos you would know my struggle with the fits of Topman jeans. This specific pair aren’t that bad with the fit to be honest as I CAN actually bend in them but they are a bit tight in the crotch department. Either way, the only time you’ll see me in these jeans is for this look.
Okay so you have seen something old, something blue, scenery borrowed and now let me show you something NEW!! Have a look at this scarf. Isn’t it gorgeous? It’s not just any scarf, this beauty is handmade and was given to me as a Christmas present from a very close friend and fellow colleague, Priya. The best gift EVER! I love everything about it from its colour to the intricate detailing. As some of you should know green is my favourite colour and this minty shade brings something fresh to the table. Green is a colour that can go terribly wrong but if the right shade/hue is used it can make for a good garment. Priya’s choice of a pastel pallet is perfect and it really just highlights the amount of detail she has put into this scarf. I love the woven pattern with the leaf like looking detail but lets not forget the tassel ends. Gotta love a bit of a tassel. It just gives the whole thing movement and it gives me something else to shake if you know what I mean. Anyways moving on.
Lastly let’s just take in this beautiful fringed clutch from Dr. Martens. Another brand that I can’t get enough of. If anything you could say I’m literally always sliding into the DM’s. As always I must have something matching in my outfits. So why not keep it simple and classic by matching the accessory with the shoes. What do you think?
– I’ve added the link for the Super Soft Knitted Hybrid Jumper in Raspberry (which I also have) as the Navy is no longer online –