As this is the first outfit post for October, and for me October is all about exploring costumes and alter-egos, I thought I would put together a rather un-me outfit.
I usually wear quite a lot of colour. I’m not afraid of brights or wild prints and it’s unusual to see me in blacks and neutrals. If I do wear black, it’s usually with a pop of colour on top of it. But not today…
– Black merino wool jumper from Cue
– Black maxi skirt from Target
– Black cotton tights from Target
– Black brogues from Rubi shoes
– Floral burst hair slide (gift from my friend Adam)
I decided to go with a very minimalist outfit today. I love the combination of this jumper and the long skirt. I was worried that they’d look a bit conservative together, but the overall effect is pleasing. The form-fitting shape of the skirt and the fine knit helps the outfit to look sophisticated and chic rather than Amish.
To offset the starkness of my outfit, I added a little bit of bling in my hair and a swipe of red lipstick. Defined brows and polished skin finished off the look.
This jumper was a gift from my grandmother. She bought it for herself a while back, and when she gave it to me the original tags were still on it. It’s a beautiful fine knit, and the price was more than I paid for the entire contents of my knitwear drawer. It’s such a gorgeous addition to my wardrobe, and I imagine that I’ll be getting a lot of wear out of it.
Although I love my heels, I have quite a collection of flats as well. I like finding flats that are cute and fun, and these brogues are one of my favourite pairs. They were really cheap and they go with everything. Every girl should have a pair of sweet man-style shoes, I think.
Today, I challenge you to wear something that you wouldn’t normally wear. If you’re normally a pants person, try a dress for a change. Experiment with a colour or a print that doesn’t usually find it’s way into your outfits. Wear an incredible piece of jewellery that you’ve been saving for a special occasion. Go on, try something different. I dare you!