Every year I look forward to winter, getting excited about finally pulling all my fuzzy jumpers and hats out of the cupboard, imagining myself rugging up in adorable vintage gloves and cardigans and prancing about in tall boots.
And every year July hits and I am sick of being cold and tired of planning outfits that cover the greatest possible amount of skin. I just want to wear something that looks cute without shivering through the day. Luckily a few weeks back I got gifted a bag of second hand clothes from my friend Judith, and in the bag was this amazing nobbly grey coat. It’s heavy and warm, like wearing a blanket, but it still looks super chic. I’ve been wearing it non-stop, both to work and on weekends.
This past Saturday I adorned my new coat with a brooch from Cherry Loco that I’ve had for months but I haven’t worn nearly often enough.
I am wearing:
- Hogwarts raglan tee from Jay Jays
- Grey Boucle coat (gifted)
- Checked jeans from Forever 21 (thrifted)
- Black motorcycle boots from Big W
- Redrum brooch from Cherry Loco Jewellery
- Deadpool locket necklace (gift)
- Ladybug stud earrings from Louvisa
Something about this outfit gives me a bit of a Judd-Nelson-from-The-Breakfast-Club vibe. I think it’s the combination of boots and long jacket and red checks that does it.
I can never get enough Hogwarts tees. This is the only long-sleeved one I own. I wear it so often because the colour palette means that it teams with lots of colours that I typically wear: red, blue, purple and black. This one is a staple of my winter wardrobe.
I thought about doing a smokey eye to go with my slightly grungy look but instead opted for a clean copper eye. I watched a makeup tutorial the night before where Detox did a fierce copper eye look and it reminded me how much I love wearing copper eyeshadow. It’s a very eighties shade, but it’s so flattering on blue eyes and looks brighter than black or grey shadows.
This warm, textured coat is breathing new life into my winter wardrobe. It’s been the perfect thing to pair with so many lighter-weight dresses and shirts to make them winter-appropriate and I’ve loved experimenting with it.