What to wear?

After looking through my outfit of the day pictures, it seems that it’s not only my blog that has had an upgrade, so has my wardrobe and style. Gone are the body con dresses and each seasons trends – regardless of whether they suit me - and this has been replaced with what I like to call 30’s style!

This outfit is made up of three of my key wardrobe staples; my khaki fedora, leather jacket and Dr Martins. My military shirt-dress is from Warehouse and is great for dressing up or down, layering up in the winter, or with lace up sandals in the summer.

 

I bought this coat in the French Connection sale, and have to admit I did a little 'happy dance' in the middle of the shop when I tried it on. I have had my eye on a camel coat for as long as I care to remember but until recently I have not been able to find one that I could afford. I love how I can dress this coat down with my Dr Martins and jeans, and it has been a saviour through what seemed like the longest winter on record.

 

I have had this sleeveless mac for a few years and it is from Primark. I have altered it slightly this year, as it has a belt which I have decided to tie in a bow at the back, transforming it into a waistcoat. The khaki trousers are also from Primark and my crop top is from H&M. I can't keep count of how many compliments I have had on my red stilettos from Next, although they are a nightmare to keep clean.

 

This OOTD was taken in Paris, and Paris in the spring is like an unpredictable woman; you are never quite sure what is going to happen. Layers are key to your style and survival, as are hats and scarfs, even if they are purely for decorative reasons; the Parisians love a good scarf! You will also need a trusty pair of flats for sightseeing, and what better flats to depend on than Dr Martins? I decided to take this piece of footwear as the great thing about Dr Martin’s is they go with almost everything – wearing them at all times is also a great space saver when you only have a carry on case!

I decided to pair my Dr Martins with a navy smock dress and tights, as a dress can always add a feminine touch to Dr Martins. My dress is from Primark and cost £15.00. I love this dress and it can be worn without tights on a warm day, and is great if you are feeling lazy and can’t decide what to wear.

Another item of clothing that I couldn’t have survived Paris without was my brown leather jacket, also from Primark, but I have had it for so long I can’t remember what it cost, but I assume no more than £20.00.

 

Here I have gone for a beatnik/rock look. I absolutely love stripes on any item of clothing, but my main choice is usually a stripy top, my friends often compare me to a gondolier, but they are so easy to make an outfit out of and ooze style – the Duchess of Cambridge’s first casual outing since Princess Charlotte was in skinny jeans and a stripy top. I also teamed my stripy top with skinny jeans, although mine were a tad grungier with a rip in the knee and a light denim rather than dark. I also wore these with my Dr Martins rather than a pair of demure pumps.