This autumn/winter I am going to be balancing my need for quiet days with La Bambina’s need for 2 year adventures and time outdoors. Trainers and cosy jumpers should work for both with a bit of (faux) fur thrown in for good measure.
So, the clothes.
I already have navy Stan Smiths and love them. I also have my much stroked Golden Goose waiting to be given the outings they deserve.
There are no gaps in my trainer wardrobe. (I’ll deal with winter boots another day)
I have bought a few things though, mainly from Zara. A word of explanation here, I took all these photos without much light and not wearing any make up. I’m sure most things could be made to look better but time isn’t on my side at the moment.
I bought both these grey trousers and these striped ones from Zara. (Beware that if you’re any taller than me (5″6) they may be a bit short) The waistbands are elasticated which is great for my figure.
Here I am in the striped trousers with a J Crew Tippi in Midnight and Stan Smiths.
I ummed and ahhed loads over the jacket I have on in the first photo. It’s dark blue check with sporty cuffs. In the end I decided I like it so much I wanted to keep it, so I have. I’ve struggled to get a decent photo of the grey trousers but they are really nice on. (I have a J Crew Tippi in Heathered Grey in both photos)
These olive pleather Zara trousers are mine too and have already been christened the “bin man strides” by my sister. I like them so much I have the black too. The elasticated waist means they’re so comfortable on, like track suit bottoms! I’m wearing them here with a black J Crew merino Tippi and Stan Smiths.
I was unsure whether to share these or not for fear that you may ridicule me. The Zara website describes them as harems which they’re not though they are a very loose cut. The pink is just lovely. I’ll need to wear them with a slightly longer top – a merino Tippi will work I think. Slightly out of my comfort zone but they made me smile when I put them on.
This is the grey Zara jumpsuit. Opinion is divided among my WornOut friends. It felt good on part from the big silver buckle but I think it can be removed quite simply. What do you think?
You may recall that I love a rollneck. I am hoping I can eek another winter out of my Baukjen Gemmas but also have my eye on a few beauties in Cos. Cos is probably my favourite High St shop but their clothes really do need trying on so I shall visit a store soon and report back. Please do let me know if you find any great roll necks – I need a few thin ones and something bulkier to wear with pleather skinnies.
I’ll have a proper look at winter footwear on a few weeks when I am feeling more inspired – it is still August after all. Until then I’ll end with these from Next. Mission: Style blogged them a while ago and they looked so cool, I couldn’t resist.
I’m spending today’s nap time packing away all my summery clothes. I’ve scanned the weather forecast and since there is no sun on the horizon, away they go until next year. I shall be getting my winter gear out in a few weeks and will see how near it can get me to Phoebe and the furry Ralph Lauren photos I started with.
What “look” are you going for this A/W? Any great purchases you’d like to share with us? Until next time.