Monday, 5 August 2013

Orange and polka dots...

I don't know about you, but I can't get my head around this weather (how very British of me to complain about it...) It goes from being freezing cold when I leave the house at 6 am, to being a balmy 25 degrees by the time I get home. My answer to the weather dilemma? Layers. I really loved this combination when I last wore it back in June and it has made a reappearance here because it is perfect for these inbetweeny days. I picked up this orange jumper in a local charity shop and it is so warm, especially considering how thin it is! I love the bright orange colour and I can see this getting a lot more wear in the winter. I just wish that I had played with the proportions with this outfit a bit more, it would just make it a lot more interesting if I had worn a flowier top or something ...

Jumper: Marks & Spencer via charity shop, blouse: Marks & Spencer, top: Primark, cord trousers: ASOS, shoes: ASDA
I have always loved the buttoned up look and although I'm never convinced that I can pull it off, I can't resist a polka dot blouse paired with a high neckline, especially if it is brightly coloured! I liked this pairing with the glasses too - the oversized frames and it feels quite androgynous too, a rare occurrence for me. This polka dot top has been in my wardrobe for a couple of years now and it is so versatile although I am more likely to wear it like this than how I last wore it on the blog. I'm not sure I can pull off  little cropped tees any more!


I bought these cords back in April as an alternative to jeans to wear to work. I don;t know why but even though they are as comfy as jeans (maybe even comfier) they look much smarter, goodness only knows why! These dalmatian print shoes seem to get pulled out every time I wear polka dots, I guess they're as close as I am going to get to polka dot shoes...


How would you make my outfit more interesting?

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9 comments

floral and feather said...

Love the idea of cord trousers, will have to invest in some of these by autumn! I'd maybe add a chunky necklace or braclet. :)

FAIIINT said...

I've been looking for a nice black pair of cords forever. These are lovely & the orange/polka dot combo is so fun & cute!

Winnie said...

Love the shoes and your fab glasses, those frames are great on you!

The Style Rawr said...

You always find such good pieces in charity shops! Such a yummy bright colour and M&S quality is the best. I think I'd be tempted to wear it over a maxi dress or with a maxi skirt - you know what I'm like ha ha. <3

Tara xo

Gem said...

love that polka dot blouse, been on the hunt for one like that for ages xx

Sarah said...

Love this combination!
x

shipshapeandbristolfashion said...

Really love this look on you though I feel your pain about the weather - feel like I need three different outfits to get be through each day! I can't remember what they're called but I'd try dressing up the shirt with collar pins (the ones that have a little chain connecting the collar) x

Shes Dressing Up said...

Lovely outfit! I love the sweater with the polka dot shirt! And your glasses are awesome :)

Rachel The Hat said...

love this outfit, its so very Boden (i love Bodens lookbooks) and no i like its uncomplicated stylish chic look! classy! great outfit! btw, hope youre feeling a lot better! xxx

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