Monday, 17 February 2014

Wearing lime green and Doc Martens...

I have tried a lot of things since I started blogging (wearing leggings, rediscovered jeans and peplums) but I honestly never thought that you would one day catch me on an outfit that combines two unlikely pieces of clothing. Although I love bright colours, I have never worn lime green as I was convinced that it didn't suit me and that I wasn't able to pull it off. Great on other people but just not for me. The same was true of Dr. Martens and yet here I am , proudly sporting a pair (and outside of the house too!) This White Stuff jumper was another kind gift from Matilda and it has been sitting in my wardrobe for months as I had no idea what to pair it with. Luckily my trusty black pleated skirt came to the rescue and actually made this whole ensemble feel much more 'me'. I may never be super cool but I can at least use the DMs to add some edge to my usual girly appearance! 

Jumper:White Stuff via Matilda, camisole: Laura Ashley via Mum, skirt: French Connection, belt: Miss Selfridge, necklace: Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, shoes: Dr. Martens

This gorgeous necklace was a purchase from the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum in Coventry (well worth a visit by the way) and it is one of my favourites. I am pretty rubbish with accessorizing (unless belts count) and always worry that I have overdone it on the jewellery stakes but luckily this necklace is delicate enough not to be overwhelming...


I have had these boots for a while now but every time I came to wear them out of the house, I chickened out. They just seemed like too much of a statement but the bad weather seemed like the perfect opportunity to bust them out and oh boy am I glad I did! This has to be one of my most complimented work outfits EVER (and it couldn't be more different to this one!) and I felt great in it. It just goes to show that a little sartorial experimentation never hurt anyone! I was a bit worried about looking stumpy but a good pair of black tights helped to avoid that (I hope!) and I will definitely be wearing another variation of this outfit sometime soon, I have plenty of jazzy jumpers to try with it! 


How do you get out of your comfort zone? Any tips on how to style up my DMs?

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13 comments

The Style Rawr said...

That skirt is so sweet! You look really good in lime and I'm a little jealous haha. :)

Tara xo

char said...

I'm glad you braved the jumper because it looks lovely on you. I haven't got any proper DMs but have a cheapo Barratts version, which I wore once and they are the most painful boots I've ever worn. Annoying. I guess they need wearing in.

Rachel, Cold Knees said...

Love the colour of the jumper! I've not worn DMs since I was a kid, I do want to though but not sure they suit me.. I think they can look good with slim dark jeans though, maybe with a white shirt? x

Lizzy said...

Love the DMs, and props for working with a tricky colour - I think I'd probably run a mile from lime green!

I love Rachel's white shirt suggestion for styling - leave it un-tucked for a rebel edge :).

SJP said...

I love my DMs - they've been so handy in this awful weather!

Michelle / Daisybutter said...

That colour suits you so well Maria! LOVE how you've teamed it up with pleats and DMs as well, such a great contrast (:

Sherin said...

I love how you styled those DM's. I struggle with styling mine so I've never worn them. Love the colour from the top too.

Sophie in the Sticks said...

love your look Maria! I don't own any DMs but I'd probably wear them with shorts, tights and a shirt :) x

Niki Whittle said...

This outfits brilliant! I love the combination of the girly skirt and DM's!! My current situation means my wardrobe is pretty limited so I’m forcing myself to experiment a little to avoid wearing the same thing day after day. It’s definitely pushing me out of my comfort zone!

Emma Something said...

I really love your style! You always look super cool to me!

HighlandFling said...

Your necklace is super pretty. I always find that museums have great jewellery that is locally made. I like the coloured stones on the metalwork. Your outfit is great as usual. You look cute in this yellow/green!

Emma x

FAIIINT said...

The Docs & the lime green suit you perfectly Maria! I'm always so jealous that just about every colour seems to look good on you! :)

Chloe Martin-Brown said...

Loving the DMs on you, and the jumper is super cool. Reckon your DMs would look awesome with contrasting tights like burgundy or teal perhaps.

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