The Ombre Jumper

Hello my darling peeps, this post is a bit of a throwback. Not only because these pictures were taken at the start of January, but more so because there’s a significant difference in regards to my last four posts (here, here, here and here) – two weeks ago I cut my hair, so the long locks you’ll spot in this post are now long gone! About 90% of everyone I know did not notice this small big change, which I was ever so slightly devastated about (sob)… But let’s get on to the clothes, shall we?

I’ve been failing miserably at not buying any more jumpers this winter, but now that fashion has embraced colour there are just so many cheery (and irresistible) knits out there. This piece in particular was in my ASOS saved list for quite a while, as it wasn’t, shockingly, love at first sight. As much as I love an ombre effect here and there, I actually thought it looked a bit ‘odd’ – and cheap.

But as the price went down and the sizes began to sell out, I caved in – and loved it from the minute I took it out of its packaging. The pink shade of it is a little more intense and deeper than it appears in the pictures (it even looked like this on ASOS), which I actually prefer. I also love the texture of it and the cable knit pattern – it somehow all works so well together.

However, as much as I love this jumper I have to admit it’s not the most straightforward thing to style. So I did what everyone does – I put my trusty old Zara jeans to good use. I’d like to think of other ways to style them, but for now I love the contrast of the pinks, reds and blues.

To make thingsĀ just a little more colourful, I threw in this lemon yellow bag – I just can’t resist some good old contrasting!

Jumper and earrings, ASOS. Beanie, gift from my mum. Jeans and coat (seen below), Zara. Bag, Silvian Heach. Ring, Bimba & Lola. Boots, Miss Selfridge. Scarf (seen below), H&M.

I’ve never been a big fan of teaming boots with jeans. I just think it can look so outdated and unstylish… However, the day these pictures were taken it was cold AF and as I was going to be spending most of the day outside I wanted to make sure I didn’t freeze, so out these booties came to play. And I must admit – I didn’t hate how it all looked. Especially because the jumper and these boots almost look like they were made for each other.

I think I was initially planning on finishing up this look with my red coat (and probably a red bag), but once I added the yellow bag I clearly couldn’t stop with the contrasting. So I topped it all off with my trusty mint Zara coat.

And because I just can’t get enough of pink and red at the moment, I couldn’t resist adding in this Intarsia (great word) scarf by H&M. I’d like to think this is me in a scarf (bright, cheerful and cheesy). I’ll admit the gigantic LOVE wording is very cheesy, but how amazing is the overall design of it? I’m guessing this scarf is inspired by that Acne scarf – well, I’m actually a lot happier for it to say LOVE instead of ‘Acne studios’.

It’s nice to be finally sharing this outfit, which is probably one of my favourites of 2018 so far. It’s probably one of my favourites because sadly during these first two months of 2018 I don’t feel like I’ve managed to get creative with my outfits and consequently get some good blog content (not throwing any shade at my previous posts from this month though, I loved doing them). I’m also a little disillusioned with blogging and social media in general, so I think it’s time for me to step back and take a short break from this mad world of fashion. I’ll be back soon though – hopefully with fewer layers and a brand new positive attitude!

Pictures taken around Mayfair, central London, on January 6th, 2018.


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