If you hadn’t already guessed, there’s a bit of a running theme to my autumn style posts so far… I’ve become obsessed with checks. It’s got to the point where I can’t remember the last time I bought something that didn’t have checks on it – although that’s largely because I shop so much I lose track past a month – but still, that’s a lot of plaid for one woman! Weirdly, though, the only checked things I owned before were three dresses. Clearly there was a gap to fill… Clearly.
Anyway, you might remember I shared some of these early purchases (oh yes, there’s been many more since) and mentioned that the Pendleton-style jacket featured was a very rare piece of actual 50s vintage in my wardrobe. It’s actually quite hard to style, as the colours don’t go very well with much that I own and the pattern doesn’t really look great with any other patterned thing either. But despite this, I LOVE it and have basically decided to accept the fact that when I want to wear it, rather than throwing on any old coat over the top of an outfit, I throw any old outfit underneath a coat. Anyone else have outerwear you style a whole look around? Considering how much you end up wearing jackets and coats in the winter in the UK, it’s actually not that silly an idea…
So here’s how I’m wearing it for casual wear… these photos were taken on a beautiful autumn day at Cambridge’s botanical gardens. And take note of the hat, this is not the last you’ve seen of them on this blog – it’s beret season now!
Hat: Primark (old – similar)
Jacket: vintage via Rokit
Jumper: New Look
Belt: New Look (old)
Jeans: Miss Selfridge (similar)
Boots: Oasis (old – similar)