Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Faux Fur and Stripes...

I've got a stack of uni work to get done today so thought I'd do a quick WIWT/OOTD posts. I really want to try and get back into doing more of these posts, but I always end up running so late for uni or work or whatever I'm doing that I never get the time to take pictures. However somehow today I was ridiculously organised and up ready way before I had to leave. I don't know how this motivation has arrived with me, but I am certainly not complaining...

Jumper - New Look
Aztec Print Skater Skirt - Boohoo
Earrings - Accessorize
Studded Boots - Primark

I like to try and look like I've made a little bit of effort when I go into uni considering I do a fashion course, but this ridiculously cold and icy weather is making it a little difficult to resist the urge to throw on a hoody and jeans. Though this winter my faux fur coat has been my saving grace, it is so so cosy and big and warm and just generally amazing.

I hate thick woolly, itchy jumpers that just bulk you up, so I always go for a nice thin one that can be layered up. I love this New Look striped one, burgundy is one of my favourite colours and you can't see in the pictures, but it has small gold stitching running through it also. It's just very easy to throw on with jeans, or as shown tucked into high waisted items. 

We all love a good black skater skirt. Come day or night, dressed up or down, it always does the job. I really dislike the wet look skirts, as I just think it makes an otherwise really nice item look very cheap. It had to be matte for me. The subtle aztec print in the material just makes it a little different to the masses available at the moment. 

I don't tend to wear earrings really as I always bloody lose one of them - though the ear cuff and odd earring look is in so I could get away with it... Anyway, yes with my hair up I have to wear earrings so these cute little bird ones from Accessorize are perfect. Subtle and doesn't take focus away from the rest of the outfit. 

And finally the boots. The ever faithful Primark boots. I think these may well be the only pair of shoes I own that are actually waterproof, although they aren't the most grippy shoes, which does make negotiating my way to uni through the ice covered park a little dangerous. But simply black studded boots are easy to wear with absolute everything, they're definitely the most worn shoes in my wardrobe!


  1. I love my bird earrings they look so nice and dainty?!

    1. Thank you. Sometimes you just want something that isn't too bold and brash, so these are perfect. Accessorize are great for cute little bits xxx

  2. Everyone wants to stay warm during the winter season, but not everyone is okay with looking like a penguin waddling down the road under tons of layers. Good choice in layering a stylish long-sleeved shirt with the fur. You looked extra stylish by sticking to black and white. Thanks for sharing, Lou!

    1. Thank you. I hate wearing massive jumpers so layering it up is the best alternative!