I’ve heard it said that every time you buy a new item of clothing, you should try to make sure you can wear it with at least three other items: just so you know you’ll get your money’s worth, you know?
Now, I’ll be honest: I don’t always do that. By which I mean, “not ever, really.” But then last week I bought this Poppy Lux ‘Daydreamer’ slogan sweater, and because it’s a little bit different from the kind of thing I usually wear (And, I mean, it’s just a slogan sweater: I’m not claiming it’s some kind of huge departure or anything, it’s just a bit more casual than I normally go for), and I thought it would be fun to do a little “three ways to wear” kind of post. And by “fun”, I mean, “Look, it’s been raining for so long now I haven’t left the house in weeks: it’s either this or ‘outfit photos’ featuring me trying not to cry while the rain lashes at my face.” I’m going to go with this.
So, here’s the sweater:
And here’s also a photo of me pointing at my boobs. So that’s an unexpected direction for this post to take, isn’t it? I dunno, it seemed like a good idea at the time?
(Word to the wise: size down, unless you like the super-slouchy look, because it’s a big ‘un..)
And here are three ways I’d wear it…
01. Dressy (ish)
Tibi skirt*; Studio TMLS peep toes*
Well, there was just no way I wasn’t going to include a midi skirt in at least one outfit, was there? I don’t think any outfit involving a slogan sweater can ever really be “dressy”, but my experience is that basically ANY combination of skirt and heels will be instantly branded “dressy” by a lot of people, so I’m just going to go with that description. I’m actually a big fan of looks which combine dressy and casual: I have a tendency to look overdressed basically ALL the time (other than the times I’m really under-dressed, in workout clothes and uncombed hair, obviously), so at least this would allow me to get a bit of use out of this satin skirt without feeling like I was off to tea with the queen or something.
Topshop shirt, Zara jeans, Primark shoes
I feel like such a fashion blogger in this outfit. Like, all I need is a blanket scarf and a Starbucks mug, and I’m there. With that said, this is how I actually wore this sweater last week, so it’s not like I can judge anyone else, is it?
I feel like a bit of an ass for describing my own outfit as “chic”, but this one is basically a halfway house between dressy and casual, and that seemed a bit clumsy for an image caption, really. For this one, I’m following the guiding principle of style (for me, anyway): if in doubt, wear capri pants. These ones are by Lindybop, and I bought them after seeing them on Porcelina a few weeks ago: then I bought a second pair as a backup, because these pants are the bomb diggity – and you can trust me when I tell you those are not words I use lightly. Or at all, actually: seriously, “bomb diggity”? The hell?
Now I’m struggling not to order them in every single colour (I’m not joking – I almost ordered another pair when I went to the site to get the link. I might have to get Terry to block my access to it or something…), and don’t even get me STARTED about the dresses I could also add to that order. GOD. Anyway, pointed flats + capri pants is a combination that almost always works, is what I’m saying: it’s as comfortable as jeans, but looks a little more polished, and it also gives you an excuse to hit up the Lindybop website on the regular, so it’s a win-win, really.
Anyway! I hope you enjoyed this slightly different take on an outfit post: and who knows – maybe one day I’ll actually get to leave the house and do a real one again!