TRENCH AND TROUSERS - PRIMARK, TRAINERS - EBAY, CROP TOP - MISSGUIDED, NECKLACES - ASOS
This outfit is the very definition of thrifty fashion. All of the items, bar the trench, were less than £10 a piece and most of them are more than 6 months old and still going strong. I love recycling old pieces and finding new ways to style them - these trousers also featured in this post oh so many years ago if you want to see a different way to wear them.I've also rediscovered a whole load of old trainers. These ones were from eBay last year and fit so so well, i'd forgotten how comfy flat shoes can be!
I'm starting a second job tomorrow which means I'll be working 10-hour days for the next week so i'm off to prepare myself with a hot bath and some Walking Dead :)
The one thing i love about this time of year is the coats. Not that i ever need an excuse, but it's always nice to be able to justify spending your weekly food budget on an item of clothing by convincing yourself that you may well die of frostbite without it.
Having a good winter coat is essential for me as i walk to and from work so I need something that's going to stand up against the often insane Scottish weather without looking like i'm wearing a sleeping bag - until that look becomes fashionable anyway, then i'll be all over it!
Here are a few of my favourite picks from this season.
Boohoo number is an absolute dream. The luxe silk-like material and print are to die for, and the orange and gold
tones are perfectly autumnal. I also love the fur collar details of the Missguided jacket, how snug does that look!
I'm a sucker for anything fluffy and warm, so the faux furs, knits and thick wool coats are definitely at the top of my list, and the golden hue of the Topshop and Asos coats are perfect for the season.
SKIRT - ROMWE, TOP - H&M, BOOTS - NEW LOOK, SATCHEL - PRIMARK, NECKLACE - ETSY
I bought this skirt from online store Romwe almost a year ago, but have only just got round to altering it as it was far too big for me, but i was too in love with the print to return it. 1 hour of sewing later and voila, perfect! I think the pattern and colours are gorgeous and look really stunning when paired with plain black or white.
JUMPER AND BOOTS - NEW LOOK, CROSS NECKLACE - VINTAGE, BLAZER - PRIMARK, SKIRT - H&M
I picked up this cute cropped jumper in New Look the other day and I love the back to school vibe. I've been layering it under jackets and coats with the sleeves rolled up and the jumper peaking out, or with a shirt or dress worn underneath. I'm really digging the high-neck too, being someone who is always cold no matter where i am or what I'm doing, so a bit of extra coverage is always a winner!
SHIRT - THRIFTED, JEANS - MISS SELFRIDGE, JACKET - PRIMARK, HAT - H&M
I'm feeling very Scottish indeed in this velvet tartan shirt which was another thrifty charity shop find. The man behind the counter said that he put it out thinking that no-one would ever buy it, which just goes to show how one persons trash is another's treasure! I personally love how unique it is and think it gives a nice twist on the usual checked shirts that you see everywhere. Just another fantastic reason to check out your local charity shops, as you never know what treasures you might come across!