I am often inspired by other bloggers and the way they put outfits together. They sometimes remind me of long forgotten pieces that I have in my wardrobe and that I can revive by wearing them with something that I wouldn’t usually put them with. This outfit was inspired by a recent blog post by Georgia Hathaway as it reminded me that I had a pair of skinny monochrome gingham trousers that I bought from primark last year. She wore a similar pair from Zara with a polo neck top, leather jacket and nike trainers which made me see a pair of trousers that I’d always worn for work with brogues and a blazer, in a more causal light.
Obviously, with my quite slim but stumpy apple shaped body I look like an oompa loompa in comparison to Georgia with her model’s physique but it pushed me out of my style comfort zone and got my creative juices flowing. I plan to do a few more ‘inspired by…’ posts like these in the future.
I’m just chuffed that I managed to fit into these size 8 Primark trousers but they were so tight that the button left a mark on my stomach for a few hours after taking them off! I made the look sightly sportier with a bomber jacket from Stradavarius and my Nike Air Force Ones. My chunky polo knit is an oldie from Gap which I’ve had for about 8 years. It shows that you can create a new and different look from items that you already have in your wardrobe without the need to go shopping.