Truth time: I have a lot of clothes that I never wear. Either they don’t quite fit right or I don’t have the pieces to pair them with… or they just kind of blah. So I got kind of weirdly excited when I resuscitated this skirt last weekend…
As much fun as it is to share my own daily attempts at awesomeness, it’s even more fun to analyse other stylish ladies and admire their genius outfit creations. Today’s street style addition to the Lovely List comes from the one city I love almost as much as London town: New York City.
For this chill Sunday, I decided I needed a laid-back, simple look to take me from coffee to shopping to PBRs and more. I bought these relaxed boyfriend jeans from H&M years ago and I just recently decided to distress them DIY style. I let loose with a pair of scissors and a razor (and I think maybe a cheese grater… the details are a bit fuzzy) – and this is what I came up with.
I’ve been thoroughly enjoying unpacking my cosy jumpers and chunky knits recently and layering up for the crisp autumn weather. And the fact that it was actually sunny and gorgeous outside today inspired me to could get out and about in the neighbourhood and take a few snaps.
I’ve been absolutely loving the weather in London for the past few weeks. Autumn is always my favourite time for clothes because you can experiment with layering and throw on adorable jackets and scarves. But you don’t have to be so bundled up that your entire outfit is hidden under a long wool coat. Plus, it’s actually been sunny – which means I can show off my Mirrored Orange Flash Ray-Bans.
I’ve been bouncing between freelance gigs for the past few months and looking for my next permanent position. I’ve had loads of informal coffees and meet-ups and a handful of actual full-blown interviews.
Of course, all of these events required their own meticulously crafted outfit. Now some people (aka my ever-practical husband) may be of the opinion that when you’re unemployed (or under-employed), you shouldn’t be shelling out for new clothes. But I think that’s exactly when you should be buying new things. After all, there’s nothing more valuable than a first impression – and looking the part is half the battle. (Okay, maybe not half, exactly. But it definitely factors in.) Plus, having the right big-day outfit gives you just that confidence boost you need to nail an interview.
Now that I’ve been in London for more than a year, I can safely say I’m falling in love. (Shh… don’t tell New York!) But one thing that I’m still not used to is the summer weather – and the need to purchase a coat specifically for the season. In NYC, the closest I ever came to needing a jacket (let alone an actual coat) was the summer was the wooly cardigan I kept draped over my desk chair to battle the frigid AC blasting in the office.
Last week I posted a Fashion Formula based on flowers and stripes — and this week I decided to put it to the test. Even though it may not be that sunny in London right now, these bright colours are definitely helping to put me in a warmer mood.