Wearing: La Tennace ballet pumps, The Gap skinny jeans, Quiksilver blouse, Vintage cardigan
I have such a funny relationship with jeans. I find it hard to find pairs that fit well, and because I wear them for work ever such a lot, they rarely feature in any of my "off duty" looks. I feel my style has evolved to be quite feminine; I wouldn't say I was a girlie dresser but I do like to look elegant and tend to think jeans jars with that ideal.
Ripped jeans even more so; so it's ironic that my favourite pair of the moment should be these faded blue numbers. They do fit so beautifully and I actually like the edge that the shredded knees gives to the classic white blouse and cashmere cardi combo, which could be a little twee (spesh with those ballet pumps, battered though they are!)
In a twist on the classic mani I tried the much adored reverse manicure which I'd seen on a few style blogs, I did it using a bit of sponge which I used to dab the colour on to the ends of my nails, it was actually super easy and I think it looks really nice!
I am currently reading "Luella's guide to English Style" which I picked up in a bookshop in Weston last week for £2.99! It's a really good book by fashion designer Luella Bartley, and it focusses, as you can imagine, on English style and what makes it so special. It's such a good read I'd highly recommend it!
So, this look is definitely what I would consider a "classic with a twist." What do you think?