Lace Ups

Wearing: Topshop coat, ASOS bag, Vintage boots and jumper, Gap jeans, Mango shirt

Regular readers might remember these leather lace up boots, bought for a song (£12) back in the summer from one of my favourite chazzers. I had intended to pair them with bare legs and a midi skirt but after I bought them, the late summer heatwave struck (I can't even comprehend how it feels to be too hot now!) and so they were tucked away in my shoe suitcase for more appropriate weather. I only recently rediscovered them whilst looking for something else (the perils of many shoes) and so thought that now it's so cold it would be a good opportunity to crack them out!

My coat is last years (in fact, perhaps 2012's!) Topshop sale bargain, I usually pick up coats in the sales because you can get some absolute corkers for bargain prices. I think this one was around £40 or £50, I really liked the leatherette trim on the collar which was high fashion at the time but surprisingly I don't think it dates it too much; the style and cut still feel contemporary and it's navy, a shade that's never out of style in my opinion. I would say this feels a little thin for the harshest of winters; it's more a late autumn/early spring appropriate one. I have my eye on a new one for the new season so I am hoping to replace this with that one.

The shirt is from Mango and I have worn it so much, I don't think you can ever go too wrong with a classic white shirt. This one is very boxy and voluminous which means it doesn't sit well under many a knit; however, this beaten up vintage jumper is just slouchy enough to make it work. I love this jumper; it's been through the washing machine many times but always comes up looking great. More navy, too. Classic.

To add a little variation I added some tan (quelle surprise) in the form of my beloved beret and ASOS satchel. Navy and Tan, a classic Credit Crunch Chic combo, always a favourite and just what this look needs to stop it being too boring!

XO Amie
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