Archive #19: Signature Style

I haven't done an archive post in a little while and so I thought I would throwback to this post from 2012. When I was looking for a post to revisit, and I found this one, I thought it would be nice to post again as I would wear this outfit again in a flash; it's a signature look of mine that I love, peg shaped trousers, a classic court shoe, a boxt top and oversized jacket. 

There are stories behind each of these pieces, too. I think that's the common denominator with items that I really love, they have a special quality to them which makes them part of my classic style. The striped top is from The Gap, I bought this when I moved to a different branch when Adrian and I moved into a different part of the city. It would not be an exaggeration to say that I wore this top out; I probably wore it rotationally about 5 days out of 7, I adored the fit and the fabric which was thicker than a jersey but lighter than a sweatshirt. I wish I had bought a couple of them; after a while (perhaps 2 or more years after these pictures were taken!) it did end up in the rag bag as it just became too tattered to wear out. Nonetheless, it was still a favourite and whilst I have a similar Whistles one that I wear now, I would swap it out for the Gap one in a second!

Ah, leather trousers. 2012 was a good year for ebaying and charity shopping as I found these trousers in a local second hand shop for about £6 if I remember rightly. I never fully embraced the whole leather leggings look, though I did dabble for a hot minute back in 2008, but this looser cut was much more me. Unfortch, they were ever so slightly too small; and I remember too tight around the butt making sitting down uncomfortable! Hence, they were soon sold on but I still look at this style fondly, I've actually now replaced these with a (non shiny) pleather pair which are a much better fit and not butt huggers, so keep an eye out for those to be featured in a look soon!

Likewise, the suede courts and fur coat were second hand purchases; the coat is my dream faux fur on account of the cut and fit. So cute and literally around a fiver from eBay. I really need to take it to be dry cleaned and start wearing it becuase unlike the Whistles faux fur (pink) coat that I have, I think I actually could wear this day to day. The bracelet length sleeves and cute collar make it all the better.

The shoes, again, I still have, although rarely wear because these days I champion a lower heel, but they are always useful to have in the armoury should the need to wear a heel arise. I really enjoy the cut of these and fact that they are navy suede; I've always been about wearing colours with things that they shouldn't be seen with, and navy or brown and black are some of my favourite combos.

XO Amie
You may also like:

Blog Archive

Follow Me On Instagram

Connect With Me

© Credit Crunch Chic. Design by MangoBlogs.