I'm so glad I chose sportswear as this week's #iwillwearwhatilike link up theme: The weather was so horrifically grey, wet and windy over the weekend that any pretty dresses or ladylike outfits would have suffered horribly outside. Luckily I could just about get away with a photo shoot of super-casual track pants and Nike hi-tops in this wind that's still going on today (that we'll have till mid-week at least apparently).
THE WEATHER WAS SO HORRIFICALLY GREY, WET AND WINDY OVER THE WEEKEND THAT ANY PRETTY DRESSES OR LADYLIKE OUTFITS WOULD HAVE SUFFERED HORRIBLY OUTSIDE.
My sportswear look is made of up of a few key pieces: The obvious Nike hi-tops (last seen here), the khaki track pants (so comfy) and the white scuba jacket (I just love the detailing on this piece). Although it looks freezing in the photos it wasn't actually that cold... oh, but the wind! It was seriously blowing a gale and I'm amazed I stayed upright at all. Or managed to smile. I think I ended up grinning deliriously in the end from getting blown about so much.
Must mention last week's link up: So many amazing bold pattern outfits were linked up last week, so don't miss the ones I've featured below. It's fantastic to see it's not just the 20-somethings who can rock bright, bold clothes...!
What sportswear (or sportswear-inspired) pieces do you own and wear? Are you a fan of the sports-luxe look or enjoy a simple jeans n' sneakers look - tell me in the comments or tweet me
Jacket: ASOS | Sweater: New Look (now only £6!!) | Trousers: Marks & Spencer (similar) | Nike hi-tops: c/o La Redoute (similar) | Snood: ASOS (close match) | Nails: Essie 'Chocolate Cakes'
SHOP THE LOOK:
Thank you for joining the #iwillwearwhatilike link up! This started as a campaign on Instagram in August 2015 where women over 30 wore everything on a journalist's list of "inappropriate" items for 30+ women (including leopard print, short dresses and oversized sunglasses. Yes, really). It was so popular that I decided to carry it on weekly where women of all ages link up their fabulous style, never mind what anyone tells them not to wear!
So link up all your fabulous outfits (or shoes, accessories, make-up, etc.) every Monday at 3pm UK time - it'll stay open for a week. Whilst the original article was of course aimed at the 30+, you can be ANY age to link up. The only criteria is that you're wearing whatever you damn well like!
My favourite BOLD PATTERN outfits from last week's link up
THE OPTIONAL THEME FOR 7TH DECEMBER IS FAUX FUR
1. Please follow your host Not Dressed As Lamb (via Bloglovin or Instagram)
2. Link up your outfits (blog or Instagram posts) that show how you choose to wear what you like - as many as you like!
3. Include a link back to this post if you're linking from a blog post, or add my button (below)
4. Post your outfit on Instagram (if you use it) with the hashtag #iwillwearwhatilike - Monday's the day to join in the IG fun
5. Visit some of the other links and share the love!
Copy and paste this HTML code into your blog post or side bar:
Do share the love and visit as many links as you can (you never know what other lovely like-minded ladies you might meet) - the original Instagram campaign forged some wonderful new relationships so don't miss out!
Linking up to: Style Stories, iwillwearwhatilike, Visible Monday, Let It Shine, Monday Mingle, Style Sessions, Turning Heads Tuesday, Trend Spin Link-Up, What I Wore Wednesday, Brilliant Blog Posts, Throwback Thursday, Passion for Fashion Friday, Friday's Fab Favourites