I don’t about you but I tend to think of preppy style as a look that I generally associate with the summer.
I’m thinking Breton stripes, chinos, blazers, boat shoes, gingham, pastels, red, white and blue… All totally summery. However this weekend I fancied wearing my navy stripe sweater (last seen here, with florals) and wondered if I could still do preppy style in autumn despite it being late October.
It felt only right to keep the palette mostly autumnal, so navy and mustard yellow seemed like a good bet – and tan accessories always work for me because they match my hair.
For such a bright and not-at-all-neutral pair of trousers (peg leg, probably my favourite trouser shape), they’ve been a pair that I’ll turn to time and time again. I call it The In-Built “I’ll Match Everything” System… (or TIBIMES for short).
IT’S SOMETHING I’M WORKING ON AS A TOP SECRET INVENTION. I’LL TELL YOU MORE AFTER I’VE HAD DISCUSSIONS WITH MR. DYSON… IT’S GOING TO REVOLUTIONISE THE FASHION WORLD, I CAN TELL YOU THAT.
(And yes, it’s a real thing…* It’s something I’m working on as a top secret invention. I’ll tell you more after I’ve had discussions with Mr. Dyson. It’s going to revolutionise the fashion world, I can tell you that.)
SHOP THE LOOK:
Anyway this is what I call a clean look – not exactly accessorised to the hilt, but just the right amount of items like the sunglasses (similar), bag and simple bracelet to stop it falling into plain territory.
Enjoy your Halloween evening if you’re having a party or taking the kids trick-or-treating – no dressing up for me (sadly), we had a big party last year and a Monday just doesn’t cut it in terms of party night for me I’m afraid, too busy…!
Do add your outfits to this week’s link up – if you’ve added a link to here or my button to your post you may be featured next week!
DO WEAR CERTAIN STYLES OR ITEMS THAT ARE EFFECTIVELY ‘OUT OF SEASON’? TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS OR TWEET ME @NOTLAMB!
*Just in case any of you were wondering, TIBIMES is not a real thing. Though I’m thinking it should be… 😉
Hobbs sweater c/o (similar: in navy and grey, similar: in black and white, similar: in navy, cream and khaki) | Marks & Spencer blazer (similar) | ASOS trousers (similar) | French Connection heels (old, I LOVE these gorgeous t-bar platform heels) | Yosa bag c/o (similar) | ASOS sunglasses (similar) | H&M earrings (similar) | New Look bracelet | Nails Inc ‘Porchester Square’ nail polish | Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid ‘Nude Flush’ lipstick
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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!
The link up goes live every Monday at 3pm UK time and will 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!
Linking up etiquette…
CLICK HERE to read the rules of linking up (and to grab the #iwillwearwhatilike button). Basically it’s just good manners to link back to here – to leave a comment is even nicer!
My favourite outfits from last week’s link up:
To get yourself featured next week, make sure you’ve included a link back to Not Dressed As Lamb or my button in your post/sidebar!
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