Goodbye summer, hello Arctic chill… it’s nearly November and we’re now heading towards winter for sure!
This outfit was worn for a day of shopping just over a week ago when we were experiencing what I’m now calling “The Official End of Summer 2018”. We had a glorious few days of mild temperatures and beautiful sunshine (as you can see in these pictures), but although the sun has lasted till today, the temperatures have not, sadly. The next time you see an outfit on the blog I can guarantee you it’ll be a wrapped-up one… winter coats at the ready!
What I wore for our 932nd furniture and homewares shop since moving in July (which was in the VERY glamorous locations of Ikea and an industrial estate for DIY stores and kitchen worktops) was a curious mixture of shades of green plus some fabulous accessories I treated myself to. Although it doesn’t seem it at first, the bones of this outfit are effectively monochrome:
SHOP THE LOOK:
Khaki jacket, bottle green trousers and lime greeny-yellow sweater (try this roll neck sweater if the colour is your bag). The sweater is aeons old and has appeared on the blog many, many times over the years. It’s a tough colour to wear but it’s a knit I come back to time and time again when I want something really bright in my outfit. But thinking about it it’s not just bright, it’s also a very WARM green.
Here’s a question: Is “warm shades of green” a contradiction?
I generally suit warm colours much better than cool and I’m convinced these are warm greens. Either way, for someone who doesn’t wear green (or blue) all that often I’m sure loving these shades together.
The new accessories I mentioned are the fabulous Art Deco-style earrings (resin, very lightweight) and the giraffe-print scarf – not giraffe print as in its coat, but a print that has giraffes on it. Those who know me well know that giraffes are my obsession – you’ve only got to look at the things we’ve bought for our home to see that…!
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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links which means if you click through and buy I may receive a small commission at no cost to you (click here for my full disclosure). Items listed as c/o were gifted.
Jacket: JD Williams c/o
Sweater: Old, unknown (love this roll neck sweater)
Trousers: Next c/o
Shoes: Asos (I like these shoes and these sandals)
Bag: Marks & Spencer
Sunglasses: Lulus c/o (similar)
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