This was one of those outfits I really did throw together last minute before rushing out the door.
We’ve just finished kitting out our new dressing room in the smallest bedroom of our new house, and in sorting out my wardrobes (I got three doubles, Keith got one double and a single Ikea Pax…) I found lots of things I hadn’t worn in ages.
Case in point: this very plain grey poncho. Charcoal grey isn’t a colour I normally go wild over, but I do like to have a lot of neutrals (grey, camel, navy, brown) in my wardrobe to pair with all the brights I own.
I knew I wanted to wear the poncho – honestly, I don’t think it’s seen the light of day for about four or five years – so decided to go with it and try to style in a much more exciting way than just pairing it with yet more neutrals, i.e. jeans. I’m a bit over jeans right now and am much more in favour of peg leg trousers.
More comfortable where skinny jeans are not, for starters…!
SHOP THE LOOK:
The piece I really loved with this outfit was the giraffe print scarf that my gorgeous friend What Lizzy Loves bought for me. She knows me SO well – it was a gift for taking her with me to the Vuelio Awards as my work wife. So very, very naughty of her but I LOVE IT OF COURSE as she knows all about my giraffe obsession! It’s got little touches of orange which go with just about everything in my wardrobe, not least the mustard paperbag trousers I’m wearing here.
Special mention to my new pastel sunglasses from Mango which are perfect for winter when the sun isn’t really that strong. The colours of this pair are DIVINE, and I can never resist a pair that have light, see-through lenses. Only really for overcast days and adding that extra something to an outfit.
To tie in the black of the scarf I wore long black gloves and black Western ankle boots which also haven’t been worn in donkey’s years (in fact the same goes for the tartan backpack).
New house, new wardrobe, new outfit combinations: I’m finally shopping my closet as they say and loving it. It’s great to have more to choose from simply because you’ve got yourself organised at last. However a cull is STILL needed as there’s still not enough room to move the clothes freely in my three (THREE!!) double wardrobes 🙁
Anyway – got a plain poncho? Add some fabulous accessories, a splash of colour somewhere and you’re good to go. Easy peasy winter outfit formula.
HAVE YOU BEEN SHOPPING YOUR WARDROBE LATELY? COMMENT BELOW…!
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Poncho: Old, unknown (love this one)
Trousers: Asos (these are similar)
Scarf: Steve Madden (a gift from my friend What Lizzy Loves)
Boots: Asos (similar)
Backpack: Asos (I like this one)
Sunglasses: Mango (on sale!)
Gloves: Next (old)
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