I’m wearing the same straight-leg jeans two weeks in a row, but when they’re this good why not?
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In yet another example of why I think skinny jeans aren’t as good/modern/on trend as straight leg jeans are right now, here’s another way to wear the same dark wash straight leg jeans* I wore last week. This weekend I did a classy preppy look – with maybe a little twist here and there – and I’m convinced skinnies just wouldn’t have cut the mustard with this outfit.
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SHOP THE LOOK:
I went away for a weekend with my detox retreat girlfriends in the Cotswolds (we wanted to spend some time together where naughty food and booze was allowed for a change!), and I wore the pink corduroy jumpsuit to drive there and this outfit to drive back. It wasn’t particularly cold so thick jumpers or socks weren’t necessary; I decided on a comfy-jeans-and-blazer combination.
Apart from the new-ish jeans these are all items which were, again, already in my wardrobe.
I’m still loving my Prince of Wales check blazer from AW17 (similar), and I honestly think a white roll neck is the hardest working layering piece I have during the autumn/winter months. Put them together and you’ve got a touch of the preppy AND a touch of the 70s.
Dark wash jeans are a classic, still with a deep rolled-up hem (as I mentioned in last week’s post I bought the long length jean specifically for that reason).
With a little bit of ankle poking out – SO much more flattering than jeans skimming your shoes – I wore my beige flatforms for a bit of extra height and leg-lengthening as well as for driving. (See the selection below for other choices.)
Finally, accessories: I’ll admit I’ve been more than a little inspired by Blair Eadie in the headband and pearl hoop earrings area (she’s the queen of this look IMO). You can see me wearing variations of that theme throughout this year here, here and here.
Do you dip into the preppy look now and then – blazers, dark wash jeans, loafers, etc.? Or has Blair’s headband/earrings combination got you like it has me?! Comment below…
Blazer: Zara (similar)
Roll neck: Asos (similar white, similar winter white)
Jeans: JD Williams (gifted)
Shoes: Marks & Spencer (similar)
Bag: Next (gifted 2018, similar)
Headband: Asos (similar)
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4 ways to wear a Prince of Wales check blazer…
Here are some of the other ways I’ve worn my Prince of Wales (AKA Glen Plaid) check blazer so you can see the different ways it can be styled:
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