Although this was meant to be all about the berry tones I was wearing this weekend, the photos are as much about the crazy hailstones that happened mid shoot…!
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We started to shoot my head-to-toe berry tones outfit on Sunday afternoon, but we realised very quickly we were going to get rained on.
Rain, which almost immediately turned into hail… Great, big, fat hailstones.
Okay, so maybe they weren’t golf ball-sized, but they were the size of blueberries and came down in a torrential downpour – that’s a pretty rare occurrence here. They soon covered the driveway AND my outfit (see how the wet splodges on my hat match my freckles in the close up!), all in the time it took me to run and take cover.
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So as you can see – one minute dry and calm, the next minute (below): hailstones a-plenty! I’ve saved some of the outtakes of me realising it was coming down and running for cover for my annual bloopers and outtakes post that always goes out on 1st January, so you won’t miss seeing my horrified reaction.
Anyway – the outfit! These berry tones are colours I haven’t worn in a while, and I’ve almost certainly never done them head-to-toe like this. I’ve had the oversized sweater for years (this stunning purple Winser sweater is almost identical), and it’s one of those awkward-to-style pieces because of it being a knit with short(er) sleeves. But its huge size mean it won’t do much to keep your middle warm anyway, so layering is a must. The berry tones are very strong so I went with grey/beige neutrals for the hat, bag and light sweater underneath.
The purple knit was made for my (also old) knee-high platform boots which I knew would work under the loose fit of the magenta cropped trousers* (that I first wore back in May with a riot of bold summer colours). I’ve featured the boots in my ‘Ways to Wear’ section at the end of the post… my aim is to try and add this feature to every single outfit post if I can. It means I’m definitely rewearing all of my wardrobe and shows you how bold pieces and colourful accessories are just as versatile (if not more so) than black.
I think my epitaph should be “Orange (or any other bright colour) is the new black” ; -)
Do you feel the love for all these berry tones? Or have you had any hailstone showers recently that can rival ours?! Comment below…!
Hat: La Redoute (similar)
Sweater: Asos (this one is almost identical)
Trousers: JD Williams*
Boots: Zalando (similar, and I love these)
Bag: Accessorize (love this one)
Earrings: Accessorize (love these)
OTHER PURPLE SWEATERS & PLATFORM BOOTS YOU MIGHT LIKE:
4 ways to wear knee-high platform boots…
Here are some of the other ways I’ve worn my platform knee-high boots so you can see the different ways they can be styled:
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