25 May 2016

OOTD: Autumn in Spring

Back in February I was on the hunt for a christening outfit.  I knew I wanted something vintage inspired but without too much of a ‘spring’ feel, as it was in the Lake District and therefore basically still in the depths of mid-winter (I thought light colours could look a little off).  I looked online, but never found anything I loved the look of, so I paired a couple of things I already owned to make an outfit I ended up loving! It just goes to show we should look in our wardrobes more instead of assuming we always need something new (I am very guilty of this!)
Hat- Vintage store
Hair clip- Sink or Swim Bowtique
Faux Fur Shaul- Jules
Necklace- Charity shop
Broach- Luxulite
Top-Lindy Bop
Belt- Lindy Bop (from a different dress)
Skirt- Collectif
Shoes- Debenhams

I started off with this Collectif skirt, which is one of my absolute favourites at the moment. It’s comfortable, goes with everything and it's tartan! I added the Lindy Bop top which I got in the sale, I think the colours go together well. The material of the top is stretchy and lightweight, and the cross over top is quite flattering.  I finished off this look with my Luxulite brooch for a touch of lighter colour.

I didn’t have much time to do anything with my hair so I paired the hat with this Sink or Swim Bowtique leaf hair clip, which made my straight hair more interesting.  Unfortunately I haven't yet been able to master vintage styles with my thick, poker straight hair.  The hair clip screams autumn, but I love how the colours go with my orange hair.

Lastly, I finished it off with these patent red shoes and faux fur shawl to glam it up a bit.  I grabbed the belt from a different Lindy Bop dress I haven't worn much yet.

Overall I kind of liked how this turned out, even if it is a bit out of touch with the season.  It's smart and appropriate enough for a family occasion while still having an element of fun.

Are you any good with seasonal wardrobes?  Or do you just wear different tights like I'm guilty of!
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