With MB fashion week around the corner, River Island Australia has created the #EVERYWEEKISFASHIONWEEK challenge. Since I won't be flying up to Sydney this year, I've created two outfits of some outfits that I would wear.
I'm not one to wear a lot of short skirts when I got out as I'll constantly be readjusting my skirt all night, so this maxi skirt makes me feel feminine and the slit at the back keeps things interesting as well as enabling me to walk without looking like a penguin.
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Let's be honest, jeans are one of the hardest articles of clothing to buy; there may be thousands of different colours/washes/cuts/fits in the market that you can choose from, but each pair fits your body differently, so when I stumble across a pair that fits comfortably (that doesn't contain more than 50% elastane) I tend to cling on on to it and wear it over and over again.
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For as long as I remember, I don't think I've worn/owned a pair of striped trousers because I remember seeing in a magazine somewhere that vertical stripes were unflattering and that you should steer clear unless you have Alexa Chung's legs or if you're dressing up as Beetlejuice for halloween. For me, I've found that stripes worn on the bottom are wearable as long as they're loose fitted otherwise the stripes may distort with your body (which isn't all that flattering) and also if they're more of a pinstripe pattern.
Looking through my last few posts, I realised I had unintentionally worn stripes in each post so I thought I may as well make a 'Stripe Series' where I'll choose to wear one striped item for each post (trousers, outerwear, top, shorts etc.) and this post, the stripes are on an outerwear piece. Patterned outerwear pieces in general may seem a bit hard to style, but the key is to keep everything else a block colour to avoid too much clashing (though sometimes it's good to break the farshun rules).
Today is the first day of Spring here in Australia and after too many months of wearing a multitude of layers I'm glad to be able to wear some more lightweight fabrics. Since Melbourne has a tendency to have sudden cool changes, it's not quite sleeveless weather yet so this anorak is the perfect option.