..so it’s what I wore
Black ribbed jumper dress from La Redoute, black fishnets from TopShop, Coachella ankle boots in black leather c/o Air & Grace
I have to say that my autumn wardrobe is in full swing now and I am loving just how easy it is to dress for colder days. I haven’t dug my big coats out yet but I don’t think it will be long. In the meantime I am pretty much living in my denim jacket. I love how it toughens up the simple dress, tights, boots combo keeping it casual for daytime. I should have probably have taken a picture of this outfit with a jacket on too but I didn’t think of that until I came to write this up but it doesn’t take much imagination, does it?
Being black, the dress is impossible to take a decent picture of but it is a chunky ribbed jumper dress. It’s really plain but comes to just below my knee and I love it. I’m sure there are rules about clashing textures in an outfit but who can be bothered to keep up with fashion rules? I think I’m too old to care quite frankly. For me the simple dress, tights and boots formula makes dressing an absolute breeze so that gives me more room to play about with textures (or colours or prints – just not today!) The mix of clashing textures here was accidental but I actually quite like it. I love the thick knitted wool against the fishnets and leather boots with the wooden block heel. They couldn’t be more different from each other but somehow it really works together (I think!)
I must admit that I was in two minds about the fishnets but then I channelled my inner Clara Hutt and thought what the heck. If this reference is lost on you then you need to hunt down the series of India Knight novels immediately. I’m quite convinced that Clara, the peri-menopausal heroine in the novels, would be my best friend if only she existed in real life. And she would almost certainly tell me to wear the bloody fishnets!
As for the footwear, I swear these Coachella boots from Air & Grace just get better and better with age. The leather has aged wonderfully and they are still as comfy as the day I first wore them. Truly like walking on air and perfect for stomping around and getting stuff done. Best. Boots. Ever. If you are after a pair of your own, you can pre-order now for delivery in November.
So that was me, what have you been wearing this week?