Friday, June 26, 2009

Outfit: Turned Up

This outfit went through several incarnations in my head before I settled on what you see here. I was watching fashion videos on the Guardian website and the journalist presenting them was talking about slogan tees and she put a jacket with rolled up sleeves over it. I was initially going to wear a white tee with black printing but decided the outfit needed a bit of colour so switched to pink.

This is a great way of using your suit jacket for a more casual look – especially if the lining is an interesting colour or pattern. My brown suit jacket has a fabulous lilac lining so I’ll have to try out wearing that one with the sleeves turned up at some point.

I laid out two options for jeans, in case the weather turned inclement – the BBC were unable to decide yesterday whether it would be wet here, forecasting drizzle for today before switching to sun this morning. As the sun is now peeking out I’m pleased they were wrong about the drizzle.

After not wearing these shoes very much in the past, I suddenly have a new found love for them this week so expect to see more of them from now on.

I am heading to Dunnes with a friend at dinner time and I will try not to buy any more shoes.

Black jacket – Long Tall Sally
Pink Minnie Mouse t – George at ASDA
Jeans – Gap
Pink shoes – Nine West (Debenhams)
Pink beads – Dorothy Perkins
Pink bangles (both arms) – gifted
Silver bangles – Scope
Sunglasses (there’s optimism for you) – free with Tatler magazine

Total Est. Cost £83


  1. Thanks Jane. I love the blazer worn like this, will definitely do it again.