Clash of Textures

Thursday, 6 March 2014



Black tights - Primark

Now that the sun is beginning to show itself a bit more it means more opportunities to wear skirts (even if I'm still sporting tights - unfortunately). I put together this look as a casual take on some smart pieces in my wardrobe. I'm also unintentionally wearing different materials and textures; denim, leather with a quilted finish, faux fur and a combat jacket but I don't think either is too overpowering and it creates the perfect balance...

The jacket is an oldie, I bought it a few years back and stopped wearing it after a while because of the combat finish. It has 4 pockets on either side and shoulder details, making it look incredibly military which can completely overpower a look but I think in this instance it works quite well for a "rough around the edges" finished look. I'm also loving a bit of faux fur at the moment and love the collar on this jacket, it's also ridiculously warm which is great for the unpredictable weather in the UK, saves me from having to carry around a scarf wherever I go.

The denim shirt I'm wearing is a super casual which you can buy quite cheaply. Rather than opting for blue denim, I chose grey just because I think it's slightly easier to style but I'm definitely eyeing up the blue version for a complete denim-on-denim look. I paired the shirt with a quilted leather skirt. When I bought this skirt I thought I'd use it mostly for nights out but funnily enough I've never worn it to go out! I've worn it for dinners and casual lunch dates instead. For me the fit isn't great, partly because I'm pear-shaped and the skirt is an A-line fit, so it just constantly rides up which is such a pain!

As the weather is a bit more trust worthy I wore shoes instead of boots (shocker!). I'm always cautious about footwear because when it rains.. it seriously rains. But because it was so sunny I braved it and wore a pair of pointed black shoes; the point on these is patent which makes it look like a much classier shoe, good for us tall girls out there and anybody ditching the heels for a dressy pair of shoes. No prizes for guessing which bag I carried around with me haha! (If you've just come across my blog and don't know anything about this bag then take a quick look here).

Once again I've gone accessories-crazy. I wore my rose gold Michael Kors watch and matching Michael Kors bracelet - which has snapped for the billionth time now! I've been in store so many times but they won't fix it for me so it's currently looking pretty bad with loads of knots keeping it together; it hasn't got much longer left. I wore thin gold H&M hoop earrings and piled on some gold H&M rings including a moustache ring which I find so funny. With accessories I've become a "go big or go home" type of girl; my boyfriend has started to say I look like Mr T, not sure that's the look I'm going for though...

Photos taken by Maria from Maria Marmite.








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31 comments:

  1. I have that H&M shirt. Loving the way you've styled these pieces! The skirt paired with the shirt looks great, perfect smart casual outfit. :)

    Love From Twinkle

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    1. I love it! I love good basics from H&M, such a wardrobe necessity! Thank you, glad you like it :) X

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  2. Abso love that coat and the bag. Gorgeous outfit.

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

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    1. The bag is my all time favourite haha and it's a great lightweight coat. X

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  3. Loving the title :)
    The pictures turned out great as well!

    www.mariamarmite.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha, I was talking to Steph trying to decide on a name :P Thought this one sounded like "Clash of the Titons of something, who knows. X

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  4. I love wearing formal skirts or dresses with jumpers to make the look more casual.
    Love your jacket!
    Roshni’s Journey

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    1. Thank you! I really like mixing things up, it's great to do so you can wear certain pieces more than once. X

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  5. love this outfit! really like the denim shirt with that skirt
    anna at styleskittle x

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  6. Very pretty urban look. Every piece is on its perfect place :))

    Lu,
    www.balgarka.co.uk

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  7. Love the skirt and watch, so pretty! xx

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    1. I'm glad I got my hands on a leather skirt, I love it! X

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    1. I think everybody needs a leather look skirt & a black bag! Wardrobe essentials for sure! X

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  9. Very pretty I just love your watch and skirt xx

    www.krystelcouture.com

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    1. Thank you! There's a lot of love for this skirt by the looks of it :P The watch is my everyday one, I love it. X

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  10. I love your coat and watch! Great outfit
    from Brigitte at // BreezeyBee Blog | BlogLovin'

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  11. I love that H&M skirt. I may just need to go shopping now. Great post!
    Beth x

    www.TheBritishGirl.co.uk

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    1. The skirt is Topshop, the shirt is H&M haha:)X

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  12. Hi Patricia! I'm a new follower:) Great "between seasons" look! I'm looking forward to reading more!
    www.divinemzm.com

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    1. Aw thanks for following! Glad you liked the look :) X

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    2. Aw thanks for following! Glad you liked the look :) X

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  13. Your skirt and watch are so gorgeous!

    Love Emma xx

    www.collagemepretty.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. I love how the quilted leather looks with the denim, such a good combination! Gorgeous bag too!

    www.elizabethlola.com

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    1. Me too! I love the way the quilted leather skirt looks with anything, it's really versatile! X

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  15. Oooh! I really like this coat/shirt combo. I'm not a trendy person but this is something I'd wear! :D

    Best wishes, Danielle.
    http://www.underlandtowonderland.blogspot.com

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    1. I think it looks so cool & it's so effortless (always a plus!) I think combined they look great together! X

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