Colour Me Happy
I'm always one to love a mooch around a charity shop now and again, and one of my most beloved finds has to be my eye-catching floral print Jaeger jacket with puff sleeves. I'm a huge fan of bold prints and this jacket certainly makes you stand out from the crowd! A size 8 and coming in at under a tenner, it was an absolute steal and I simply cut out the huge 80's style shoulder pads to modernise it a little.
It can be difficult to style such brash prints, so I like to keep most elements of my outfit relatively simple with this piece. I paired the jacket with a pair of stylish, blue-lensed ASOS sunglasses (£12.00), a pair of New Look black disco pants (around ten pounds in the sale and a wardrobe staple to say the least) along with my Missguided short sleeved roll neck crop top. Pretty snazzy get up.
I kept my makeup relatively muted, with a neutral lip and light grey smokey eyes.
In order to keep your messy bun looking voluptuous, simply pin your hair around a scrunchie (doughnut bun rings work just as well but I didn't have one to hand). The extra oomph really makes a difference, particularly if you've got relatively fine hair like myself.
The bottom line is: don't be afraid of colour, far too often people shy away and stick to neutrals, and whilst i love the Parisian chic look, an explosion of colour injects some fun into your wardrobe. I snapped a few gorgeous shots of the vibrant graffiti in the underpass at Southampton Common. It frequently changes, and your style can too, don't be afraid to think outside the box and wear something a bit daring once in a while.
My trusty ASOS rucksack is falling apart at the seams and is quite literally held together with safety pins (make do and mend lazy style...), perfect for slinging all of my books and laptop in for busy days at uni. The vagabond-style boots were featured in a previous post, and give an extra bit of sass to the outfit.
Like this outfit of the day? How would you style this piece? Tell me in the comments below and thanks for reading!