Monday 14 July 2014

What I'm Wearing: Stripes + Bikes

Striped Jumper Bike Brooch

Stripes are such a wardrobe classic, that you can hardly ever go wrong with them. However, stripes are something I've only recently let into my wardrobe, mainly because I used to be more of a spot person. I am slowly building up a collection of stripes though, simply because they are so easy to wear, and look great for any occasion. Here's how I am wearing stripes at the moment...

Striped Jumper Bike Brooch

| Jumper - Next (via Charity Shop) | Shorts - Vintage | Bike Brooch - Vintage |
 | Loafers - Toast (via Oxfam) |

This jumper is a lovely light-weight knit, something that has been missing from my wardrobe for a while now. It's perfect for those cooler summer days, when you want something a little warmer than a t-shirt, but don't want to risk wearing too many layers. You can't tell from these photos, but it is longer at the back, which, combined with the loose fit, makes it perfect for lazy, casual days. I love the francophile vibe it has - if I could, I would dress like a Parisienne every day.

I've been looking for the perfect pair of denim shorts for what seems like ages, and these vintage ones fit the bill to a tee. For me, most of the ones on the high street are a bit too short, or a bit too fancy - I just wanted a very simple pair. These ones sit mid-thigh, and are plain enough to wear with everything, which means I can see myself wearing them a lot over warmer summer days.

I've spoken about these loafers before, and this is just a further testament to how much I love them. I don't think they have left my feet over the last few days, and have proved to be soooo comfy, even in the super warm weather.

I nearly didn't buy this bike brooch, but I am definitely glad I did. I used to wear brooches more often than I do now, mainly because I prefer a necklace now, but I can see myself getting a lot of wear out of this brooch. It strikes the right balance of quirky and classy, and I love the minimalistic style of it. It's great for pinning on to plain tops or dresses, or even onto a handbag. It also has a jump ring attached to it, so has the option of being used as a pendant, although I think I'll keep it as a brooch for now.

I'm still on the look out for the perfect breton t-shirt (any recommendations?). What are your favourite ways to wear pattern?

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