It’s officially autumn, call in the knitted jumpers and ankle boots! It hasn’t gotten too cold just yet (in fact we’re having a bit of an Indian summer!) so I’ve been relying on layers while figuring my AW capsule wardrobe for this year. I’ve got a feeling that skinny jeans, denim shirts and chunky knits will end up featuring heavily…
These jeans are my favourite at the moment, but because I’d never wear them to the office (they just feel too casual to me!) I end up wearing them nearly every weekend. This weekend we had brunch in West London planned, so I decided to dress them up with heeled boots (they’re a few seasons old now, but they’re still in good shape and the silhouette is still on trend so I haven’t bothered to replace them!), a chambray shirt (you lot know I love my basics ;)), chunky cardigan and vintage handbag. I turned up the cuffs on the jeans to add a bit of definition to my petite silhouette.
I felt like this outfit was smart enough for brunch, but still casual enough so that I didn’t feel out of place in the cafe. I also liked that I felt put together and not sloppy, while still feeling totally comfortable. It was a bit warm this weekend for the long sleeves, so while walking through Portobello Road I just took off the cardi and rolled up my sleeves. Result! (But the cardi was very useful on the outbound journey, when it was only about 10 degrees at 9am.)
I’ll certainly wear this outfit again, and I know it will make it’s way into my office wear – just with non-ripped skinnies! This outfit would also look great with trainers (such as my gold Superga ones or a pair of Adidas Superstars). If I swapped the chambray shirt for a vest top and the cardigan for a leather jacket, and added in a statement necklace, it’d make an ace dinner-to-drinks outfit for a Saturday night.
How do you wear ripped jeans? Would you wear them to the office, or do you reserve them for the weekends? I’d love to know!