Happy Monday and welcome to the first Style Not Age challenge of the year! It was Anna’s turn to pick the theme and she chose very sensibly given the weather. This month we are styling our January jumpers in an effort to stay warm (and stylish of course!). I wear jumpers every day for probably half the year. I have thin ones for the milder weather, and chunky high-necked sweaters for when it’s really cold. For this challenge I wanted to feature one that I hadn’t worn for a while, so I raided the cupboard in the spare room and pulled out this mustard leopard print jumper.
While I love the colour and the leopard print design, I’m not so keen on the three quarter length sleeves. It seems to defeat the object of wearing a thick sweater if it leaves your arms cold. I could maybe try it over a shirt for extra warmth and to give it a different look. It was really windy when we took these photos so I had to wear a hat or you wouldn’t have seen my face! My hair’s fluffy enough at the moment (after the mishap with the straighteners) without the added nuisance of gale force winds. It was even too windy for the bird,s which scuppered our plans to take part in the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch.
Luckily I have a couple of mustard-coloured hats in my collection (the other one will feature in tomorrow’s post). I bought this vintage beret on eBay for just a few pounds about a year ago but this is the first time I’ve worn it. It’s not the exact same shade of yellow as the jumper, but then neither are the boots. I rather like having different shades of yellow; being too matchy-matchy might have made the outfit less interesting.
I bought these yellow boots in the River Island sale just before Christmas. I’d ordered a few pairs for myself and Isobel, intending to keep my favourites and send the others back. But I guess you know where I’m going with this…yeah, I kept them all! I was hoping to get a pair in mustard to match some I’d ordered for Isobel so that we could wear them with our yellow biker jackets. But unfortunately they’d sold out in my size so I got these instead. Despite the fairly high heel they’re not too harsh on my feet, although I haven’t worn them for any length of time. I can see myself having fun trying them with different coloured tights and skirts!
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Jacqui is wearing a gorgeous cashmere sweater that she got for Christmas. You were obviously on Santa’s nice list Jacqui! Head over to MummabStylish to see more!
I’m loving the detail on the back of Hilda’s blue jumper, it’s a gorgeous colour too. You can read more at Over the Hilda.
Anna has teamed a cosy roll neck jumper with jeans and bright pink accents. Head over to Anna’s Island Life for all the details.
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