Jeans and a jumper is my go-to winter outfit when I’m at home. Working freelance means I’m at home quite a lot so I’ve no need to dress up. When I’m working in the newsroom I usually wear trousers and a lightweight sweater, or a dress with tights and boots. But when I’m doing the school run, volunteering at the wildlife hospital or just running errands I always wear jeans and a jumper in some form.
Although new denim trends come and go I don’t think I’ll ever tire of skinny jeans. They are just so versatile and can be dressed up or down. For me they are a wardrobe staple. This is the second pair of black coated skinny jeans I’ve acquired recently (you may remember the glitter jeans from a few weeks ago). Pairing these snakeprint skinny jeans and slouchy cable knit jumper creates contrast between casual and dressy. Having a loose fitting top with the tight jeans also balances proportions.
These jeans from Simply Be are incredibly good value for money – they are currently reduced to just £14! They start at size 10 and go up to 32, although some sizes are no longer in stock. They have a little bit of stretch – enough to hold their shape but still be comfortable. You have so many styling options with a pair of black skinny jeans, especially when they are coated or have a subtle pattern: you can team them with a smart blouse and blazer for an office-appropriate outfit, a camisole top for evening, or a jumper as I have for daytime.
For footwear I chose a pair of studded court shoes because I’ve been wearing boots non-stop for months and really needed a change. Ankle boots or funky metallic trainers would work really well for a more casual (and practical) option. The orange bag and earrings add just enough colour to lift the grey and black. I tried the outfit with a hat to see if it worked (as you’ll see in the last photo) but I think it’s a bit busy with the earrings. Alas, there was no way of hiding a bad hair day!
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Snakeprint jeans c/o Simply Be | F&F jumper | Ted Baker shoes (old, similar) | Joe’s sunglasses (similar) | Alexa bag (old, similar) | earrings from eBay (similar) | ring from Pia (old) | hat from a market stall in France (similar)
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