Wardrobe Picks – Ripped Jeans & Shirt

If I was only allowed to wear one look forever more it would be ripped jeans, an oversized shirt, and heels. If I had to describe ‘me’ with a single outfit choice, this would be it! In my recent August Favourites post, I talked about my love affair with Levi’s. Introducing pair No2 – The Levi’s 501 Skinny and yes, this time they’re made for girls! I absolutely adore ripped jeans. Yes they’re not for everyone – I’ve lost count of the times in my life I’ve been told  ‘you have holes in your jeans’ (like, yes I know – they’re supposed to be like that) and you do have to think about the hairy/milk bottle leg situation a little more than is usual for a denim lover but what can I say? I’m just a rock chic at heart. Give me a leather jacket, a band tee and a pair of ripped jeans and I’m as happy as a pig in s**t! Adding heels prevents you from entering Waynes World territory while a nonchalant demi tuck of the shirt really gives it attitude. The oversized shirt by ‘Weekday’ (part of the `H&M group) is a relatively new obsession – I love the ultra long sleeves and boyfriend vibe and to me, it’s crying out to be worn over something ultra feminine like a black lace camisole – watch this space. If you follow me on Instagram I have a feeling you’ll be seeing an awful lot more of both this shirt and brand. This look would be my go to for a (very rare) date night (in fact, this is the exact look I chose for birthday drinks when Mr.R & I were granted a few hours of liberty last Friday afternoon) or to be honest any occasion where I don’t have far to walk – this 30 something’s dancing feet are not what they once were…

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RIPPED JEANS Levi’s

SHIRT Weekday

SHOES Jimmy Choo

(I’m wearing the ‘Abel’ pump which has since been superseded by the ‘Romy'(linked))

BAG Saint Laurant (Similar)

NECKLACES Missoma

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Wardrobe Picks – Levi’s Tee & Blazer

While selecting items for ‘wardrobe picks’, it became clear that the foundations of my wardrobe are laid in denim. A good pair of jeans and a t-shirt will take you pretty much anywhere these days so it makes sense that the bulk of my sartorial budget lies in an array of crops, skinnies and kick flares. Or, at least it did. I’m kind of feeling that I’ve been on something of a style sabbatical these past two years – growing and raising babies has left me, shall we say, a little jaded in the fashion stakes. I’ve emerged from my baby induced haze into a world of ‘mom-fit’ jeans, uber high-waists and stonewashed denim, all of which I have to say, I’m loving the look of. Getting that look right, on the other hand, is taking a little more time and thought than my pre baby days necessitated. Take the mom-fit jean. In my pre baby days, this look would have been deliciously ironic and easily replicated. As a mother, on the other hand, you walk a fine line between that nonchalant, stylish nod to the 90’s and actually looking like a frump who hasn’t adapted her style since 1994! These dark indigo high rise skinnies are a pretty safe option but they are super stretchy, super comfy and super flattering. Another trend that seems to be riding high is the logo tee. Now traditionally, I’m not a huge fan in plastering myself in logos – I usually prefer the more subtle approach. However, it’s grown on me (as trends have a tendency to do). The original Gucci version is the Holy Grail but as much as I love a good t-shirt, £320  does seem a little steep for what is essentially a trend piece. This Levi’s tee is a design classic and isn’t so ‘in your face’ that you would feel in any way self-conscious wearing it on a daily basis. I’ve finished my look with a classic navy blazer from By Malene Birger (ancient, must be seven years old if it’s a day…the power of a good blazer) and box fresh Adidas Gazelles!

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JEANS – Me & Em (Available Here In Black)

BLAZER – By Malene Birger (Similar)

T-SHIRTLevi

BAGJem + Bea

TRAINERSAdidas

SUNGLASSESRayban

BRACELETSMonica Vinader & Dinny Hall

NECKLACEMissoma

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