I love outfit posts because I love seeing what other people wear. I love the seemingly neverending combination of ways that people can put their clothes together. It's quite inspiring. I have never done one myself, though, because I spend almost my entire life either wrapped up in three layers of jeans, shirts and hoodies (to stay warm) or in a black skirt and white top (for work). But today I actually went out into the real world (to go shopping with my mum and aunty), so I had to wear clothes suitable for public viewing.Black DMs, vintage leather bag, tweed coat from Salvation Army, black scarf from my dad and black velvet dress.
The dress is a bit of a DIY job. Because I neither have access to, nor can afford, anything from the Alexa Chung for Madewell collection, I decided to craft something of my own.I want, please.
I started with this dress, from Argos Additions (far cheaper than Madewell!)I then cut the collar off an old blouse that I bought from ebay years ago and have never worn because it didn't fit. I have a habit of never returning things, thinking that I'll use them eventually...luckily, in this case, I was right.I safety-pinned the collar to the dress, et voila! An averagely made rip-off dress. Plus, this way, if I one day decide that I don't want to look like I'm heading to Sunday School, I can simply unclip the collar. Versatile is my middle name.