Happy New Year to all of my followers here on altrocklife! I trust you all had a relaxing holiday season. I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that as soon as the Buck’s Fizz hangover had worn off, I was ready to hit the shops and start spending my Christmas cheques. I was also lucky enough to be gifted a £50 New Look gift card, so that is where I spent most of my time during the sales. Here’s an outfit I put together from my new purchases.
Shirt, £11: I think I’ll always be a sucker for collared shirts. I bought this shirt a size too big, because oversized shirts work well as a smart/casual choice: you can either wear it as-is for a more casual feel, or tuck it into trousers or a skirt to smarten it up. I also love the pattern: the bug design is simple but cute, and not too busy or overpowering. There’s a slight blue colour to the bug design, which means it’ll be nice to match with some blue earrings or a necklace. Plus, the shirt is a nice lightweight material which means it can be styled for all seasons.
Jeans, £24.99: Admittedly, the jeans I purchased weren’t on sale, but they fit me so well, I had to splash out on them. I bought a black pair of these jeans about 18 months ago and they’re still going strong, so I knew that this pair would be a good investment. They’re very comfortable, and I know from experience that this cut suits me well and the jeans themselves are durable.
Boots, £22.49: I’ve been after a nice pair of black boots with no heel for a while, and after buying a couple of cheap pairs from bargain outlets and being disappointed, I was very happy to come across these beauties. They’re extremely comfortable to wear, and the sole means that walking across mud or ice is a breeze. I like these boots because they have a similar look to Doc Martens, without the hefty price tag, and they haven’t taken me months to break in.