Outfit Of The Day

This time last week it was all about the sunshine. Shorts and t-shirts with cartoon sharks on them were all a girl needed to be fashionable. A pair of £1 purple aviators from Primark and I was set to be on-trend for the whole of the beautiful summer.

Oh how times have changed.

While I know* Primark have a whole new range of winter-wear, the sudden onset of the cold weather took us ladies by surprise, and we may not have all had time to race over there and take advantage of shopping-season**.

**It’s still summer.

Here’s where I can help: Just take some time to see how I put together THIS outfit. Feel free to copy my look!


The basis of this outfit is some jeans I found on sale in Peacocks about a year ago. The slight fashionable bunching around the crotch demonstrates that they are slightly too big for me, but this is typically counteracted by the plain black belt (An absolute bargain at £1 in the New Look sale of 2010).

This has been paired with a black t shirt. While more serious in tone than my typical style of brightly coloured t shirts with cartoon animals, I like to think* that the ‘Cat’ design gives my outfit an edgy look**.

*have never thought
**…and still don’t

Layering will be big this season, and I decided to start early. The bold stripe print of my oversized mans hoodie is softened by the chunky grey knit of my oversized mans cardigan. Sadly the hoodie was on sale in TK Maxx five years ago, and the cardigan was found on my sofa moments before going out. If you have any hints as to where my beloved readers* can find a similar outfit this season, let us know in the comments!**

*Hi Jody and Steve’s mum!
** Don’t.

The look is completed* by some walking boots. Once blue, they have taken on their trendy faded look over 12 years of wear. An absolute bargain from some walking shop in Northallerton. One of my absolute fave fashion destinations.

*unless you count pants. Which were purple with black lace trim and cartoon penguins wearing santa hats**

**that’s right, you didn’t ask.

My favourite thing about this outfit is how easily it transitions from day-wear to night-wear. Simply swap the jeans for fluffy heart-print pyjama bottoms and accessorise with a fluffy blanket and a cup of tea.

The hair was styled by sleeping on it, and my makeup was created entirely by taking the makeup of the day before, and rubbing my eyes a bit.

I do hope that this look inspires all you lovely readers to embrace the weather here at the end of summer. Let me know how you’ve been inspired by my fashion choices!


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  • Judy Olsen

    I can confirm Primark has winter stuff. I ventured in yesterday and bought several items from their ‘So Sh*t There’s No Point In Washing Instructions’ collection. This included some slippers. One stays on my foot and the other doesn’t. Is this a good look? Please help a fellow fashion victim.

    • iona

      Sadly, the world of Primark footwear is beyond me. Ever since I went shopping for socks and came away with packets of what *looked* like socks but were labelled by Primark as ‘Shoe Liners’ I’ve steered clear. Perhaps re-purpose them into small homes for gerbils or other small domesticated rodents.

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