Although it’s only early days into the year, and the whole ‘new year, new me’ lark is still fresh, I’m sure it’s not just me who’s finding it so hard to feel motivated. The Christmas slump has taken its toll and has a definite grip on me. My college work is piling up, I’m still to set foot in the gym (although I have now joined in the hope a payment will spur me on), and all I want to do is eat my weight in chocolate whilst watching Gilmore Girls in the bath. Definitely done that a few times this Christmas…
Unfortunately, the real world is calling and there’s not really much I can do about it. So to mourn the end of Christmas and relaxing (sob), I donned the classic all black get up. With a twist…
Animal print has always been something that I’ve tended to stay away from as I think there’s a fine line between looking good and looking tacky. Albeit, I do own a couple of pairs of croc and snake print boots, which on paper don’t sound the classiest. Leopard print is something that I’ve not actually tried before, as I’ve been a bit apprehensive about whether I’d look like something out of Pretty Woman, and not Julia Roberts. I think that one of the most important aspects of this skirt that distances itself from looking tacky, is the colour palette. The colours are dark and muted, which is the main reason I was drawn to it, along with the soft, felt like material. For a bargain of a measly £8 (thank you Primark), it would have been just down right rude to pass it up.
Of course I paired it with a black turtle neck, a piece of clothing I have to restrain myself from wearing every day due to its classic minimalist look. Combined with this Marks and Spencer black coat, a pair of black tights and ASOS loafers, the whole outfit has definite references to the 60s, with a modern take, which is something I love.
Anyway, back to my final day of relaxation – that box of roses isn’t going to eat itself.
SKIRT | PRIMARK
COAT | M&S
TURTLE NECK | UNKNOWN
BAG | LIPSY (similar here)
SHOES | ASOS