Jumping on the #throwbackthursday bandwagon here! Long time eagle eyed readers of this blog might recognise this floaty number – Spook by Sarah Hatton – from wayyyy back in 2008, when my mum still made knits in junior sizes for me. Who knew that I’d still be wearing age 11/12 jumpers 5 years later? Obviously I’ve grown considerably since then and so it’s now more cropped than tunic length, but such timeless designs can easily be updated with a few styling tweaks. I swapped the cream cami for a black cropped top, and it was out with the bootlegs and in with the skinnies!
Speaking of jeans, I’m sure you’re all well acquainted with this Joni style. Every season Topshop brings out one or two items that really do become staples in so many teenage wardrobes, of which these jeans are a perfect example. Spring and summer had the strappy crop top and Jonis, last autumn/winter was most definitely the skater skirts and dresses, and right now Mom jeans and tea dresses are some of the items flying off the shelves in multiple colours. Guilty of all the above, oops 😉 Sometimes it almost feels like a cop out to wear such a mainstream piece with such a simple outfit, but the reason they’re so popular is because they really do work well with everything. Guess you really can’t go wrong with good basics.
I wore this outfit for an impromptu meal out at a lovely local pub with the mother last night, and stole these western style studded booties from her too. ‘Slightly roomy’ but nothing a couple of pairs of thick socks can’t fix; never mind ‘if the shoe fits’, if it looks cute then I will make it will work somehow!
I’m planning on posting a series of posts on how I style my handknits differently now, so stay tuned for more kiddie clothes revamps.