Wednesday, 8 March 2017

My Favourite Transitional Outfit


This time of year is always a bit odd weather-wise in the UK. You never know how it's going to be from one day to the next so transitional dressing is pretty important so you're always prepared for the worst (or the best, fingers crossed.) As I'm writing this the sun is shining outside in that really lovely evening glow way, but just this morning when I opened the curtains it was grey and raining. The day I took these pictures was quite similar actually. We set off with the intention of shooting, but it rained so we went to B&Q instead (as you do) then after a paint haul the sun was shining again (possibly a bit too much for pictures) so we grabbed our chance while we had it. I feel like I managed to just write a really uninteresting paragraph about the weather that I probably could have summed up with a single sentence. I have a bit of a habit of telling boring stories, SOZ.  Let's move on...

This isn't an outfit post with any point or a story behind it, it's just an old fashioned outfit post about my favourite transitional outfit where I'm going to bang on about how much I love each of these pieces. I've had these Topshop jeans for quite a while and they're still a firm favourite. I've actually worn these all through winter too, but the embroidery is actually quite spring-like so I think they'll get a lot of wear this spring/summer as well and I think they really suit the season - plus embroidered denim is still everywhere. The other element of the outfit that is a nod to spring is obviously the bag because hello yellow. A yellow bag is actually kind of out of my comfort zone, but I love it. The colour just makes me really happy (#whataloser) and I've had so many compliments on it since I've been using it. It's definitely my spring bag and I'm lusting over the pink version too (again, totally not usually me!). It's from Koko Couture and their bags are actually so affordable that having two of the same bag in different colours wouldn't be totally unjustified (or at least, I can tell myself that). You can also wear it two ways, over the shoulder (which is the way I've worn it the most because I've got so much stuff) and folded over as a clutch. I actually prefer the way it looks folded over with the rings so I guess I need to streamline what I carry around with me so I can use it that way more often! 






I've only had this jumper for a couple of months, but I've worn it so much. I have so many clothes, but when I find something I really like I just wear it over and over again. My justification for yet another striped item in my wardrobe is that the stripes are really thin and all my other clothes have thick stripes so I basically needed it right? I love the high neck because although it's high it's also quite baggy (I think its called a funnel neck?) so it's really comfortable and doesn't feel like you're being strangled by your top. Also the material is so soft - the closest thing I can compare it to is felt or fleece. It's also really good for layering - I've been wearing a t-shirt underneath it (although it's a pipe dream that it would actually get warm enough for just a t-shirt) and it looks great under a jacket or coat because you can still see the neck. Completing this outfit are the shoes and I've got a real thing at the moment about pairing stripes with leopard print, I just love the combination. These shoes are from last year or possibly even the year before but they're still going strong and they're great for this time of year when it's not quite weather for sandals, but you don't need to constantly be wearing boots anymore either. 






Top - New Look (here) | Jeans - Topshop (here) | Shoes - TK Maxx (old) | Bag - Koko Couture (here)*

How are you dressing for spring?

Amy x

*This post contains gifted items.
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  1. Big love for that Koko Couture bag! I haven't checked out their site before, but I think I need to write away! I love the fact that you can wear that yellow bag two different ways, and that it is super affordable! I too would be very happy to have a bag like this in multiple colours! Those topshop jeans are fab as well, I'm still loving embroidery!

    Abbey 😘 www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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    1. *right away lolll what was I thinking??

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    2. Haha! They're bags are super affordable, I definitely think I'll be buying a fair few! xx

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  2. Great post and outfit Amy! I love the jumper and can see how you could wear it at most times of the year and it looks fab with the jeans!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. Thanks Rosanna, the jumper is my absolute fave atm! xx

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  3. What a gorgeous outfit! I love your jeans and your top is stunning! You look beautiful my lovely :) I'll definitely have to check out Koko Couture :)

    I hope that you are having a wonderful week so far,

    El xxx

    www.elsfashionfix.co.uk

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    1. Aw thank you so much lovely, hope you've had a good week! xx

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  4. This is such a lovely outfit, I love the detail on the jeans :)

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much, I wear these jeans all the time! xx

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  5. Soooooo, first of all can we just talk about how stunning your hair looks like this?!?! You utter BABE! Secondly, I'm loving those embroidered jeans on you girl (and pretty much anything embroidered right now - adore the trend!).

    Hayley xo
    www.frockmeimfamous.com

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    1. Aw thank you hun! Love wearing it like this when I have time! xx

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  6. I love the details to this- the milkmaid braids, how soft the turtleneck looks, the embroidery on the jeans... all are so great.

    nolongergrey.com

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    1. Thank you so much, the jumper is so so soft! xx

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    1. Thank you, I'm using it every day at the moment! xx

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  8. I love the outfit and how you paired it with eye catching shoes! x The Koko couture bags reminds me slightly of Chloe bag design.

    LAURA ­| Laura Thinks About

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    1. Thank you lovely! A lot of people have said it looks like a Chloe! xx

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  9. Love love loveeee!!!!! Your outfit is serious goals, obsessed with your jeans xox

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    1. Aw thank you so much hun, I'm obsessed with my jeans too! xx

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  10. These jeans are literally made for you 'cause you always wear them so well! And how cute is that yellow bag, I fell in love the second I saw it! xx

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    1. Aw thank you lovely! I love it, such a good colour! xx

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  11. Such a great look... I love the bag and these photos are amazing!

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. Thanks Gemma, we got lucky with the light! xx

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  12. It's true, this time of the year is so strange, sometimes it's sunny, then it rains a lot, then we need a coat again... but you did it so well! I loved your jumper and the jeans are really so sweet! I am in love with your bag and the shoes are also lovely - leo print is timeless! You look really beautiful and the pictures are lovely, sunny! Hope you have a beautiful day!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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    1. Thank you so much Denise, yeah it was a lovely day! xx

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  13. Love your outfit! Your jeans are gorgeous!!xxxx

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    1. Thanks Tasha, I'm wearing these jeans so much at the moment! xx

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  14. This a great traditional look and one that could suit the weather - no matter which direction it heads it: boiling hot or freezing cold! Also, LOVE the setting; you couldn't have picked a more beautiful, dreamy location.

    aglassofice.com
    x

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    1. I just discovered this location and I'm pretty sure 99% of my outfit pictures will be taken here now haha! xx

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  15. I am looking forward to Spring, if it doesn't rain so much haha. Love those jeans xxxxx

    lucylovesbeautyxo.com

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    1. Ahhh I hope it doesn't rain too much, I need some sunny days! xx

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  16. Stunning outfit, I love the Topshop jeans and the yellow bag! And having a yellow bag would be quite a change for me too considering that I always wear black haha. The jumper you're wearing looks really cosy and it's perfect for the transition between winter and spring. I find it hard to dress appropriately because like you said, the weather changes so rapidly at the moment. It was really warm today though, we even sat in the outside area of the pub today xx

    113thingstosay.com

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    1. It was so warm yesterday and then today it's cold again! It's a funny time of year. The yellow bag is quite a change but I'm loving it! xx

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  17. Those jeans look amazing on you, Amy! I also love how you did your hair! <3

    Blessings,
    Edye | Gracefulcoffee.com

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    1. Thank you Edye, it's my favourite way to wear my hair when I have time! xx

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  18. I'm not really a fan of transitional seasons as I never know if I should take my thick jacket or if I will end up dying from the heat! I really like your top altough I didn't even notice that it was striped until you said so. Striped things always end up looking different in photos! Love the outfit :)

    Sarah xx
    www.whatsarahwrites.com

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    1. I know, its so difficult isn't it! They're such thin stripes so probably don't show up too well in pictures! xx

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  19. I am so in love with your outfit and the photos are amazing also!
    Emma
    www.emmalovesfashion.com

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    1. Thank you so much! We were lucky with the lighting :) xx

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  20. What a gorgeous outfit babe! U look lovely :) xx, NEHA

    http://www.theinstylejournal.com/

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  21. Absolutely love the jeans and the bag is stunning!

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    1. Thank you! I've been using the bag every day!xx

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  22. Love the outfit

    http://www.adhiwahyudi.net/2017/02/elevate-your-office-style-in-high-shine.html

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  23. These pictures are so lovely! Also, your hairstyle look super cute :)
    LA VEINE

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    1. Thank you so much, love wearing it like this :) xx

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  24. I am in love with your bag!
    It's so gorgeous I haven't heard of KOKO couture before definitely clicking on the link.

    Tania || www.taniaalexandraribeiro.com
    xxx

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    1. Thanks Tania, so nice isn't it - they have loads that are on my wish list! xx

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  25. You have the best style! Once again, I have massive outfit envy!

    Sian x
    http://theenglisheverygirl.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks so much Sian, you always leave the nicest comments! xx

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  26. I love this outfit Amy :D
    Also your photos are just so beautiful!

    Alex xo
    http://www.champagneandlemonadeox.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks Alex, we got lucky with the sun haha! xx

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  27. Yes girl! This outfit is just perfect for Spring. I'm obsessed with embroidery at the moment, so those jeans are going straight on my wishlist! :D x

    www.hello-cat.blogspot.com

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