So a few days ago I went to check out the Carnaby Fashion Festival- a four day event where loads of different shops on Carnaby Street in London had special deals, talks and demos on! Carnaby is known to be very colourful and has quite a few alternative and quirky shops, so if you haven't checked it out before, I'd really recommend it!
The weather was pretty good on Saturday and I was feeling like trying out a trend (upcoming post on this soon) so I threw on some palazzo pants, a cotton polo neck (wasn't quite cold enough for a knitted or ribbed one, and besides, I would sweat to death on the underground if I had) and my beloved trench coat which I think can pull any outfit together.
If there's one thing that's a must for any autumn/winter wardrobe, it's a fitted black polo neck; whether that be a jersey fabric, a ribbed knit or a cotton top, it's something that's easy to throw on when you need something quickly, and makes an outfit really chic. As the palazzo pants are so colourful, I decided to go for a black top, which also helps to make the pants stand out even more as it complements them; think of your black polo neck as the hors d'oeuvres to any outfit.
When it came to accessories, I decided to wear two new pieces (mainly because I was so excited to wear them) that I'd purchased recently. I've been looking at tassel earrings for a long time, but couldn't find anything that really grabbed me until I spotted these in H&M. They're statement and not overly heavy, and they also had a 20% discount so I knew those were the ones for me! My only qualm with them is that the backs are slightly loose, but if you double back them or get a stiffer back, they're perfectly fine. As my bag I decided to go for this corduroy box bag, which I'm absolutely loving! I'm most certainly a fan of box bags, and when I saw this one online, I couldn't believe how inexpensive it was compared to what I thought it was going to be! It's one you'll be seeing a few more posts as it ticks all the key trends: red, corduroy and petite.
Lastly I threw on my trench coat as it makes the outfit smarter, and the beige worked well as a neutral colour against the trousers!
Top: M&S (Similar)
Trench: Pull and Bear (Similar)
Trousers: ZARA (Similar)
Earrings: H&M in-store only (Similar)
Just a quick post, so until the next time!x