Everyday Outfit: April I

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I follow quite a lot of fashion blogs and I love to see what other people are wearing, but I sometimes wonder how many of them dressed up just for the shoot. I want this blog to be strictly about personal style and wardrobe building (rather than fashion and the newest trends) and above all I want my outfit posts to be an actual representation of my style, so I thought it would be fun to start a new monthly series. At the end of each month I’m going to show you a typical outfit, one that is as close as possible to the ‘average’ of what I have been wearing for the past 30 days, no matter whether that average is exciting or awfully boring :)

Spring has officially arrived in London, so this month I wore my regular uniform with tops or simple tees instead of my trusty longsleeves and leather jacket. The top on the photos is from &other stories. I hate to join the hype but I tried on a good chunk of their collection at the store opening on Regent’s Street, and I’m pretty impressed with the quality, especially the basics and accessories are well-made and reasonably priced. The bracelet I’m wearing is from COS.

Yesterday I went to the Royal Botanic Gardens here in London and the outfit I wore is another good example of my April uniform. I will probably post it on Friday, once I’ve sorted through the thousands of pictures I took (of the Garden, not of my outfit ;)).

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19 thoughts on “Everyday Outfit: April I

  1. Even though I would probably consider your blog my favourite even if you did not show any outfits at all I think it adds a nice dimension to see how all of your “theory” translates into real life. Also I love how effortlessly chic you dress. For many years I have put form before function but now I just want to feel comfortable with what I am wearing – I think that will make you look better than by suffering in heels and an uncomfortable dress any day.

  2. I’ve always wondered the same. I do dress up (so what I photo I actually wear) because I work in an office casual environment but I feel like if you photo it then it should be a true reflection of what you wear. It’s nice to see you show your personal style. I’ve also done a big wardrobe pare down so I have my stuffs to a science, maybe that makes it easier. You already know how much I love this blog, it and things like 333, style strategy, etc inspire me to streamline and often keeps me on track.

  3. Love how simple and clean the outfit is. I just got a pair of Supergas in the mail today! Do you wear them sockless/ with low-cut socks?

  4. Although I don’t come from Australia I’ll have to agree with Jess here. Or, London has been warmer than Paris in April ;) I’ve started the spring project 333 last month and the temperature variations have been a real nightmare here. Definitely not short sleeved though haha. But weather considerations apart, I like your outfit a lot, casual and simple, yet pulled together…

  5. I also love Other Stories, the top looks great on you! The series is a very cool idea, I’m really looking forward to it.

  6. I have to say, the current London weather is like the mid-winter weather in the city I’m from in Australia, so my current outfits still involve me being swaddled in multiple long-sleeved layers of knitwear and coats. It has to get to above about 28°C for me to consider it short-sleeve weather. Did you go in the palm glasshouse at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew? That’s about short-sleeve weather for me. ;)

    • Haha, I guess it all comes down to our reference point. I’m really sensitive to the heat anyway, temperatures over 30°C really trouble me and I actually had to leave the palm glasshouse after about 10 minutes because I felt so dizzy. It was such a shame…

  7. Love it, we have such a similar style! I do notice and feel like a lot of fashion bloggers just dress up for the shoot instead of what they would actually wear on any given day if they weren’t showing it off to the world. It’s refreshing to see a minimalist approach to everyday!

  8. I love outfit pictures! I deliberated over that bracelet for a food 5 minutes last time I was in Manchester. It looks great on you. When I post outfits, they’re everyday outfits. I suppose that’s why I post so few – I have to wait for the good ones!

  9. I love your blog so much. I was so excited to see that you have posted! And you inspired me to purchase a pair of white Superga and I’ve worn them non stop since I bought them! So thank you. I really need to visit &other stories. Where are your jeans from? They’re such a perfect fit.

    • Thank you so much! The jeans are from H&M. I’ve had them for quite a while and they are surprisingly well-made.

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