Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Dressing out of a Suitcase: February 6th

This is the first of a new series of posts based on my wardrobe, which happens to be a suitcase. I've been on the road for nearly a month now, and I'm proud to say that I haven't worn the same combination of clothes once! Though it hasn't been easy. There have been a lot of those girl moments when I just stare at my wardrobe out of frustration, hoping if I stare long and hard enough new clothes will magically appear.

Unfortunately, I've never been much of a "basics" girl. When I go shopping, I gravitate towards to the anything-but-basics. This has resulted in a closet of costume-inspired pieces. Which makes for an even more interesting suitcase. Anyhow, the point of this series is to show y'all how I layer different patterns and textures, and how dressing out of a suitcase doesn't have to be boring!

photo by Sebastian Anthony

Above is what I call grunge-inspired lolita. A lot of 90s throwbacks going on, like maybe I could be one of Clare Danes's friends on My So-Called Life.

Layering is vital in England, especially during the winter. With a chilly, drizzly climate, heavy knits are a must. Frilly socks and a petticoat not only look adorable, but they add that extra warmth that a dress and tights simply don't provide enough of. Finally, a thick beanie because icy wind-chilled ears are no fun at all.

photo by Sebastian Anthony

Dress & hat, Topshop.  Cardigan, ASOS.  Petticoat, American Apparel.  Socks, Free People.  Booties, Colonial Madness @ Urban Outfitters.

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