I was exhausted, the weight of the week had finally caught up with me and I needed somewhat of a style wake-up call, but not exactly. A splash of joy and inspiration really was all that I was after. But, I found more within seconds of perusing the underside of my carryall tote and the depths of my closet.
Sometimes bringing out a favourite pair of (patterned) trousers is just what a girl needs to do! I did exactly that when I needed to stay warm in happy layers.
The overall tone of the outfit was bold, and a fashion jumble of hues quite like the grain on a canvas—every colour weaving in and out and blending into the next, yet also with structure and much needed liveliness.
I decided to bring out my vintage fur that I cut and made into a collar, the same coat that I cut my hat from. Then added a Tartan crest flannel shirt, and trousers to seal it all in as a finishing touch.
Instead of combat boots I opted for a vintage ankle-styled pair that I acquired years ago. I love pattern and colour, so outfits like this tend to bring me the right amount of inspiration that I need. Pattern doubled with even more pattern, certainly not for everyone, but it's well-suited for my style, especially for a nice dose of colour explosion for a Monday. Now, I am fully awake and ready to take on the rest of the week.
The goods: Tartan trousers-charity shop, Tartan Shirt-c/0 Sammy dress, Fur collar DIY/Vintage, Jacket-Zara, Epaulet chain trim-DIY, Boots-Vintage, Ruffle necklace-DIY.