PU Leather Jacket - Missbehaver.com
Double Coin Necklace - Lost at Sea Jewelllery
Polo Neck Top - New Look
Purple Side-Split Maxi Dress - H&M
Cleated Buckle Shoes - ASOS
Well I've been getting absolutely battered by the winds that are around at the moment, and I've been trying to come up with an outfit that encompasses me with warmth without looking like I'm wearing my duvet.
They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and that's kind of how this outfit came about. I knew the weekend was going to be miserable weather-wise, and I'd been wanting to try this maxi dress - polo neck top combo for a while. I think it actually works really well, in both fashion and practicality aspects.
I've had this purple maxi dress for a while now. I think it's from H&Ms early AW14-15 collection. I love the dapple detailing and side split, but also the way it hangs. It's loose fitting and doesn't cling, but sits on all the right places when pulled in with a waist belt. It looks great in Summer, but it didn't take much to turn it into a handy piece for those colder days. The New Look ribbed polo neck top not only works as an extra layer but elongates the dress and the body. It actually ends up looking like part of the dress. For added warmth I wore some knitted tights underneath, and paired with my coin necklace and cleated sole boots, and it was a good job too because I still underestimated how cold it was outside. Both me and the boyfriend were freezing!