BROWN CORD BRIGADE

Hello again,

The sun was finally shining today, so that called for some much needed blog time! There’s nothing worse than feeling guilty about not updating your blog – I am a keen fan of consistency, but with the weather being so out of sorts lately, it’s hard to work your way around it, let alone find some motivation. A cruel case of pathetic fallacy, for sure. But that soon disappeared when I saw the sun shining through the clouds and my blogging mentality came back in what felt like a flash…

I have been absolutely loving brown corduroy at the moment. Some may deem it as a rather autumnal pattern and colour, but nothing will steer me away from it! The versatility it possesses ticks all of the boxes for me… Whether it be a skirt, bag, pair of trousers… Pair the pattern with the right assortments and you’ll soon have an ensemble to be boastful about. Here are a couple of my favourite pieces that I own…


 

THE DUNGAREE DRESS

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I feel like I am going somewhat back to my roots here. When I was fifteen, I purchased my very first pair of dungarees from a vintage fair. I ummed and ahhed at them for a while after said purchase, as I didn’t know if I could rock them without inevitably resembling a hillbilly. But, as time went on, I found my feet with them and during the summer after I turned sixteen, I wore them nearly everyday. I had just left school with bags of freedom, which essentially meant hanging out with my two best friends and cycling from dawn to dusk. The practicality a pair of dungarees withholds is mesmerising – the front pouch did wonders, especially when cycling, and held my little iPhone 4 (back in the day!) perfectly. What’s even better than finding a vintage gem is practical and handy little touches about it.

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Moving on… Now I’m at the ripe old age of twenty, I thought I had outgrown my little dungaree phase. I was evidently proven wrong when I came across this dungaree dress, or pinafore if you will, on eBay. It was like I was staring right at what all of my brown corduroy dreams are made of. I have been hesitant to sport a pinafore prior to this – I found that so many girls rocked them so effortlessly and had that ‘cute chic’ aesthetic on point, but when I tried it, I looked like I was awkwardly playing dress up!

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As you can see, my inhibitions were soon a thing of the past when I discovered this little number. Three cheers for trying new things…

Beret – Amazon | Necklace – Zara Taylor | Dungaree Dress – Superdry | Coat – Topshop | Bag – Vintage | Shoes – Dr Martens


THE TROUSERS

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In all honesty, when I considered purchasing these babies, I had the fear of looking like a wannabe Geography teacher. But, as I stated above, three cheers for trying new things – These beauties soon ended up in my shopping basket…

I adore that as of late, the fashion world is embracing flares/awkward length trousers in all its might. Sometimes, skinny jeans just aren’t an option – Essentially, they’re boring after a while, and you can’t do a great deal with them when in terms of style. I seem to be on a subconscious trouser experiment recently! I love when the trousers, well, wear the trousers when it comes to displaying an outfit. There’s nothing better than finding a kick ass pair and them inevitably becoming the forefront of your ensemble…

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Coat – Topshop | Necklace – Zara Taylor | Top – Vintage | Bag – Vintage | Trousers – BDG @ Urban Outfitters | Shoes – Zara


So that’s a wrap…

Thank you for reading about my ongoing love affair with brown corduroy! Until next time,

Thanks for Reading | Lucy Violet x

 

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