All good things come in three’s so I thought I’d end my mini lockdown fashion series, I Got Dressed Today, with a third and final post. I know that lockdown is most definitely not over (and I can’t imagine it will be for a while) but, since this was only ever meant to be a mini series, I’m going to end it with one final lockdown look. And hopefully go out with a bang of an outfit. Well I think it’s a banging outfit anyway…
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I Got Dressed Today: A Trip To The Pub
Since the slight lifting of lockdown here in the UK I haven’t done much venturing out if I’m completely honest. It’s been taking me a bit of time to feel comfortable visiting places that aren’t familiar with me. My first trip out (other than the weekly trips to the supermarket that I was doing during the full lockdown) was to the hairdressers to sort out the absolute disaster that my hair had become. And then a few days later we decided to take a trip to our local pub (since we could walk there and avoid public transport).
So for the final outfit in the series I’m sharing what I wore to go to my local pub with my family.
Over on my Instagram I talked about how recently I’ve been trying to style up the existing pieces in my wardrobe in new ways. I did a similar thing in my last post in I Got Dressed Today and I’ve done it again with this look. The piece I’m talking about this time is my & Other Stories cardigan.
I want to say that I bought this around 18 months ago and, since buying it, have been wearing it just one way…over the top of a top or t shirt. But I challenged myself to try something new in terms of styling with this piece and came up with the idea of wearing the cardigan done up as a top.
Because of all of the detailing and the short sleeves of the cardigan I think it’s something that works really well as a top. I’m very much into how much of a ‘girly’ look it creates as well. My usual style consists of a lot of shirts/blouses and jeans so it was fun to try something a bit different with this outfit.
You might recognise this piece from my vintage clothing collection. I bought it in a little vintage shop on my trip to Cadiz last Summer and have been obsessed with it since. Midi skirts aren’t something that I usually find fit me well when it comes to shopping. I always find that a lot of skirts on the high street have way more hip to them than what I have. I’ll find a skirt that I love, it’ll fit my waist fine but then I look in the mirror and there’s loads of extra room in the hips. I must just have slim hips for my waist size (oh well!).
Anyway, I tried this denim midi skirt on in Cadiz and it just fit me perfectly. None of the puffy hip problems! I want to say it was around £15 (well, euros) as well so it’s an absolute steal for the style and quality of it. My favourite aspect of the skirt has to be the button-up slit detailing at the bottom of the skirt. But the pink stitching is also a really unique feature that I love too.
I’m switching it up from my stompers this time (AKA my chunky flatform Superga trainers) and have gone for a slightly less chunky Dr Martens sandal. I bought these around 4 years ago and they’ve been verrrry well worn over the years. Usually when I go on holiday I’ll just bring these and a pair of trainers because they’re so versatile for day-to-night wear. Even though they’re a flat sandal, I see them as a more formal option to something like a Birkenstock. They just go with absolutely everything.
I love the way they work with the vintage skirt as well. It can be a bit of a challenge trying to pick the right shoes to go with the skirt because of the length of it, but the Dr Marten sandals seem to really work alongside the skirt.
Accessory wise I’ve gone for my usual combo of my Pandora Link bracelet and my Nude Jewellery necklace. Both of which were previous gifts. And then I also added my silver hoop earrings and my statement ring which are both from a small jewellery store in Malaga. Finishing it all off is my Dr Martens cross body bag which I got for Christmas a few years back. This bag has become my go-to over the last few months as it holds all of my essentials. It’s such a practical but stylish piece that seems to go with everything in my wardrobe!
You Got Dressed Today
Now for what YOU have been wearing in lockdown. This time we’ve got a fellow Liverpool blogger, Shannon, bringing snake print and ‘boss’ energy with her lockdown look.
The snake print midi skirt (Topshop) is the real statement piece in this look, especially with its side slit. Shannon described it as “really flowy and comfortable to wear” and said that she loves the effortless style that it creates. She’s paired it with a simple black ribbed, high neck vest top and an oversized washed black denim jacket (which is actually from the men’s section in River Island!).
To finish it off she’s gone for a western style Topshop boot which hits slightly above ankle, giving her a bit of extra height whilst still being comfortable enough for a walk around Liverpool City Centre.
What I Was Listening To When I Was Writing This…
So that’s the end of the series! I hope you enjoyed getting a bit of an insight into what I’ve been wearing during lockdown. Maybe you’ve even been inspired to get a little dressed up too. It can definitely be a bit of a task getting yourself dressed in the current circumstances but I’ve found it really helpful in trying to get sense of normality back.
What have you been wearing during lockdown? Have you been styling up old pieces in new ways too?
Read next: I Got Dressed Today #2.