So, if you’ve read my Styling A Mustard Chunky Knit Jumper post, you’ll know that the lovely people at The Fort sent me on a shopping trip as part of their The Fort Theory Of Shopping campaign. What I wasn’t able to tell you in last week’s post was that they sent me to pick some pieces for my Autumn/Winter Maternity Capsule Wardrobe! Eeek! Can you tell I’m excited!?! I’ll be sharing more on this soon. Today, I’m really excited to share it with you how I go about dressing up light blue denim.
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It might not look like it, but I was wearing lipstick here – the No7 Sheer Temptation Lipstick in Entice. I think I’ll be avoiding sheer formulas for outfit photos in the future!
Until now, I’ve always been a big dark denim person. I like that it looks smarter than light blue options, which is much more my style. I’ve lost so much weight since coming off my Gabapentin so Dan and I could safely try for our baby, that the jeggings I lived in last year are way too big for me now. I was also starting to find jeans uncomfortable at this point, so I headed off to New Look to pick myself up some new jeggings. My theory is that I’ll be able to fold the waistband down so that it sits under my bump. I’ll keep you posted on whether this works or not.
I chose three pairs of jeggings, in light blue, dark blue and black. As soon as I tried the light blue on, I had an epiphany. I finally knew how I’d go about dressing up light blue denim to reflect my style! Pair it with black! So when Dan and I went to The Fort, I already had this outfit in mind.
I want to be more experimental with my poses, so I thought I’d give this a try before my bump gets too big for me to manage it! What do you think?
This Cut Out Shoulders Long Line Jumper* caught my eye immediately. I’m not keen on wearing jeggings with tops that don’t cover my crotch area. I’ve no issue with how it looks on other people, it’s just I don’t feel comfortable unless I’m covered. So long line tops and jumpers were high up on my capsule wardrobe wish list. I also wanted something loose, which I can wear now, as my bump grows AND post-pregnancy. Not asking much, am I!?! Haha This jumper is quite similar to the one my Mother-in-Law bought me last Christmas, which I shared in my cold shoulder strappy jumper post. I’ve worn this so much, so I knew the black cut out shoulder jumper would be a good buy. I love the cut out detail!
Black boots were my number one priority when we went to The Fort, as I’d just bought a grey maternity coat on eBay (new with tags for £30!), forgetting that my only knee high boots are brown. I’d seen these Black Elasticated Side Boots* on the New Look website and actually already ordered them during New Look’s 25% off sale. But unfortunately, the size 4 was just too small for my wide feet. When I went to reorder, their sizes were limited.
I was really lucky to find these boots at The Fort. New Look have lots of lovely styles at the moment, but only these would be practical for me. The others were either a suede style material, which get ruined in the British weather, or have elastic in the back. I’ve had a pair of boots from New Look with elastic in the back before. Within three weeks, I’d stretched the elastic putting my foot into the boots. So I knew I didn’t want that again. No only were these important for when I need to bring out my grey maternity coat, they were also a key element for me in dressing up light blue denim
As the size 4 were too small, I had to size up to a 5. This isn’t ideal, as I’m a 4.5 with wide feet. But I’m going to put my idea of wearing multiple pairs of socks that I outlined in my Raynaud’s survival tips into practice to keep my feet warm and stop these boots feeling too big.
You can find the Light Blue Emilee Jeggings (£15.99), the Black Cut Out Shoulders Longline Jumper (£19.99) and the Black Elasticated Side Boots (£29.99) on the New Look website and instores.
How do you go about dressing up light blue denim? Or are you a fan of the more casual look?
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