It feels like forever since I’ve done an outfit post! I’ve got a bit out of the habit for a few reasons, mainly that I’m not a big fan of taking outfit photos outside our house (it’s very overlooked at the front being on a crescent and a green where some of my Brownies live) and because I’ve been a little uninspired by my wardrobe recently. I still own a lot of clothes but I’ve slowly been getting rid of clothes over time and not really stocking back up. Obviously I’ve been buying clothes here and there, but I mostly don’t buy things if I think I can make my own version of them with slight tweaks to suit me better – this is a big plus for me as my larger bust and hips compared to my waist mean that fitting straight off the high street can be tricky. The downside of this though is that I only have so much sewing time – it usually takes a full day of sewing to create something like a dress or jeans, and half a day for a good quality top or skirt. Thus my wardrobe is not getting restocked quite as quickly!
The weather has also been a little up and down in the UK of late so I’ve ended up reaching for the jeans nearly every day. I despise wearing tights in summer so will grab jeans in favour of skirts on days that look a little chillier, but I don’t have that many “nice” tops to create a unique outfit that I like every day.
So when we went away on holiday (which I’ll be talking about soon in upcoming posts!), I packed light – very light for me! I arrived and unpacked my suitcase to discover I had barely anything I wanted to wear!
When we went to Italy, I’d considered over and over buying these capris, in fact, I even wrote about that debate here. I decided that the weather in Austria was most likely to be more on the chilly side, due to being in the mountains, so these trousers had to finally be purchased. And I’m so glad I bought them! I ended up wearing them out for dinner a few evenings and wearing them during the day time in this outfit.
The day I wore this outfit, we took a trip to Salzburg. I’ve been before a few times but always during winter – the statues and fountains are always covered and it’s usually covered in snow, or at least is a bit icy and slushy – so it was lovely to see the city in summer. The day actually ended up being really quite warm in the end, but the outfit was a good compromise, especially because my dad can’t possibly be in a car without air conditioning on!
The capris are really comfortable to wear – they’re a stretch fabric which has plenty of room but fits very well and sucks you in a bit ;D They fasten with an invisible zip at the back and are high waisted.
The rest of the outfit is made of older clothes, aside from the shoes which were a very cheap Primark purchase as a lightweight, covered toe, comfortable holiday shoe. The top is also Primark, from a couple of years ago, which you’ve seen before here, and the denim jacket I bought for holiday last year from York’s Designer Outlet (worn here on my birthday) as I left my old favourite one on the plane a few years before, boo!
Denim Jacket: Animal (at York Designer Outlet) | Striped Bardot Top: Primark | Capri Trousers: Hell Bunny | Plimsolls: Primark