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Thursday, 31 August 2017

Sweatshirts & Pencil Skirts | Alternative to Jeans

Sweatshirt & Pencil Skirt | Alternative to Jeans | Fake Fabulous

Jeans are a wardrobe staple that many of us couldn't live without!
They have been around (for what feels like) forever, and are not going anywhere anytime soon.
I could happily wear jeans for almost any occasion.
In fact (if I had to) I could wear a pair everyday!

But, what if you're a bit fed up with your denims?
What if you feel like mixing things up a little?
How can you keep the casual look without reaching for your trusty jeans?

Sweatshirt & Pencil Skirt | Alternative to Jeans | Fake Fabulous

Today, I wanted a comfortable casual vibe, but with a little extra personality.

A vintage pencil skirt was the answer!
Pencil skirts can be a great alternative to jeans, especially skinny jeans.

A pencil skirt will give you that slim fitting shape to balance looser tops (not that mine is very baggy today!) but also add a little something different.
Especially if the skirt has a pattern.
A touch of quirkiness, and fun.

Not to forget, a pencil skirt is super-feminine too!

Sweatshirt & Pencil Skirt | Alternative to Jeans | Fake Fabulous

This vintage pencil skirt is a firm favourite of mine.
The quality is superb, and this beauty has been worn MANY times.
I love it!

{See it HERE, HERE and HERE}

Today I wanted to wear it with a fun sweatshirt, and gutties.

{Gutty = A flat plimsoll-style shoe, like a Superga or Converse}

This kind of outfit requires zero accessorising and is practical for a busy day of running around.
Adding a red lip, and simple studs, was all I needed to do to finish off the look.

Do you often wear jeans?
Have you tried a pencil skirt in a casual outfit?
What would you chose as an alternative to your denims?

Please let me know in the comments.
I love hearing your opinion!
XXX

SWEATSHIRT: Redoute
SKIRT: Vintage Windsmoor... this one looks nice.
SHOES: Guess... these are cool.
BAG: Clarks... similar.


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8 comments

  1. I thought that the pencil skirts are the most adorable and the most feminine and elegant.
    You are superb in pencil skirt

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  2. I love this outfit! Your sweatshirt is so cute! I love the cobalt blue colour and the red lips match your skirt so well. So cute! XXX

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  3. You looks so cute! The sweaters is so pretty,I wish to get one!

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  4. You are just too darn cute Samantha!!! Actually you're the exactly perfect amount!!! I think sometimes an outfit like this comes about in an eclectic, comfy and relaxed moment of petite rebellion. Yikes! That probably doesn't make sense to anyone but me! (?)

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  5. Simply adorable. You always hit the mark. The sweatshirt is so cute and unique - like you.

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  6. I have to confess to not having own a pair of denims for years and I don't miss them, there's far to many other fabulous things to wear and I'll be glad when the ripped jeans fashion disappears again. I didn't like it the first time round haha

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  7. So many people are wearing their jeans almost everyday!, I admire that kind of neat style, jeans, a striped t-shirt, a blazer. Very appealing!. But it's not my cup of tea anymore!. I barely have a pair of jeans!
    I love your own 'comfy&cool' style, love that vintage skirt, love your 'gutties' and love that pullover. You created something really comfortable, but not boring!
    besos

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