If I was only allowed to wear one outfit for the rest of my life, this would be it. As soon as it’s dirty, I’ll throw it in the wash and wear it again as soon as possible.
So when my family decided to take a trip to St. Andrews, to visit the university my sister got a place to study at, this was the outfit I had to wear.
If you’ve never been to St. Andrews before, it is a beautiful town in Scotland. It is a small place but there is plenty to do (aquarium, beach, castle, cathedral, botanical gardens, great restaurants and bars to name a few) and caters well for students. While I was here, I took the opportunity to catch up with an old friend who studies here over tea and cakes. We went to the Old Course Museum cafe and it was lovely.
But that is enough about St. Andrews. Let’s talk about fashion.
So here is my go-to outfit. I will wear this for any occasion – from food shopping to going out for drinks with friends. I find it very versatile.
ASOS Roll Neck Long Sleeved Body – £18. This is probably my favourite part of the whole outfit, even though it is hard to see in this photo. I am obsessed with roll/turtle/high neck tops. I own so many but I find this one is very flattering. It is skin tight so gives you a lovely, feminine shape and is true to size. The neck is tight and that’s no exaggeration. This nearly made me send it back but with a little perseverance – I’d also advice putting this on before make up – it is perfect for wearing with skirts and jeans as you will have no lumps and bumps of material. Also say goodbye to having to keep tucking your top in whenever you stand up. I wish I had these in several colours.
Topshop Boucle A-Line Skirt – £26. Over Winter, all I wore was black skinny jeans but recently I’ve been starting to venture into skirts again. Because I wear a skirt to work, it’s so easy to just slip on a skirt and t-shirt after work to lounge about in. This particular skirt is high-waisted and along with being A-line helps show off your slim waist and flares out over your stomach, which after all the food I consumed while I was here was beneficial! I purchased a size 6 which is my usual sizing and it fits perfectly which is a nice change as I tend to find skirts are too big for me in the waist and too small over my bum.
Black Leather-look Faux Fur Biker Jacket – £40, currently. This lovely piece is a staple every girl needs. The gold hardware is a win for me as I rarely wear anything else so goes with all my jewellery and bags. The faux fur collar is also detachable for those times when you want to make your biker ‘more biker’. I chose to go for a size 8, which is a size up but I think this works well because it will be layered over other articles of clothing. If like me you are petite, you may find that the sleeves cover your hands – but honestly, I prefer this as my hands are always cold.
Black Buckle Strap Block Heel Ankle Boots – £15. These are not the exact boots I am wearing but the only difference is that these have a soft finish and are roughly £10 cheaper! These give me a great amount of height and with the thick block heel, I feel comfortable to pop these on for a long day of shopping or a walk around town. The cute gold buckle on the side of each shoe and the gold plate at the back of the heel really finish these off and separate them from other black heeled boots out there. I think it gives the boot a more expensive feel.
Finally I want to talk about my bag. I’ve had this beauty for a few months now and it is exactly what I’ve been looking for.
Karl Lagerfeld Handbag – £220. This bag is a cross body bag that also has a gold chain handle for handheld use. It is the perfect size so stop you from carrying around everything you own but still holds everything you will need – phone, purse, couple make up items, hair brush. This is the main reason I bought this bag. Once again, it has gold hardware, which is right up my street. I plan on doing a What’s In My Bag so I won’t go into much more detail but just know this has been worth splashing out on.
Do you have an outfit that you cannot stop wearing? Would you like to see a What’s in My Bag post? I’d love to know.
Also, to all you students out there – a reminder that all the shops mentioned are featured on UniDays. Don’t forget to get that discount!