Hand-made style | My favourite February outfits

Hand-made style | My favourite February outfits

You might be expecting a Wardrobe Count post, but I must plead Mea Culpa. I’ve been a bad blogger and counter in February (and most of January, to be honest). I was away for most of January on my wonderful Costa Rican adventure and I really stopped recording, but I did not get back on the wagon properly in February either. Bad Alex, no cookies!

However, I have continued to wear me-made outfits and had just as much fun getting creative with my wardrobe options. So I want to share a few of my favourite combinations from the month of February and I hope that even if I’m not entertaining you with geeky figures, I am still providing inspiration for your own handmade style choices.

Look 1

I’m so glad that this outfit made its way from the mending pile, where it’s been sat for months and months (since 2017 even). You might remember I am a fan of jumpsuits, with at least 5 versions of different patterns in my wardrobe. This particular one is one of the most comfortable and everyday-ready garments and I have not worn it for waaay too long. Time to remedy that.

It’s a great item to pair with a jacket during warmer weather, but it gets really complicated in the winter. The jumpsuit is too long to wear with my normal coat, and I don’t have too many cropped jackets that are warm enough.

What I do have is a cropped jacket that also has cropped sleeves. This, in conjunction with the 3/4 sleeves

Brick red jersey jumpsuit outfit, worn with a metallic wide belt and suede medium heel boots

I’m wearing:

WIDE-LEG JUMPSUIT – me-made | RTW JACKET – old | INFINITY SCARF – me-made | KNEE-LENGHT SUEDE BOOTS – *Marks & Spencer (old) | LEATHER TOTE BAC – – *Marks & Spencer (old) | GLOVES – – *Marks & Spencer (old)

Look 2

This is one of my go-to looks for casual Friday at work. This time, I wanted to jazz it up a bit for after-work fun with a scarf and my favourite heels, these wooden platform boots.

Oversized saffron jumper with metallic thread paired with skinny jeans, wooden platforms and a black scarf
Oversized saffron jumper with metallic thread paired with skinny jeans, wooden platforms and a black scarf
Oversized saffron jumper with metallic thread paired with skinny jeans, wooden platforms and a black scarf
Oversized saffron jumper with metallic thread paired with skinny jeans, wooden platforms and a black scarf

I’m wearing:

OVERSIZED JUMPER – me-made | SKINNY JEANS – *Marks & Spencer old | PLATFORM BOOTS – Zara (old) | SCARF – RTW old | EARRINGS *Marks & Spencer old

Look 3

Let me introduce you to Alex channelling the well-beloved style icon that is Audrey Hepburn. This is perhaps one of the most 50s silhouettes I tend to wear, but I just could not resist the combination of the cropped jacket and the pleated midi skirt, that is one of my most worn items to date. Add the elbow length gloves, and I feel like a bit of a time traveller. And to make it even more Parisian, I’m wearing what used to be my signature accessory, the beret!

I’m wearing:

RTW JACKET – old | MIDI PLEATED SKIRT – me-made | KNEE-LENGHT SUEDE BOOTS – *Marks & Spencer (old) | KNIT TURTLENECK RTW old | INFINITY SCARF – me-made | WOOL BERET – H&M old

Look 4

Probably one of the least fashionable looks I have ever posted on the blog, but I really wanted to share these simple jogger trousers that will probably never make it into a post of its own. They are made with the oldest fabric I have ever worked with. It’s a piece of cotton flannel that my mon got when I was born. It had a twee flowery print that I ended up overdyeing. I suspect there must have been some polyester in the mix, as the black dye ended this blue-ish/grey-ish colour. I really love it, though the fabric is not the best quality and there are some fit issues. That did not stop me wearing them almost every day in Costa Rica, they are such a comfortable every day wear, plus zipped pockets are super useful when travelling. I also love the combo between the grey and the red ribbing at the cuffs and waistband. The pattern is from a Burda Magazine.

Grey joggers with red cuffs, worn with red t-shirt, denim cropped jacket and metallic grey trainers
Grey joggers with red cuffs, worn with red t-shirt, denim cropped jacket and metallic grey trainers
Grey joggers with red cuffs, worn with red t-shirt, denim cropped jacket and metallic grey trainers

I’m wearing:

WOVEN JOGGERS – me-made | CROPPED JACKET – New Look old | T-SHIRT – H&M old| SPARKLY TRAINERS – *Marks & Spencer old

Bonus looks

I also wanted to share with you my contribution to Elizabeth Made This Day & Night Challenge. I was asked to be part of the blogger team this year and I really wanted to take part because it had a new twist. Instead of making two dresses for a day and night look, we had to choose one dress and style it in two different ways. There is a really long story about the dress and how I came up with the outfits on Elizabeth’s blog.

Day look

I’m wearing:

OPEN BACK DRESS – Me-made | VISCOSE JERSEY TURTLENECK – Me-made | BIKER JACKET – me-made | PLATFORM BOOTS – Zara (old)

Night look

I’m wearing:

OPEN BACK DRESS – Me-made | UNSTRUCTURED WOOL COAT – me-made | STILETTO HEELS – Dune old

And that’s it for February, in this post and in general. I am planning to start counting properly again, so really looking forward to coming back with more geekery towards the end of March!

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1 Comment

  1. 1 March 2019 / 2:47 PM

    You look so lovely and fashionable all the time Alex and I really appreciate you sharing your thoughts behind the style and all this inspiration for our Pinterest Boards 🙂 Thank you for taking the time and effort to publish these style posts 😉

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