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Collegiate Ingenuity

By Whattowearfor @whattowearfor

I am super-chuffed with today’s outfit. Some days you just have a stroke of fashion genius and the result is something quite special. Let me explain.

A few months back I bought a cute superdry t-shirt dress with blue and white stripes. Nothing overly fancy, but the intention was for it to become my summer staple when the warm weather arrived. Fast forward to yesterday and there it still hung, tag attached as I sat waiting impatiently for the heatwave to get here.

At the same time, I was sorting through some of my jackets (packing away the thick wintry coats etc) and I stumbled across an old linen blazer I bought literally when I was about 16 (I’m now 22). I hadn’t worn it in ages, partly because the sleeves were a little on the short side, but recently I’d been noticing stores were selling jackets with rolled up sleeves so I decided to give it a go with this one, in an attempt to revive it and bring it into 2012. It worked a treat, and I was feeling pretty smug with myself – especially given that I’d made a mental note to start wearing blazers again!

And then it hit me…BOOM! Why not put the two together? So thats exactly what I did. Take a look.

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What do you think? I think its very collegiate – laid-back but not too casual. I opted for fail-safe black opaque tights – an absolute wardrobe essential, especially considering this awful weather – and that same old belt you’ll see cropping up again and again as it’s just one of those that works with everything. Lastly, I wore my Primark tan bow pumps, which I pretty much live in for work.

I am so pleased I finally got to wear my dress and my blazer (again). Overall, a huge success wouldn’t you agree?

Collegiate Ingenuity

P.S. As an added bonus for you, I’ve decided to include a song/video etc of the day at the end of each post. Today’s choice is The Strokes – Juicebox, which was playing on the radio on my drive home from work. Love this song -huge fan of The Strokes.


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