Sunday, 19 October 2014

Burgandy Life

Floppy Madness

Floppy Madness by hayleighjm featuring a red purse

I wanted to create an outfit which incorporated the use of a floppy hat, something which I would love to, but unfortunately find it very difficult to wear. As i have most likely mentioned before the colour I adore for winter and autumn is dark red and burgundy. I think that this outfit allows you to add a 'statement' colour without being the centre of attention, I love how burgundy works as a transition colour from say black to a lighter colour, maybe cream. It means that you can work in colours without too many harsh contrasts, something I know is off-putting for many people's styles .
As i love to wear black i sometimes find that the sudden entrance of opposite colours such as a bright statement colour or white can be a little daunting if you are not in the mood for it.
I think that this look is perfect for the average autumn day, and would also work well in the more colder months layered with an extra jumper for that well needed extra body heat.
As for the top half of this outfit, I left it blank as I feel that this is the area of the outfit where you would bring in your own style element. For example, off the top of my head I would think to pair it with a black polo neck or a black sheer shirt, whereas you may wish to go down the crisp white shirt route, or match it with your favourite cosy jumper. Either way i think that this outfit can be worked into any wardrobe.
When it comes to the shoes I went for a simple and trusty pair of combat boots - a staple for the winter months in my opinion. Chelsea boots would work well also with this or heels for a meal out, however a flat shoe is always a good choice for a day out in town or a shopping trip as the struggle is very much real when it comes to sore feet in the name of style.
The fingerless gloves I think were just a more quirky element I thought would work well with the finished look, the fingerless side of it allows for a more casual feel. I wanted to continue the colour scheme with the bag, which I think is an excellent purchase and very good value for money if you are wanting an autumnal colour in your outfits without buying and committing to a bigger wardrobe addition such as the coat.

I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know what you think and stay tuned for some fabulous photos from my recent outfit shoot! 
Love, 
H x
Coat
blackfive.com


H&M high waisted jeans
$40 - hm.com


Wanted military boots
shopakira.com


H M red purse
$48 - hm.com


Warehouse floppy hat
$40 - warehouse.co.uk


River Island leather glove
$35 - riverisland.com

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