|Leather jacket: £295, Jigsaw. Denim frayed hem top: £17.99, New Look. Denim A-Line skirt: £19.99, New Look. Flats: Jimmy Choo (sold out but buy very similar from Boden here). 'Bixby' bicycle: Shinola|
|Denim frayed hem top: £17.99, New Look. Denim A-Line skirt: £19.99, New Look. 'Bixby' bicycle: Shinola|
When New Look asked me to 'Road-test' their new denim range, I knew I wanted to show something a little different to the classic skinny ripped jeans (which obviously they sell here, as well). I've been wearing a lot more denim pieces outside of the classic jean realm - A-Line skirts, culottes, dungarees...so thought I'd show you the new denim range with a slightly different angle.
I'm not sure I'll ever get bored of dungarees - one piece that instantly makes you feel cool and pulled together. Wear with a pair of kick-ass heels to feel a bit more grown-up (I often wear with trainers which I love, but never feel 'polished').
|Top: New Look (old). Denim dungarees: £26.99, New Look. Sandals: Jimmy Choo (old)|
And double denim? Who cares - denim is having such a moment I don't think I'd even look out of place with a denim jacket thrown over my shoulders, as well (but I stuck to leather, for my sanity). I think the fact that they're different grains of denim actually works better so the look isn't too matchy matchy.
Now, I don't know what possessed me to borrow a bike for this post, maybe it was because it was so pretty...who am I kidding, that was the exact reason. Short skirt and a bike? A recipe for disaster, really. But we had fun riding round the park anyway, it has been a while since I have ridden a bike around the city and it is such a nice way to see things. I always hire a bike in Amsterdam and Berlin - but never in my own city, perhaps because I'm always in a rush and the tube seems the more sane option with our traffic congestion. Sadly, I had to take the bike back before the store closed - so until next time!
|'Bixby' bicycle: Shinola. Leather bag: £75, The Cambridge Satchel Company|
|Denim frayed hem top: £17.99, New Look. Denim A-Line skirt: £19.99, New Look. Flats: Jimmy Choo (sold out but buy very similar from Boden here). 'Bixby' bicycle: Shinola. All photos by Christopher O'Donnell using the Olympus Pen E-PL7.|
This post was made in collaboration with New Look (which means I sadly had to send the top, dungarees and bicycle back!).