|Jacket: £5, Primark (old). Jumper: £280, Bella Freud (borrowed for this shoot).Sunglasses: £28 in the sale, Le Specs at Very Exclusive. Bracelets: black, £90, Astley Clarke, gold: £95, Astley Clarke. Photographs: Christopher O'Donnell|
Although my blog is about living on a budget, most of you know I like to invest from time to time. And I think the key to looking chic and having a wardrobe you love is investing in wardrobe lifters. Nothing sums up my style more than pairing something mid price with a real frugal piece - case in point a Bella Freud iconic sweater (this one was borrowed for the shoot) with a Primark jacket. They both compliment each other, the jacket adding a modern boho take to a more classic knit and the jumper bringing a classy edge to an otherwise cheap jacket.
Mixing textures is a real favourite of mine at the moment: tassels, leather, fringes - you name it, I love it. And layering it all together just seems to work where I often would've gone for more of a minimal approach. Well, it's summer after all I suppose (although it felt very far away whilst shooting this inbetween rainstorms).
These sandals have also been the surprise hit of the summer - they're so comfortable I have practically lived in them so far, and for £16, you can't really go wrong.
|Jacket: £5, Primark (old). Jumper: £280, Bella Freud (borrowed for this shoot). Bracelets: black, £90, Astley Clarke, gold: £95, Astley Clarke|