So if anyone follows me on Instagram you would know that a couple of weeks ago I took a special trip to McArthurGlen Designer outlet in Cheshire Oaks! The company wanted me to work on their seasonal campaign called 'Denim The Icons'. It's literally just a time to flaunt your denim, especially when the weather is getting cooler and denim is massively used in our autumnal wardrobe. I had the challenge to pick 2 denim items of my choice, and style them up in 5 different ways. Cheshire Oaks has a massive selection of stores that specialise in denim such as Superdry, Diesel, and G Star Raw but in the end I bought both my items from the one and only Levis! I picked a pair of boyfriend fitted jeans and a kimono style denim jacket. I knew the jacket would be harder to style, but I was up for the challenge. I didn't want to buy 2 pairs of jeans, or just a denim shirt. I'm a huge jacket lover so I looked forward to styling it! Here are my looks below!
Shoes // Miss Selfridge
Bag // River Island
Culottess // Topshop
Coat // Asos
Top // Boohoo
Bag // Zara
This outfit is gorgeous! It's cosy but glamorous! The jeans go lovely with all the dark colours and I would happily wear this look to something like Winter Wonderland coming up (if you haven't been to Winter Wonderland yet, you MUST GO) The outfit is comfy for ice skating, and will also keep me very warm. I think you could also get away with this look whilst doing your Christmas shopping, or for a casual meal out!
Okay so overall I think I'm happy with all my looks. This literally took a whole afternoon to plan and photograph all of these (with thanks to Mum the photographer ha!). I massively enjoyed the challenge though. I was getting stressed with the kimono jacket, purely because the sleeves made some of my planned outfits look unflattering? I attempted to layer the jacket with a fur gilet on top and that was literally a massive fail! But it's one of those items where if you find the right clothes to go with it, then it looks especially lovely and unique at the same time! As you can see it's perfectly capable to dress the jacket to make it look girly or more boyish style.
I kind of wished I layered my outfits more with the jeans? Like tying a shirt around the waist, or adding a belt perhaps? I didn't have a belt wide enough for the loops so I felt more comfortable just covering up the waistband since they were a tad loose on the waist. I'm happy that I did wear the jeans with knee length boots, just because I think people do forget that they can be worn with this style of footwear! If it was me, I would automatically have put all my cropped summer jeans back in their storage boxes for winter, but if you like the colour of the denim, then why not!? Who is going to know eh? ^^
I hope I passed the challenge! Even though I don't get graded ha! I just hope all you lot like these outfits. It makes you realise how we can sometimes take our denim for granted. They really are literally one of the most important items in our wardrobes for helping make an outfit look stylish and individual!
Massive thank you to Hayley and Jennifer from McArthurGlen who made this experience happen! It was a lovely day out for me and my boyfriend and would love to go back to Cheshire Oaks in the near future! Especially since there is an Ed's Diner there!
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