Fabulous Fabrics

Growing up around fashion and designing has really helped me when it comes to shopping. Especially when shopping for clothing that’s actually going to last, rather than poor fabric that almost disintegrates in water. I have my favourite high street stores, and sometimes you find one off pieces that are just perfection, but I’ve really learnt that the fabric makes an outfit, not the look. I absolutely adore the fabric used in this top from Next. Not only is it thick, making it an excellent new addition to my autumn wardrobe, it’s also really strong and comfortable for me to wear. I like the rolled up sleeves and the laid back style to the top, but I was first drawn to the unique knitted fabric that causes this top to stand out. I love that it has white highlights, I think it really brightens to top rather than using black which would make the overall colour and tone appear much darker. The 3/4 length shirt is really easy to style because it brings out one of my favourite colours for autumn and is somehow simple and complex at the same time. For a super casual look, I can pair it with darker jeans and turn the top into the staple piece, or even use it for an outfit full of layers and place it at the bottom as the base piece. The static-like fabric drew me immediately and it’s an awesome new item to add to my ever-growing collection!

Top – Next

Jeans – Topshop

Shoes – Brantano

Bag – gift