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Good afternoon ladies! Welcome to another (belated) installment of Ways to Wear. I didn't get a chance to post one of these last week, and I decided to spend yesterday afternoon eating and sleeping instead of posting. What a way to see in my 20th year of life ;) Thank you to everyone who sent me a message, Tweet or text yesterday too, reading them all was so overwhelming and extremely sweet of you all ♥

Onto this week's Ways to Wear then. I'm really glad that these have received such amazing feedback - even though Frugal Feb is now over, I'm going to continue with these, mixed in with the odd Wednesday Wants once in a while. If you want to request a certain item to be featured, or have any suggestions, please email or Formspring me, I really want these features to be a little more reader-centred!

This week's item is a slouchy, wide knit jumper/jumper dress. The one I've featured in my looks is the Knitted Cream Slubby Swing Dress from Topshop, but I've seen similar and more affordable versions in New Look, Primark and F+F at Tesco. I'm quite certain that a lot of you will still have a cable knit jumper or jumper dress in your wardrobes from the winter! I'd also like to point out that either a standard length jumper or oversized dress version will both work in this week's installment.


Look One is a laidback yet refined look in my opinion, the jumper or jumper dress can be tucked in to these trousers and left slightly loose, if that makes any sense. The tapered trouser look is still very much "in", and I've noticed almost every store on the High Street jump on the bandwagon with these trousers that have been seen in the likes of Burberry Prorsum, Jaeger and Alexander Wang's collections for a few consecutive seasons. I picked these brick and papaya coloured versions as a nod to the Spring/Summer '11 colours! In particular, H&M, New Look and Toppers all have excellent ranges with varying lengths and colours. I couldn't resist adding this adorable telescope necklace from Wallpaper Rose in to the mix, the brass tones work perfectly on the warm palette of colours and the telescope is also fully functioning! Finally, I finished the look off with these beautiful lace-up wedges from Dixi, which aren't exactly functional, but they'd be perfect against a pair of tapered trousers!


Being at the Look Show really inspired me to create looks inspired by the 70's. Personally, the 70's don't appeal to me, but after having a read about it all for my Uni project, and constantly thinking of W2W ideas, I thought I'd put together a 70's Flair look which is relatively wearable for all. The zany print of these culotte shorts is so sweet and fun, and not too in-your-face as some 70's flared trousers seem to be at the moment! Again I would tuck the jumper in for an understated chic look. This necklace from Diva at Miss Selfridge is really unique and fun, totally fitting in with the 70's vibe, Miss Selfridge almost always run great deals on their website, so I'd totally recommend checking that out before you go in-store.


My final look is one that can be dressed up or down, depending on your personal style. I'd quite happily pair some black tights and killer heels with this on a night out, or wear with tan brogues in the day. Cable knit or wide knit jumpers generally mean you can see the skin underneath the jumper. To combat this, simply pop a pretty patterned vest underneath, so you can see a hint of both the pattern and texture of the jumper, and pop a bright bodycon skirt on to make it all pop a la Marc Jacobs and Burberry! These bodycon skirts cost just £3.99 from H&M, which are bargainous. I often find they stretch, a problem which can be easily fixed by wearing it when wet to shape to your body, although at such a low price, you can easily buy another. They come in a variety of colours, including taupe and navy, in case you're not a lover of pink!

The last look features a necklace and ring from Stolen Thunder boutique, which I came across recently. Stolen Thunder is full of handmade accessories, which are so cute! I know I need the Russian Doll necklace and a few of their rings in my jewellery box immediately (: For 15% off your order, just enter DAISY at checkout and the discount will be applied for you.

Hope you enjoyed this week's installment of Ways to Wear (: Don't forget to send me some requests if you have any! Also, my giveaway is still open and runs until Monday, head over to my post from Sunday to be in with a chance of winning a gorgeous little floral playsuit.

34 comments

  1. All these outfits are really lovley, I like what you have picked out! :)

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  2. I love these posts, I look forward to them, you've outdone yourself again. Lovely, hope you had a wonderful birthday xxxx

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  3. I really really love this feature, i seriously love the jumper. Happy belated birthday!
    XXX

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  4. Love slouchy knit jumpers!! They're so cute and really versatile - the looks you put together are lovely :)
    Also, do you have any advice on dealing with nasty anonymous comments? We've been having some lately and we don't really know what else to do, thank you, great post <3

    Love Ellen
    xx

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  5. Kate: Thanks sweet!

    Gem: Thank you Gem (: If anything, I just find these really relaxing to put together, definitely the kind of thing I want to get into after Uni and all! My birthday was really lovely thanks sweet. xxxx

    Meghan: Awh thank you! I saw a similar version of the jumper that I've featured, for half the price but in New Look, and I can't seem to find it online at all aha! x

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  6. Ellen: Thank you honey <3 Going to pop over and comment your post now, anons are horrible! xxx

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  7. lovely post michelle. you seriously are such a good blogger! those newlook boots remind me of the riverisland shoes that i didnt buy and then regretted :( xx

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  8. Thank you so much <3 We really appreciate it and I think we may end up changing our security settings :) anons just seem to target you out of the blue!

    Love Ellen
    xx

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  9. Oh, these are all gorgeous! I think I like #2 the most - it'll be gorgeous for Spring :)
    xxx

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  10. I love all of these but I think look three is my fave :) Probably because of the pink...
    Nice choices x

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  11. this was a great post, i have some pieces similar to look one- i recently posted about tapered trousers, so am totally going to have to create an outfit inspired by this, thankyou so much!
    amy,x

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  12. Amazing selection of ways to wear slouchy knit jumpers! Lovely post! xx

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  13. I love the last outfit so much! I hope you keep doing this feature, I love it! x

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  14. Beautiful jumper, love how you styled it!
    xx

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  15. I love this feature Mish! It really helps me. Do you think you could do some holiday-esque pieces at some point too? I'm already making my summer hol wishlist ;) Your first two way to wear posts helped me greatly with it! I love those paper-bag waist trousers. I'm not sure if they'd suit me though :/ Glad you had a good birthday beautiful xxx

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  16. oh those little asos cullote shorts are so so lovely! damn you michelle for tempting me with new clothes haha

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  17. I love these posts. I think Look Two is my favourite; purely for that fab hat and cutie booties!

    Rosie x

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  18. Lucy: Aah thank you sweet (: I really like the NL ones, I saw someone wear them at Uni and look so nice! xx

    Ellen: You're welcome lovely! I've had Anons disabled for months now, I feel like the people who read and comment on my blog would show their name because it's a bit of a community on here at the moment! xxx

    Alex: Thanks Alex! <3 I like #2 as well, I've become addicted to shorts recently, and really want to tackle this hat trend soon! xxx

    Leanne: I thought you would! I want the daisy top, matches my blog and all that ;)

    Amy: Thanks lovely! Oh I would love to see that, I'm writing a post about tapered trousers next week so you'll have to leave me a link to link back to! x

    Courtney: Thanks sweet, loved your outfit post today! xx

    Hayley: Thank you, I really like the contrast between the pink and cream colour (: I'm going to be keeping these relatively regular because they seem to be so popular! xx

    Glamour Rouge: (:

    ScienceGeek: Thanks lovely! xx

    Bee: I'm so glad they help people out (: Oooh of course I can, shall be getting that done for you soon. I'm so jealous of your Corfu holiday, I don't think I'm going abroad at all this year so I can plan looks vicariously through you ;) Thank you gorgeous, had such a nice day and evening with the pals! xxxx

    Helen: They're adorable aren't they?! The print is so quirky and cute! I have a sneaky suspicion that you could find similar ones in charity shops though y'know... ;)

    Rosie: Thanks lovely! I really want to wear hats this season, must gather up the courage to soon! x

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  19. Love this post!

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  20. i adore these posts! they're so helpful and the clothes you pick are just so lovely; i have the pants from the first look so i might try it out! glad to hear you had a good birthday, love x

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  21. The first look is so lovely, I want both the trousers. Thanks for the tip on wearing the H&M tube skirts wet to sort out the stretcheness.x

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  22. such a gorgeous hat! all of these are so cool. X

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  23. Sarah: Thanks Sarah ^_^

    Hannah: Thank you! I'm gradually trying to add DIY elements and things in but I seem to have so much to say hahaha! (:

    Jess: Thanks sweet! No problem, its a tip that helps me a lot, works for jeans as well!

    Soph: I know right! Thanks lovely (: x

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  24. The outfits are lovely! And that skirt is so cheap! Must get one on Saturday! Thanks for the lovely post :)

    X

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  25. All of these outfits look spectacular. You put so much work into this post and it looks great :) I'd probably wear outfit umber 1 first, the shoes are killer.

    M.

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  26. The outfits are lovely; I'm most drawn to the last one (I love floral and pink)!

    I just wanted to say that I want to follow you just because of the wonderful blogging tips and tricks you shared here! You made a lot of good points and I can tell you have great online etiquette :)

    I look forward to more of your lovely posts!

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  27. I love the way you style things, Michelle!!

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  28. i particularly love all the jewellery in this post, its sooo cute, especially the wooden styles. i found this really helpful, baggy knitwear is so lush but can be the most unflattering thing ever, so thanks!

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  29. trust you to use one of the things ive been lusting after for weeks, seeing it styled in three different ways now makes me want it even more! great post chick :) xo

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  30. Ah stolen thunder fired me an email yesterday. that's awesome :D Maybe i'll use your code when ordering something ;) I want the girl skipping necklace! it's awesome

    Loving this feature hun! Even more so than your wishlists as it's pretty much a wishlist for me anyway.. You've made me crave this slouchy knit.. the length is perfect.

    And now i'm off to enter your giveaway :) xx

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  31. I love these posts! for someone clueless like me they really help. I'm a nightmare for buying a top I really like and then not knowing what to wear it with! xx

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  32. Aww I actually bought this dress at the start of the week! I'm stocking up on winter woolies, moving to Melbourne so im going from winter to winter! but i love that you picked this, has definately opened my eyes to new ways of styling it, very helpful!
    Happy belated birthday too xx

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  33. Chuui: Thanks sweet! Mm I know, it would silly to miss out on, I'm always wearing bodycon skirts (: x

    Monica: Awh thanks lovely! The shoes are just beautiful aren't they?! x

    Jane: Thanks hun! I'm glad you enjoyed that page, I had so many questions relating to 'How do I improve my blog?' and I don't feel like I'm qualified to answer that question at all, so I shared some simple points. (:

    Lauren: Thank you sweetpea! <3

    Lucy: Thank you! I tried to pick pieces that would cinch you in but still have that loose fit look about it (:

    Emma: Haha go and buy, Emma ;) I would be an amazing salesperson, I'm such an enabler!

    Abby: Their pieces are so cute, I'm going to go bankrupt soon! I really want their wooden birdcage necklace and a few rings. Thanks hun, still dithering between keeping this and occasional wishlists, or scrapping regular wishlists altogether haha! xxxx

    Steph: I'm really glad they help hun! I'm forever thinking of ways to style certain garments, so this feature was inevitable to be honest! xx

    Ash: Haha did you?! Ooh that's such a huge move, good luck with it all lovely <3

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