Back To School Outfit Planning

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Gone are the days of lounging in my pjs and tracksuit bottoms (and binge-watching the vampire diaries) as it's back to school time once again so with that in mind I decided to put together a little school outfit planning post. It officially feels like Autumn now so I've been browsing the online clothes shops with coats, boots, scarves, etc on my mind and I'm finding myself lusting after EVERYTHING. The weather has changed drastically over the last few days here in Ireland so it's now time to add some wintery bits to the wardrobe. My wish list is as long as my arm so I thought I could do a little wish list post but in the end, I decided to go against the traditional wish list style posts and I thought I'd style each item that I'm lusting after... I thought it was a good idea until I ended up adding the extra bits to my wish list as well... Oops *insert see-no-evil monkey emoji*  I'm in a very splurgy mood this evening and writing this post has not helped so I may have to make a cheeky little purchase. Uh-oh...

School outfit ideas

Wish list item - Plimsolls

I fell in love with these metallic plimsolls the second I laid eyes on them and I knew immediately that they would look fab with white jeans. I wasn't really sure what colour top to go for but when I came across this light pink polka dot top on Zara's website, I knew straight away that it would suit this outfit perfectly. When it comes to accessories for school I like to keep it simple with a watch and maybe a dainty necklace or my Alex & Ani bracelets which you can see in my last outfit post. So with that in mind, I chose this cute little rose gold watch from Oasis to go with the outfit. The dream is to one day own a rose gold Michael Kors watch but until then I'll have to try to find a nice high street one and this is definitely a good option. Onto the wishlist it goes!

How to style a faux fur gilet

Wish list item - Faux fur gilet

A faux fur gilet is one of my favourite things to wear in Autumn/Winter. I actually have a brown one that I can not wait to take out and start wearing but I really want to get my hands on a black one as well as I think it will go with a lot more things in my wardrobe and this one from Topshop couldn't be more perfect. If only I could afford it - A girl can dream, can't she? If you follow me on Pinterest then you'll have seen that I've become autumn/winter fashion obsessed as I've been pinning lots of style pics to my fashion board and the faux fur gilet has popped up on more than one occasion. Obsessed, I tell ya!
I decided to go in a monochrome direction for outfit number 2 by pairing the gilet with this polka dot dress and some white pumps from oasis which are on sale for €19 down from €31. Hello Bargain! I'd snap these up in a heartbeat but I'm just not sure if they'd be comfy and I've made it a goal to not buy uncomfortable shoes anymore - Some shoes are just too pretty to not buy!!

A casual winter outfit

Wish list item - Grey coat

So originally I had my eye on this gorgeous coat from Zara but when I was putting this outfit together, I spotted this slogan tee from River Island and I instantly fell in love with it. It's calling my name, how can I resist? But back to the coat and oh my goodness, how beautiful is this? I'm genuinely lost for words! It's just the perfect winter coat but sadly I can't afford it at the moment so hopefully, it'll still be there in a few weeks. Fingers crossed!
For this outfit, I chose a really laid back, casual outfit. There's nothing I love more than a good jeans and converse combo so that's exactly what I went for with this look. I also added the draped chain necklace from River Island just to add a little somethin' somethin' to the outfit but I also think layering a few necklaces would look lovely too.

So there we have it, some of my back to school ideas/ autumn fashion wish list. If you're back in school/college then I hope it's going well for you so far and good luck with the year ahead!

Which is your favourite look? And what's on your wish list at the moment? 

Cliona xx


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    1. It's fab, isn't it? I might have to pop it onto the wish list ;-) x

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    1. Ah so glad you like it! Thanks for reading xx

  3. Ooh I love that first outfit! What a beautiful watch! xx Sophie/

    1. I'm really glad you like it! I know, so beautiful isn't it? I'm very tempted to purchase it ;-) x


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