As you may already know, last week I spent a few days in Copenhagen for Fashion Week. It was amazing!! It was the first ever Scandinavian fashion week I had been too, and I went along with my number on Scandi-loving lady, Lindsey from Ropes of Holland. We are both lovers of a minimal look, so being able to see the incredible designers resident in Copenhagen was incredible. I am going to talk about Copenhagen Fashion Week a little more generally later on this week, because for now I want to talk through how I decided on my looks. Whenever I plan my fashion week looks I always think of it as going for a really fancy day out. It's going to be a long day, so you have to be comfortable, but you also want to wear the best clothes you have in your wardrobe. It will come as no surprise to anyone when I say that I feel my most confident in jeans, hence them being such a huge part of my wardrobe. But I wanted to force myself to step away from the jeans so I didn't end up with the same sort of look I always go for. This proved to be quite the challenge!!
It definitely made me realise how important it is to force yourself out of your comfort zone a little bit from time to time - because I find myself feeling so dependant on wearing jeans to feel good in an outfit. So, with my self inflicted denim ban, I planned out two looks. Do you guys remember a while back when I tried out a little bit of print clashing?? Well, I figured fashion week was the best place to give that a go again! I had ordered this incredible blazer online earlier in the week (expect to see a lot of this, because I really love it) and knew I wanted to wear that. I always feel good in blazers so it was a good starting point. I then remembered I had these Massimo Dutti trousers lurking in the back of my wardrobe somewhere. I figured the checked print would make for a sort of cohesive clash (that's one heck of a juxtaposition), and it would keep the colour palette pretty neutral and therefore make me more comfortable too. As it was rather freezing in Copenhagen some layers were essential - hence the two jumpers, and I also have thermal tights on under here! Finally, the shoe choice was a no brainer - some of my current favourites that I can easily walk all day in.
I am a little on the fence with how I feel about this outfit. At points I really liked it, especially the fact it was essentially just like wearing a suit which I always feel nice in. And the blazer is 100% a complete winner than I plan on wearing for London Fashion Week too (possible with my red knee high boots, what do you think?). But also at other points I felt a little uncomfortable and just wished I had put my jeans on like usual!! Anyway, I would love to know what you all think? I am sure you will all love this blazer, but I am not so sure what you will think about the whole outfit! It's a definitely a step out of my comfort zone, but since I have got back home I have firmly returned to the denim!