At this time of year dressing smartly can feel like a bit of a challenge. Getting the smart-casual balance that is normally solved with jeans a nice top in summer isn’t quite so easily achieved. Step in the statement knit. Well made in luxurious wools and unusual shapes or patterns or sleek and classic, knitwear and denim can be the perfect outfit for almost any occasion on the casual to smart casual scale.
Today I was speaking at a conference where I was going to be talking to academics with more qualifications and life experience than me. I didn’t want to dress in business attire as it was a weekend conference, but I didn’t want to go so casually that it effected my confidence.
In the end I went for my new jumper from French Connection at ASOS, black skinny jeans and my DKNY tote bag. I kept my makeup natural on the skin with a slightly smoky brown eye and peachy nude lip. I also wore my aviator jacket for getting between train and venue because the weather has turned pretty blummin cold!
I hope you like the look!