Sunday, 13 November 2011

Outfit | Black Shearling Biker







(Vintage Espirt tee, Topshop shearling jacket, Alexander Wang kitted trousers, Jack Purcell X Converse sneakers, Proenza Schouler PS1, Primark ring)

Finally got the Alexander Wang kitted pants to go with something. 

They were the new addition to my pants shelf about... 11 months ago. And for those 11 months I have been trying to think of a way to wear them. It's quite ridiculous it took me this long. I kept on trying to force them to go with some sort of ankle boot, but each time they clashed horrendously. This morning was especially frosty so I gave Wang another go and paired it with Jacket Purcell Converse. The result, a match in heaven. These converses, I SWEAR, go with everything and anything, hence why they look so beaten and worn down and seem to be on the final leg of their wearability. I already have back-ups in case these ones break down on me.

I know I am going to offend many people right now but... I just have to say it. I don't like the bog standard converses. The design is great, its classic and my favourite pair of shoes take inspiration from it BUT it's just too... common. Yeah that's my problem... I don't really want to stroll down Oxford St and see 472369 people in 10 seconds wearing the same shoe as me! It would feel like I'm conforming to some sort of unofficial rule of street-wear. I love my sneakers because they're of the same species of shoe but they have a whole other thing going on with them. Jack Purcells have a leather body (that bit where its black is made of leather), and that line at the toe cap, I LOVE IT, it's a simple change to the original converse but it makes a HUGE difference, somehow it makes the shoe really HOT! 

So what do you think? 
Converses... HOT or NOT?
OR are Jack Purcells the best :D ?

(Photos: Own)

38 comments :

  1. very cool outfit. as for the converse sneakers, i personally like them!

    Costin M.

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  2. i think you just about managed to pull this off. :)

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  3. hey lovely thanks for popping by my blog!
    you know i actually didnt know the shoes i picked up were a copy of the miu miu's until u mentioned it and i googled it.
    hahahaha, i guess i'm not as fashion forward as i thought i was.

    love this outfit its casual but chic at the same time!
    loving ur blog!

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    www.devious-studios.blogspot.com

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  4. 11 months! No way! lol. they do look wonderful how you've styled them here and dare I say worthe the wait ;)

    xx

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  6. i adore the city funk

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  7. just stumbled upon your blog, a-mazing!

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  8. Your skin is stunning.. which foundation are you wearing!

    Ellie of Fashion Foreword

    fffashionforeword.blogspot.com

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  9. @ Ellie

    Thank you so much!!! I am not wearing foundation all over my face, I only wear it in two places, I dab some Clinque Super Balanced on a spot scar i have near my eye brow, you can still kind of see it... and then on my T-zone I use YSL Perfect Touch and then the magic powder... MAC Studio Fix all over, just a light dusting to my fave doesn't look shiny. If your skin is spot pone, I highly recommend NOT using any liquid foundation because it clogs up your pores, use a mineral foundation like Bare Escentuals because it contains all the vitamins and goodness your skin needs and it also lets your skin breath, as a result you may even get less spots with that! They have a starter kit for about £45? My best friend uses this and she hasn't looked back since! You've probably heard the next thing like 3298470823times, but lots of fruit and veg will do wonders to your skin! Avoid all fried/oily foods, they will make your skin oily and urgh! I hope this has helped you!! xxx

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  10. i love your jacket and bag...but i don't wear flats so i can't really comment on the converse! x

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  11. Love your Jacket! I actually don't own either but I do love your JP's :)

    Love, Vanilla

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  12. @jenn umm

    Thanks do much for the advice. I've always wanted to try Bare Minerals so I'll put it on the Christmas list :)

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    Fffashionforeword.blogspot.com

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  13. Thankyou for the beautiful comment! Love the jacket!

    I agree Helena is a total babe!

    Just started following you, looking forward to the follow back

    www.chroniclesofthefashioncupboard.blogspot.com

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  14. Those look like the perfect, cozy but sophisticated trousers I've ever seen! Cool look all in all:)

    Thanks so much for your comment! ♥
    Feel free to stop by anytime again, or even follow if you like,
    xx indie by heart

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  15. love the pants and the way you have styled them with the rest of the outfit.

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  16. converse for sure! this looks like a perfect weekend outfit.

    Oh - Fancy That.

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  17. I love converse! Definitely hot! Great outfit. That shearling jacket is gorgeous. :)SarahD

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  18. Gorgeous look! Love your pants xoxo

    http://styleitup-eva.blogspot.com/

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  19. i just stumbled on your blog and totally loving and following..

    jacks are definitely more unique on that debate!

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    annette
    www.theversastyle.com

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  20. Wow, a fabulous outfit!! You look gorgeous!! Totally love our jacket!!:D

    Stop by some time:D

    xxx

    Mia's Little Corner

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  21. Your pants are fantastic! I love them.

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  23. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    I've never worn converse's but I've had my eye on a leather pair for a while now. The Wang trousers are beautiful, but I totally get why they were difficult to wear with anything other than converse.
    Strut Mode

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  24. Great casual look!

    XO, Imke

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  25. lovely jacket :)

    senyoritalakwachera.blogspot.com

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  26. I wore black and grey on my blog today too.

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  27. I love the outfit and the baag is awesomee!

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  28. Thanks for the comment on my blog :) I've been creeping all over your blog since. I love the combination of the shearling jacket and the trousers in this post, but this girl is harbouring no love for Converse. I'm a lady's lady all the way.

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  29. love this look, the red lips really make it special!!

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  30. Great outfit!
    You look so pretty!
    xoxo Kasia ;)

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  31. Love your style! I could take the whole thing and put it in my wardrobe lol :D Your photos are great, you're a natural Jen! And thank you for your lovely comment on my blog :) http://www.modalamode.com

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  32. Great look and style, fantastic jacket!!!! Thank u for your comment, u're always welcome on my blog!!!
    xoxo
    Jelena (glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com)

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  33. you are so beautiful so natural... l love your style;) l follow to you come again;)
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  34. ohhh i luv this outfit!!!!!!!!!!

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