What's better than shopping during a sale?
... an additional 50%OFF sale items promo of course! That's exactly what I chanced upon when strolling by the F21 shop last week. By now you've probably gathered that I shop at F21 quite often. And while the draw isn't the crop tops or the slogan tees, I love the incredible variety they've got and I can often find a few classic things that suit my taste without breaking the wallet. This time around I'm completely thrilled with these purchases because there's some fabulous textural fabrics here which will be so versatile.
PAIRINGS: Black long sleeve, patterned tights in dark print, boots.
Let's start off with one of my favourite things in the bag. The fashion fairies must have been looking out for me because I found this suede shift dress in exactly my size. It looked quite short on the model but since I'm a petite 5'2 this was a perfect short but not too short length for my frame. The style is a simple shift silhouette with side slit detailing and two large functional pockets. How will I clean it? I've got no idea but it was too good to pass up.
PAIRINGS: High waisted pencil skirt, cropped jeggings or cigarette trousers and pointed flats.
Now it's rare that I ever buy 2 of anything but sometimes when the style and price come together harmoniously, you've just gotta go for the plunge. Being more full chested I never really liked the look of cropped items but my recent venture into pencil skirts really required some new tops. I tried on this cropped sweater with a high neck, nautical button detailing on the should and 3/4 length sleeves and instantly fell in love with the fit. The material had good stretch so the despite this being a size small, the horizontal stripes didn't go wonky around my chest and entire feel was very vintage inspired with a touch of Parisian undertone. No more questions asked, I put both the white and navy version in my basket.
PAIRINGS: Cropped sweater / blouse, pumps.
A buttery finish in an A-line shape says sassy but sweet and this faux suede skirt is right on the money. While I'm still looking for the perfect leather/faux leather pencil skirt, I thought this was a less intimidating look and would be a nice casual variation. Pairing it with the cropped sweater and it was particularly charming. The soft shine and quality of the faux leather kept it modern.
PAIRINGS: Primsols / high boots, textured knit top.
Rounding things off is something not on sale but I thought was a great on-trend yet nostalgic piece that would be the perfect companion to some casual wear like spring knits and blouses. Can we say 90s revival? The denim a-line fringe skirt with exposed zip. Pockets? Check. Perfect waist fit? Check. Solid denim fabric? Check! I can see this being a frequently work item come spring and even into early summer. Cool sneakers, boots, wedge sandals or pumps, this is sure to become a staple piece for my wardrobe. And because it's a medium weight denim (not a chambray), it can hold up to frequent wear.
What would you pair with these?