Thrifty fashion ~ reworking my jeans for Autumn/Winter 2013

I’ve got a pair of jeans that I’ve never worn. They are straight legged, deep teal denim with a bit of stretch and I coveted them for ages before finally opening my purse and buying them in the sale earlier this year. But since then, I’ve never even put them on and now the months have rolled by and I’m not sure that they will look good for this season. So I’ve photographed them and have tried to put them with a few items from (my new favourite store!) bonprix to create a look-book and see how they could be worn for Autumn/Winter 2013.

reworking my favourite teal jeans for day and evening outfits

I started with a casual look – something to wear throughout the autumn during the daytime. The kind of thing that you would wear for a lunch with friends or grabbing a coffee after a shopping trip. I know that big chunky knits are on trend for this season, so I’ve found my favourite piece of knitwear (this grey cable knit cardi below ) and have teamed it with a sheer chiffon shirt – I’m really into sheer shirts at the moment and have got them in peachy-pink, mint green and mustard so far – but I really like this off-white one for a classy winter look. Of course, I’d be chilly without a snuggly hat and scarf and I’m tucking my jeans into these slouchy grey boots. I love the tan belt and bag – I just want to keep a bit of my summer accessories in my winter wardrobe too! What do you think? Do my teal jeans look okay with the rest of the outfit?

my favourite teal jeans reworked for autumn 2013 lunch with friends - look book using bon prix clothes

My second essential look for autumn/winter is a party outfit. I find myself going out a lot more during the winter – there’s my birthday celebration to get dressed up for and there are lots of festive parties to attend, so I want  to see if it is possible to glam up my coloured jeans for a special occasion. I have chosen black accessories and I already have this black blazer in my wardrobe, so really it’s just a case of chosing a glitzy top to tuck into my jeans – maybe this long soft shirt (another sheer top, what a surprise!) or this studded black top. I think both would work for nights out and even for festive daywear – it’s the sparkly accessories and heels that take the outfit from day-to-night. Let me know what you think – can I get away with jeans on a night out??

my favourite teal jeans reworked for winter 2013 evening out festive party - my look book using bon prix clothes

I don’t want to splash out for many new items for this season, so it’s been fun seeing how I can make good use of my favourite jeans and maybe now I’ll actually put them on! Do you have a favourite item of clothing that you’d like to rework for Autumn/Winter 2013? Tweet me your photos @Cassiefairy and let me know what you’re going to team your item with to make it work in your autumn/winter wardrobe.

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Cassie Fairy
Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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