When I was packing for this trip I was totally thrown. I had only just adjusted to my Winter wardrobe, purchasing boots, jumpers and coats and hadn't anticipated the 24 degree weather that the BBC weather app told me to expect in Milan. Enter an evening spent fretting, trying on numerous outfits and trying to make some of my newer Winter focused purchases work for this heat.
As it turns out, the fretting and last minute rush to pack and empty the entire contents of my bedroom (it was being redecorated) wasn't entirely necessary. We were so eager to cram as much as possible into our time, that half of my carefully planned outfits didn't even leave the hotel room. And I ended up spending the whole day in my 'just popping out for coffee this morning' attire.
Although I didn't quite get the pictures I wanted, and have consequently returned lots of things to ASOS, so my bank account is happy at least, I still wanted to share the couple that I did manage to get.
On the day that we arrived we explored Milan's city centre and then made our way to the Navigli district for dinner. I wore ASOS Ridley jeans, which are the perfect ankle length without needing to turn up the hem. And a simple black ruffle top from H&M. We walked a lot so needless to say I was pleased with my footwear choice; my River Island sliders. Which saw what was probably their final outing after being practically surgically attached to my feet this Summer.
I love how versatile this skirt is. Considering it is pink suede it is a surprisingly workable piece and can easily be dressed up or down. I paired it with a silver star embroidered jumper from Mango, but kept a simple cami on underneath for when things got toasty. Sticking with the silver theme, I'm carrying a tiny bag from Whistles, which truly forces me to only take the bare necessities. Shorter hem lines paired with sock boots is a leg-lengthening combination that I'm loving this A/W, so I finished the look off with my sock boots from Zara.
Our last full day in Milan involved an early start and a trip out to Lake Como. I kept my outfit simple and compiled of pieces that I would consider key in my wardrobe. I've just written all about why simple white trainers are an absolute style essential. And if you follow me on instagram then you've probably seen me wear this cardigan more times than is actually acceptable. Finally, to add a touch of interest to an outfit built from basics, a statement buckle belt.