Fashion Outfits

OOTD: Sweater Weather

001It was in the middle of summer 2009 when I first moved to the UK from South East Asia, where the only outerwear you’ll ever need is a raincoat for the Monsoon season. Now, five years and some harshest winters in British history later, I’m still not used to this sweater weather. But then I fantasise winter as a giant fashion convention to wear layers, the struggle passes.

 Lucky for me, just 10 minute walk away from home I have my saviour H&M, who make the most fabulous and affordable knitwear ever!! This one for example, is hands down the coolest (most certainly not in the sense of temperature since I was boiling in it) one I’ve ever owned!!

 

I love the multicoloured nature of the dye, which means I’m free to let my creativity fly with the mixing and matching but for this specific look, I choose to go a more conservative and minalistic route:004 003

Jumper: H&M | Shirt: H&M | Trousers: Topman | Loafers: Florsheim

The concept of this outfit is what I call ‘nine-to-five dressing‘, think office workers, rush-hour commuters and Underground sandwich munchers. It’s a sense of ageless formality with an Oliver twist (yes, I went there). I kept everything else quite clean and crisp, including the footwear to an extent. These shoes don’t necessarily feel the most gentle on the heels but that’s due to my insistence on going sockless (with liners, I should add)… I can’t help my relationship with socks. I would only wear them if they actually contribute to the look, which most of the time they don’t so really, I have no one else to blame but myself. :(

Love, Oliver

Please do let me know what you think of the outfit in the comment section below and remember, #LoveYourselfWearSocks

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13 Comments

  • Reply
    Bill
    November 14, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    That’s a great look. That sweater would go with so many things and it would suit many age groups. I’m off to my local H&M tomorrow!

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      oliverinstead
      November 14, 2014 at 8:29 pm

      Haha glad to know I’m a style inspiration to people of all ages now!! Thanks!! 😉

      Oliver

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    No Rule, Just Style
    November 14, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    Love this look on you! I love a well dressed man.

    http://norulejuststyle.wordpress.com/

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    JennyLeungX
    November 15, 2014 at 9:07 am

    Haha, I was looking this post like “WHY’S he NOT wearing socks?” #LoveYourselfWearSocks XD

    I’m loving the third pic!

    • Reply
      oliverinstead
      November 15, 2014 at 9:15 am

      YAS! Get #LoveYourselfWearSocks trending! Make it go viral!! lol

      Love your new post btw, Jenny! I was just reading it now!! :)

      Oliver x

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    Laura
    November 15, 2014 at 9:12 am

    I love the colour coordination here, your shows are amazing! x

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      oliverinstead
      November 15, 2014 at 9:16 am

      Oh cool!! Thanks for the comment!! :)

      Oliver

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    Chloe Collingwood
    November 15, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    Those red loafers are so nice and go really well with the jumper! The whole outfit is really nice!

    • Reply
      oliverinstead
      November 15, 2014 at 8:43 pm

      Yes, I love them! Thanks for the comment!!

      Oliver

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    jelineabutin
    November 16, 2014 at 6:00 am

    You’re so close to H&M! I would probably go there almost everyday if I was a 10 minute walk away haha. I really like this look a lot. The whole color palette is perfect and definitely reminds me of the Fall/Winter season. Great post <3

    – Jeline
    rewearclothes.wordpress.com

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    alessiolord
    November 16, 2014 at 10:11 am

    I like this outfit and these photos

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