Downtime Casual in Gant, Zara & Primark- 3 Shades of Claret

Hi everyone! I hope you are all having a great week so far. With half term finished, my household routine can get back to normal and my days are now consumed with general housework, working at the library and if there is time spare, then of course blogging and some thrift shopping thrown in for good measure!

Yesterday saw a day where I was in more than I was out so a casual approach was called for. I am not really a jogger or trackie bottom wearer so on days which feature housework and lounging duties, I'm generally in jeggings or jeans. A couple of weeks ago whilst in Primark window shopping for scarves as I do, they had a basket of dark claret jeggings for just a fiver. I'm not normally a fan of Primark jeans but as I always try things on before I buy I thought I'd give it a shot, being that I have no jeans in this colour and the price was right! I also got a great pair of black leather gloves for under ten pounds so that shopping trip was quite successful. I'm wearing the jeggings with a thrifted Gant mens merino wool oversized sweater and my Zara chelsea boots:

This is a really relaxed and comfortable outfit and is ideal for when there is nothing much in particular happening- I really love mens knits as they tend to be really good quality and if you pick right can be worn for years to come. My Gant sweater was bought last winter and was just £3.99. It washes and wears really well and is just the ticket when you just want to chuck on something for those 'in between' weather days:

My Zara boots are being worn constantly lately- they were a boot sale find last year for only £2 and I'm letting them get a little scuffed for that 'lived in and distressed' look, so my outfit doesn't look too 'prim'. 

I don't generally dress head to toe in one colour pallette but I thought 'why not?' It makes a change to colour co-ordinating an outfit and gives a nod to the on trend colour of the season too.

Do you or plan to dress in one colour pallette? If you haven't tried it, give it a go!! Wishing you all a good week whatever you are up to!!


Vix said...

That claret/burgundy colour really suits you and if it's worth doing then it's worth overdoing!
I dressed from head to toe in purple yesterday, must be something in the air! x

Mrs C said...

Hmm, I love 'matchy-matchy' and that sweater and booties are perfect together!


Kezzie said...

I really like that shade of burgundy and am loving both the knit and the boots. I found an amazing burgundy cashmere shawl in H&M last winter I could imagine it going well with this outfit!!! What wonderful bargains!x

Unknown said...

Love that burgundy shade on you, and how the menswear sweater just looks so "right now"! xx

Saucy Siciliana said...

You're so cute! I love burguny too. I'm following you!


Unknown said...

Hi Sharon

Your look are so pretty.
Nice blog. I'm already following you and waiting your visit.


www.janetteria.com said...

Love those boots.

Applebypie said...

I tend to wear jeans on my off days too. Mens jumpers - I agree! Why should they have the best knitwear...charity shops are always full of men's knitwear around here. Think I feel a charity shop raid coming on! X

Anne said...

Your outfit looks lovely Sharon,hope you had a great week:)
~Anne xx

CuratingMi said...

You are rockin' the men's sweater Sharon! Loving the colour palette on you too! I'm off to rifle through the hubby's jumper wardrobe in the hope there is something worth pilfering! Thanks for the inspiration x

Sharon S said...

Hi there! Thank you for the lovely comments- as always they are much appreciated from every single one of you and I'm so pleased if it's inspired you to do likewise! xxx


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