I decided to do a review of this years outfit posts, because I feel like my style has changed somewhat in the past twelve months or so. I seem to have went from pretty to practical, especially in the past few months when the weather started getting colder. It's not exactly because I stopped caring about style, but because I had less reasons to 'dress up' - when you have to wear dark clothing for work and don't do a lot outside of working, getting dressed becomes more about what's suitable to wear for walking to the library or watching tv as opposed to going for drinks and hanging out with friends. This is partly down to a dip in finances since my job was restructured in June, plus losing my car shortly after means I need to walk everywhere, and my heels and pretty dresses are not particularly suited to distance or extreme weather! (I live by the sea, the wind never calms...)
Obviously some things never change though - I still favour red, white and blue items, but now some black and orange has worked it's way in too... Stripes and Converse will never go wrong. Knitwear and tights are firm staples. Some items didn't make it through the year - my red loafers and navy flats both bit the dust, and my favourite grey stripey jumper got some mysterious stains mere weeks ago that wouldn't budge. The red cardigan became a bit too holey to keep mending, and my pretty green dress was so easily creased it got shoved in a charity bag months ago. (shame, it was really versatile :/) Inevitably a few items went the way of eBay, but all my favourites have survived multiple clearouts.