Marks and Spencer challenged me recently to do a bit of a clear out and a declutter and think about some investment pieces that I wanted in my wardrobe. I have so many clothing, shoes and jewellery items that I buy and hardly wear because it's not all that high quality (primark, I'm looking at you) or things that I purchase for one occasion. I'm bad I know. I decided to do a huge clear out and took a bunch of old things down to my local Oxfam to be rehomed. M&S shifting focus to all about quality and style, It's a little bit more expensive than your average shop, but they are trying to focus on having quality, investment pieces rather than disposable fashion. This is something I really want to think about in the future. I'm fed up of buying things that fall apart quickly so I only get one or two wears out of it.
For my M&S investment piece, I chose this angora leopard print jumper. I liked it because it was such a twist on a classic item. I don't own anything like it, and the bold print meant I could wear it in a few ways. Leopard is so big this season, but it's coming in loads of different colours rather than the standard brown print. It's one of those trends that come around every year, but I like the modern twist on it coming in a red shade. Plus red's a really strong colour for autumn winter 13. Angora is also something worth investing it's delightfully soft and feels like a dream against the skin, it's warm and snuggly and perfect for cooler months
I've worn the jumper here before paired with my disco pants, printed coat and some boots. But I've also paired it with a dress and some fur and a leather skirt and boots. It's great for mixing and matching and adding a colour pop. I'll be posting these full outfits over the next week so you can see all the details, but as you can see this is something that can be worn in limitless ways.