The London Lookbook: Date Night

The London Lookbook: Date Night

As a born and bred Londoner, I have a special place in my heart for pubs; hanging out in my local is as much a part of my cultural heritage as Shakespeare and Marlowe. After the flurry of excitement that was London Fashion Week, having a quiet drink down the pub was just what I needed. Also, I had woefully neglected my long-suffering husband due to my swanning around town, attending fashion shows and presentations.  It was time to float back down to earth and be normal again.

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Now, as much as I needed an informal date night with my husband in a cosy bar, dressing appropriately for casual occasions is often a challenge for me – I’m more at home with the high flamboyance of LFW. Jeans and t-shirts look rubbish on me – maybe it’s just my own self-perception but I don’t think it’s a look that works on my body. I have friends who look glorious in a simple jeans-and-t-shirt combo, but my tiny waist and generous backside don’t favour casual dressing. Added to that, I have an unquenchable urge to stand out – where other people chose innocuous denim, I opt for white PVC. This outfit is about as casual as I get – but I don’t give two hoots – I am what I am.

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My skirt is from Asos, you can get similar ones here and here. My jacket is vintage, you can get the look here. My belt is from Asos, you can get a similar one here. My cashmere jumper was an amazing second hand bargain, you can get similar ones here and my boots are from Topshop and my bag is from Michael Kors. I’m wearing Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl from Nars on my lips.

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Rosa Hoskins is the writer behind The London Lookbook. She is a stylist, actress and writer living in London. Rosa styles private clients and contributes to online fashion publications.

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