An average weekend in the seaside town of St. Andrews drastically varies based upon unpredictable weather. One minute the sun is shining, the next minute, rain is pouring from the sky. Lucky for this Fashionista, she was able to rock her well-styled ensemble underneath the rarely present Scottish sun. Even though this Fashionista was able to enjoy beautiful weather, her versatile look allows her to be prepared for anything.
Her outfit caught my eye because of its put together yet relaxed vibe — perfect for most weekend activities. Despite the sunshine in this photo, the weather was actually chilly, so this Fashionista’s trendy parka was a smart yet chic way to add warmth. The two-tone parka gives her look a runway inspired touch. Although most parkas tend to be bulky and unflattering, this Fashionista’s flatters her thanks to a well-placed drawstring waist. Skinny dark green pants and heeled boots finish the look. Dark pants are a fabulous alternative to jeans because they give off the look of casual effort, allowing this Fashionista to go wherever her weekend takes her. Her black heeled Chelsea boots are a practical investment piece because they are versatile enough for weekend wear, yet can be transitioned into the nighttime with leather pants or black tights. The heel on her boots is sturdy and comfortable, so falling on the cobblestones of St. Andrews would be highly unlikely. Her carryall tote is large enough to carry her essentials, yet small enough to not overwhelm her.
Achieving a look similar to this Fashionista’s requires three key pieces: a two-tone parka, heeled boots and a tan carryall. A parka like this Fashionista’s can be found from designers such as Topshop, Urban Outfitters, All Saints or Mackage. I found this Vero Moda one from ASOS that is not only reasonably priced, but the additional color-blocking makes the look more runway inspired. As for the heeled boots, finding a pair that is comfortable and high quality will ultimately save you time, money and foot pain. These heeled Chelsea boots from AllSaints have a cool texture and a sturdy heel that can take you from a weekend stroll to a pub crawl. Her bag is also an important investment piece given its functionality. A brown or tan bag such as this one, will go with virtually any outfit one could put together. For a finishing touch, this Fashionista piled on several unique rings. To take the guesswork out of which rings to choose, check out these ring sets from Topshop, which can help anyone achieve the same look.
One Simple Change: For a weekend beach walk, a pair of equestrian inspired wellingtons would be a great addition.