Leopard Ankle Boots and a DIY Kick Flare

These old, old New Look jeans very nearly went in the charity pile, as the bootcut just wasn’t the right length for me, and I never ended up wearing them. That was until I was reading a post by Kate Hiscox (at wearsmymoney), where she suggests cutting off old bootcut jeans to make a cropped flare. This is something I never would’ve considered myself, but suddenly seemed like a good idea. I think I’ve kept hold of these jeans for so long because I really love the dark indigo denim. I’m still not sure about the lengh, I think maybe another inch off might be a good idea, but I love how they finish just on the ankle to show off my new boots.

These boots are another post-Christmas sale purchase. I’ll do a round up soon, as I need a bit of a spending ban for a while! They come up quite small, but are still comfortable, with a small block heel that’s totally wearable. I’m a sucker for a subtle animal print, and I love the texture of the smooth fur-leather finish.

I’m wearing a home made necklace here with some colourful beads to liven up my outfit. I keep talking about wanting to make more jewellery and update my Etsy shop, but life just seems to get in the way all the time! One day soon I’ll set aside some time and get some new items made. This old Aviatrix jacket I picked up in Greenwich market years ago is always popular on Instagram. The leather is so soft, and I just love the shearling collar and cuff detail.

You can’t really see the belt I’m wearing here – I should have taken some more close ups! My mum made this belt when she was probably around my age. It’s a very dark green plaited leather with a simple gold metal buckle. I love the fact that I can wear something handmade my my Mum, a bit of nostalgia makes a plain outfit that little bit more special.

Jacket: Aviatrix

Cardigan: Topshop

Long sleeved T shirt – New Look

Jeans – New Look

Boots – Mango

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