Shirt Dress: C/O Bench
Faux Leather Jacket: C/O Bench
Tights: Happy Socks via TKMaxx
Hunters: Stolen from Mum
Lipstick: Eurydice by Illamasqua
So I have to admit Bench is a brand that hasn't really been on my radar for a while. I remember doing a fashion show at secondary school for Bench & Hooch and wearing the massive slogan hoodies that Bench are pretty well known for. However when I checked out their latest lookbook for the A/W collection I was pleasantly surprised, it's laidback, street style vibe and gorgeous coats and knitwear really appealed to me.
As I mentioned in my last post, Bench very kindly let me pick a couple of items so I could style them in an outfit post.
The dress is super easy to throw on, I didn't own a shirt dress before-hand and I really like the colours of the check pattern. The jacket is going to be my new wardrobe staple! I love leather jackets and even though its faux leather it feels incredibly soft & the contrasting knitted fabric makes it really comfortable to wear. Another awesome thing is the collar, it zips off so you can wear it like a casual biker style or a more slick, collarless neckline. It's the little details that I really love about the new A/W collection.
It was a little nippy in the Lake District today so my favourite old man scarf came out of storage as did the hat but they weren't worn for long as the sunshine must have tried a bit harder and I did warm up :)
We went for a walk in Cartmel woods today & they look so, so pretty at this time of year! Cartmel may be boring but it is very pretty :)
Right now on the Bench website students can get a generous 25% off with a NUS card or you can get 10% off your order by using the code: SELFMADE12
Let me know your thoughts on the new collection, did you used to wear Bench when you were younger?
Thanks for reading :)