On knitwear and joining the Nike force

This outfit contains two things I would never have worn before 2015: a plain knit sweater and trainers. But things change.

I shared a picture of my & Other Stories shopping bag on Instagram and a few were curious to find out what was inside. This cozy grey sweater! I had a gift card  that I wanted to use for a pair of Chelsea boots, but when I received a press email to inform that the knitwear came in stock, I forgot all about that plan. I went to the store to look for a certain cream white sweater I spotted in the email, but eventually fell in love with this grey number. The sweater is a mix of wool, alpaca and polyester, and is therefor heavenly soft. It feels like the chunky wool sweaters my mom made me wear when I was young, but was to thriftily to buy as a teenager. Because it is so warm, it gives you the instant comforting feeling a cheap H&M sweater would never give. To wear this, in front of a fireplace and with a cup of hot chocolate with marshmallow toppings. YES. And the smell. You guys, the smell of real wool sweaters. I can’t get enough. 

…Which is a strange thing, really. At €65, this is sweater came in at more than I would normally spend on something that I don’t ever really wear. I own exactly two other sweaters. A bright red one (worn here) and a grey one with heart print (worn here), both from J.Crew. They both only made it to the blog only once or twice, because I simply never wear them. I like them, but sweaters aren’t my thing and I tend to forget that I have them. My new one from & Other Stories, however, I’ve worn loads already. It was my first choice to wear to a social event I went to for my blog last Thursday. I’ll share more about the event later this week (pssst: it’s about coffee!).
Also: shoes. Unlike the Nikes many fashion bloggers are sporting, mine are the unfashionable kind with maximum support to ensure a painless run. They are my actual running shoes. I bought them in February when I seemed to have fully recovered from an old knee-injury. However, after only a few weeks back on the running track I had to give up again due to major pain. My brand new and rather expensive Nikes stood in the hallway for a good few months, gathering dust. They didn’t exactly work well with my summer dresses, but now that I have been wearing winter wardrobe again they finally are allowed to come out and play again.
Black jeans + running shoes = ideal basic outfit, and although it’s not an outfit you’re used to see this pencil-skirt-and-dresses-girl wear, I felt so me when I wore it again yesterday. I also felt kind of bad-ass, which is a look I tried before and failed horribly at. So I considered this outfit a successful re-take on my 2013 attempt at being cool. Like I said, things change. Luckily. 
sweater: And Other Stories
jeans: Levis
running shoes: Nike Lunar Glides

shoulder bag: Kate Spade ‘Little Minka’


  1. 2 November 2015 / 17:19

    Super leuke outfit, had hem donderdag al gespot 😉 Lang leven de basics! <3

  2. 2 November 2015 / 19:12

    LOVE the sweater with the sneaks! Pretty pictures!

  3. 2 November 2015 / 19:20

    That sweater looks so heavenly! I’ve been looking for the perfect pair of black Nikes to wear on days when I’m on my feet all day.

  4. 2 November 2015 / 19:49

    ‘unfashionable’ zeg zeg, you rock them! Perfect bij de outfit, en comfy voetjes zijn nooit fout he 😉 haha ik ben echt wel een sweater persoon eigenlijk, mij lekker in die truien wikkelen aaaah

  5. Nina
    2 November 2015 / 21:53

    Ik had mijn nikes gekocht om mee te gaan lopen, maar heb na er één keer mee te lopen mega veel last van mijn knieën gekregen (terwijl ik daar vroeger nog nooit last van heb gehad) = VERDACHT.
    Maar als dag dagelijkse schoenen zijn ze wel echt bangelijk <3

  6. 2 November 2015 / 23:02

    That is a very cool, laid back outfit! 🙂

    I’m glad you could get some wear out of your shoes at least, even if it’s not for the intended purposes. It must be so upsetting having to give up on running. I know I had to after aggravating my knee injury again recently, but I wasn’t really a runner before so it was no major loss to me!

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  7. 3 November 2015 / 17:59

    Super leuke outfit! Erg herfstig 🙂 en die handtas, zo mooi!

  8. 4 November 2015 / 05:56

    You make sneakers look so chic! I need to wear mine more often!

  9. Melissa
    8 November 2015 / 14:11

    Deze trui en sneakers zijn zo mooi! Ik wil ook al een tijdje sneakers, maar ik kan er geen naar mijn goesting vinden 🙂

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