Shop Local: Christmas Lookbook

Cosy cream jumper from Zest

This month I’ve put together a few outfits that I’ve recently bought from local shops and boutiques in Suffolk.

Each month I’m planning to put together a blog post featuring outfits that you can buy in Suffolk. We have a growing style scene here in Suffolk and I want to show that you can shop local, support small businesses and still look fashionable!

For my Shop Local: Christmas Lookbook I headed to Southwold with my friend and photographer, Gemma Scopes, from Heels and Horseshoes Photography.

Southwold is the perfect place for a Christmas shoot with loads of cute background options. We also popped into The Swan Hotel – the staff kindly let us do a couple of shots in the lounge area, thank you so much! It is incredibly instagramable in there.

Alphabet Sweats star print jumper

If you’ve seen me out and about this month I’ve probably been wearing this bad boy from Alphabet Sweats – I’m a little obsessed!

It’s super cosy with a soft lining. I’ve been pairing it with jeans, over shift dresses and with skirts. I can see myself wearing this all winter long!

Alphabet Sweats also creates jumpers for children with their initials – such a cute Christmas present.

Grey cropped pinstripe trousers from Joli in Aldeburgh

I picked up these cropped grey, pinstripe, trousers from Joli in Aldeburgh a couple of months ago.

Joli is one of my new favourite stores in Suffolk. It has a small, yet carefully chosen selection of women’s wear and I can always find something that I like. The selection is very Scandi inspired, as is the range of homewares on offer.

If you haven’t already popped in, I would definitely recommend a visit when you next go to Aldeburgh.

Cosy cream jumper from Zest charity shop in Ipswich

I found this cosy, cream jumper in the Zest Charity Shop in Ipswich. It’s originally from Marks and Spencer and is super soft with stylish sleeves. And it was a bargain at £6!

Zest is part of the St Elizabeth Hospice and raises funds for young adults living with terminal and progressive illnesses. The charity shop is turning the stereotype on its head with modern visual merchandising and trend-led fashion. To find out more about the store, you can read my full review here.

Joules waterproof coat from Zest Charity Shop in Ipswich

This Joules waterproof coat was also from the Zest Charity Shop in Ipswich and cost me around £8! I love the classic Joules print and it will be perfect for dog walking in the spring.

All photos taken by the wonderful Gemma Scopes from Heels and Horseshoes Photography.

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