Dark Winter

Hello everyone!

I am officially back to blogging, in which it's my very first post for 2016! In addition to that, I am super duper excited to tell you that I had a collaboration with one of the photographers that I find to be very unique because she utilises film photography. It's Fifi H. Hasman and her blog is The Rustic Trove, do check out her blog, I really recommend it because her photography is just incredible.

Since it's 2016, I have decided to take a different approach to my style of blogging, photography and clothing. Hopefully, you guys will like the change and don't worry too much because there will be previous elements of old Wearrior M, as I will still have a reference point. 

The title of the post definitely gives the hint about the outfit that I have picked for this post and it resonates around two central dark colours – black and navy blue. 

I will show you guys the outfit bit by bit and you'll see how it looks like when it is put together by the end of the post.

Parka Jacket: ZARA
It is my very first Parka jacket and I bought it during my final undergraduate year. It is very comfortable as a jacket and I have never experienced any personal discomfort wearing it. The jacket keeps me very warm during winter. One of my favorite thing about the jacket is that it consists of 8 pockets! I can carry quite a lot of little stuff around with me. It is navy blue in colour with a brown fur. I also find the design to be very masculine looking. 

Cardigan: River Island
Shirt: ASOS
Interestingly, this is my favorite cardigan but I have never featured it on this blog. I bought it when I was 18 years old doing my first year. It is a shawl-collared navy blue cardigan from River Island. The colour of the buttons also matches well with the navy blue giving it such classic look. White oxford shirt just complements the entire outfit.

Chinos: ASOS
Boots: Timberland
I have featured this Chinos multiple times, so I am gonna skip it. I love the comfort of it, although, it seems like I have to be getting a new one soon. I am very excited to show you guys my new Timberland boots, it is exactly like my previous brown Timberland boots, except this time, there's a switcheroo with the colour being black. It is such a minimalist design, definitely an eye-catcher whenever I wear it for classes.

Bag: Stumper & Fielding

To complete the outfit, I always love a handy bag pack. This bag pack is very new and I bought it from a UK independent store – Stumper & Fielding. It is located at Portobello Road at Notting Hill Gate. The store is amazing, do check them out! The bag is navy blue in colour with brown leathered design. Just so you know, the bag is actually huge! I can fit a lot of things into this bag. 

A close of upper half
The outfit is very simple yet very convenient for winter. The overall look is, of course, smart casual, which the look that I always go for. However, the colour just gives it an interesting twist, where it exhibits such edginess, as well as the alternative look. If I wore different coloured trousers, it would change the whole look completely.

Profile view of outfit

To conclude this post, I just wanted to give a huge shoutout to Fifi H. Hasman, a.k.a The Rustic Trove. It was such an interesting and fun photoshoot, I really enjoyed working with her, as well as getting to know the photographer even further. I am profoundly amazed at the film photography skills, it blew me away and how she managed to change the feel and basically acted as a catalyst for the reinvention. To check out her blog, again, I really urge you guys to see her work. 

I will be back next month with another outfit. Stay tuned.



  1. Absolutely loved this collaboration and how you formatted this post, Mu'izz. The way you decided to unfold the outfit is something I haven't seen in a post before and I love it. Also, those Timberland boots look amazing!

    May | THE MAYDEN | bloglovin'

    1. Hello, May! Thank you so much for your kind words. I personally loved collaborating with Fifi as well, her film photography skills are amazing.

      Thought that I needed some change, so I'm changing the way I'm formatting the post, should be very consistent like this post for the future.

      I have to say, I am very impressed with your blog, the outfits are amazing and photos are incredible, as well. Hope we can collaborate on something in the near future.

      - M

  2. What a brilliant way you have unveiled the outfit one by one, the suspense almost got to me! a good way of showing every aspect of your outfit! good work!



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