Sometimes it's okay to look like you've walked into your wardrobe blindfolded! I'm kidding, of course I intentionally teamed this mish mash of a look together. Whether you like this look or not I think it's always important to remember when clashing prints and other contrasting pieces, to always ground an outfit with wardrobe staples, like a stripe top, a trench coat or converse and any other classics alike.
Here I am staining rather awkwardly (don't know why?!) outside the Erdem show during London Fashion week. It was a better day weather wise (thought the wind was a bit annoying) and so I decided to take the opportunity to wear this neutral look that I had hoped i'd be able to wear.
Originally I hadn't set out to add the striped top but I gave it try in the morning and liked the extra detail it bought to the look and so I went with it. Sorry I only have two photos but the boyfriend had gone home, I know useless right?! And so I was left to my own devices but luckily for me the very talented and lovely photographer Allez Xandra was kind enough to take a couple of snaps for me with my camera!
Well, in a couple of days i'm off to Paris for fashion week! Super excited, though once again I think we are going to be faced with rain but a small price to pay I guess. Anyway I best go and sort out some outfits :)
I think it would be fair to say that at this point in my life, vintage clothing is not really my thing, now I don't know if that's down to the fact, that where I live we don't really have any vintage shops, I mean there are a few charity shops here and there but overall quite basic. Or maybe it's because finding that hidden gem takes quite a lot of time and energy, something I don't really have, I just couldn't tell you because I don't really know myself. Though in saying that, I live by the quote "never say never" so it might just the be the case of right time, right place and right item. And my previous words are not to suggest that I don't own any vintage because I do and one piece is this oversized blazer of mine. I bought it a few years ago when I sorta flirted with the idea of vintage but I never really found a way to wear it or incorporate it into my own style, that was until now!
Instead of balancing it out with something a little more fitted I decided to go down a slightly more androgynous route as-well as choosing pieces that are inherently classic whilst also giving the look an overall casual and comfy feel, perfect for a sunday afternoon.
I hope you like this look and enjoy the rest your sunday,
So as you can see I couldn't wait to wear my Marni sandals, I just know i'm going to get a lot of wear out of these ones. Luckily Spring finally decided to show it's face not at all long after I received the shoes and even though my feet are almost the same colour as the white leather strap, I wasn't going to let that stop me from wearing them, noo sir!
Even though my love and appreciation for the classic side of style never fades it does however seem to be even more apparent in my looks come the spring or at least that's how I feel. Teaming my favourite pair of cropped trousers, these navy ones that I bought from Whistles a couple of years ago with a classic white shirt is of course a fail-safe combo and I think I can safely say i'll never tire of it. Though the only thing I would say, is that sometimes, changing a fitted white shirt for an oversized one can have a chicer feel and well is much more comfortable in my humble opinion. I also wore this navy cardigan, it's such a classic and chic piece and I may not wear it a whole lot but that's only because I know if I look after it well enough, it's a piece i'll be able to keep and incorporate into my looks for years to come, due to it's timeless style and beautiful quality. I added some simple but really quite effective touches, a brown belt, my mums printed scarf, Ray Ban Wayfares and styled my hair in a topknot. Though i'll admit patience, me and hair don't work well together, so forgive the messy up-do.
Anyhoo, I hope everyone enjoys their week. Take care,
How is everyone? Here is a fairly simple look of mine that was made up of a few of my wardrobe classics. I was originally going to take the photos inside as it raining that day but then the rain stopped just long enough for us to nip out and take a few.
Apart from the classic appeal of this outfit, I also wanted to set a androgynous tone with a laid back feel. I've had these Miu Miu trousers for a couple of years now and their cut and fit is truly beautiful, admittedly they are to long for me but i've never gotten round to having them taken up, so I just roll them up instead. I bought them the year I decided to make a change in my wardrobe, which was to start investing in classic, chic and timeless pieces and these are certainly just that. The same year I also bought this Silk striped shirt by Elizabeth & James, it's got more of a balloon shape rather then a classic one but the way it hangs is simply stunning, I let it just hang loose over my trousers along with a simple cardigan to give casual balance to these smarter pieces.
For my shoes I wore my beloved Jil Sander metallic brogues, they are a timeless style but with them being metallic gives of a far cooler feel. I tried to keep other accessories a little more edgier to contrast the smarter tone.
Well I'm going to love you and leave you now. Hope you like this look. Thank you and take care,
Farhi By Nicole farhi Cardigan - Another great one Here & Here
(old) Elizabeth & James Shirt - Similar Style Here