I have to say, I do love my grey's like I love my navy's and blacks. I was very comfortable in this grey on grey look and adding the metallic brogues was a great way to bring a unexpected twist to the look. You wouldn't necessarily have to have metallic shoes, a metallic clutch/bag or a piece of jewellery, even nails would probably do the trick also. For a finishing touch I (surprise surprise) wore my navy Acne scarf, not because i'm addicted to wearing it or anything (cough cough) but because I liked how it subtly broke up all the grey and lets face it rarely can you go wrong with adding a touch of navy!
Happy New Year lovelies! Hope you all celebrated well. I spent New Years with my family, as per usual but to which i'm always grateful for. We went for a News Years Eve meal during the day, followed by an evening with our close friends, where we drank, laughed and attempted to play some late night, alcohol influenced poker.
Anyway, this is what I wore for the meal with my family. I've been waiting for right time to wear this combination for what feels like ages now and i'm glad I waited, as it felt perfect for the occasion. Classic and androgynous with some sparkly touches.
Take care lovelies,
p.s Those nails are not mine by the way, they are my sisters. I had to take a picture of them because they looked pretty damn cool plus they matched perfectly with the purple decor!
(old) Elizabeth & James Kimino - love this Here & Here
Firstly I want to say a massive thank you for the wonderful comments I received on yesterdays post about bringing awareness to M.E. I am still working on replying to everyone individually and also to the emails I received. I really am overwhelmed by everyone who not only took the time to read the post but also to those who took the time to reply with such positivity, understanding and encouragement.
This is something I wore few weeks back when the sun was shining and the flowers were looking pretty, a great day for taking some photos, the only catch was it was a bit chilly but that didn't bother me because I like myself a bit of, what I call "in-between" weather.
For this look I decided to combine two of my favourite styles, classic and androgyny. I chose some wardrobe staples of mine, like this classic navy v-neck sweater and talking of which, this one is from Jack Wills that I bought back when I was about seventeen and oh how I wish Jack Wills would bring it back as I can tell you all that after wearing it excessively for years now, it still continues to hold the same shape, colour and feel as it did when I first bought it! SO lovelies if you come across the perfect navy sweater, just buy it regardless because they are rare and you totally won't regret it. I borrowed the Boyfriends Chinos, oh and his watch, hehe I know i'm badass! Added in a vintage leather belt and my good old tweed blazer (also from Jack Wills) I turned up the sleeves a little for some extra detail, whilst also creating some subtle print play with the striped print on my ankle socks. Instead of my Grensons I chose to go with my Jil Sander metallic brogues, just to prevent the look from becoming to proper. A pink lip and standing under a pretty blossom tree was, for me, a great way to bring some femininity to the look.
Well I look forward to reading your comments. Thank you for reading and take care,
Even though in theory styling a pair of jogger trousers with metallic brogues, a checked shirt and a brightly coloured pair of printed socks sounds like a recipe for disaster, but in reality I was feeling pretty darn happy with how that combo actually turned out.
I don't know what it is about me, these trousers and brogues, I just always feel attracted to styling the two contrasting styles together and I think these metallic ones in particular are great for keeping it somewhat tonal, whilst still making a strong impact. In my teenage preppier days, I would often wear fitted shirts with jogger bottoms, so I thought it would be cool to take that little style memory and apply it to this look, though this time I chose this square shaped, checked shirt and wore it with my navy cardigan, which also has quite a square shape, as this I felt added to the smart/casual theme of the outfit and the loose fitting shapes felt quite unexpectedly, chic.
Instead of wearing a coat, I just kept to wooly gloves, a beanie and a scarf, it was enough to keep me warm for the short time I was out, so hey, why not?!
Here is the outfit I wore on my second day when I was in Paris for fashion week. Just before I went I treated myself to a couple of new things from Topshop. Firstly I bought this check print shirt from their Unique range, as I had been craving it for so long and I also came across this pretty amazing military green trench coat from Topshop's Boutique range. I love trench coats, they are so classic and so chic and plus I am super into all green coats/jackets right now, so it had to be done.
I loved how these two pieces looked styled together and with that I found myself a starting point. And yes before anyone says, I did have multiple layers on underneath these thin pieces, even including a turtleneck but yes I was still frozen to the core, thank god for my awesome boyfriend coming to my rescue and bringing me an extra coat. I wore my navy Carven trousers with a classic brown belt, I just love these trousers so much, a favourite of mine for sure and I just felt they deserved to be worn at PFW, don't you agree? I wore them with my Jil Sander metallic brogues, another wardrobe fave of mine, I love how they looked against the rich navy blue and military green, whilst also giving of that 1920's androgynous appeal that I adore oh so much, it just never seems to dates and always looks chic. I added in my Missoni scarf for subtle play on prints and wore my Illesteva Sunglasses for a small touch of some good old, mad professor sexiness :D
I really enjoyed my second day there, probably because it was the only full day I had in Paris which made it feel a lot more relaxed and enjoyable. There were other reasons also but for now I'll remain quite on that one… Yes i'm one of those people! Once again Thank you Stedentrips for making Paris fashion week possisible!
Anyway hope you like this look. Thank you for always leaving me such lovely comments, I always look forward to reading them,