Stop…Nanna time!

At the moment, I fancy dressing like an eccentric old woman. Perhaps it’s the influence of Alessandro Michele‘s quirky aesthetic at Gucci, which has me hankering for peculiar, old world looks. Yesterday’s AW16 show in Milan continued to celebrate the proverbial oddball with colourful, vintage inspired clothes. I’ve never favoured minimalism, and Alessandro Michele’s look is right up my street.

While Gucci is way out of my budget, it’s possible to achieve a similar look with high street and second hand finds. This dress from Topshop is high on my spring wish-list, I’d wear it with a slash of bright lipstick and a coat that could belong to a flamboyant, elderly lady. Sooner or later I will become a kooky old woman, flouncing around in all manner of brightly coloured outfits. I often think older people have an inspiring propensity not to give a sh*t, which I very much admire. I figure I may as well surrender to my future self and continue as I mean to go on.

Clockwise from far left: bag from Moyna at ASOS, dress from Unique at Topshop, coat from Shrimps, shoes from Joanne Stoker, lipstick from Charlotte Tilbury.


Feature image Gucci AW16, courtesy of