A Lengthy Process

I like to think that my style is constantly evolving, but there are certain things I stick to, regardless of current trends. Long skirts with nipped in waists are my go-too staples, I hardly ever wear anything above the knee. I used to rock leather mini skirts with over-the-knee boots; my look was a cross between Madonna circa ’83 and Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. It didn’t really suit me, but I didn’t care. As time has progressed, I’ve whittled down my look to a limited number of shapes that I know work for me This skirt from Roksanda (similar here) is one of my favourites, it needs very little embellishment as the colour does all the talking. I’ve styled it with a vintage belt and a top from Whistles (similar here and here) and shoes […]

Autumn Leaves

I’ve have a bit of a thing about autumnal shades of burnt orange, brown and maroon. My style is inadvertently influenced by the changing seasons and my clothes reflect my surroundings. I don’t do it on purpose, but I find myself dressing in sync with trees on my street. This skirt is really old, I bought it from Whistles years ago (similar here). This turtleneck is a new purchase from Zara and the colours of the skirt and top are a close match – which I’m rather pleased about. The shoes are also very old – I bought them in the january sales in Topshop a long time ago (similar here). This jacket is from ASOS. My lipstick is by Lipstick Queen, in shade Entourage.

The pleated Stalwart

There are certain standby looks that I know work for me, a pleated midi-skirt and a cropped-top are pretty much failsafe. Sometimes I get a little bored with this outfit, I have it replicated in my wardrobe in multiple colours and incarnations. I long for sleek, masculine tailoring, or skinny leather trousers, but I’ve come to accept that these pieces are never going to work for me. I fear I would look like a butch black pudding in the aforementioned ensemble. Things that ain’t broke need not be fixed. From my midi-skirt/cropped-top base look I can add more masculine pieces, like my coat from Acne (worn in the feature image) or edgy accessories. I love this colour block skirt from Whistles, it’s got a touch of Celine SS14 about it and is a […]