Unless you are a member of a scripted reality TV show that rhymes with ‘Wowie’, it is unlikely that you’re going to get a lot of use out of the New Years and Christmas party dresses you shelled out for less than a month ago. That is, of course, unless you style them down with more casual accessories.
As party dresses go, this long-sleeved House of Dereon leopard dress from BANK is a risky choice as it has a wide open back. To balance the skin on show, I chose to add a wooly hat, chunky wedges, and a gloriously sleepy hat-wearing puppy (optional).
Here is the long and short of it: because I am going to be spending the next week strapped into jackets, stilettos, belts, and harnesses (who knows?), Fashion Week calls for a pretox of buttery soft fabrics and all-encompassing cosiness. Because these jeans have five high-waisted buttons, you can buy them larger and longer than you normally would for a relaxed Parisian fit that would otherwise be hard to keep over your hips. Lazy, make-up free outfit choices don’t have to equate to sweatpants, after all!
Though I’ve been looking for a leather skater skirt for a few months, most of the ones that have caught my eye have been in excess of £100. Those closer to my budget, of course, looked like PVC trash bags or had just enough material to cover my womanhood. Not the look I’m going for.
Praise River Island (!) – they produced this wine-coloured leather skater for £35. Sun’s out, legs out.
What I Wore: Leather skirt from River Island (my next choice, also from River Island), blue glitter top from H&M (white version here), blue chained cut-out heels (handmade), and sapphire ring from Jian London.
I’m having a bit of a moment with Firetrap. I previewed their (very amazing) A/W 2012 collection last week, and have – reactively – spent the last few days in these red jeans. I’m not typically a denim girl, but found the “Evelyn” perfect for a high-low outfit mix.
What I Wore: Firetrap Evelyn in red, Primark lace cardigan, dipped white t-shirt, white Christian Louboutin platforms (similar here), and a Lulu Guinness Birdcage umbrella (below). Because London simply can’t go a day without crying on us.
As much as I adore my digital SLR, the iMac “Photo Booth” has a peculiar draw to it when it comes to snapping a quick picture. Thus, what you’re reading right now is a webcammed outfit post.
I wore this neon heel-injected housewife ensemble to a few meetings earlier in the week. After kissing my bubbaroos goodbye (see below), of course.