It's safe to say I prefer to keep things casual round these parts. My need for comfort and warmth this time of year far outweighs my sartorial needs. Although when one can throw a great accessory (hello Mr Boy) on with any outfit, I think it improves tenfold. Keeping it casual is becoming second nature to me now, I've long forgotten the days of dressing 'office appropriate' or not pairing every outfit with some sneaks and hey when fashion dictates that you can look cool wearing, what are essentially, jogging pants and a cosy knit, you know I'm game.
Tuesday, 3 December 2013
Sunday, 1 December 2013
As the frost finally settles in, I realise that we probably won't have much longer until the white stuff hits us and all hell breaks loose. After all we all know how well the UK handles a thin covering of snow. Not very well if the past is anything to go by. And so I take the last moments of opportunity to wear slightly exaggerated, and somewhat English weather inappropriate, threads. Because what more excuse do I need than 'why not' when it comes to layering up with some oversized and lengthy pieces.
And yes, I am firmly stuck in my black-white-grey phase. Who needs colour anyway?
Wednesday, 27 November 2013
The usual midweek outfit in colder months will always consist of a piece of knitwear. And I mean always. As the months turn crisper you can pretty much guarantee that I will catch a chill and wrap up in the cosiest of knits. Sometimes fashion does outweigh my need for warmth, so it's always a bonus when I can combine them both. After all when we're talking knits, we can rely on the one and only Mr Wang to provide something aesthetically pleasing and warming. And when paired with a bit of leather on leather, I don't know how you can go wrong.
Monday, 25 November 2013
Now the chill has settled in, it's time to get serious about outerwear. I think it's well established that I have a bit of a fetish for coats, but if the catwalks are to be believed, this season it's all about the cape. It may not be the most conventional of choices, and leaves me wondering how to carry a bag (scrunched a la VB obviously) but you can't deny the chic silhouette of a good cape. Whether it's cropped like Mulberry or full length like ADR's, there's a multitude of versions for every shape and size. Paired with a crisp white shirt and a gorgeous pair of trousers, you're pretty much set to take on the world (in the fashion stakes anyway). Personally, I don't know why anyone wouldn't want to go around feeling like a caped crusader. And when a cape is as dreamy as this Burberry number, I don't know how you can say no.
Saturday, 23 November 2013
Another day and another spot of printed trouser-ing. Although I may feign disinterest in all things printed as of late, it seems like you just can't keep a good print down. And we all know that when a trend is all over the catwalks that I will soon be following suit. A dedicated follower of fashion I am, or perhaps more aptly, a fashion victim. Why I have to be so harsh on myself, I don't quite know. Quite simply, I like clothes, I like fashion and therefore I, more often than not, try to sport a trend or two. Sue me.