Spring has finally arrived and last weekend, I was actually caught out wearing much warmer clothes than was necessary. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come and I can start bringing out some of my summer pieces that have been locked away in the wardrobe all year.
Leather jacket: Muubba
Fur pom pom hat: received as a gift but found similar in real and faux fur.
Black oversized batwing jumper, Asos
damask jeans: Ebay
chainmail jewellery: Richard Ayres
In the past, I probably never would have thought that pairing a t-shirt with a pleated chiffon maxi skirt was a good idea but recently I’ve been updating the categories I mentally assign clothing to.
I wanted a comfortable but striking outfit to attend a friend’s birthday drinks and this was definitely a hit.
The wedge trainers perfectly marry the contrasting elements and the accessories add the right amount of edge.
skirt: similar here
earrings: Richard Ayres
Images shot by Richard Ayres photography
Today it really felt like spring has arrived. It’s the first warm day we’ve had this year an I was pleased that my arctic vest from Efy Clothing turned up just in time to get my arms out. It was only sent out yesterday so I was impressed with the fast delivery. I’m trying to introduce more colour into my wardrobe and I love the crisp look of digital prints. This one features Owls and Orcas in a mirrored print and combines cold and warm colours, which makes it match both my hair and red lipstick at the same time.
There was still a few windy spells so I paired the vest with my new leather jacket from Asos as well as lots of gold chainmail to bring out the owls’ eyes and add a bit of an edge to my outfit.
I wanted to take pictures in the sun to document its existence but also in the shade because the details of my outfit showed up better. In the end I decided to do both.
Jacket and sunglasses: ASOS
Vest: Efy Clothing
Chainmail: Richard Ayres
We kicked off the season with a familiar face, Jaime Wei Huang. I always enjoy her designs and the air of utilitarianism that ties together all her collections.
This time though, there was an unexpected and captivating dark edge to the signature apronesque silhouettes. Straps and leather tassels hung down, accentuating the models movement.
The unmistakable sound of Rammstein set the tone while models strutted down the catwalk in chunky shoes and with wet hair obscuring their faces .
They were cocooned in oversized aviator jackets, wrapped in faux fur, adorned with tassels and draped with straps.
The tasseled back packs and gloves with different attachments complemented the clothes perfectly and added just the right amount of detail to the look.
The fur was panelled into the garments, adding volume in unusual places (back and arms), altering their silhouettes and adding a touch of softness to an overall tough aesthetic.
I would describe the collection as dramatic but wearable. I saw a lot of pieces that could easily be integrated into my wardrobe but would continue to make a statement whenever worn.
This month I’ve been obsessed with re-defining my style and pin-pointing my new wardrobe staples.
I see style as something that constantly evolves as you mature and change circumstances and habits and I love that about it, but I also love those pieces you can wear year after year, without feeling they’ve become tired.
I currently love easy but dramatic dresses, drapey cardigans, printed sheers, harness bras, tight or harem style bottoms and leather boots and jackets.
I’d also love to hear what you’re wardrobe stapes are.