Chic Wish Off-the-Shoulder Top, here | River Island Boyfriend Jeans, here | Gucci Horsebit Loafers, here | H&M Satin Blouse, here | River Island Faux Suede Skirt, here | Office Heels, here | Mango Blazer, here | & Other Stories Flatforms, here | Saint Laurent Crossbody, here |
The above looks can be viewed as horizontal outfits, but I’ve coordinated them to be able to mix and match styles
When it comes to style, I’ve really honed in on what really defines ‘me’ as a person. I’m a believer that fashion is a reflection of who you are and my style has subconsciously merged with my personality to become an outer reflection of who I am.
In recent months, my aim has been to curate my looks based on my wardrobe habits; what I wear the most, what colours I’m drawn to, what is most practical for my lifestyle, and what I’m influenced by in terms of current trends.
For me, neutral, classic colours are what I gravitate to the most. Pieces that are understated and simple but with a bit of a twist. Be it an unexpected fabric, knotted detailing or a mix of textures, it’s important that my style remains effortless but still interesting.
I’ve compiled a ‘Summer Edit’ of all things that would fit seamlessly into a wardrobe of structured, subtle pieces. In summer it’s often so hard to create clean lines, with most high-street shops falling down the ‘boho’ route, so this edit is a way of showing that summer dressing doesn’t just mean see-through fabric and fringing.
Think ‘capsule wardrobe’ but with a sprinkle of the cutting-edge. Stick to denim, neutrals, navy, black and khaki but make sure you choose sleek silhouettes to stay contemporary. This look doesn’t need to be androgynous either; maintaining a feminine style at the moment is pretty easy with all of the off-the-shoulder tops and strappy sandals available.
ALERT! Don’t forget it’s all in the styling and accessorising. The right hair, makeup and extra details have transformative power and you’ll usually find that they cinch your outfit from drab to fab. Neckties, statement earrings, matte orangey-red lips, reflective sunglasses: these are all perfect and inexpensive ways to bring a more classic style into 2016.