I’ve never been much of a jeans girl, far less one to wear a denim jacket, but when the denim’s bleached ghost white and cut with leather sleeves?
Yeah, I can get behind that.
Black leather. Gold embossed logos. Can you see a theme emerging? When I carry my Celine bag, I have to streamline my belongings to fit inside the three little pouches, so this is something of an idealised version of what I carry around everyday. The “curated” version then.
I got the Comme des Garcons pouch over a year ago (a very thoughtful gift from some friends), and with a similar sleek design and understated logo, it seems made to go with my Celine trio bag. Even the gold zips and leather tags match.
The Ray-Bans were a gift from Sunglass Hut last year (you can see them in action here), and the MAC lipstick is Russian Red – a matte, blue-based crimson. I bought the little tub of Rosebud Salve when I was in New York a couple of years ago, and it’s still one of my favourites.
I’ve wanted this minimalist dot t-shirt from Bassike for quite some time.
After finding it marked down to half price at the Paddington boutique, it’s finally in my closet.
(You can get yours here.)
You all know my predilection for black, but recently, I’ve begun to appreciate the appeal of the other end of the shade spectrum. There’s something fresh and quiet and clean about a head-to-toe white ensemble (although a couple of black accents can anchor the look).
Here, some of the style bloggers I most admire demonstrate interpretations of the trend – Ivania from Love Aesthetics, Iina from Pure Love, Eszter from Styleorectic and Ilanka from Fashion-Nerdic. There must be something in the water in Northern Europe, right? How else can you explain such a surfeit of style?
I don’t usually get caught up in trends – my aesthetic tends to be so narrow that they simply pass me by. But this one has stuck. I think it’s because it’s an inversion of my own tendencies - the same simplicity, the same minimalism as black, but turned upside down and inside out.
So will you see me don top-to-toe white on this blog? Well, watch this space…
All photos courtesy of the respective bloggers.
Everything that I love: matte black leather, silver studs, a classic shape. They come with a liberal dose of inspiration from Christian Louboutin, but that’s okay for now.
I bought them within moments of spotting them, justifying the purchase with the thought that I needed a new pair of basic flats. Something that I could wear with everything. Yeah, I know. Not really basic, but since I wear all black everything about 90 per cent of the time, they’re pretty much guaranteed to work with everything else in my wardrobe.