What's equal to or perhaps better than pairing your fluro with black or grey? Pairing it with lighter colours, especially white. Black has for a long time been a stalwart in my closet, but with summer on it's way I'm getting on the white bandwagon, slowly though cause you know that's how I roll. I'm not sure if I can rock the white denim, but I'm starting small with belts and shoes, baby steps right.
Of course the white tee is totally exempt from this here bandwagon, if that's not a staple item I don't know what is.
Now I've established my love for fluorescent denim it's time to invest.
So Paris Fashion Week has just started, anyone else looking forward to Balmain as much as I am??
My impressive, if slightly long, lineup of adjectives must clearly indicate how infatuated I am with the Acne Free boot. Actually I'm not sure if infatuated is a strong enough word, I just might be in love.
Firstly it's got a chunky stacked heel, not too high and not too low.
Secondly, the pointy/slightly rounded toe. Thirdly, the elasticated sides, part chic farmer part farmer chic
and the best part, they're metallic silver people!!
I can feel a ridiculous, but well justified (at least to myself), shoe purchase coming on.
I, along with everyone else who hasn't been lucky enough to attend I'm sure, have been stalking the fashion shows on Style.com over the past few weeks. It can be incredibly inspiring to see what the likes of Marc Jacobs, Christopher Bailey and Alexander Wang send down the runway.
And from my viewing their was a decidedly sporty vibe, lots of floral and prints in general. Quite a bit of patchwork, which I'm very enamored with! And while their did seem to be an overwhelming amount of black and white, it served as a brilliant background for the colour we did see. Some splashes of colour like those hot pink overalls at 3.1 Phillip Lim, the incredibly vibrant green at Rag & Bone and Burberry's very colourful take on the classic trench.
Here are some of my favourites from the past few weeks.
Patchwork denim and sheer plaid, these two looks from 3.1 Phillip Lim are just amazing. Lim worked the denim in a few different looks, dresses and shirts among them and I'm a fan. And his take on sheer, which can be a terrifying concept for us mere mortals, is actually making me excited about the prospect of sheer pants!
Not even joking!
Metallic trousers from Topshop Unique and feathered skirts from Sass & Bide. Just between you and me, I'm very happy that metallics are sticking around, frankly I just haven't got my fill yet.
Feathered skirts, um hello! Enough said!
More metallics are Alexander Wang, and some more again from Rodarte. Wang's New York show was incredible, the splicing, the monochromatic colour scheme, the shoes!! And the finale, the man is a genius clearly.
Rodarte was another favourite. I've enjoyed the work of the Mulleavy sisters for a little while now and
I thoroughly enjoyed this showing. I got quite a medieval feel from this collection,
and this very angular and structured jacket was a standout for me.
I'm very much looking forward to Paris, Balmain!! and it's always fun to see what Mr Lagerfeld has dreamed up.
It's probably fairly obvious by now that I'm a fan of paisley, see here and here.
These ASOS lovelies have found themselves a very comfortable spot in my wardrobe, and I'm loving them paired with a simple white tee. There is something about a simple unstructured loose look that just screams summer to me. And as that elusive season inches closer, my happiness levels rise!
Also contributing to my good mood is the increasing amount of rose gold in my life, including this cuff which is currently on high rotation.
So I have a little confession to make, for the past week but I've been stalking the shows at NYFW and with London having kicked off you can bet I'll be stalking them too! I've collected a few favourite looks from New York and I'll be posting them later this week. But in the meantime I hope you're having a great start to the week!
Metallic sure isn't a new trend, we've been dipping ourselves and our closets in precious metal for some time now. And while I've always been partial to a little glitter and sequin, the current crop of metallic loveliness trotting around right now is fast becoming an obsession. And after Alexander Wang featured some sporty silver this week at his S/S 2013 show, I'm quite certain this crush ain't going anywhere soon.
So as I do for you, (and myself let's be honest!) I scoured the three w's and found some shimmery metallic
fun for our consumption, enjoy!
So here we have gold Christian Louboutin leather ankle boots, I know I know, amazingly incredible shoe goodness. Next up is a rose gold sequined Halston Heritage clutch and sequined Unique by Topshop tee, can't you just see this tee paired with some kick ass denim cutoffs on a sultry summer night sipping cocktails!
The sparkle of that imagery is comparable to the sequins surely.
Shirts rock. Don't really believe I need to elaborate on that but I will.
So here goes, they go with everything and I mean everything.
Skirts, shorts, over dresses, under dresses, with denim, with trousers, with everything.
You've got the sheer, the black, the denim, the classic white, the khaki, the bright, the patterned,
that's one shirt for every day of the week people, you won't need anything else.
And here's an idea, get some oversized men's shirts and wear them long and belted and you've got a total look from just a simple shirt. Which coincidentally leads me to my look today featuring my Vintage YSL shirt,
worn long and belted, it's a winner.
Hope you're having a great week keeping up with all the pics from NYFW, some amazing shows!
I'll be posting some of my faves later this week.
Many moons ago when I was but a wee child, school art classes were infused with old magazines and newspapers, dried pasta, cardboard, pipe cleaners, string and various odds and ends. From this crazy collection we would create masterpieces that only our parents could love. Sticking something on top of the other, mashing them together and creating something glorious. Which is exactly what the master of mixing it up, Central Saint Martins graduate Michael van der Ham does. Obviously with much nicer things then dried pasta and pipe cleaners, things like silk, lace and cashmere.
The man has some serious collaging skills, mixing up silk and cashmere and lace to brilliant effect.
Erdem and Victoria Beckham have also gotten on the mixing it up bandwagon with some super cool threads.
I'm quite partial to the idea of mixing fabrics and textures to create something a little different.
Fashion is about breaking rules right?
So why can't we wear silk with tweed, cashmere with denim, or jersey with velvet.
I'm not putting a question mark at the end of that sentence because we can!
I say lets pull out our sequins and silks and our leather and tweed, throw it all on and strut straight out the front door, and hey even if the rest of the world hates it at least we'll always have our folks,
they HAVE to love what we do!
Have to say I'm a huge fan of streetstyle blogs, Stockholm Streetstyle, Street Peeper and The Satorialist are among some of my favourite. Perhaps it's the voyeur in me, but I love to see how other people dress.
How someone can take something as innocuous as black denim or a striped top and create a killer look.
Streetstyle snaps are a great way to view something you already own in a different light simply by seeing how someone, likely on the other side of the world, has interpreted it.
Anyway enough words, here's some of my favourites this month.........
From the above I've decided I need some leather and floral, some orange and torn up black denim, some palm trees and some oversized men's trousers. I've already got plenty of burgundy, that's been well documented here, and here and here, but I'm quite intrigued by the matching skirt and shoe combo in the last picture, so the burgundy chapter is definitely still open.
It's only the third day of spring, but I feel like my vitamin d levels are rising steadily.
The sunshine has been simply gorgeous. I'm so glad to see the back of winter, it's been beyond cold this year and I need a hot Aussie summer to get excited about.
Speaking of excitement, totally rocking my jeweled camo jacket here, and loving it.
Paired it with some black skinnies and a pair of suede Wittner heels, these shoes feature some pretty kick ass zips, which I love and the medium heel height means I can rock them all day! Which I also love! Cannot wait to wear this jacket with some denim cutoffs and a white tank when summer finally rolls around.
Jacket: Army Surplus + DIY
p.s. you may or may not have heard about Wittner Shoes centenary celebrations,
100 years and still looking fine!
To celebrate this momentous occasion Wittner has crafted an amazing collection of heels,
each featuring 100 or more Swarovski crystals, you can see the collection on display at
the Block Arcade in Melbourne until September 9th!!
More info right here.