BUTTONED UP

Buttoned Up 1Buttoned Up 5Buttoned Up 3Buttoned Up 6I pretty much live in basics through the summer so I try to look for things with subtle details to add some interest. This silky number is borderline sleepwear but the slit front and fabric covered buttons are the perfect details to elevate an otherwise simple cami. I’m wearing it here with my lived in frayed hem flares and some minimal linen sandals. Click the links below to shop the look.

Button Front Cami: ASOS // Frayed Flares: Zara Sold Out – Similar here and here // Linen Sandals: Vince // Silk Neck Tie: Saint Laurent – Similar here and cheaper option here // Spike Ring: ASOS //


 

LACED

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Summer is rolling in and last years penchant for side slits has been replaced with laced up details. The top and sandals from Zara are my new go-tos that I’ve been wearing on repeat for the last month – apologies for only just getting around to documenting it! I love the subtlety of these pieces with the slinky ties up the side of the blouse and the just above ankle height of the sandals. Honestly, I’m not a huge fan of the knee high lace-up gladiators as they’re slightly too flashy for my less is more ways but these ones felt just right. As always Zara have the best selection of runway “inspired” pieces so I’m on my way to feeling like a Chloe girl this summer. 

Blouse & Sandals: Zara // Culottes: Whistles // Bra: Valentine NYC // Watch: Daniel Wellington // Bangle: Celiné


THE SANDRO COAT

sandro2Sandro3Sandro8Sandro5Counterintuitive though it may be, buying a winter coat as winter draws to a close is actually the best time to invest in that timeless coat. If you need some evidence then let’s just say the Sandro sale was good to me… very good to me. I had been eyeing this beautiful wrap coat all season but as it was unlined (and unaffordable) I really couldn’t justify the splurge (and pay rent). Then last weekend I stumbled across the last one in my size on the sale rack so obviously it was fashion fate. Having seen the AW15 runways it’s safe to say the wrap coat is going nowhere next season so I finally bought the coat of my dreams at an equally dreamy price. If I needed any more justification then the unlined style will work thrown over all my spring outfits as well so I get to wear it now too. Win, win.

Wrap Coat: Sandro // Turtleneck: Zara // Jeans: ASOS // Boots: Whistles // 


COLD SPRING

4231Wide leg trousers and duster coats, have become something of a default for these cold spring days. The slouchy tailoring finished with white sneakers (one of my favourite pairings) feels completely effortless and understated which is exactly how I like to feel about my style. I would almost be blending in to the grey soho surroundings if it wasn’t for all the oversized proportions.

Happy Weekend!

Duster: Zara // Trousers: ASOS // Bag: Alexander Wang // Trainers: Sandro //


The Cut

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As the snow begins to thaw in New York and the layers of thermals are (slowly) peeled away, it finally feels like spring is on the horizon. I always love the changing of seasons, not only for the longer sunlit days, beautiful turning of leaves and sprouting of flower beds, but also for the refreshing new season styles that go with it. The seventies revival has been gaining considerable momentum since it ruled the runways last September (thanks to Chloe and Gucci) and I already have a wishlist full of the seasons must haves.

That being said, I don’t consider myself a slave to trends so if it feels like me and I love it then I incorporate it into my own style.  For me less is always more. So when it comes to the seventies trend, head to toe fringing, floaty peasant blouses and hippy busy prints are strictly not my thing. No one wants to look like they’ve raided the costume store. How I’ll be adding hints of Marianne is with light touches of suede in rich camels and gingernut, some subtle snake accessories, relaxed slightly flared jeans and the ubiquitous long tunic (taking my cue from The Row’s tunic masterpiece). It’s all about balance. Above are the pieces that make my cut and hopefully I’ll be wearing them when those birds start to sing.

Knit Tunic: Zara // Snakeskin Boots: Topshop // Slouch Flare Jeans: Whistles // Neckscarf: 45 RPM // Circle Earrings: Maria Black // Gingembre Candle: Byredo // Mini Drew Shoulder Bag: Chloe //