Now you may have already read the post on the new season’s must haves (If not click on Menu, My Wish List) where I talk about ubiquitous animal print. Well you either love it or hate it, so if you’re in the later camp there are plenty of other wearable themes that will be populating our high streets for the next few months.
I started to change-up my closet with the addition of a pair of waisted, tailored pants, above. I bought these on sale, similar here here here and here I won’t be giving up my jeans or my leather pants but I do think that the tailored cropped pant is looking modern again…or perhaps I just stopped wearing as I don’t go into an office on a regular basis 😉 This style of pants suits a belt to maximize your waist, if you’re lucky enough to have one, I’m wearing a plain black one, similar here but clearly there are many cheaper options readily available.
For this look I’ve paired the pants with a patterned silk blouse, from Zadig but from eons ago. This season’s version here Any kind of blouse will work, but I chose a feminine style to off-set the masculine cut of the pants. Clearly I’m still in sandals but as soon as the temperatures drop a little I’ll be digging out my boots!
My bag is a classic from Zadig et Voltaire, this time I’ve picked a bigger model, exact here as I needed the space for travel documents etc. The trend is definately towards bigger bags. I’ll be topping this look off with a blazer, I like these here and here and here or a biker style leather here I have these styles already, and I expect that you have too. My tip for buying leather is to get the best that you can afford. I soft leather Perfecto will serve you for all your adult life.
For my second look I’ve switched the blouse for a more structured shirt style, this one is old, but the same style in a similar animal print is available this season here I’ve used a leopard print to demonstrate that you should not be afraid of mixing grey and black with brown and tan. In my opinion the mix is effective and breaths understated style. To emphasise the point I’ve added a tan belt here and here and I will do the same with boots soon.
My gladiator sandals are my go to footwear for a few more weeks, these ones are from Valentiono, scored in the sale YAY!!!, I like these ones here
The message not to forget is to look at what you have in your closet first and then hit the shops, or the keyboard, with a list of the items that you need to refresh what you already have.
That’s it for now folks, thanks for stopping by. Hugs, Sarah x