I’ve finally come to terms with the fact that I’m not so much of a colourful person at the moment. Although, I definitely need more colours in my life right now considering the depressing weather outside. Notice the 5 consecutive black and white outfit? Ugh. However, I’m total sucker for bold and crazy prints, they’re just so much fun to photograph. Admittedly, this print isn’t that crazy considering it’s still in my safe black and white palette but it’s like a good compromise between my reluctance to wear more colours and my obsession with patterns. It actually makes me think about what a jester or a mime would have worn (…basically comparing myself to a clown now). I like the varying scale of the check print as it creates a really interesting optical effect. To create a sense of symmetry to the pattern of the sweater, I paired it with my black Zara wrap skort and my New Look pointed toe heels. Chose to go low-key on the accessorising to allow the bold print to speak for itself. Finally, I made an effort to top it off with my trusty mustard coloured coat so as I don’t end up looking like a character coming straight out of a black and white cartoon.
Having spent the past couple of weeks buried under a pile of books in the library, and sheltered away from the rest of civilisation, I’ve undoubtedly experienced a gradual shift in my priorities. As much as I would like to spend a whole day picking out what to wear and figuring out which jacket matches with which skirt, I usually have to leave home early in the morning to make sure that I don’t waste any of my revision time. Consequently, I’ve been recycling the basic pieces in my wardrobe and sticking to a rather uniform black and white palette. You just can’t go wrong with this classic combination. Thankfully, monochrome is somewhat of a trend this season so if someone asks, I can still claim that I’m making some sort of effort heh…
I’ve been really liking this Zara sweater because of the 3D effect of the embroidery and the cutout details. It’s a fun and subtle twist to the classic (yet, boring) white sweatshirt. To compliment the sort of baroque feel of the sweater, I paired it with this leather skirt from H&M, which also has embossed floral embellishment on the sides. For my everyday looks, I usually keep it simple so I went low-key on the accessorizing by simply completing the outfit with my trusty grey beanie from ASOS, comfy studded Nighthawk boots from Office and with my fringe bag from Zara (which surprisingly has plenty of space, enough to store a whole A5 notebook!) Et voilà, I’m set for another productive day.
Zara has been hitting all the right marks recently. Ever since I’ve become obsessed with their new minimalistic SS ’13 collection, fighting the urge to shop for new clothes has been somewhat a challenge. As you can see from my last post, I’ve made a conscious effort to wear more white these days. I usually gravitate towards darker colours out of habit so it’s rather refreshing to add lighter tones into my wardrobe. With that being said, I think that I would probably still shy away from crazy bright neon colours for now.
One of my favourite pieces has to be this wrap skort. I like how it looks like a skirt but is actually a pair of shorts, combining practicality and design. It’s also available in white and I must confess, I’m really tempted to get the other colour right now. Another favourite is this perspex clutch, which reminds me of the Charlotte Olympia Pandora Perspex Clutch. It comes with a striped black and white pocket inside but I but I decided to remove it and expose the content of my bag instead, partly because it felt a bit matchy-matchy with my out in but also because I kind of like the simplicity of a clear glass-like clutch.