What: Jeans: Zara, Jumper: Goat (gifted), Bag: Mulberry, Boots: Massimo Dutti, Bambi Necklace: Anne Bowes Jewellery.
Where: Nicholas Kirkwood holiday sample sale, London.
Sample sale dressing is a conundrum. On the one hand, you don’t want to wear anything that you couldn’t conceivably win a fight in. You know, just in case the situation calls for it. Dangly earrings, stilettos or excessive embellishment won’t end well. Anything that takes longer than thirty seconds to get on and off is also a big no no. At the same time, if it’s a really fabulous sample sale (as Nicholas Kirkwood’s undoubtedly is) there will most likely be all manner of fash eds and industry insiders there who you don’t want to run into while looking like sh*t. Judging from my recent outfit posts it appears as though I virtually never wear anything except for ridiculously high heels and party frocks. Well I assure you, that’s not the case. But as my mother commented on the weekend, when I’m not dressing to impress (parties, press days, meetings) I sometimes morph into a super slob. So to prove her wrong and that I can do casual without retreating into the comfort of ancient jumpers and pyjama bottoms I decided to attempt low key luxe in colour-popping Zara jeans and a super soft Goat knit… Then I added a matching beret, natch.
Love Ella. X