Where: Meetings in London
There are certain classic items so perennially chic we spend half, if not all, of our lives wanting them in our wardrobes. I’m not talking “it” hits like Christoper Kanes flower print sweatshirt or Prada’s bejewelled sports bras. Don’t get me wrong, I’d still sell the family dog to get my hands on those puppies (pun definitely intended), but by next season I’ll have all but forgotten their allure. The pieces I’m talking about are those we crave season after season, year after year, decade after decade. Garments our grandmother’s may have once owned but remain every bit as obsession inducing today. Tod’s Gommino loafers are undoubtedly one such item. The legendary loafers may have their roots in the brand’s 1950s driving shoes but some six and a half decades – and many additional colourways – later, they are still the epitome of form meeting functioning in an achingly elegant package. I’ve coveted a pair for as long as I can remember and when it came to finally choosing some Gomminos of my own, I spent literally hours trying on every single shade and finish in a state of total over excitement. Styling them up wasn’t exactly difficult, these beauties go with everything. In the end I decided to take the white and blue palette and run with it, adding my current fave striped skinnies from Tommy Hilfiger. It only seemed fitting to pair this with a buttoned up shirt and shoulder slung sweater. Italiano elegance meets East Coast prep, or at least that’s what I’m calling it.
What classic pieces have you coveted forever? If you’re anything like me, it’s a pretty long list…
Love Ella. X
Images by Holly McGlynn