Look Du Jour: White & Blue

tods gomminos white & blue

What: Tod’s Gommino loafers (c/o), Tommy Hilfiger jeans (c/o), J.Crew sweater, Kate Spade NY sunglasses (c/o), French Connection shirt & Hobbs clutch (c/o)

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.

tods gommino

tods gommino

tods gommino

tods gommino white & blue

tods gommino

tods gommino white & blue

tods gommino

tods gommino

tods gommino

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

Posted on by Ella Catliff in Look Du Jour 2 Comments

2 Responses to Look Du Jour: White & Blue

  1. Natalie Ast

    Love those striped pants combined with the loafers! The classic piece I’m coveting is a pearl necklace <3 xo, Natalie http://natalieast.com

     
  2. Carmine Tellegio

    Not a typical LPA look but surely Saint Laurent’s Le Smoking is one of the most covetable classics in womenswear ever!

    (By the way, nice touch to get the “East Coast prep” effect in the photoshoot by finding the most Hamptons-esque bit of West London around: not many white fences there as I recall!)

     

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