I was determined not to let the difficulties posed by this post-holiday, pre-fashion week no-mans-land completely throw off my style groove. So these are some of the trans-seasonal looks I worked this week:
I thought I’d give this stripy number one last outing before autumn is officially in full swing. Partially because it’s adorable and goes nicely with the whole grey/blue palette of the look, but mainly to ease my guilty conscience as it was kind of expensive and I’ve only worn it about twice (it’s handwash only, enough said). Expect to see a LOT more of these jeans over the weeks and months to come as they are pretty much my favourite thing in the world right now. Super skinny fit, lovely colour, thick denim that wont disintegrate more and more with every wash… if you are still on your quest to find the perfect jeans then I recommend you get down to Acne asap. And even if you’re one of the lucky ones who have already solved the jeans dilemma, then you should still visit the Acne Dover St flagship store, if for no other purpose than to ogle their to-die-for shearling aviator jackets.
If there was ever an item that truly deserved to be called an ‘investment piece’ then it has to be the classic trench coat. And after what seemed like a lifetime of searching, I finally found mine! For the past month my trench coat mission has been intensive. I must have tried on almost every variation in London, from the poorly made (H&M and Topshop) to the hideously expensive (French Connection) to the just plain hideous (I won’t name and shame, it just seems mean). It was just when I was beginning to give up hope when I stumbled across this beauty in Selfridges and I’ve barely been able to bring myself to take it off since.
I found this green miniskirt forgotten at the back of my wardrobe and decided to take it out for a spin. Strangely enough, it is apparently my boyfriends favourite item out of all of my clothes. Why? I hear you ask. Is it the high-waisted, feminine and fabulously on-trend shape? It’s rich, autumnal colour? The cute pleated detailing? Nope, the reason he was such a fan of this skirt was because it’s pattern looked like ‘little cat-monkeys’. Men really are simple creatures after all.
Already my trench coat is proving itself to be a seriously hard-working piece. Sadly however, it is not a particularly practical one. As I learnt on Friday, it is neither remotely waterproof nor particularly warm. But it looks the part so that’s the main thing anyway. For a day of lunching, shopping and other not particularly productive activities I went for this slightly smart-casual look. I’m loving blouses at the moment. A pretty blouse instantly gives any outfit a ladylike, grown-up feel that is so on trend it hurts. This autumn I plan on wearing them day and night, with jeans, skirts, shorts and maybe even elegant wool trousers if I come across a particularly lovely pair. I found this scarf hidden under a pile of slightly smelly old coats at my parents house. After a liberal spray of Chanel no5 it was just about wearable and has now found a new home in my wardrobe. Countryside style was all over the catwalks at fall/winter 2010 fashion week and given its homely tartan check this scarf is right on the money.
Love Ella. X