Thursday 11 February 2016

Grey's Okay

Black and white - my go to colours. I have always loved a contrasting palette and it generally means less of a headache choosing outfits in the mornings. I’m sure Coco Chanel delved into other muted tones to mix things up on the days she felt that black wasn’t going to cut it. The one thing I find hard in Sydney is wearing all black on a really hot day. I commend minimal folk who can master this art form. Unfortunately that kind of behaviour I can’t commit to, so you’ll find me hiding in the nearest air conditioned spot, with breathable fabrics and lighter tones. 

I need to invest in more grey staples. It’s very transeasonal, and although my instincts distinguish it as a winter tone, it surprisingly looks just as good in the warmer months. White or black accessories work well, with gold or silver jewellery making styling decisions hard. Culottes are a great alternative to full length pants this time of year and hands down, I’m a sucker for a wide leg. I rarely wear this style with flats, but Greek sandals were my go to. Especially with the heat cranking up for another scorcher of a week in Sydney. Where are you Autumn? Desperate for colder days, I’m just not used to summers longer than three weeks! 

Stripes - one of the very few patterns in my closet, but definitely not to be overlooked. I’m not really into belief that horizontal stripes are unflattering, and think if you taper a striped top in at the waist, it can actually be quite the contrary. I’ve also decided to style the shirt off the shoulder due to the heat, because lets face it; who actually enjoys wearing a button up collar in the middle of summer. It adds a touch of sexiness into a look that could be perceived quite corporate. Relaxed options are always welcomed. 

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Photo credit to Laurie Young from The Rue Collective blog

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