In fashion speak we use the phrase ‘high and low’ to describe either a designer garment worn with a high street buy or a very smart item with a scruffier piece . This is a bit of a mixed bag; the top is a bridge brand (mid-priced designer wear), the chino’s are J Brand, therefore classed as designer denim and the shoes are by Gap. Make of it what you will but I was rather chuffed with the end result. The tee-shirt remained underneath for the time being, but you could whip it off in a jiffy, (please check that you have an appropriate bra on), add some heels and off you trip to the wine bar….
First up – white on white for a fresh, fun party look. Self Portrait’s spring summer collection is chock full of winners. Innovative dresses abound covering a variety of events, from cocktail parties, to the races, to weddings, christening’s, work events, dinner out …… The dress I was after sold out so I tried this fanciful floral top instead. Reminiscent of my mother’s 1960’s floral wedding dress this top is multi layered. There is a gauze slip with 3D appliqué flowers pasted on top and random cut outs in the outer layer. It’s open at the back and fastens with a tiny, pearl sphere. It’s so pretty it’s almost a shame to wear it.
Top as above, skirt from Topshop (www.topshop.com), earrings by Nocturne (www.anthroplogie.eu), sandals from &Other stories (www.stories.com).