I admitted last week that I’m having all the feelings about my plaid shirt from Madewell. (Seriously, I can’t stop wearing it. It’s getting weird.) But it turns out my obsession extends to pretty much all things plaid. Or tartan, depending on what country you’re in. I’ve discovered that it’s an especially fun print to pair with leather and sequins. The result is an unexpected mix of classic and cool – and it’s a trio that’s definitely made for a day-to-night transition.
It’s just now starting to get chilly in London and, as always, the change in weather has me wishing for a whole new wardrobe. And while I may not actually be able to buy a whole new wardrobe, I can certainly look.
Now that I’ve been in London for more than a year, I can safely say I’m falling in love. (Shh… don’t tell New York!) But one thing that I’m still not used to is the summer weather – and the need to purchase a coat specifically for the season. In NYC, the closest I ever came to needing a jacket (let alone an actual coat) was the summer was the wooly cardigan I kept draped over my desk chair to battle the frigid AC blasting in the office.
During my junior year of high school, I had a minor obsession with duster sweaters. I mean, they were the thing to wear. I remember spending an entire paycheck from my lifeguarding job on one particular amazing duster sweater from Free People and then proudly parading around the halls of my high school in it, thinking I was so freakin’ cool. Sure, other students stepped on it when I sat down in class, and the bottom got super dirty. But I loved it.
I love the unexpected combination of wearing a sporty sweatshirt with a prim pencil skirt. Choose a slightly cropped top and this combo feels smart and sexy — or try a slouchy pullover for a more relaxed vibe. There’s your Sunday brunch look sorted.
Like fashion trainers and logo sweatshirts, joggers are one of the many amazingly sporty trends that are making this season a lot more comfy. Whether you dress them up or down, these bedtime-worthy trousers look polished and cool… and it almost feels a little naughty that you’re getting away with wearing them beyond the gym.
When I first bought this pale-pink midi skirt from Topshop, my husband laughed and said, ‘When are you ever going to wear that?’ To be honest, I wasn’t sure because I hadn’t tried it on in the shop. I knew there was the risk that I’d look like a giant cupcake… not a cute look.