Coat: New Look
Collared shirt: thrifted
Boots: Koi Couture
Silver bracelet: gifted
Blue bracelet: Juicy Couture
Watch: Toy Watch
My new found obsession has to be collars. Collars layered under chunky sweaters for added warmth. I think it looks effortlessly chic and modest. Although my heart lies with 90s grunge at the moment, I would like think of this outfit as a build up to the aesthetic. On that note, I’m not quite into the clunky grungy shoes; I prefer the dark lipsticks, lashings of studs, Navajo prints, band tees and anything velvet. In this build-up outfit post, I wore mustard coloured trousers, to really bring a pop of colour to the outfit, and toned it down a little with brown boots, which have practically become a second pair of feet for me.
Layering with collars has turned to somewhat of a skill for me; moreover, it is important to get it just right. My top tip is to make sure you don’t have too much of your undershirt gaping through. It can often look untidy and mismatched; this is especially the case with fabrics such as denim. Opt for a jumper with not too big of a neck hole, and try to keep it tight around the shoulders too. Personally, I prefer a good length to my jumper too, albeit, if done right, shorter lengths can look equally as flattering.
Whilst everyone in England were awoken by blowing tempests, I, somehow, got a fair bit of sunshine from it all, albeit, there was a fair frost in the air. What I really,really love, is a blue sky, cloudless and flawless. Love is perhaps an understatement, I adore it when we get a blue sky above our heads, it seems so distilled and pretty. I think they’re fascinating and so beautiful. I guess that somehow explains why I’m head over heels for Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana. (see the post here)
That’s enough of me rambling on, how do you like my nails? I’ve found my new obsession with nail art, and have been constantly practising different patterns and designs. I adore a monochrome effect on nails. Tutorial you say? Yes I say!
PS: Special thanks go to Hunaiza Ansari, my beautiful best friend and genius behind the camera.