Delighted to be featured in May’s edition of Woman & Home with this Spring outfit that is perfect for that off-duty vibe.
MONOCHROME FOR SPRING
The basis of this outfit is monochrome, so no colour added anywhere – for some people you may be tempted to add colourful trainers or maybe some jazzy earrings but when it comes to monochrome, simplicity is the chicest tool you have!
If you look at this feature all the outfits are monochrome, and every lady has avoided what I call any fuss – they have focused on layering, textures and interesting shapes or prints – therefore making a simple outfit, interesting to the eye.
MY SPRING OUTFIT BREAKDOWN
The bomber jacket – is sheer with a pattern throughout – by adding a sheer jacket lightens the look and moves the outfit on from Autumn/Winter vibes and gives a fresh focus for Spring (plus I couldn’t possibly wear this bomber on a cool day, it gives me no warmth at all, definitely a visual over function wardrobe item!)
The vest top – this is not cotton, I think if it was a plain cotton it may not look as elevated. What’s key here is that both the fabric and the shape of the vest looks sporty and the colour black is not faded.
The satin skirt – You can achieve this same look if you have a cream or white slip dress, just use the crew-neck vest to cover the top section. Spring is the perfect time to get our satin skirts out – they look so fab with trainers or sandals and are a great every day piece.
The trainers – I’m a NIKE girl – you may have your own brand of choice – what I think makes this work is that there is a lot of white in the trainer – if the trainer was full black, it would look a lot ‘heavier’ on the foot – these trainers are not too bulky therefore maintaining the streamlined silhouette.
The bag – a clutch bag is one of my favourite types of bags, I could have opted for a cross-body but this would then interfere with the bomber – texture is key on monochrome outfits and this clutch enabled me to add a weave into what so far has been fairly smooth fabrics – it ties in nicely with texture of the trainers and works well next to the sheer fabric of the jacket.
All photos in this blogpost and the image used for Woman & Home have been taken by Sarah Rider.