Leave it to me to make promises and spectacularly fail to deliver. Although I said I would blog every day during fashion week, this pledge rapidly sizzled out to just one post. Fashion week came and went in lightning speed and I felt like I finally caught a breath after it all finished. The worst part about it was that once it finished, I crashed out on my bed and didn’t wake up for a few days. So unfortunately, my LFW outfit posts are going to be a retrospective affair.
I decided to work with textured black and white for my Day II look. Monochrome is a solid go to trend at fashion week which can translate easily to everyday street style. However, this look is prone to becoming a bit of a yawn as so many people resort to this style. As a tried and tested style, black and white combinations always look stylish and cool so it’s no wonder people use this as their fashion week formula. What isn’t there to like? It’s simple and makes people look instantaneously chic and effortless. Yet this is the exact reason why this look can be dangerous. It can make people stay in this trend on a never ending cycle of black x white, white x black then repeat. I for one is definitely guilty of getting stuck in this cycle sometimes. Case in point, my Day II looks were both monochrome. But I’d like to think I tried to spice things up. With this first look, I played with textures to give the outfit more depth. I’m really digging scrunching my cardies and jumpers around my waist at the moment so I tried to incorporate this into my textured monochrome look. The Gestuz cardie gave the look movement and a breather from the top half of my outfit which consisted of a tailored jacket and a sportslux see through dress. Some might say this was quite a mish mash of styles, but I think the cardie around the waist somehow ties the look together. It was also an alternative way of carrying another layer of clothing just in case the weather turned (which it didn’t so my plan backfired slightly). So what is the moral of my jabbering. I guess what I’m trying to say is to work with different textured items even if they are all black and white. Who knows it might just give it the look the ‘it’ factor and at the very least some workable dimensions.
Stay tuned for my second monochrome look from Day II!
Photographed in Soho by Form 42.