I don't think I'm quite ready for the monochrome trend to go away just yet. Black on black has been my calling card for years, and I am totally in to the whole all white thing, so it just makes sense that I'm all up in this stripped back minimalism sticking around. Shapes, textures and cuts have always been more interesting to me than colour, and when it comes down to it, it's the stripped back basics that I constantly find myself returning back to time and time again.
Dress - H&M
Waistcoat - Zara
Nails - Swoon
Jewellery - Primark (Yes, my bracelet says what you think it does.)
Clutch - New Look
Shoes - New Look
I've had this H&M dress for ages. It was an impulse purchase that's become a no brainer piece for me. It's taken me to London Men's Collections, days in the office to holidays and no doubt will come down to LFW with me this season. It's all about how it's accented. I can't even begin to think of how long I've wanted a long waistcoat (I kind of love the 90s art teacher vibe it gives up) and it's been worn nearly every day since I picked up this beauty. To pull it all together it's about some simple accessorise including this graphic portfolio clutch from New Look (perfect for fitting my ipad and the rest of the hot mess I lug about on a day to day basis) and some weaved plimsoles. It's easy to wear classics that never really go out of style. Of course I still want to have a bit of fun - so I've pretty much put on all the rings in the world (I especially love the little twig thumb number) and a slogan bracelet. Yes it says what you think it does. I love the fact I've got different letters to play with (28) so I can subtlety tell the world to "Fuck Off" if need be. I don't really think I need much colour. I've got blue hair and nails to match, so I think the fresh palette helps make it stand out.
I love playing with my clothes as much as the next gal, but there's something nice about returning to your stapes. What classic pieces can't you live without?