Finally London is starting to feel like spring. With that comes easier dressing – the whole ‘Can I wear socks with trainers?’ thing is just not an issue anymore…
Although no ankles on show here, my trick for when I’m not sure if it’s warm enough but still want to wear trainers (because the truth is my ankles just can’t pull off socks and trainers, there I’ve said it!) is to wear ankle-covering trousers, like flared jeans, so thank the stars for flared jeans, right?
Wearing this combo – black, white and denim – almost feels like a cheat. Too easy, so classic and you don’t need to give it much thought, it’s a cinch to pull together. The daytime equivalent of wearing all black out at night.Which I hardly ever do, because, uh, I feel guilty about it. What’s that all about, huh?
So, full disclosure, I didn’t feel guilty about this outfit, I just loved it. So comfy, definitely warm enough and all pieces I’ve had for ages, except, oh, the shirt, new in from Gestuz, and wait, yes the bag. The bag is a new Insta-find – I’d delved down the rabbit-hole and ended up on Kozha Numbers, a new New York brand whose cool, minimal, super-mini Ket bag just had my name (well, random numbers in truth) on it. They do free shipping – just email them and they’ll sort out your order. It was with me in a matter of days. Hardly weighs a thing, and just what I need to slip in my camera and keys (bank card and phone tend to live in my jacket pocket these days, for super easy access; because yes, I am attached to my phone in a very serious way and need bankcard at hand for tube, bus travel etc).
Today is quiet for me, the whole household has been felled by and recovering in different stages from a flu virus that seems to be valiantly working its way though the whole of London. I haven’t been completely floored, phew, which is just as well as tomorrow is a bit of a mega day – brunch, outfit shoot, press day, shooting street style and an exciting product launch. Follow along on Snapchat @stylonylon
Jacket | Urban Outfitters
Jumper | House of Dagmar
Shirt | Gestuz
Jeans | Closed
Bag | Kozha Numbers
Trainers | Marks & Spencer
Necklace | CF Concept at Parla
Photos by Kip Photography