We had all the seasons last week and I’ve been wearing part winter, part spring, experimenting with colour, layering shirts and knits with rain jackets, and then sitting outside for a coffee marvelling at the heat of early March sunshine.
Clients have been discussing Ascot and weddings and I’ve been thinking about events for this year, more jeans workshops and styling sessions. And lots of sewing… getting the best fit from your clothes is a great way to re-invent your wardrobe, look at jacket sleeve lengths and waist fits and dress lengths to suit you, avoid the midi trend if it’s not for you.
And I was out at GLive in Guildford on Saturday, a charity night for The Samson Centre who support those living with Multiple Sclerosis in Surrey, watching Take That Live, a really good tribute band. I can’t say they looked like the famous four, but entertainment value was high and their singing was infectious. We stood and waved our wobbly bits and had a great evening…finished off very nicely with a cocktail at The Long Bar.
Anyway long story short….I noticed a great look, a tailored tux jacket, looser cut jeans with rolled hem, and statement colour block boots with a mid heel.
There has been a lot of chat about bright accessories (Alex from The Frugality blog does red so well) and in fact statement boots are the perfect way to introduce colour, a subtle beginning to get used to this bold new fashion coming our way.
An alternative red boot with natural block heel.
Leafy print in rich tones.
Floral overlay for the braver.
Going softer to pastel with a little Ziggy influence.
And then if colour is still a bit OTT for you, snakeskin always make a statement, just add colour to your top.
With statement footwear, keep the outfit simple. For an evening out like I witnessed at the weekend, try:
Classic tux jacket.
Over simple ivory vest.
Wear with a looser fit, rolled up hem jeans, like these Dorothea Freedom jeans by Mos Mosh which can be found in boutiques nationwide, I found mine in Haslemere boutique Woodie & Morris.
One step at a time but colour is coming.