As you probably gather by now, I don't do colors nor overly feminine clothes all too well. It's like getting a rapper to dress in a tuxedo and sing a ballad. Not that I walk around wearing heavy chains with tattoos all over my body..... Over the years, my style gradually evolved, perhaps influenced by the French more nonchalant and perfection-is-boring attitude which suits me to a T. I still can't style my hair to save my life so the "tousled" (read: I can't be arsed brushing my hair) look is right up my alley. I'm drawn to slightly ripped clothes and half tucked shirts. I guess you could say, there's a continual a slant towards androgynous, contemporary and edgier clothes.
On the flip side, there's my love for Chanel jackets. Sophisticated and posh. Two words that can't be used to describe someone like me who's a whiz at spilling anything and everything onto my clothes. I somehow managed to get my hands on a aubergine Chanel jacket complete with glittery gold and silver pinstripes. Shudder..... At a first glance, I was befuddled. How do I even wear it without looking like I'm heading out to a posh luncheon?
However, the fit....oh my....the jacket fits my body like a dream. There's something to be said for handmade jackets, particularly Chanel's. It gave me shoulders (I have droopy narrow shoulders), added curves to my body when I have none (anyone dealing with fluctuating body weight like me??). After a few tweaks, I decided to try the tweed jacket with ripped jeans, a slouchy Alexander Wang t-shirt and tone it down a notch by pairing it with simple ankle strap heels from Marni.
I had a look around all the denim cutoffs on offer at the High St stores. It was either too ripped, too short, too high waisted etc etc etc. I trawled eBay for my favorite 7FAM boyfriend jeans and............ Lo and behold.......£10! Bargain! I'm a menace with scissors and ended up with jagged edges but what the heck, perfection is boring. I bought these Josefina jeans a little big as I prefer the slouchy look.
I thought I'd pop these snapshots of Winchester in to give fashion a bit of a rest after the lengthy spiel. I'm dying to toss my winter clothes. Spring seems so far away when all we're having is intermittent sunshine and wind strong enough to blow me away. I hope everyone has awesome plans for the Easter break.