A Shade Of Grey

IMG_6039

IMG_6023

IMG_6124

IMG_6114

IMG_6117

IMG_6106

IMG_6116

IMG_6113

IMG_6030

 

Coat – Jaeger (vintage, but similar alternatives are currently in stock)

T Shirt Dress – COS (no longer available, linked is similar)

Skirt – Vintage

Pouch – Comme Des Garcons

Boots – Stuart Weitzman x Russell and Bromley

I first wore this outfit to a Muji event in November but didn’t manage to take any pictures.  We’ve all been there, you’re really proud of what you’ve put together but when the end of the evening rolls around and you’ve already taken off your shoes, there’s no way in hell you’re putting them back on just to take a picture.

Recently I’ve been really enjoying playing with layers and textures, and the combination of a t shirt dress and a pleated skirt in almost the exact same shade of grey is something I personally find very aesthetically pleasing.  Leather boots give the otherwise soft look more of an edge, which is something I’ve been trying with other dropped-waist tops and midi skirts.  Longer skirts paired with over the knee boots makes for a really interesting silhouette, and you’ll no doubt be seeing more of it on the blog! It’s not the most figure flattering outfit, but for daytime I like to play with proportions and find that androgynous designers and bloggers are inspiring me the most.  Right now I find myself more excited by a street style image of a woman wearing what is essentially a duvet cover with sleeves than I am by mini skirts or bodycon dresses. Having said that, I am a Libra, so no doubt what excites me now may well repulse me in coming months. Who knows.

Fashion should be fun, wear clothes that make you happy, even if it isn’t necessarily “pretty”.  This outfit doesn’t flaunt any aspect of my figure, nor is it meant to.  I could be as skinny as a rake under here, I could be hiding all the curves in the world, or concealing a giant food baby – that’s for me to know and you to never find out! What I’m saying is; wear giant, unflattering, weird clothes when you want to, wear skin tight trousers and plunging necklines when you want to. Such is the beauty of fashion and personal style!

Love,

Shan

Leave a Reply