I like to try and adapt pieces I have in my wardrobe to give them a new lease of life. Clothes don't need to be worn in their conventional sense, instead think about how you can layer them up or adapt to make it into something new and different.
This post follows on rather nicely from my previous one which was all about adding some colour to you wardrobe and having fun with fashion. In this outfit I wanted to take it one step further by mixing distinctive yet divergent colours and patterns. I am SO ready to be rid of the old matchy-matchy look and embrace this new “any colour goes” mentality!
I’m actually wearing a strapless bodycon dress underneath this colourful striped top. The dress is an oldie but goodie I picked up in LA at my favourite boutique on Melrose (read more about it HERE). I like to try and adapt pieces I have in my wardrobe to give them a new lease of life. Clothes don’t need to be worn in their conventional sense, instead think about how you can layer them up or adapt to make it into something new and different. As this particular dress is a little on the skimpy side I wouldn’t choose to wear it on the streets of London, so by giving it the impression of being a skirt I’m able to get a whole heap more wear out of it. I call that winning!
A few rules I’ve found helpful to prevent you looking too OTT or ridiculous when trying our colour clashing, is firstly, find a common theme. Although the colours and patterns I’m wearing are distinctively different, they both have a common thread, the base colour is white. Furthermore, by adding my favourite white leather jacket I’m underpinning that theme and therefore tying it altogether. Secondly, consider the details. Despite my dress and top coming from different stores (different continents even), both hemlines come to a sharp point. This mirroring marries them together so they don’t look at odds with each despite being “clashing”.
Outfit details: Top – ZARA (find HERE) | Dress – Timeless Boutique (similar HERE & HERE) | Jacket – The Ragged Priest (similar HERE & HERE) | Shoes – Miu Miu (similar HERE & HERE) | Necklace – Primark (similar HERE)
Now that the English weather is being a little kinder to us, this is the time to start embracing a fresh and brighter approach to your summer wardrobe. Clashing colours is one of the most fun looks to play around with, so give it a try and let me know how you get on!
Photos taken by Sabrina Bou