This top from Antipodium reminds me of air and water in the way the fabric moves and how it is so delicate on the skin. I like the way it sits so softly on the body, taking in breaths as the wind blows through it's thin membrane. I think there are quite a few possibilities for a shirt like this, I thought about pairing it with camel chinos or even a silky black maxi skirt, but decided on a structured school- girl skirt instead. I actually picked this up in the kid's section at H&M purely because I can't find many skirts that are in proportion with my height! Keeping things simple when fabrics speak so much for themselves is really important, I like the idea of minimalism and this is probably as 'pure' as I will ever go. Simple accessories and a statement bag from Céline was enough for this look.
Cobalt blue always reminds me of Céline, I have recently found myself being drawn to this shade because of it's electrifying quality and the way it can be ultra modern but also has its classic roots. I am wearing a perfect staple white shirt with the prettiest embellishments, and the most understated and remarkably made oyster- grey Trapeze bag. For this look I borrowed my friend's vintage sunglasses which I don't think would usually suit me, but the tortoise shell and gold works well with the blue and grey tones.
I love translucent, tissue thin white shirts, the ease and smartness about them makes them so alluring. I paired them with opaque, crocheted black shorts that are so comfortable that I want to wear them everyday. The colour combination I chose with the shoes is quite simple and classic and easily interchangeable for other bright hues. I kept thinking that the black studded Valentino clutch would have been perfect for this outfit, I still want that bag so much!
There is something about the summer that makes you come alive, the way the sun heats your bones and stirs a fresh romance within you, something quite like Hope.
This outfit post is really about accessories, I pulled on a nude vest top, some old white shorts and my Rugby blazer but something so neutral and classic needed to be punchy. For that I layered two shimmering necklaces, one from Zara and the other that I DIY- coloured myself when I was super sick and really bored last week. The most exciting thing for me are my new glitter studded shoes- the spikes on these are even sharper than the last!
I put my hair in a side pony tail to showcase the jewels but I'm finding that I quite prefer my hair up, I like the ease of going through the day without having to check the volume of my hair. Summer can be really lazy, but with a little colour and sparkle it can be really beautiful.
It is one of those days seems to be brimming with lightning and thunderous rain yet buzzes with the remnant's of July's summer heat. With such unpredictable weather comes opportunity to mix summery whites with bold, solid primary colours. My sandals and clutch were brought from Singapore for me and I love the little gold accents that compliment my Hermes bracelet and the studs on my skirt.
A lot of people say that to perfect the 'natural' makeup look you end up taking a bit longer than you would with say, the usual whip of liquid eyeliner and mascara. I think this is true but completely worth it, hopefully this post will prove that using the right bases and neutral tones can give the illusion of super 'natural' summer- ready skin. I think that using the minimum amount of product on the face is essential because when it gets hot makeup can start to feel heavy and completely undesirable.