SIMPLE STYLE | GREAT GREYS
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If ever there were one of my own outfits that could win the "Well Done... This Is All Working!" award then for me, this is it. It contains all my favourite things... and yes, most of them are grey. Or black.
But more importantly, with the exception of one or two pieces, I've owned the components for one to four plus years. Meaning at some point, I was an arse-kicking style Jedi and choose wisely I did! Individually, I adore these items but put them all together and this kind of look is where I feel at my sartorial serenest.
I've lost count of the times I get asked "Where is your sweatshirt from?" when I wear this simple grey top... and to think for the longest time, I'd relegated it to the lounge/gym wear pile and was by and large ignoring it.
An Oldie But Goody…
It's a really old purchase from GAP but this past year, I've paired it with so many different things. It looks amazing as the plain partner to a statement skirt - think tulle or sequins. It has a “couldn’t care less” nonchalance when worn with a pair of slim fit trousers * and some low heeled sandals. And my other favourite tried and tested combo is the black leather skirt * that was made to be topped with a grey sweatshirt and tailed with a pair of Converse *.
But I think there's something about it under a blazer that just works even better. I don't know what exactly... maybe the juxtaposition of the casual worn with the tailoring? The reason doesn't matter - this outfit has been the most "in sync with me" I've felt in ages, proving once more that it takes time and effort to really nail down your style.
Sunglasses - After Hours by Quay Australia * | Lips - Tell Laura by Charlotte Tilbury * | Blazer (old) hush * : similar here * | Cashmere Scarf - Lois Avery | Sweatshirt (old) GAP : similar at Everlane * | Bangle - COS * | Watch [gift] - Nordgreen * | Belt - hush * | Push Lock Bag - Cambridge Satchel Co * | Jeans - J.Crew (old) but similar this season * | Boots - (old) Clarks : similar here *
The other great grey (apart from the faithful cashmere) comes in the form of this Nordgreen Philosopher mesh watch *, kindly sent as a gift. I was really taken with the brand (Danish of course) and their social responsibility ethos of giving back *.
When you’ve chosen and purchased your uber stylish watch you select one of three causes, enter your watch's serial number and a code you're provided with and a donation is made. This can be for the provision of clean water in The African Republic, education for children in India or helping to preserve rainforest in Latin America.
Proving once more that all good things come in grey!