15/06/2016

Classic colours always work, fact

After a little hiatus which had me run, jump, box and climb up and down Ibiza (it’s less exciting than it sounds: I was on a fitness bootcamp which I will tell you all about during a week-end post, I promise), it was back to Canary Wharf on Monday morning…




Having spent a week wearing little bar leggings and sports bras, pulling together an office appropriate outfit didn’t come too easy, especially as London seems to be afflicted by the oddest of weathers this week: muggy, humid, warm-ish… Everything I dislike. In order to stay as fresh as possible I opted for bare legs (a favourite of mine from April to October, in case you hadn’t noticed), and kept the colours simple and classic. I guess I had enough of brights for a few days with all the neon lycra!



Cream, black and camel work really nice together, in particular in a more formal setting. The pleated skirt is a pick from J.Crew’s office collection, it is a nice shape for workwear and though it isn’t lined the fabric is heavy enough that I didn’t find it see-through… I know, sigh of relief from all corners of the room.

I don’t usually like wearing patent shoes outside of Winter, but for these peep-toe Mary-Janes I sometimes make an exception. They are a few years old now but I still love them as the first day I got them, and to be frank I use my shoes so little they still look pristine. The heel is the perfect height for work for me, not acrobatically so, but just high enough.



Up top I covered up with one of my (too many) macs… a short version this time. I find that with the passing of our years living in London, my collection of trench coats and jackets seems to increase to give me options to cope with the endless rain. This one is a short version which looks adorable with jeans but also looks the part with office separates.



Before I go, a word on the bag… this is my Milan by Milli Millu. I fell in love with the model when I saw it in the pre-collection lookbook, and I still adore its classical yet unique lines, its roomy shape and of course the uber classic colours. If you don’t know Milli Millu, you absolutely must check it out. Every bag is designed with the busy woman in mind, it’s roomy enough to accommodate a laptop or at least an ipad, as well as numerous day essentials such as papers, make-up bag etc. All in the softest luxe-est (is that a word?) materials… It’s a must.

Outfit details below:
- Cream wool pleated skirt (now on sale!), J.Crew
- Short trench jacket in camel, Comptoir des Cotonniers
- Camel and black shoulder bag, Milli Millu
- Black patent mary-janes, Jimmy Choo, these Rupert Sanderson ones are similar

4 comments:

Pam said...

Funny...I always consider patent leather to be a summer thing. Different cultures!

Lara said...

Congrats you look great! I wish I didn't live in perpetual summer so that I could actually stand wearing a suit jacket every once in a while!!! And I wish I could go bare-legged - unfortunately having been pregnant 5 times has left its marks and no one wants to see that....

I am glad bootcamp worked out well for you!! sounds like fun :)

Stephanie said...

Looking fab, sweets! Thanks for reminding me about Milli Millu. Need a decent laptop bag that also looks nice. One of my Phantom Luggage I have chosen to travel with is alrady pretty shattered after all those flights this first half year...

Linda said...

Looking so pretty! I guess this is the last office style post from you in a while?