Weekend Fashion: Bright Colours and Statement Sneakers

A very happy Saturday to you all! One of the nicest compliments that I have received from a reader is that she enjoys my posts where I feature trainers (or sneakers) because as an adult she had forgotten how versatile and grown-up trainers can be and as a result did not own any ‘beautiful’ trainers. Now, she was reintroducing trainers into her shoe collection and enjoying styling them as an integral part of her casual look.

I am a great fan of the ‘beautiful trainers’ trend and I hope that it stays at the fashion forefront forever! In my opinion, it is far easier to style a great evening look than it is a great casual look.  I am convinced that the reason so many women reach the point of articulating ‘I have nothing to wear’ (which I have definitely said) is because putting together a cohesive casual look is trickier than it seems. I am constantly bowled over by people who have great ‘effortless’ casual style and seem to put together everyday outfits in fabulous combinations.

What have I learned from observing these fabulous fashionistas?

  • Spend a larger chunk of your budget on buying good quality casual clothes and shoes – you will get more wear out of them than an expensive dress.
  • Incorporate more colour into your casual wardrobe and make the effort to bring together different colour combinations on a daily basis.

I am enjoying pale coloured jeans at the moment and I love the combination of red and pink in any outfit.  I have included a light-weight navy jacket to the mix to bring in another colour to my casual weekend look. I absolutely love these silver trainers as they are made of the softest leather that envelopes the foot and makes for a great ‘walking around town’ stylish trainer.

I hope you enjoy this look and have a great weekend! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog.

(Clothes and accessories: Top – COS, Jeans – Zara, Jacket – Uniqlo, Hangbag – Givenchy Medium Antigona Tote, Trainers – Salvatore Ferragamo)

 

 

The Great White Shirt: A Classic In My Wardrobe

Happy Friday everyone – it is going to be a quick one today. I can’t resist a beautiful white shirt! While many garments are labeled classic, a good-looking white shirt definitely qualifies for the tile in my opinion. A white shirt is a great partner to a pair of jeans and adding a few choice accessories can result in a sophisticated yet casual look.

I am a big fan of the origami folds on on this shirt  – despite the fact that I can never get it to fold the same way every time I iron it!  The organza panel on the side is a great addition and adds a bit of oomph to the overall proposition. A bling bracelet and sandals are an effective way to elevate this outfit from meek to chic! I love the proportions of this bag and the seemingly odd colour seems to go with everything.

I am traveling and looking forward to blogging from California and Mexico next week. Do check back for some great summer fashion!

Thanks for reading and have a fabulous weekend.

(Clothes and Accessories: Shirt – COS, Jeans – Zara, Sandals – Zara, Handbag – Bottega Veneta, Bracelet – Banana Republic)