Friday, 16 May 2014
Wearing top to toe Zara
Trousers (seem to be sold out online)
Shoes by Carvela (old, these are beautiful in blue)
Bag (old, I adore this one)
Watch by Bell & Ross
Sunglasses by Marc by Marc Jacobs
Yeah, I'm gonna be rocking a lot of florals and stripes this season it just feels like the right thing to do.
This outfit is pretty much top-to-toe Zara. Wearing one brand all over isn't something I would do ordinarily but Zara being the A-mazing brand that they are they have taken all the effort out of the co-ordination struggle. The bag and shoes though... that's all me.
This is also an extremely wearable way for anyone without a perfect washboard tummy to work the cropped top look. I'll admit I pulled the 'eeeeiiiisssshhhh' face when I saw cropped tanks, bralets and midriff aplenty swanning down the runways but as with most extreme trends there is always a work around.
Here the high waist and oodles of material (not to mention the print) draw the eye firmly away from the midsection; that high waist elongates the legs while the volume of material (that increases in width towards the foot) has the effect of making your hips look more slender. Bonus! The boxy shape of the cropped top is a counter balance to all the material in the trousers. The stripes pull the eye up, again away from the midsection. Coordinating the colours adds coherence, it's a nod to the matchy-matchy trend as well as big slap in the face to the same and well, it's just easy on the eye. I can't wait to wear this to the Chelsea flower show next week!