Pleats & Pullovers
Monday, 17 November 2014
Boots by Kurt Geiger
Watch by Michael Kors at ASOS
Sunglasses by Marc by Marc Jacobs
This is a signature look for me. It's casual, cosy, elegant and most importantly functional. I can run in the flat over-the-knee boots and the pleated skirt, which is important when accompanying a four year old with a scooter on the school run. Seriously those trucks need to slow down. Navy is a great colour for winter, it's less severe than black and tones beautifully with the deep jewel-like hues that are always so popular in this season.
What I love about this look in particular is the juxtaposition of materials; floaty pleats, a heavy knit and almost utilitarian boots, it's ethereal yet rugged and it's because of this mix of opposites that you don't need a lot of colour to make it work. Also if you peek more closely you'll see that the pleats on the skirt split two-thirds of the way down and the pullover's design mirrors the effect. They remind me of arrows. Which in turn reminds me I've got a hankering to take up archery.