Let’s talk metallics. They’re one of the biggest trends of AW19 – in fact, any AW – and i’m far from the only one snapping up anything golden in sight right now. I’ve been searching the internet high and low, in fact, for a little piece of shimmer and it just so happens that every time I do stumble upon the perfect metallic pleated skirt it’s sold out. Typical, huh?
Eventually, I finally found this dreamy little thing at Little Mistress in both gold and silver (it was a very, very tough decision) and it’s officially getting to the point where someone may have to surgically remove it from my body. Sprucing up your wardrobe with a little something different never hurt nobody, and that is what metallics are here to do. The beauty of a pleated midi is that it can transfer to any occasion, be it work, dinner or drinks with the girls – it’s the kind of piece that can be paired with anything (crop tops, sweaters, button downs) for an ultra feminine touch. To keep it extra low key, i’ve been pairing the style with an oversized boxy sweater and stacked heels for the perfect office look that takes me from my desk to dinner on Thirsty Thursday. Who said duo-dressing had to be so difficult?
Talking of all of this, I have been meaning to do a run down of some staples of the year. In the midst of an Autumn/Winter wardrobe update, considering the staples is a key factor. I’m constantly switching up my style with trend pieces and regretting it later when the schizophrenic weather of Manchester screws me over and I don’t have those chic, trans-seasonal pieces that would get me by perfectly, or my Oakley sunglasses to hand.
I’ve been scouting the stores for over a month now in the search of capsule pieces and found the perfect mix of tailored pieces have been my ultimate saviour, paired with delicate and detailed knits (who else is seriously over the moon about knitwear season’s return?). You’ve probably already spotted that the mix in question is completely monochrome which you may be thinking is completely unlike me, but apparently my heart can go out to those monochrome lovers out there – and let’s face it, what better way to pull together a capsule wardrobe than the muted way? Swapping and choosing is easier in monochrome, so when the rest of your wardrobe lets you down – it’s a guarantee your capsule one will always be there for you. Take this Sleeveless Ribbed Top by Maison Margiela for example (I know, that’s the dream), paired with the coolest pair of day-to-day culottes for the office and switched for a delicate, lace skirt for post-work drinks – you have the most perfect top for everything, everyday.
Spending too much money isn’t necessary when picking up staples, just look for pieces you know you’ll wear over and over for more than one occasion and voila – your go-to rail is complete!