The second last day of fashion week was very busy and we raced around quite a bit. We didn’t have time to take photos of my outfit at a more interesting venue (Greg had an old grey stone building in mind), so we settled for the podium near the entrance to the tents at fashion week. This backdrop was also grey, a nice neutral complement to the bright ensemble.
I was tired at this stage. There is lots of standing in queues waiting to see shows, lots of commuting on foot, and write up of show coverage in-between. I find that wearing bright colours not only lifts my spirits but also energizes my mood. I matched a colour blocked turtleneck with a pair of straight leg black trousers. Both of these items are soft, stretchy and comfortable. But the combination lacked the crispness that I strive to add to all my outfits. So I layered a black button down shirt underneath the turtleneck. Things started to fall into place because I could pop my collar and turn back the cuffs. Amazingly, neither of these black items picked up lint.
At first, I had the shirt and turtleneck un-tucked over the trousers. I also liked that version of the styling, although it was very matchy-matchy. So I tucked in the lot and added an animal print belt to break up the colours and the lines.
Black booties would have been an obvious leg lengthening choice, but I preferred pairing my low heeled cream booties for a softer and more Mod effect. I also like how they picked up the off white colour blocking in the turtle neck. I finished off the look with red coat, off white bag and black specs.
These clothing items, along with the horizontal lines, emphasize the straightness of my body. It’s polar opposite to the form fitting black dress I wore earlier in the week, which created some curve. I’m physically more comfortable in this outfit, but I enjoy the two silhouettes equally.
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