I meant to post something about Updating and Modernising one’s closet by way of discussing this point reached in my own journey, but I’ll simply show a look that somehow emerged on Sunday morning.
Linking to Patti’s Not Dead Yet Style for Visible Monday
I knew what I wanted to wear on top and on my feet but struggled with the bottoms rejecting all the skirts until I got to this leather one also here. It felt instantly right and I don’t know if it’s a coincidence that leather and suede do so much together! There’s even scope for a more luxe feel with my grey cashmere jumper instead of thick cotton here (Gap Men) or a silk scarf or necklace. I love that the skirt has pockets and the boots allow me the option to wear shorter lengths (shock, horror!).This style of knee boots – by Lanvin from Matches Fashion, post up on Wednesday 29th January – is a classic I’ve long admired on others and now I’m so glad to be able to wear them finally! The best thing is the hidden wedge which gives someone my height an essential but discreet extra few inches without compromising comfort – on the contrary they are more comfortable with a little heel than flat.The proportion feels good so I must keep it in mind. The leather of the skirt isn’t the best in the world but you know what, it doesn’t matter! I would have preferred to find it pre-owned or vintage but couldn’t. The mix may not be earth shattering but for me, represents an important milestone. The look works with a much loved vintage Aran cardigan. This was all I needed on such a mild day though later I almost got caught in pouring rain. I feel like it’s a significant milestone in my style journey because I need an update to my classic look and an element of modernity but without trying too hard or looking inappropriate.
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