Lately, I’ve been on the go running around in jeans, a sweater and slip-on sneakers, putting no effort into my look. Getting dressed quickly, with comfort and efficiency were the only thoughts I considered. Feeling somewhat in a rut, I decided to review some of these everyday, go-to pieces to see how I could bring a fresh spin to this overall look.
First on the list is a new sneaker. I’ve had my eye out for something fresh and these caught my eye. I love the hefty sole broken up by dual colors with a peek of rubber tread. There’s something about them that just spells chic and I love them.
Next is the white bag that I keep going on about. This is a good one, perhaps my favorite. For a casual white bag, I don’t really want to spend a fortune. I know it’s not going to age well. Usually the handle would be the first to show signs of wear, but in black, it’s a game changer. From Wandler, a line exclusive to Net-A-Porter, it’s a simple, clean lined bag that would make any outfit pop.
I’ve got a nice little collection of black sweaters leaning towards the classic side. An oversized pullover like this from Acne Studios looks really good to me and makes a statement just in its size. I’d wear it with skinny black jeans or a long pleated midi skirt.
As much as I love my quiet studs and hoops, every now and then, especially when wearing one color head to toe, I like to toss in a bright, single pop of color. I’m crazy for Larkspur & Hawk Olivia Button earrings in a stunning green. This is surely not the first time I’ve posted them. Don’t they look amazing with black and white?
Inspiration comes in many forms, and a photo I took of a bowl filled with High Camp gardenias is one I return to often – usually for the home. Today, the colors struck me as a fresh combination to wear as well. I’m going to keep my eye out for interesting pieces in green to throw into the mix of black and white I already have.
But back to the gardenias…wouldn’t they make the most amazing gift for someone who is a huge fan of their scent and beauty? That would be me. High Camp gardenia ships cut-to-order vines and blooms direct from their Californian farm. You can even order an ongoing subscription and count on the blooms to arrive fresh at your doorstep weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. Yes, please.