A MINIMALIST APPROACH TO COLOUR.

Posted on: 27 July 2016

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Behold: the time I wore colour...and liked it.

I'll give you a moment to pick yourself up off the floor.

Now, to say I never stray from a monochromatic palette would be mostly true, though not always
Every now and then a piece crosses my path that has such a great silhouette that I can't pass it up, 
despite it not adhering to my usual non-colour colour palette. 

This Tibi shirt is an example of such a piece. With its high-neck, overlong sleeves and cut-out 
shoulders it was just crying out to be worn, despite it having a serious case of the blues going on. 

The fact that the blue hues in the shirt matched almost perfectly with denim was a good start - denim 
is always your friend if you want to keep a look relaxed and nonchalant, a definite must when 
venturing outside your sartorial comfort zone. This form of tonal dressing is also in keeping with 
the minimalist ideal of "less is more" I feel, in that the less opposing colours you have in one outfit the 
more classic and put-together you look. 

Anchored with my favourite luxe black accessories (hello, Gucci) and all of a sudden I was comfortable 
wearing predominantly colour, a light blue of all things. Go figure.

If you too are feeling a little adventurous this week, you can shop my look below + a few extra 
non-monochromatic current season picks. 

See you on the other side.


Photos by Hannah Roche.

shirt: Tibi (coming soon - similar here + here) .  jeans: Bassike 'Lo Slung' .  bag: Gucci 'Dionysus' .  loafers: Gucci .  sunglasses: Ray-Ban
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PYJAMAS BY DAY.

Posted on: 20 July 2016

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Despite its rather relaxed connotations, the pyjama trend shows no signs of slowing down. 
In fact, the inclusion of silky slips and loose satin co-ords into everyday wear is now so 
accepted I think we have surpassed trend status into the realm of wardrobe classics, 
something I can totally get behind.

In saying this, there are a few rules to getting the look right. In order to avoid any unwanted 
Hugh Hefner overtones (though you can't say the guy doesn't rock the loungewear), below 
are some of the rules I abide by personally to feel great in my PJs.

i. Focus on fit. Going too fitted or too oversized will cause everything to seem awkward and 
ill-considered. Aim for that easy, in-between fit that exudes an ease while remaining sleek 
and proportional.

ii. Anchor those loose layers. Choose a neat loafer, mule or sleek heel if you can - sandals 
or sneakers can verge on looking a little too laid-back, with the aim being to elevate the 
look rather than relax it.

iii. The same goes for any bags and accessories. Keep bags structured and jewellery or 
eyewear minimal and to the point - the focus should be the matching pyjama-esque layers, 
which should be statement enough on their own.

iv. Finally, ensure you wear your set with attitude. With the right fit and accessories as 
per the above, you will be looking mighty cool so go forth and own it.

To get the look, you can opt for the luxe version as I have and pull together some silky designer
pieces from your existing wardrobe that happen to coordinate, or you can get the most out of any 
cash you splash and purchase an actual pyjama set (such as this one or this one I have my eye 
on) and give a new, somewhat literal meaning to the term "I woke up like this."

Whichever way you want to go, I have rounded up a few of my favourite pieces and sets for 
you below so be sure to scroll through to see what catches your eye.


Photos by Hannah Roche.

shirt/blouse: Haider Ackermann (similar here + here) .  flares: Ellery (on sale) . bag: Givenchy 'Antigona' .
sunglasses: Epokhe 'Notomy' (also in Gold)



THE MINIMAL MAXI DRESS.

Posted on: 11 July 2016

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Whether it's the mid-week work rush, tricky weather situations or a classic case of the 
nothing-to-wear woes, the simple maxi dress can be a lifesaver when it comes to a last 
minute outfit crisis. Enter Hana Tajima and her beautifully minimal version of the 
long-sleeved maxi for UNIQLO - relaxed yet refined, sophisticated yet wholly practical, 
it delivers as much in form as it does in function, cementing its status as my new go-to 
wardrobe staple. Essentially a blank slate, it leaves you free to experiment with interesting 
accessories and add-ons that you might not have otherwise considered for the everyday, 
whilst its simple yet intricately detailed silhouette lends a light yet complete coverage 
perfect for those trans-seasonal periods.

You can check out the full collection of refined basics in stores + online here, plus shop 
my personal look below.  



Photos by Hannah Roche.

maxi dress: UNIQLO x Hana Tajima .  bag: Gucci .  sneakers: Sofie D'Hoore (similar here) .
neckpiece: DIY (get the look by layering this metal choker over this fabric choker) . sunglasses: Ray-Ban

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