The distinction between off-duty and on-duty wear for me has always been a hazy concept.
I don't think I have ever quite grasped the notion of "dressing up" for certain occasions -
my philosophy instead being to dress precisely how I wish to at any given time. This is why
you so rarely see me in heels or more than a few key pieces of jewellery. This is why my
hair always stays just that little bit unkempt, and my make-up much the same as it always is.
On the flip-side, this is also why I feel entirely comfortable incorporating a structured
silk bandeau top into by everyday wear. My thoughts simply being: well, why not? My
aim is to invest in a wardrobe of pieces I can wear day-to-night / lunch-to-dinner / work-to-
play without the need to change - it is simply a case of conjuring up the right combinations
to ensure a neat balance is met each time. By your terms, mind - forget everyone else's.
The more we start "dressing up" for ourselves, regardless of the occasion, the more
interesting fashion would tend to become.
It's a thought, at least.
Photos by Hannah Roche.
leather jacket: BLK DNM (cheaper options here + here) . silk bandeau top: Freda by MATCHES FASHION . pants: By Malene
Birger (similar here) . loafers: Winston Wolfe . bag: Alexander Wang . sunglasses: Ray-Ban . watch: Larsson & Jennings