Now that I am back home and moved, postings will become more regular again. One of the harsh realities of coming back home is bracing this bone-chilled weather and the constant rain. Melbourne is not incredibly equipped to deal with cold weather because we are just not really "known" to have cold winters, despite the reality. To brighten the mood in this sombre weather, I pounced at the opportunity to wear something cheerful even if the sun only peeped out for a brief moment. I thought a splash of burnt orange with some floral printed jeans, along with my new favourite - the Prada Baroque sunglasses-, would suffice =)
Top: Mix (similar, simiar); Jacket: Etam; Jeans: JBrand (similar, similar); Shoes: H&M (orange version here);
These sunglasses are a real treat and I absolutely adore the decorative details. Purchased on a whim in NYC, they are by far one of my favourite summer purchases during this trip. I certainly did not need to be persuaded to take this fancy little lady for a spin in the neighbourhood. She's an absolute stunner up close and personal. Her distinctive, oversized round frame is perfectly adorned with these elegant baroque-inspired swirls. Surprisingly, these round frames are suitable to many different face shapes.
Printed denim/pants (e.g., floral) have been one of the top spring trends this year. With summer well on its way for my Northern hemisphere friends, if you have missed out on getting a pair in Spring, try a pair of floral shorts this summer. They are super cute and versatile. A sure winner from day to night and all summer long. To my Southern-hemisphere friends, like me, battling through the cold winter, we can also enjoy elements of the cheerful floral pattern. I chose a winter appropriate darker neutral colour as a base for some serious winter blossoms!
If you are wondering how to pull off a pair of flamboyant bottom, the guidelines for pairing the bottom would be similar to pairing a floral top (floral blazer styled here). The safer pairing option is to go with neutrals for your upper half. Neutral colours tend to compliment and really bring the focus back to the "hero" of your ensemble. If you don't like to go with neutrals, you can also choose a colour for your top that matches to any of the colours from your printed bottom. For some additional ideas, leopard jeans are styled here.
I am a real sucker for details. For me, it's the small details like the historic, decorative swirls, the little floral patterns, the positioning of the grosgrain bow or the neatly lined gold buttons that add the final, finer touches to an outfit and bring it to life. I hope the next time you are out shopping, you will find a keeper that entails little details, but is accompanied by a huge impact, and will take no convincing at all for you to take it home!
Shoes: H&M (orange version here);
Sunnies: Prada Baroque;
Earrings: Mouche; Necklace: J.Crew;
Bag: Mouche (cute one here)
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