Here's a typically British post for you all - the weather is seriously getting to me. It is April, which is definitely spring, and it should be heading towards summer. But no, this week has actually felt like the seasons are working backwards and we are heading back in to some kind of secondary winter! I really hope it doesn't last because I love the sun, warm weather, and summery clothes, and besides, I have already packed my coats away for the year.. The last thing I want is for this miserable rain to continue and put a downer on the transitional time between spring and summer, which is usually a time I really enjoy.
Cardigan - Dorothy Perkins; Top - H&M; Skirt - Internacionale; Tights - Primark; Shoes & Ring - Topshop; Bracelets - New Look; Necklace - Accessorize; Earrings - Miss Selfridge.
I can't really say I was channelling a particular style today, this was really just an eclectic combination of pieces I love that fortunately went well together. I really love the butterfly print on my H&M vest top, and I feel it combines well with the leopard print skirt because they are in simple colour schemes, and are both vaguely nature-inspired prints. The monochrome, slightly prim cardigan works to tone down the mix of patterns, and the gold accessories add a level of detail without taking over the outfit. I always think that if a piece of jewellery draws too much attention away from the clothes then it isn't working - unless of course you are basing your look around one statement piece. I also always try to avoid over-accessorizing, because that makes an ensemble seem cluttered - there is a fine line with accessorizing outfits and I always try to walk it.
This outfit, while looking perfectly sensible in the blast of early-morning sunshine in the photo, was actually anything but practical today. I managed to vary from being too cold to too hot, and fabric ballet pumps are definitely not the most practical of shoes to wear in the pouring rain..