I like to mix different ‘genres’ of clothing. Today, I’m wearing this reasonably formal dress from M&S, surrounded by items that are from the more casual end of the spectrum. It adds quite a bit of character to a look as you blend two types of styles together. I’ve also grown to love the monochrome look. It’s a trend that never seems to date and can never really be over-worn. There are so many different ways to experiment with black and white as they are contrasting colours. I love the really simple pattern on the bottom half of my dress, which is complimented by the cute white collar at the top. The pattern brings the outfit to life and means I don’t need to bring in as many accessories as all the focus heads straight to the dress. Leather jackets are my weakness, I will always find a way to wear one. When putting this mix-match outfit together, I chose a leather jacket as I think it suits the dress well and contrasts without clashing. On top of my suede shoes, the outfit has many different textures as the dress is jersey, my collar is chiffon and my bag and jacket are leather. There’s plenty going on yet only two colours.
Dress – M&S // Jacket – Miss Selfridge // Shoes – Brantano // Bag – market in Salou