Photography by Glen Wallington (Instagram)
Black Roll Neck Jumper – Topman
Triple Stripe Jumper by Boutique – Topshop Boutique
Tall Electric Blue Longline Coat – Topshop
Green Tailored Peg Trousers- Topshop
Black Leather Alias Shoes – AllSaints
Black Brando Fringe Clutch Bag – Dr. Martens
Chrome Finish Sunglasses – River Island
For full outfit details of Priyas’ look head over to Priya Renoo Designs.
Hey boys and girls, I hope you haven’t missed me too much. If you didn’t already know, I’ve had a lovely two week holiday in Greece and now I’m already settling back into reality. I have a post coming soon all to do with my little getaway but in the meantime here’s an outfit that was meant to be posted before I left. Hopefully the lack of tanned skin and the multiple layering gave that away!
Okay, so this shoot was done around the beginning of May before we had the hot weather. Once again hopefully the layering in this look gave that away. I collaborated again with my girl Priya, from Priya Renoo Designs, to show you our individual spin with the styling of our tailored peg trousers. As you can see we both have the same trousers but in two different yet amazing and vibrant colours. It just seemed logical to join forces and together bring you a post centered around these staple trousers. We both went for 2 totally different looks and that in itself just shows how versatile these peg trousers are. Where I went for a smart and bold look with layering and colour blocking, Priya opted for a more laid back look contrasting pastel lilacs against harsh greys. I will be giving you a run down of my look but for more details on Priya’s outfit head on over to her blog.
Right so let’s start with the trousers as we’re all ready on them. They came in a small variation of colours i.e. green, blue, lilac and white. As you can see I went for green. Although the colour code of the trousers is green they are more of a tourqise or even a jade green. Either way they just pop and that’s what drew me in. The colour on its own is eye catching enough but when paired with certain colours it either exagerates the vibrancy or softens it. I tried to show both examples by playing with the layering so when adding or removing certain layers it imediately changes the look. So for the base layer I started with a plain black roll neck. These 2 just themselves work well together not just because obviously black goes with everything but because they compliment each other perfectly. The black is bold in itself but also doesnt take away the focus from the trousers. It just enhances the colour and makes them more distinct.
The next layer is the triple stripe jumper adding more depth to the outift. As you can see it is still monochrome to tie in with the roll neck but brings a new dimention to the look. I bet you’re thinking “a roll neck and then a jumper? He must be roasting”. All I can say to that is that you can never be to prepared for british weather. Anyways with the extra layer the focus is now on the top half. The colour is still there but now I have thrown in pattern. I have chosen this geometric pattern to tone down the trousers but to still keep this look crisp, clean and sharp. The clever placement of the vertical lines in white, grey and black almost play with the eyes and create an illusion.
Now when you’re still not hot enough with those layers why not just throw on a coat too. This is where things get even more interesting! I decided to take things one step further by adding in this electric blue coat. I was influenced by the artist Mondrian when I decided to bring in the coat to create a very cubism/mod inspired look with the bold colours and geometric patterns. What’s great is that these two striking colours don’t clash and work hand in hand with each other. Usually with clothes so bold it usually makes them fall in to the category of not for the everyday wear. However here it goes to show that although these three layers create an amazing look together, they can also be worn as seperates giving you multiple wears out of the trousers and different outfits to wear them with. So who said trousers had to be boring? Not me! Some days strut around and make a statement. Don’t be like everyone else hiding in a sea of black, be that flash of colour and stand out!
To complete every outfit of course you need to have shoes on and bag to carry all of your necessities, well duuh. So as usual I’ve worn black leather shoes and a black leather clutch to link with the black in the outfit. For extra drama, how about those glasses? I’m the biggest magpie going and I just love my bling so when I found these chrome glasses and just fell in love. They just finish off the outfit perfectly and match the small details in this outfit i.e. the jewelry and silver button fasteners on the coat and clutch. What do you think?