I'm lucky enough to have two holidays coming up this Summer, and I must confess I'm getting pretty excited about them already. So much so that when I went shopping for jeans and jumpers recently - you know, stuff I actually NEEDED - I ended up coming home with these little beauties instead:
Dress and necklace - both Topshop. I can't find the dress in this colour on the website, but they have it in tomato red here
It was the necklace that caught my eye first. I've had an unhealthy obsession with statement necklaces for a while now and it shows no signs of abating. I blame Made in Chelsea. Seriously, though, I think that Topshop have outdone themselves with this one. I really love the intricate detail of it, and the fact that no two sections are completely alike.
Understated it isn't, so I figured that pairing it with basic pieces was probably the way to go. The simplicity of this dress allows the necklace to do all the talking, while the complimentary colour instantly pulls the look together.
I'll probably style it something like this:
Denim jacket - Topshop, about two years old, Clutch - Reiss, considerably older, Wedges - Zara, approx. 200 BC
I'm one of those people who feels cold at the slightest hint of a breeze, so the trusty cover-up is a
must for me even in sunnier climes, much to my husband's amusement. The wedges I've worn to death, but still love, while the clutch is an old favourite of mine for holidays. It's made from a sort of raffia material and I've always liked the contrast of that with the structured shape.
I've gone for quite a relaxed vibe here, but swap the jacket and wedges for a blazer and a sleek pair of heels and you'd have something much fancier. I also think the necklace would look great with jeans and a white t-shirt for a casual lunch date. So many possibilities!
Now I really can't wait to wear this outfit to dinner on holiday. I'm picturing a lovely fish restaurant at a harbour somewhere, a frosty glass of crisp white wine in my hand... Roll on Summer, I say!