Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Black and White

I was inspired by this super cute outfit I spotted on a girl at Vintage Threads at the beginning of the month. This season everyone is talking about bright colours but black and white is one of those looks that doesn't go out of fashion and although it hasn't been championed as a Spring/Summer trend it was seen at runway shows such as Givenchy and Chanel.

Her look reminds me of Gareth Pugh's Spring/Summer '11 collection with her hair pulled on top of her head. I absolutely love her Office shoes! I sometimes forget what a great high street store that is and in the miserable weather we had she was brave to wear heels. The cardi was great too, with stripes on one side, blocks on the other. It was the interesting details in the shoes and the cardi balanced with a block black dress that really made this outfit work. I like how she has added just a splash of colour with her red bag. It is nothing like anything I would ever carry, with a patchwork bag there is always a risk of looking like a 1990's hippie, but she pulled it off.

Gareth Pugh Spring/Summer 11