I have made a discovery.
With time on my mind and time on my hands, I’ve found a new brand (for me) that is super, super cute. Seriously. You probably know Everlane but I have never tried their pieces before. Something I have observed about me these last few weeks is I am a creature of habit; fashion is no different. I stick with my tried and true and don’t venture far away.
I wanted some fresh pieces to take me into springtime and release me from my black winter obsession. Lighter weight and lighter shades are what I’m feeling right now. Our moods need all the lifting they can get and what we wear – even at home – makes such a difference. Yes, there are days when the yoga gear stays on but there are others too.
Choosing a “capsule” to mix and match was what I decided to try.
Blouses and pants are my go-to; they work for me. Instead of a grey, cream or black, which I am prone to wear, I went brave with the prettiest “hemp” yellow in a relaxed style silk blouse. It’s a slightly muddy shade of yellow with a touch of acid that makes it perfect with my hair. It’s a shade as a blond I could never wear; I love it.
Feeling less formal? I found a ruched style blouse in the cutest toffee plaid to mix & match with my other pieces.
The pants – I am less brave – still in the darker zone but that works best for me. Trying a higher waist with the blouse tucked in felt comfortable and with a lighter drape trench thrown over the top, I can be ready for anywhere. I threw on mules in these shots but then decided on the trainers when I ventured out for our early morning walk.
The trainers are my new favourites.
I chose a grey/pine combination so I could wear them not only with my pants and silk shirt combo but also with leggings and a ribbed tee. Staying in the yoga kit is fine if I am covered up with the trench. Our favourite house in Notting Hill, deserted by the traditional photographers, seemed the ideal place to snap this outfit to show you. The pair of blossom trees are incredible and probably some of the most beautiful in London.
Ok truth time.
The bike is all show – I saw the yellow handlebars and couldn’t resist. Bikes and I have never been pals; I can ride, but it’s not a good idea. The Everlane pieces, on the other hand, are going to become much-loved essentials in my wardrobe.
This “little mix & match” capsule is about to grow. xv
p.s one thing i really appreciated about these everlane pieces is their fit – true to size – no returning anything, which at the moment is not easy.
Everlane: Mix & Match
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