Back to London it is! The weather has been like freezing cold so layers are so important. This first outfit is the epitome of what I like to call "granny chic". In another time I would have never dared to wear an outfit that pushes the boundaries of what is deemed cool for a twenty-something year old, but now I love to go against the flow and experiment. It all started with the milkmaid braid hairstyle by James Oxley that set the tone for the whole outfit.
For this look I paired a below the knee Markus Lupfer skirt in a gorgeous shimmering green texture with a Philip Lim leopard print cardigan and an oversized green parka to add depth and volume. Throw in a studded Valentino cross body bag and some Topshop ankle boots and you are ready to go.
KateTip: the key to pull off this outfit is to look kitsch and quirky, so get creative; think mixing prints, longer hems and elaborate updos!
Now for a more smart casual outfit that I would wear on a typical day in London to run from design meetings, to visit suppliers or go on a project site without compromising comfort or style. I love incorporating navy to lift a simple black ensemble. I feel these colors complement each other so well and look so chic and sophisticated but add a layer of depth to a look.
For this outfit I paired classic tailored wool Chloe pant, a Vince sailor sweater and a cropped trench style puffer jacket from Burberry. I used accessories in the same navy colorway with these cute mock croc Finery London loafers, a velvet Open Ceremony satchel bag and J Crew fedora hat.