Recently I have been ogling all things leopard…
Style crushes come and go… and when they go, you’re left with items that work with absolutely nothing in your wardrobe and a nagging sense of ‘what the hell was I thinking’.
Still, they’re hard to resist… the internal debate goes something like this:
Inner Fashionista: “But leopard print looks so cool… ”
Voice of Reason: “And brown tones wash me out completely, make me look as if I haven’t slept for a week.”
Inner Fashionista: “Maybe just accessories… very glamorous…”
Voice of Reason: “Only if you get a whole new wardrobe to go with your new accessories.”
|bangle, shoulder bag, tote bag, sunglasses, ballerina flats, slippers|
So, I’m resisting my latest style crush, knowing very well that in a few months I would regret blowing my clothing budget on something that has no longevity, instead of something I could wear every day.
Still, I did get the tortoise shell Miu Miu sunglasses last spring… And it wasn’t easy to find them: I remember running around London looking for them, and how excited I was when I finally tracked down a pair at Liberty’s…
Since then I have been trying to mix and match them with my existing wardrobe… I usually wear them with something blue, or blue and white stripes, but I think these sunglasses need to be matched with something with a bit more oomph… Maybe if I add leopard print shoes…
How do you deal with completely out-of-character style crushes?