Trench coats, mesh tops, skinny cigarette pants... anyone would forgive you for thinking
I travelled back two decades to source this ensemble, but not so. A comeback? Perhaps,
though these inherently 90s pieces will always be relevant for those of us with a relaxed,
minimal sensibility - a testament to the simplicity and ease designers focussed on at the
time. Plus that little hint of edge, of course. Always.
I experimented with a few selects from Reiss for this outfit, and the UK dynamos did
not disappoint with their range of wearable, design-led pieces. Sitting somewhere between
work and play, the trench and cigarette pant provide a classic sensibility whilst the mesh top
lends that hint of edge I am always after, and that any 90s girl would be proud of.
This ensemble can easily be worked for day or night, simply by switching out the top for a
more sophisticated shirt or clean tank and going from flats to a sleek boot or heel moving
into the office or evening. Either way, you can be sure working a little 90s nostalgia into
your wardrobe can only do you good.
You can shop my outfit below plus scroll through for a few extra current season Reiss
pieces to switch out for various occasions.
Photos by Hannah Roche.
trench coat: Reiss . mesh top: Reiss . cigarette pant: Reiss . loafer mules: Gucci 'Princetown' .
bag: Proenza Schouler 'PS11 Mini' . sunglasses: Ray-Ban
Posted on: 23 May 2016
Posted on: 10 May 2016
There is no doubt that denim looks mighty good off-duty. Paired with the most simple of
wardrobe basics, it encompasses everything it means to be relaxed and just plain comfortable.
On the other hand, there is also no doubt that it can easily translate to the everyday, very much
on duty realm - a realm I seem to be in 24/7 of late. Paired with luxe knits, slinky camis and
some serious statement outerwear, the humble jean becomes a true staple for those days
when you want to feel sleek and sophisticated yet wholly effortless all at once. To demonstrate,
I styled three looks using key pieces from denim-dynamos Nobody - their Cult Skinny,
Geo Skinny and my personal favourite the Cult Ankle Flare in classic black and grey - to
show just how luxe jeans can be.
Available now and all via my friends at David Jones (non-denim pieces included), which pair
is your fave?
Photos by Hannah Roche.
jeans: Nobody Denim 'Cult Skinny' in Blackout . knit: Camilla and Marc . military coat: Camilla and Marc .
bag: Saint Laurent . sneakers: Isabel Marant . belt: MM6 Maison Margiela . sunglasses: Ray-Ban
jeans: Nobody Denim 'Geo Skinny' in Cast . satin cami: Bassike . coat: Camilla and Marc . boots: Acne 'Jensen' .
bag: Balenciaga 'Navy Pochette' . sunglasses: Ray-Ban
crop flare jeans: Nobody Denim 'Cult Ankle Flare' in PwrBlack . bell sleeve blazer: Ellery 'Tenacity' blazer .
loafer mules: Gucci . bag: Givenchy
Posted on: 27 April 2016
Workwear of the all black variety need not be boring. In fact, sticking to that classic
light-absorbing hue allows you to seriously shake things up in the details department - sheer
fabrics, edgy cut-outs, metal hardware and super-sleek tailoring can all come out to play,
leaving everyone in no doubt you mean serious (stylish) business. Karen Millen once again
comes to the fore here, with their directional take on the shirt and pant set being the perfect
example of this modern approach to workwear. Edgy yet effortless, chic yet relaxed, it's all
about exuding that all-important sophistication and professionalism expected in the office
whilst pushing the boundaries and giving that little bit of attitude that helps set you and
your style apart.
Because what's business without a little risk, right?
Photography by Hannah Roche.
cut-out shirt: Karen Millen (also in Ivory) . trousers: Karen Millen . blazer: Zimmermann . loafers: Stella McCartney .
bag: Givenchy . sunglasses: Ray-Ban Icons