H&M jeans, New Look vest, Primark tee, Primark waistcoat, Polished Sense brooches, thrifted bangles and ring, New Look wedges
And the details…
I get a lot of style inspiration from everyday things. The colour of my Mr’s morning coffee, the pink flowers on my orchid plant, a birthday card with a 50s glamour puss on the front, for example. But much of my inspiration comes from fellow bloggers. I love to see a sneak peek of a new dress, a hat worn at a jaunty angle or some truly expert layering. Reading daily fashion blogs sends me scuttling to my wardrobe to rifle through my clothes, looking for some way to pay homage to my favourite fashionable fillies. And today I did just that.
Christina from Second Skin has such a solid sense of style, it makes me feel almost joyous. She rocks pretty hats, should have a degree in belting and has the most wonderful selection of coats I’ve ever laid eyes on. But my favourite fashion quirk of Christina’s is the way she wears socks and sandals.
Once the whispered fashion faux pas of grandfathers and hideously uncool dads, socks and sandals have become a signature look amongst the indie fash pack – think Alexa Chung in bobby socks and peep toe brogues and you’re on the right track. When I saw Christina rocking this very look here, I knew I had to try it for myself.
I wasn’t brave enough to go for anything but black socks, but I think a pink pair would set this outfit off perfectly. Maybe next time? What do you think? Are socks and sandals for you, or will you leave them to the older (and more masculine!) generation? I’d love to know!