I love a good, solid, wear-them-everyday pair of jeans. I’m always on the hunt for a pair that will withstand the love I throw at them, but stay looking stylish; a pair that aren’t too expensive, but not cheap and flimsy. I like to wear my jeans from my desk out for drinks, so they need to be the right combo of casual, tailored, and fashionable – which can be quite the pickle to find. Luckily, the new AW17 And/Or collection from John Lewis is here, which not only solves my denim drama, but also the dilemma of ‘jeans and a nice top’…
This week, I went on a whirlwind trip to London: to be precise, I was in the capital for a grand total of 22 hours. I’ve often said that London and I have a bit of a love-hate relationship – whilst I love the luxe, Made-in-Chelsea-esque side of the city, it starts to feel a bit dirty and overwhelming the longer I spend there – so, in fact, 22 hours was just the right amount of time.
I went to London for the official launch party of one of the brands I work on: Look of the Day, or LOTD.com. Previous work trips have included jet-setting off to Ibiza for the I Saw It First launch, so it was safe to say I was prepared for an evening of utter glamour and indulgence and all-round fashion porn, which it undeniably was; I’ve honestly never seen so many beautiful people all in one room. (Myself included. Obvs.)
dress: boohoo | bag: mcq by alexander mcQueen | shoes: christian louboutin
I’ve found the ugliest pair of jeans ever. However, they’re inexplicably comfortable. If this isn’t a fashion catch-22, what is?
I’m always on the hunt for a pair of high-waisted jeans that I don’t hate, which, given I despise the lower half of my body, is a bit of a struggle. I need a pair that are snug on the legs and bum, but relaxed across the hips – to hide the parts of me that need hiding – and that’s just never going to happen with skinnies, or even boyfriend leg styles. So enter the man-repelling jeans from Asos White; wider-leg cropped denim with a drop crotch and (slightly too) high waist, which are as comfy as trackies but make me look like a oompa-loompa. Do I care, though? Not in these jeans.
jeans: asos white | bodysuit: boohoo
Because I live and breathe everything related to the Kardashians – let’s call it morbid fascination – ever since I saw Kylie Jenner wearing those thigh-high, monochrome-grid Balenciaga boots, I wanted a pair all of my very own. However, because I can barely afford to turn the hot water on once a week, they were definitely not going to make their way into my wardrobe: so these (pretty good) Missguided dupes had to do instead. (PS: bonus points if you can spot the label of my dress peeking out. I suck at outfit pictures, honestly.)
boots: missguided | dress: asos | jacket: asos men | sunglasses: asos
Six months down the line with my Chanel espadrilles, and the relationship is starting to get a little shaky. Wondering why – and if they’re worth the eye-watering price of £485 for a bit of rope and canvas? Read on…