A while ago I posted a link to Square Old Soul’s ‘How to Wear a White Shirt and Jeans’ post. Her visuals included Erin Wasson in blousy white shirt and cut-off denim shorts, Kate Lanphear in baggy white tee and turn-up jeans, and Valentine Fillol-Cordier in belted paper-bag jeans and tucked-in shirt.
My default option for the look is a loose Levi’s off-white tee, turn-up straight-leg Levi’s and my new obsession, Church’s silver and black brogues – an early Christmas present courtesy of dear D (double click on the pic to enlarge). The finishing touch however is a huge blingy statement necklace bought earlier in the year on my jaunt to India where I was helping to launch a magazine. The necklace was actually borrowed for a fashion shoot but as is usually the way, having tried it on a number of times I decided it couldn’t go back and managed to strike a deal with the shop for a hefty discount (I’m sure it was overpriced anyway). The funny thing is, my co-workers really didn’t ‘get’ why I was wearing this beautiful piece of jewellery with what they saw as a tatty old tee. They totally didn’t appreciate my studied-unstudied aesthetic! However, Miuccia Prada has given it her blessing, her resort 2009 collection showed a very similar glitzy necklace and plain tee combo with the addition of a stonking pair of shoulder-grazing earrings.
What I love about this look is it’s so easily achievable. Who doesn’t have a white tee? And big vintagy necklaces can be found anywhere and everywhere or you can experiment and make your own by breaking up old jewels and re-piecing together (although personally, I love the idea but would never have the patience). Teen Vogue takes it a step further with clusters of diamante bracelets as well…
Tom Binns at Kabiri
PS: I know posting has been slow this month but I’ve been horribly ill with some wretched hormonal ailments. I’m on lots of medication though so hopefully will be back in full time action soon.