Your Body Is A Weapon Love - The Wombats
Recently I've really been loving monochrome. And when I say recently, what I really mean is MY WHOLE LIFE. (Well, my whole life ever since I got over the slightly psychedelic my little pony phase.) Immediately black and white obviously spring to mind, but something I hadn't really considered before, is silver. Now, I don't know if silver really counts as monochrome as such, but it certainly offsets a fully black and white outfit really well. This meant that whilst in Newlook the other week, I was automatically steered up the stairs and into the shoe section to hunt for some silver shoes. As soon as these sandals caught my eye they were straight in my basket. You would have seen these in my most recent haul (along with *cough* two other pairs of the same shoe in different colours...), and not only do I love the colour, but I really like the look of chunky sandals for the summertime. They're a nice alternative to their girlier counterparts.
I also am a wee bit obsessed with this teeny tiny backpack from Primark which was an absolute steal at about £8. It's the perfect bag for summer because it's big enough to fit everything in without having to lug around a massive sack (which you convince yourself you need 'just to be prepared'). Also, when the weather heats up, it's nice to have your hands free I find. Not to mention how cute it is. I love dressing for summer, it feels so refreshing. I find it quite interesting how much my style differs from winter to summer. I mean it's a given that layers are a lot more necessary in December that July, but it goes a lot further than that. Everything - the colour, the cut, the texture, the 'look' in general -changes between the seasons. Maybe it's marketing gone mad? Or maybe it's just a reflection of our moods at different times of year? It seems completely natural at the time, but it seems quite funny when you think about it. Some food for thought perhaps :)