When I visited Romantique in London 3 weeks ago, we did a wardrobe assessment and I ordered an injection of Rebel-ism to infuse some spice into her wardrobe. It’s easy to become stuck in style rut, choosing the same styles over and over again (in Romantique’s case: dresses, ruffles, puff sleeves, more ruffles and yet another Peter Pan collar thrown into the mix).
On first inspection of her wardrobe, we concluded that she’s lacking a few basics such as:
- A plain navy, black or red sweater, not too fitted
- A plain white Tee, not too fitted
- A pair of black skinny jeans by Topshop
- A pair of gold framed sunglasses (everyone should have two types of sunglasses: Plastic frames and metallic frames)
For our girly day out ahead of LFW, I rummaged in her cupboard to style her for the day. This is what I chose for her and why:
- Pink brocade tulip skirt from Alberta Ferretti – Romantique is and always will be inclined to the romantic style. This dress is flattering to her figure and represents her style well
- Black sweater by Paul Costello – The opulent embroidery of the pink skirt needs to be toned down with a simple but chic black jumper. No frills. No ruffles.
- Pink aviator shades by Ray Ban – These iconic, slightly masculine sunglasses (borrowed from Mr Romantique) make for a great departure from Romantique’s usual plastic framed, tortoise cat eye sunnies. The matt gold frames and the pink tinted, mirrored glasses are a customised version
- Pink cross body bag by Gharani Strok – Picking up the girly vibe with this pink, woven handbag, casually worn.
- Leopard shoes – Flats are one of Romantique’s essentials. The pointy shape and leopard print give the classic a bit of an edge
- Ruby Woo lipstick by MAC – Romantique never used to like bright, bold lipstick. Since I introduced her to the cult classic Ruby Woo, she’s embraced the cool effect a bold lip can have on her outfits