I do love a good lookbook, though unfortunately it’s very rare to hold one in your hands these days and display it somewhere showy like on a coffee table. All of the pictures end up online on their respective sites before the inevitable blog pinching (like this one) or Tumblr-ing and admiration. They’re pretty useful in suggesting ways in which to wear a single collection whilst channelling the spirit of the season in a consistent way. I’ve chosen a few of my favourites that express how I would quite like to dress this Summer, albeit it using pieces that I’ve collected from all over the place.
Boutique by Jaeger’s latest collection caught my eye recently and the styling shares my same outlook on keeping things dressed down nicely and never too smart. Dresses are teamed with flat white lace up plimsoles (plus there is also my preferred ‘fun’ t-shirt and printed skirt combo) meaning that looks are practical but with enough interest to show that some sort of effort has been made. My favourite pieces are of course the numerous fit and flare dresses but they’re not really in my price range; I might just have to bring my yellow dress out of hiding!
Continuing the A.P.C love, I recently stumbled across their SS11 images and fell in love with the colour blocking, easy silhouettes and sensible shoes. Sometimes the simplest outfit combinations are the best and although I love to overcomplicate things, my mind often goes blank when getting dressed. What I really love is that these pieces are not too dissimilar from things I already have, so I will definitely consider such fail-safe looks using my infrequently worn trousers, shorts and shirts.
I still haven’t managed to get myself to Sweden but at least I can admire the latest Weekday collection from afar. For whatever reason I’m still a massive fan of clothing that doesn’t always make you look typically ‘pretty’ like a ridiculously baggy top over a midi skirt or a loose shirt and tapered trousers. All of the loose shapes add an air of mystery and these images have given me a few more ideas for styling both myself and my final collection. I’m a fan of the unpredictable nature of the brand; polka dots, sheer, brights, stripes and florals are all present and correct and there is something for each multiple fashion personality you might have. I’m hoping to visit the Weekday store in Berlin this summer to make some of these items (namely the blue shirt) a reality.
Which is your favourite lookbook that I’ve chosen? I think I may be able to recreate some of the looks using what I already have but I definitely want to purchase my first trench coat and some bright jumpers as a bit of an update. Also on a slightly unrelated note, I recently answered a few questions over on the N.E.E.T magazine blog, which was great as I’m a massive fan. They’ve highlighted some of my SS11 fashion wants in visual form!