Not another jumper and skirt combination I hear you cry! It seems like my smiling presence on Instagram has become synonymous with colour. I don’t mind really, even though I’ve often given a gif-worthy look when people say ‘That would look great with your skin tone!’ There are worse things to be told of course, but the main reason I like experimenting with brights and pastels is probably due to my creative background. I use my body as a bit of a canvas and I try to have as much fun as I can, since life is too short and all that.
It’s not very often that I actually get to own some of the pricier items on my wishlist, so I had to do a bit of a happy dance when Net a Porter stepped in. Buying things that come in fancy black boxes isn’t an everyday occurrence for me, but when I have been able to splash out (once in a blue moon, might I add), I tend to go for my kind of ‘investment’ pieces. A lot of magazines will tell you to go for something plain like a blazer, but I like clothes that give me a rush of excitement when I look at them, whilst also being a familiar and treasured shape. Jumpers are a no-brainer. You can wear them all year round and they’re a great way to experiment with colour if an all-singing, all-dancing dress seems a little bit daunting.
Studying knitwear design also gave me an affinity for brands that have a clear identity and Chinti & Parker’s quirky combos have been on my wishlist for a long time. I’m determined to look after this knit, keep the dreaded moths away (a plastic bag with a zip will help) and wear it whenever I feel like embodying a certain Beatles track.
Photos by Chloe