There are some places in London which you just know will send your Amex into a meltdown – I find a trip to Topshop’s flagship store on Oxford Street is always a dangerous affair. Recently I had planned to pop in there for a little ‘insta stories browse’ (my credit card was already angry at me for a Zara purchase that day) but JOVONNA LONDON had other ideas.
As soon as I clapped eyes on this unusual Shirt complete with a staggered hem/train thing I was basically drooling all the way to the till. Granted, Jovonna London clothes are not the cheapest concession in the store, but I love their quality and design.
Now, I don’t know exactly what it is, but there is something very special about a hemline which breaks convention in this way. Perhaps the flash of leg whilst remaining demure for anyone that may be following you down the road. It may be the way it swishes in the wind too, subtly revealing more leg as you go.
I wanted to wait for some warmer climes and wear it with some sandals (which I’ve been patiently waiting to strut around in since their purchase in Saks off 5th in December!).
As soon as that opportunity arose I was out there like a greyhound out of a trap. This look is just perfect for some serious alfresco dining and I wasn’t about to miss out.
I paired the blue tones with a tan CHLOE bag and added a cream/tan belt to gather things in at the waist. As the shirt flares out I wanted to add the belt to maintain a natural feminine silhouette. This particular one is RALPH LAUREN but I’ve linked a very similar version below.
The rope belt fitted well with the outfit theme (nautical stripes) and allowed me to wear my nude AQUAZZURA heels. Obviously not appropriate boat attire, unless you’re on a Cruise – by the way, if my Insta Boyfriend is reading this… yes please!!! 🙂
To maintain the full leggy effect from the front I opted for some old ZARA skorts. I think it would look beaut with some denim shorts and flat gladiator sandals for a more relaxed look too *runs to Zara to buy some*.
I kept my make-up and RAY-BAN sunnies neutral so that the shirt/dress remained the star of the show. As always I’ve linked exact items that are still available and similar versions for the ones that aren’t.
I hope everyone has some fun bank holiday plans!!!
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