I do this every year leading up to the Semi-Permanent design conference. Dreaming of new clothes to swan around in whilst being creatively inspired. They just go hand in hand for me. So I've spent the past few days searching around, thinking and planning...
Semi-P is two days of solid sitting down in an auditorium, and quite often a fair amount of walking, so comfort is key. Soft, drapey fabrics and layers to adjust to the changeable weather and comfy flat shoes. But you also want to look good and be able to go out to dinner in the same togs.
So my lists so far includes:
Leggings - Matte, Shiny & Ruched
Over-size White tees
Duffle Coat (if it gets really cold)
Red and White Striped Scarf
Sunnies - Black Wayfarers and Red Oversize
A pair of heels (for the after-party!)
Most of these are things I already own (cheaper!), the white tees are lacking in variation but can be perked up with a good scarf and/or jewelry. I've always wanted a leather jacket, but I'm just so damn picky about the style and cost. I've ordered this one from New Look in the UK cos it's faux leather, a good shape and cheap! I would have loved to get some tunic shirt dresses but I think I'll have to be sensible and hold back. If I had the money and speedy delivery I'd have ordered these beauties:
But I think these will definitely be making their way to my wardrobe very soon! Things tend to sell out online so quickly it's crazy. Tunics are just such a brilliant option for wearing with leggings. The leather jacket will give some structure and edge to the floating cardigan and tees. I may still get something just for the after-party, but that one I'm keeping up my sleeve...
Check out my profiles on Chictopia and Weardrobe after the 14th October for photos. I've noticed just how boring my wardrobe is after taking more outfit photos for these sites - I need colour! Which is so apparently obvious from my selections here. Not...