London as big a city as it is, has a very parochial look to it; houses don’t generally go over three floors and the only skyscrapers we have here are the council blocks blighting the city or around Liverpool street and Canary Wharf, the two main financial centres. Let’s face it, European cities don’t really build tall buildings, at least not on the level of somewhere like Hong Kong or New York. So when you have a section of London like Canary Wharf which is mostly comprised of massive glass and metal skyscrapers you often don’t feel like you’re in London anymore.
That’s what I felt while I was doing this shoot there a couple of weeks ago. Granted it was a Sunday too and ridiculously quiet, but hanging around there feels like a completely different world. It was so bright and clean; which if you’ve lived in London long enough you know is a bit weird as London really is quite dity.
So the inspiration behind this outfit is that I will soon be returning back to work in a few months. Apart from being a frightening prospect also has me buying new workwear outfits and that is where this outfit came from. Naturally you couldn’t wear this in an office, but it’s fun to mess around with the classic staple of the white office shirt and I loved what H&M done with it by turning it into a dress. Just by simply layering it with a textured short sleeved jumper and teaming it with a mini skirt and strappy heels you’ve got a fusion between the monochrome trend and workwear. I think I might have pulled it off, but you guys are the true indicators so please let me know what you think!
Shirt: H&M Trend, current season found here
Jumper: H&M Trend current season
Mini skirt: H&M
Heels: New Look, current season found here
Bag: Chanel 2.55
Bracelets: Cartier Love bracelets in gold, silver and rose gold
Bangle: Hermès ‘H’ gold enamel bangle in red
Necklace: Versace for H&M
Rings: H&M Divided Black, current season similar ones found here