It’s weird how you go through cycles of loving a particular shop for a season or two. Last summer my obsession was PrettyLittleThing, but not this year. I also was never a fan of Mango, and somehow this season I can’t stop buying them. They must be doing something that matches my mood and aesthetic. Honestly I think in the last few months I’ve bought more Mango clothes than I had in the previous thirty plus years combined. Maybe I’m also growing older, and what had seemed boring to me before, is suddenly cool and fashionable. I’m not quite sure which it is, but I usually don’t think too much about where my fashion tastes come from. Generally I just wear what makes me happy. Let’s talk about how I styled the latest of the cycling shorts trend, this time in pale blue.
But back to the point of what me talking about Mango and my sudden preference for their collections has to do with the above outfit. When they launched their spring/summer collections and I was researching for the Spring/Summer Lookbook I done a couple of months ago. (Go check it out here, as it truly was awesome!) Well I noticed they were bringing in a lot of pale pastels into their clothes and mixing them up. I really liked what they were doing, with how they were styling their clothes. Though in the end I couldn’t use them for the Lookbook, I did store it in the back of my head for future use. And I finally got to try out some of their pastel pieces.
I wanted to go for an all-blue outfit instead of mixing pastel shades. And I really like how it look against my skin tone. I’m blonde and I have sallow skin, so I’m lucky to be able to wear most shades easily, and this is another example of it.
My outfit is made up on this sleeveless turtleneck knit and light blue cycling shorts. I combined them with these cute light blue suede ankle boots from H&M. Because this shoot was done in May, and we often have to worry about the great British weather, a cover-up was needed. So, on went the beige classic trench and my Chloé Nile Minaudiére. At least I’m getting a great wear out of that bag lately, lol.
Blue jersey cycling shorts: Mango, found here
Blue sleeveless turtleneck knit: Mango, found here
Blue suede-effect ankle boots: H&M, found here
Classic beige trench coat: H&M, similar ones found here and here
Nile Minaudière black leather clutch: Chloé, found here