Experimenting with layering is one tried and tested way that I end up discovering new looks in my wardrobe. I’ll often start with one statement item (in this case it was the ruffled asymmetric hem skirt by Veronika Maine) and pair it with something unexpected to build up an outfit. It takes a few tries but eventually I’ll stumble open a combination that works. In this instance I wanted to provide a contrast to the feminine vibe of the skirt so I paired it with a pinstripe man-style button down shirt. The silhouette looked a little too voluminous so I added a corset belt to cinch in the shirt and add a little shape and provide some structure to the overall look. Plus I liked the effect of clashing stripes on stripes to add another layer of interest to the ensemble. I wanted some colour contrast to the blue tones of the shirt and skirt so I opted for my beige Loewe Barcelona bag but stuck to my black Alaia heels to allow that one accessory to be the focal point. I loved the total effect of this outfit—it’s like a corporate inspired look that’s been deconstructed and given a little edge.
Photography: Danielle Castano
This post was created in collaboration with Veronika Maine