I’ve been looking for an outfit that’s quite smart and polished, suitable for a few work events but also a slight departure from the silhouettes I usually wear. These culottes from Veronika Maine seemed the perfect place to start. The oversized buttons give it an adorable touch and the cropped wide leg style are a playful take on traditional suiting.
Given the white buttons on the culottes are such a focal point I wanted to keep my blouse quite simple. I knew that the pants needed to take centre stage so a classic, pussy bow style blouse seemed the right fit. This Veronika Maine top has just the right look and feel to it with the understated print and the ladylike bow. It was also a way to add a feminine touch to my ensemble.
Every time I accessorise an outfit I always try and do a sweep of the overall look and decide whether I need to take it up a notch or embrace simplicity. As the rest of my look was quite subdued I wanted to add a subtle touch of glam in the form of my favourite Alaïa heels. They have a bold studded detail feature that makes them a statement piece yet not so loud that they’re overwhelming. Where I did choose to elevate the look a little was in the form of my earrings. I felt a pair of gold drop earrings was able to dial up the glamour without being too showy as I knew that I’d more than likely be wearing this outfit for mostly day events.
I think this autumn I’ll be looking to embrace cropped pants a little more as I ease my way into all out winter dressing. They’re a nice meet-in-the-middle piece that will be able to navigate the trans-seasonal weather quite nicely.
Photography: Sophia Athas