SACRED MONSTERThursday, February 11, 2016
Alexa Chung for AG, a collaboration and designer label in its own right that my eyes have stared longingly with lust over ever since the first alluring collection dropped. Although Alexa's initial offerings were tempting enough, I have to admit that the Autumn/Winter capsule offering which followed was by far my favourite of the batch, and indeed this was the very collection which unveiled a certain Sacred Monster top, a piece which had since been high on my collective covet list - something which unfortunately, seemed disappointingly unattainable, another item to fall victim to the lust and long I so feared; that is until the delight that is the Mytheresa sale shone its price slashing light in my direction with its 50% price cut on said round neck long-sleeve of lust. So, the purchase was set, and with my first designer buy under my belt, I can't deny that the rush and the feeling of owning something of good quality and ethical standing makes it all that more wondrous and enabling.
Before a certain H&M mustard bomber came to my attention through a featuring in Pandora Sykes's Wardrobe Mistress spread in The Sunday Times Style magazine as far as I was concerned, when it came to that warming shielding layer of an outfit - jackets were jackets and such was set in stone - they are what they are and due to such, they cannot be modified or styled in a way that is not laid out already. However, recently I've become enlightened to the fact that such a thing as standout jacket or coat can holistically make an outfit and it needn't have to be impeded uninspiring purely because said article is obvious. A jacket or say, a coat is after all an essential layer, it is in the items very nature so why not utilise this as a layering technique, it is certainly one best to employ in the cold snap of an English winter. It is to be said then, that before such enlightenment, I looked to outwear mostly as a necessity, due to this trait I had treated it with noticeably less enthusiasm than its other sartorial counterparts in my wardrobe thus hindering such section small and devoid of colour - a few black outers were all I needed, simple, effortless and destined to go with everything. For me, that was fuss free and left the rest of the outfit to stand out, I would shy away from outerwear that would distract from the main body of the outfit - but as first uttered before, a change of heart was to be had when a yellow jewel toned satin bomber jacket completely entranced me. Due to its striking colour it is bound to only pair with a certain colour scheme however, it is standout and a statement in itself and one which I was not completely adverse to, I just adore it - unlike anything else in my wardrobe and for that sake it has now driven a penchant for the shine and shimmer range of bombers which have become increasingly popular in fashion stakes of late and right now I have my eye on a certain baby pink bomber of delight from Mango, if only.
Wearing: Bomber Jacket - H&M (Sold out online but I picked up mine from the Liverpool One store so check your local store, they may have it!) | Top - Alexa Chung for AG | Blouse (Worn underneath top) - Topshop | Jeans - Topshop via Depop | Belt - ASOS | Bag - Monki via ASOS | Pom Pom (on bag) - Primark | Socks - Topshop | Shoes - ASOS |