This season velvet has been all the rage, I’ve seen this trend all over interior and fashion blogs. I’ve finally got my hands on a pair of gorgeous red velvet boots from Zara. It’s officially become the focal point of my shoe rack, standing out like a sore thumb between the sea of black leather. As of recent I have been drawn to statement pieces, with a wardrobe full of basics adding a new statement piece just opens me up too many new outfit opportunities.
I love mixing and matching my outfits, it usually consists of some items bought, second hand vintage finds and some hand me downs from my mom and aunts (these pieces I love the most of all). By mixing and matching I always end up with something unique, and something that expresses my individual style. I think that’s what I love about fashion and decor, you get to express yourself without words.
I used to be quite the opposite a few years back. I got stuck in a style slump, and would wear my outfits like uniforms, each top with matching pants/jeans, each blouse with matching skirt etc. I’m sure we have all been there?
While thinking long and hard about what to call this blog, I stumbled across Collectic, Collectic is a new style of mixing personal treasures into your home. The style is so fitting I’ve applied to personal style as well.
I’ve recently done a wardrobe purge and have actively decided to get more creative with my closet. Since I’ve moved into my own apartment, “I’ve been cheating on fashion with furniture”. Carrie Bradshaw. With my budget going towards decorating my new home, I am forced to think more creatively.
When I visited Zara a few months ago I just fell head over heels in love with this velvet red boot, and luckily for me it was on sale, so I got it at a steal! I’ve noticed that my love for jewelled tones of blue, green, and red is real! That’s probably why I ended up buying these bad boys.
My go to colour for fashion has always been neutrals like grey, black and brown. And although it’s good to have these colours in your wardrobe, it does tend to get quite boring after a while. It’s nice to have some interesting statement pieces, I usually invest in interesting shoes, jackets or jewellery.
For this look I pared these gorgeous velvet boots with an off sleeve deep red polo neck, Mom jeans from Topshop and these divine vintage hoop earrings given to me by my mom. I finished the outfit with a pop of my favourite Ruby Woo Mac lipstick, coz what senorita doesn’t have a red lip, right?!
What I wore:
Velvet boots – Zara
Mom Jeans – Top Shop
Polo neck – China Town, bought this polo neck a few years ago and it still looks so good!
Earrings: Handed down from my fashionista mom