Gilet - Stella McCartney, Shirt - New Look, Trousers - Sparks, Shoes - Matthew Miller, Clutch - 3.1 Phillip Lim
You might recall a few weeks ago I went to the Stella McCartney sample sale and got the amazing pinstripe top from my Matthew Miller inspired blog post. Well, I also got this raw denim gilet from the Autumn/Winter 13 collection. Despite being a few seasons old it is so very on trend. Denim is a huge trend this Spring/Summer, and it's easily incorporated into almost any outfit. I had planned to go for a casual, double denim look, but influenced by the clean lines of the gilet, I decided to go for a fairly smart ensemble. I paired the gilet with navy high waisted trousers and a smart printed shirt. Which, coincidentally was also a bargain, and only £8 in New Look! I don't normally shop in New Look, but I thought I'd check it out and I have to say I was very impressed. Their menswear has improved tremendously since the last time I shopped there, and it's so reasonable! Who says you can't pair designer with highstreet successfully!? I completed the look with my grey Matthew Miller cutout shoes and Navy 3.1 Phillip Lim Clutch. Ok, so I went all out with the designer pieces in this post, but it just goes to show what amazing things you can find when you shop in Sample Sales. Also, the high-waisted trousers have become such an important wardrobe staple for me, everybody should invest in a pair.