After once again doing a rather substantial wardrobe cull, I’ve come to really appreciate the basics, which form the foundation of my wardrobe as I find myself increasingly drawn to the beauty of simplicity. I’m no stranger to investing in key pieces, although sometimes in the past have found myself investing in the wrong pieces. This year, I’ve focused more on the basics, spending that little bit more on a simple t-shirt that is just right, or a pair of flat ankle boots that I can run around in with ease, or the skirt which can be made appropriate for any occasion.
Or, I’ve found myself looking for a basic with a twist – like this matching top and skirt from Isabel Marant. Three-quarter length sleeves and padded shoulders add an air of difference to what would otherwise be a plain woolen top. The crossover and side drape detail of the skirt adds an interesting element as well as a bit of volume, making it unique in comparison to the rest of my skirts.
Finished off my weekend with a hot spiced apple tea from Baobab and a surprise birthday dinner for one of my besties – sometimes the best presents are the ones that you least expect. Hope you’re all having a great start to your week!