When I go shopping, I always look for unusual pieces, things that I won’t see on the street too often. Many times, I find myself at home with shoes and tops, even jewelry, that seem to come from different worlds, bearing more than one style! How the hell will I ever pair them?! It seems an impossible mission.
This time, I was so thrilled about a pair of sandals that I dug into my closet to find pieces that matched IT, not the other way around. You must recognize the iconic Tabitha Simmons sandals – they belong to the spring 2012 collection and have been a favorite of mine (and bloggers, celebrities, .. pretty much everybody)!! Naturally I was having trouble dressing in something that was minimalistic enough to let them shine, but in sync as well.
In the end, it was a game of elimination:
- other colors – out of discussion! This print was bold enough, I didn’t need anything brighter
- complicated details (flowers, ruffles, lace, bows)
- other prints
- extremely feminine or elegant clothing
I needed the opposite: simple cuts and classic colors. Of course, B&W – a tee was perfect for that casual look (while the heart gave it a glam touch) while a high-waist mini skirt was a much-needed rock n’ roll element. A round leather clutch was simple in design yet had a surprising shape.
What about the accessories? The ones I chose reflect the Tabitha Simmons sandals’ spirit. Cheerful, colorful, bright, in the exact same colors, medium size.