Striding out in stripes is nothing new for me, Breton sweaters being as much a necessary basic as black Cos underwear, but it’s when you combine those old, what-would-I-do-without smug purchases with new, impulse buys that the good stuff really happens.
It makes me feel a bit warm and fuzzy when I think that I bought I this sweater in a random little non-flashy boutique in Mykonos six years ago and still cart it around with me everywhere. And because of long-standing purchases like this, I feel somewhat justified in succumbing to the occasional, gluttonous Zara haul. Not great for the soul maybe, but sometimes very much needed for a materialistic wardrobe boost. I bought these shoes as I do all good high street purchases; on a whim when I really had no business being in Zara at all. I didn’t have time to think, picked them up and vowed to return if they weren’t right… Needless to say they were and I have been loving not only what they weirdly do for your legs (since when has an ankle strap been flattering) but also how I’ve finally sussed what actually works with this summer’s suede A-line.
And on that note, this Reformation find might be the ultimate. Not only is it poppered and suede in true Penny Lane style, it has a scalloped hem and sits just where you want it. Case closed.