You say Zebra, I say Zebra
Leopard has become so well-documented it’s basically a neutral, and dare I say it, feeling little tired right now. So it’s time to give the big cats a break for a while and let zebra have it’s own mini moment.
Now unlike leopard, I wouldn’t suggest you rush out and buy a full-length zebra coat but this monochrome print has the edge over leopard for accessories right now. Picture these shoes in leopard print… Kind of basic right? But in zebra print I’m all-sorts of obsessed and feel like they’re a pretty instantaneous way to make my baggy jeans and pulled-out-of-the-laundry tee feel almost chic. A definite kick-back from fashion’s recent infatuation with the 80s, Zebra is definitely having a starring role right now and it looks set to stay with Topshop Unique repping it this summer and Balmain and Alberta Ferretti amongst the designers championing the print at the recent A/W ’17 shows. For extra throwback appeal, this Wham-style minty blazer complete with oversized, sloping shoulders from Mango’s new committed collection, makes the whole thing even more in line with the decade that style forgot. I’d also be feeling a little Zebra mini with my standard slogan tee and biker jacket if I can get my hands on one….
Zebra aside, backless loafers are the best way to wean your feet into Spring and feel vaguely less-wintery without having to brave bare legs before it reaches 20 degrees (my personal minimum for getting my pins out unless I’m on an British beach in July and it’s mandatory to pretend it’s glorious when in fact it’s barely pushing 15). I seem to be amassing numerous pairs right now and somehow feel like they’re the most flattering thing I can put on my feet. And you know me, anything that feels like pyjamas/dressing gowns/slippers that’s acceptable outside of the house is a winner with me.
Ph. by Frances Davison