Today’s OOTD is a super simple one, featuring this cool contrast stitch denim mini skirt from ASOS. I’ve been digging contrast stitch denim for a while now as I love that it adds interest to an otherwise basic AF piece.
I originally intended to shoot this as a double contrast stitch denim look as I do love me some double denim but we picked literally the hottest part of the day to take these photos… I was beyond bloody boiling and had to ditch the jacket gah. Such a shame because although the jacket is a little faded compared to the skirt, I love how these look worn together as a co-ord.
I try not to wear too much head-to-toe black as, if I’m honest, I feel like it’s a lazy choice. I do get that it’s super easy to look put together, especially when you’re in a rush, but I find it a little understated for my taste, I much prefer to make more of a statement. I am kind of biased though as I’m more of a maximalist than a minimalist, I really love prints and colour and mixing them up to create bolder looks. I am however, a huge huge fan of wearing other colours head-to-toe at the moment which you’ll definitely be seeing over the next few weeks. That being said though, I also like to mix it up and, as I don’t tend to go for head-to-toe black all that often, the simplicity of it can make a nice change.
In other news, I’m sporting a new trim courtesy of the amazing Callum over at Standen May. It’s the same-but-different, keeping the same overall style and just getting rid of the dead ends. A tidy up was long overdue and I’m loving how much healthier my hair looks! I definitely recommend checking out Standen May if you’re in the Norwich/Norfolk area, they have the most beautiful salon and the team there are all so so good at what they do.
Anyway, back on topic… I paired this simple look with some of my workhorse accessories, my trusty round Ray-Bans and my suede sock boots. I have tons and tons of other options (far too many as I’m constantly being told lol) but these two are just so failsafe. They go with absolutely everything so I inevitably find myself reaching for them all the time.
As a side note, how pretty does the sky look in that reflection?!
SHOP THE LOOK
Top: H&M (old)
Boots: New Look (old)
How do you feel about black? And what are your thoughts on contrast stitch denim, would you ever go for the double? Also, what are your workhorse accessories? Let me know in the comments below!
P.S. FYI, I’ve got a few more great contrast stitch bits in my wardrobe that I can’t wait to share with you in the next few weeks!