London is enormous. A fact which is perhaps obvious to well-informed people, but one which has somehow passed me by during the 12 years I have lived here. I sat on a London Overground train for the best part of an hour yesterday and never even left Zone 2. On top of forgetting how far Hackney was from Brook Green when I “popped” over for the afternoon, I also assumed that these stunningly warm temperatures we are enjoying are a 24hr feature. On the midnight journey home, I thought longingly of my beloved sequin bomber as I shivered in woefully inappropriate attire.
In our last post “Are You Ready For Festival Season?“, we promised we would style our bombers for everyday wear. Well, last night would have been one such occasion, had I an ounce of foresight. Last weekend, I even rolled my gold sequin bomber out over a cocktail dress and white trainers for a house party. It may sound weird, but it worked so well we had two orders from partygoers. So, if you were a doubter, think again. They’re genius! And to prove our point, in the timeless words of Blue Peter, “here’s one we made earlier”. Some photos of Zo and I, that is.
Zoe and I both opted for, quelle surprise, skinny jeans. Hers are the fabulous tall-friendly Ivy jeans by Donna Ida, and mine the comfiest Lexy stretchy skinnies by Dr Denim. To show the gold sequins off to their full potential, Zoe kept the rest of the look simple – black lace cami (similar here), and black block heels (similar here). To lift an otherwise all black outfit, I opted for an old All Saints t-shirt (shop here) and orange pointy flats by Boden (similar here).
These bombers just feel so “us”! Ok, granted, they might not be what you would immediately think of when the phrase “classic, timeless” fashion comes to mind. But I can’t imagine a scenario in which I would open my wardrobe and think “Yep, that’s dated. Won’t be wearing that anymore”. Because it is pure, unadulterated joy. A shimmering impenetrable shield; protection against monotony, boredom and the frustrations of our daily rigmarole. A reminder that smiling and not taking life too seriously never did anyone any harm. Moreover, I’ll never have to worry about what to wear anymore. Because it’ll jazz up any old crap I throw on.
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