Dreaming in white

all white with redwhite jacket with braidsred statement neckacewhite on white brocade jacketbraided hair back shot

H&M brocade jacket, dress and vest | Topshop lace-up boots and socks | Bauhouse necklace | cherri bellini bracelet | $1 watch from Diaso, Tokyo

Well, you can’t say I didn’t warn you about the whole winter white’s thing. Rules be damned! This is a perfect example of the great ways in which to layer pieces all in the same colour. Varying textures, lengths and cuts. knitted over lace. Brocade over knit. Each layer getting heavier, knits and jackets symptomatic of cooler months and therefore signalling a winter look, and not one of spring or summer. I cannot get enough of this dress from H&M, and my sincerest apologies to the friends and family who have had to suffer its company any time they have asked for mine. The simple ease at which it dresses up and down, and the point of difference in the length and side splits, seals its fate as my go to dress for the moment. Who needs a revealing skirt to feel gorgeous?

I do have to wear an awful lot of black for work, so I do enjoy working the whole single colour look, and black is very sleek and timeless. But there is something very romantic and innocent about white. The subtle shadow plays are so much more cutting, the feeling fresher and more carefree.  I will admit that white can be somewhat problematic in winter, when struggling tenaciously against wind, rain and other elements (present for example in the notoriously wintery Adelaide Hills). The answer for that particular forecast would, of course, be to steer away from the full white ensemble and opt instead for a flash of white, and a top or statement jacket over black.

Or brave it with a pair of gumboots. Hey, at least your feet are being practical!

Stay Rad x x

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Author:Elli Agars

Adelaidian with a love of fashion, music, culture and life.

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5 Comments on “Dreaming in white”

  1. June 11, 2013 at 12:55 pm #

    the hairdo = sick! 🙂

  2. June 12, 2013 at 12:13 am #

    Hair tutorial, stat! That looks amaze!

  3. michellelinettelim
    June 12, 2013 at 4:18 am #

    I love your necklace and hairdo!

  4. June 12, 2013 at 4:44 pm #

    love everything about this. The photos are just stunning – full white effect I’m guessing x)

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