Sweater, Joe Fresh; shirt, J. Crew (via consignment); pants, Club Monaco; shoes, Manolo Blahnik (via eBay); bag, Ferragamo (via eBay)
Sweater, Joe Fresh; shirt, J. Crew (via consignment); pants, Club Monaco; shoes, Manolo Blahnik (via eBay); bag, Ferragamo (via eBay)

To be honest, I don’t know if plum and red are clashing so much as an unexpected colour pairing, but I was inspired to try it, and took the plunge. The outfit itself is sedate enough — if you can call culottes sedate — so the red gives it a jolt of … something. Something good, I hope. The whole look is the kind of ‘quirky’ I enjoy these days; subtle embellishments, architectural silhouette. I don’t know if ‘architectural’ is an actual fashion term, but I think everyone instinctively understands the shorthand. Minimalist, with interesting lines.

red & burgundy
red & burgundy
the clash
clashy clashy

It appears that culottes are still going strong this season, thank goodness. My eyes have finally adjusted to the look, and now I find myself drawn to it more and more. Would it be tempting fate to buy another pair of culottes? Not gonna lie, I am tempted. I think I’d like a pair cropped lower on the ankle, made out of a softer material, and perhaps less high-waisted. I am not actively looking but … you know how it goes. If the right culotte finds me, I might just be unable to say no.

bag & shoes, always
bag & shoes, always

6 Comments on The Clash

  1. Thank you for explaining “architectual” in terms of fashion. I interpreted it to mean: straight, angular, wide lines. I like the red bag with the plum bottoms; it’s unexpected and eye-catching. And some how…very french looking. No? 🙂

    • Honestly, I’m not really sure what it means. Your description sounds right too. I assume there is an official definition but I’ve never thought to look it up. I probably should considering it’s an idea I’m increasingly drawn to …

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