If you ever wondered just how far I would take my love of matching, this post is basically the answer. (Ok, no one ever wondered that ever, apart from me. And I already knew the answer.)
This far. You see, I’ve got this real habit of buying accessories because I think they might go with something I haven’t even bought yet. Most of the time, it just results in things I never work out how to wear (I’ve got at least three belts I’ve never worn yet, for example). But sometimes, this backwards technique means I win at clothes. Because when I bought this polka dot headscarf, even I didn’t think I’d ever match the whole print to something else. But whad’ya know… This top, incidentally, is one of my favourite buys from this year’s Collectif summer range. And that was a tough choice, as I yet again bought most of it (and then some more because it’s all 75% off right now).
But wait, that’s not all folks. When I bought these coral sandals, how could I have known I would pick up a bag in a sale over a year later that was pretty much the exact same colour? I couldn’t, but I did! And I’d resigned myself to these shoes never matching anything I owned – which was a shame, because they are really, really comfortable.These sandals are actually the shoes I take on holidays to places where there’s actually warm weather as my walking-around shoes.
Although, it won’t take a genius to work out I’m not in the south of France in these photos – nope, just an optimistic south of England. The sandals at least looked good for a long walk in a nature park, but boy my toes were freezing. And wet, because it rained of course.
Cardigan: H&M (old)
Top: ‘Peggy’ Collectif
Belt: New Look (currently £1.35 in sale!)
Jeans: ‘Rebel Kate’ Collectif
Shoes: Topshop (old)
Bag: Ollie & Nic (currently £12 in sale!)
And yes, these are one of the pairs of jeans from my post about the best high-waisted pairs from a few days ago, if you were wondering.