It’s okay to dream right? That’s why wishlists are the best. They allow you to think outside the box and get creative. I have recently fallen in love with a brand called Self-Portrait – whose dresses are perfect for Autumn/Winter 2015 and available from Garment Quarter. What I like to call the trend they follow is ‘preppy goth’ and it’s simply swoon-worthy.
So what’s on my wishlist for this fall?
Okay this dress is expensive but how perfect is it for fall? The burgundy colour with the black lace panelling is a preppy goth girl’s dream. This dress would take you from work to night out in no time at all so it would do double duty for the price. I agree this is an investment piece but one worth considering!
Wow – hello gorgeous. The pleated skirt, the lace sleeves – dare we go on? The interesting thing about this dress for A/W is that it plays with navy blue and black, two colours that are rarely combined. This dress is classy while still balancing with a bit of edge. Wear with high heels, minimal make-up and a goth lip. Beautiful!
I would love to own a Victoria Beckham dress – the woman (although rarely smiles) makes a damn good dress. This dress adds just enough fire to an autumn day with its burnt orange detailing with distorted tulip print. The long sleeves and high neck are great for A/W and this dress keeps things classy in all the right ways.
Oh Self-Portrait stop! This dress I want to immediately pair with a bright red lip and some high heels. The geometric lacework makes for a unique spin on the little black dress.
Okay I could talk about dresses all day long but what are you going to pair with them? Well, in London it’s all about wearing dark colours (to match the weather?) but for a little black dress you need a bag that has a bit of pizazz like this Vivienne Westwood crossbody. It’s subtle but demands attention – exactly what you want.
And what’s going to go on your feet? Well these heels are perfect show stoppers that would go with any of the dresses mentioned above. For accessories it’s okay to splash out a bit and for a designer pair of shoes, it’s not a terrible price.
*This post is in collaboration with Garment Quarter, but all opinions as always are my own.