Normcore neutrals

Shirt: £17.99, H&M (mine is really old but they do pretty much the same version every year available here). Skirt: £42.42, Madewell. Bag: Anya Hindmarch via Hackney Walk Outlets. Sandals: Asos (old). Photographs: Christopher O’Donnell.

This is something I go through every fashion week…I worry about what to wear, panic I don’t look as ‘adventurous’ as everyone else, wear something to fit in and then end up changing into my most basic, easy, comfy outfit where I feel like myself and say ‘who cares?’.

This was one of those days in Copenhagen. I didn’t get my photo taken outside any shows, but I felt like myself. I still love everything I packed for my trip but I’ve definitely moved on from ‘dressing for the cameras’.

This shirt is an old-timer now, a favourite of a few fashion friends (including Sarah of Little Spree) and I rarely go away without it  – it looks great with denim shorts a or swimsuit on holiday too.

And the skirt was an online buy from Madewell (and I wasn’t hit with a customs bill!) – yes, Madewell of my favourite khaki trousers fame. For the evening, I’ll probably keep this look and just change into the khaki trousers as the temperature cools down.

I was tempted to keep the outfit tonal here, but I actually think the pop of colour on the bag is what makes this look.

I think, once again, Copenhagen has proved to be the best European citybreak. The food, the people, the short flight (despite BA complications!) – and actually this Fashion Week was one of my favourites. The brands were relevant to me, the settings were beautiful and it was so much better organised – and I might be swapping it for London in the future.

Shirt: £17.99, H&M (mine is really old but they do pretty much the same version every year available here). Skirt: £42.42, Madewell. Bag: Anya Hindmarch via Hackney Walk Outlets. Sandals: Asos (old).


  1. the outfit is perfect, i hope the shirt is the same because sometimes they do the same but not with the same matters. and i love your necklace, did you know where i could shop it

    1. I think so – I’ve seen it instore and it’s pretty much the same! So the long necklace is Laura Lee and the smaller rectangular one is one from my nan years ago – just pulled it out of retirement! x

  2. That’s what I love about your blogs they are always so stylish so whatever your doing, please keep going and don’t change to suit anyone else except for yourself- also love this look and the bag.

  3. literally just taken some outfit photos for an upcoming post wearing a shirt nearly exactly the same as this! it’s just totally my go to… love the pop of orange with it!

    Laura |

  4. Love your style. I am about to buy the Madewell skirt you have on but had a question about the size? I am usually a 10 UK but bought that Top Shop ruffled skirt you have in a 12 and liked it low on the hips. I am no gazelle (5.3) but have quite long legs and I was just wondering whether to size up on the Madewell skirt too and wear it low. What did you do and does it come up large?

    Looking forward to seeing more of your office. Just moving into a house with a home office in the garden (basically an ex garage) and need some inspiration! x

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