Back to School
Yes, it's pretty depressing but September is upon us. Reaching the end of July is really not as bad. There is a whole month ahead of you to hope for better weather, prepare for sunny holidays, or just work without too much stress because time kind of stops in August (well at least for a continental European like myself). But moving from August to September is a different story: days are shorter, kids grumpy as school approaches, and, worst of all, there is no hope things are going to get any better... The weather is going to turn from ok to bad then s#@!, work is going to accelerate, and your summer glow is going to turn into an olive green complexion.
Sorry, these are just facts: September sucks in every possible way. But does it really? Do you remember when you were getting all excited to buy new stationery, that feeling of pride as you prepared your school bag, the excitement to discover new teachers and make new friends. Well it's never too late to revive your inner child. Forget the trends, what you should wear (burgundy and leopard most visibly) and what you shouldn't. And just add a bit of fun to your workwear.
Make yourself smile a bit with pop colours, striking patterns, and un-matching styles. I am telling you, it feels good! And for your little ones, why not try new brands. French IKKS is finally reaching the shores of England (they have opened a shop on South Molton street and you can obviously also buy online). They have tons of very cool styles for kids such as this dress my daughter is wearing (and it comes with a jumper). They also do men and women's collections by the way which are definitely worth a look (love their coats and jackets). I used to hate Catimini (made me dizzy just to see the amount of colours and designs) but their AF16 kids collection is almost spot on with lots of black/navy/white for example.
My back to school style: Silk blouse from Marc Jacobs SS16 sale (£197 at mytheresa) / Jumper from Zadig & Voltaire (old co), but I really like this 'fille modèle' jumper from Rad (£39.90) / Bodycon Marrakesh Flared Jeans from MIH Jeans (£90 at The Outnet) / Red pumps from Sergio Rossi from an old collection but found similar ones (in suede) also from Sergio Rossi (£231 also at The Outnet)