I love the weekends – it’s the time when you can strip out of your ‘work uniform’ and really experiment with pieces from your wardrobe. As I said in my last post, we spent the day at the Royal Academy of Art. So to fit in with the grandeur of the beautiful Burlington House, I decided to dress for the occasion. I thought I’d also use it as an excuse (as if I needed one anyway) to see how I could mix the piece that I had chosen from Rentez-Vous in with my wardrobe. And here’s the result:
As you can see, the skirt (from designer Evelina Romana’s wardrobe) is pretty dramatic in itself. I’m really not used to wearing so much fabric but it worked really well with the blue silk shirt with a scalloped hem and light coloured polka dot tights (that you can just about see). Continuing along the 70s theme, I decided to wear the wide-brimmed hat that had lived on the top of my wardrobe for about a year and then finished the look with some floral boots. I have to say that I felt elegant for once and loved the floaty nature of the skirt. It’s the kind of piece that is completely impractical for me during the week, as I do cycle and run to work, but the skirt has made me think about how I can really dress up my style for the weekend. Or down as the case may be
If you compare the look above to my look at the secret Rentez-Vous event (below), you can see how a piece like this can be adapted to suit every mood or event.
In fact, I’d love to try this skirt out with one of those silky camisoles that are making their way back into fashion for spring/summer 2013. Imagine team this pretty skirt with a blush coloured cami, delicate jewellery and ballet flats – and you’ll have a fresh look for a garden party. Even if it doesn’t exactly work out, you can at least experiment.
The great thing about Rentez-Vous is the fact that you can try out something new or base outfits around the one piece you’ve chosen makes you realise that you don’t need wardrobes of clothes to be creative with fashion.
Why not try it for yourself? Rentez-Vous are holding an event in East London on Thursday 30 May (click here for details). Made in Shoreditch will be there alongside some pretty stylish LDN bloggers. I’ll certainly be going for a peek inside some of the UK’s hottest fashion bloggers’ wardrobes. If you like my casual look above, vote for me here.
What do you think of this new idea? Would you rent out your wardrobe?