Life is a bed of golden roses

Life is a bed of golden roses

I’ve always personally been a fan of the “casual luxe” look and i try my best to incorporate it into my daily outfits whether it’s just to go on campus or meet up with friends over a casual meal. I love to see it as a challenge; to amp up a look so it’s sophisticated enough that you stand out but casual enough to pull it off without too much effort on a daily basis and sticking out like a sore thumb. The real challenge comes in knowing just when and where to stop and figuring out the right balance between both ends of the spectrum.

For example, in this collection, the center piece that the entire look is established around is the beige cardigan from Mango. It’s nude, it’s chic, it’s borderline frumpy with a hint of mysterious glam– it’s completely me and it’s a whole lot of perfect. I’m simply in love with it! Because it covers so much without being too imposing, there’s so much room to play around with for the rest of the look.

The silver lamé tank top from Miss Selfridge’s breaks the muted tone of the cardigan and peeks out flirtatiously from under while the shredded leggings throw in a sassy edge that wasn’t there before. While in general, i tend to stay away from anything white (personal preference, nothing against the colour itself), the Balenciaga Classic City handbag ties the look together by carrying on the theme of being “understated” yet a statement in itself.

But of course, the icing on top of the cake would be the beauty that is rose gold accessories. Classy while maintaining a feminine flair yet tasteful without being too showy. The perfect simplicity of a cherry on top a luxurious sundae.

MANGO beige poncho
$94 – johnlewis.com

Spandex pants
genuine-people.com

Michael Kors snap jewelry
$255 – shopbop.com

Rose gold bangle
shoplesnouvelles.com

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