| Kimono Shirt Jacket COS | Trousers COS | Leather Slip ons Aldo |
As spring approached this year I found myself on the hunt for a new pair of everyday shoes. I haven’t had a pair of ‘shoes’- that is a style that isn’t either boots, runners, or sandals- in a long time, but this season had me longing for a pair of flats for everyday wear. I guess we have Allesandro Michelle at Gucci to thank for that, and while those loafers are high on my wish list, these Aldo slip ons seemed like a pretty good alternative for the time being. So whether we’re calling them slippers, slides, mules or backless loafers (I’ve found all are being used interchangably these days) these are my go-to pair this summer.
The rest of my outfit consists of a couple of my most loved pieces which are both from COS, no surprise there really! This is one of those outfits that I instantly reach for on mornings when I a) can’t make up my mind on what to wear or b) am running out the door and don’t have time to think. While I do love spending time putting outfits together and figuring out new ways to wear old pieces, for the most part this is not always an option when you have to get ready in a rush. COS pieces tend to have this seamless versatility within them and they just lend themselves to each other effortlessly while always looking put together. Any item that makes mornings run smoother gets my vote anyway. To quote the late, great Bill Cunningham: “Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life” and because we may not always have the time or energy to put into compiling new and exciting outfits, it is important that we find the items that will do the hard work for us.
Photographs by Liadh Connolly, who was, and is, greatly inspired by Bill Cunningham and his legendary street style photography.