When asked to participate in the Staple the Label Style Challenge, I was so excited, as this is one of my most loved brands that I inevitably go back to again and again. I have worn and re-worn my Staple The Label pieces in ways that I could not have originally anticipated, particularly as I often love to juxtapose an understated item with something a little fuller in volume or length when it is least expected.
I speak of this often, but I am of the belief that you should invest in key staples that can work across different looks, if for nothing else, so that you can rely on your clothing to give you confidence as you leave for your day. Naturally, I could have chosen a number of pieces from the Staple collection, but this funnel neck top with its unexpected red sleeve detail was the perfect thing for Autumn. Anyone who has shot with me before will know that I avoid any red in a shot 90% of the time, but this was different.
I wanted to achieve a sleek, uncomplicated look with just a hint of Autumn for this story. While mentioning ‘minimalism’ sparks a conversation on how saturated this word has become in the design world (yes, “minimal” is the new “organic” term for any desired design project), it is essentially this stripped back, clean minimalism I am going for. Perhaps too a few influences from Vogue China (the edgy silhouettes, block subdued colour and high contrast) and my love for these Parisian street style fave sneakers. This look is one I will carry on wearing across the seasons, paired with a longline black duster on cooler days.
I loved putting this #staplestylechallenge look together, thank you Staple The Label, The Minimalist, Naked Vice and QT Gold Coast for inviting me to participate. Wish me luck (pretty sure in China, red is considered a lucky colour, so perhaps I will have to change my tune on shooting with it more often!)!
WEARING: STAPLE THE LABEL TOP, ASOS CULOTTES, ADIDAS STAN SMITH SNEAKERS,
PHOTOGRAPHED BY: MARIO RECCHIA