It might be the beginning of August, but waking up to torrential rain in a humid London yesterday, you’d really never have guessed it. But rather than longing for your favourite graphic print playsuit and strappy sandals, reach instead for your J Brand Houlihans.
A cross between skinny jeans and cargo pants, they’re the cool new-season way to don your denim (as well as being mid-weather-appropriate) – and if you need a little inspiration as to how to wear yours, take a hint from us below to achieve contemporary-classic style.
A classic white shirt will not only be an investment to your wardrobe for seasons to come, it’s also a great way to add a bit of structure to your relaxed bottom half. We love the boxy cut of this batwing shirt from Cheap Monday at ASOS – the perfect shape to balance out your super-skinny pants – and its sharp collar adds an especially slick touch.
A pair of peep-toe wedges offer a subtle flash of feet and femininity, not to mention the height the heel adds to lengthen your legs – oh, and we’re sure we don’t need to mention the word ‘transitional’ to you, but peep-toe booties will see you through summer and onto autumn. We particularly like the way these Sam Edelman babies finish below the ankle, leaving a sexy sneak of skin before the bottom of your houlihans.
Accessories are the biggest way to wear leopard print right now, so keep on par with the fash pack and grab yourself a statement bag – this box-shaped one from Topshop offers a great faux pony skin texture and comes with a detachable strap to give you several wearing options.