Pairing a formal bottom half with a casual top half is a look I've been keen to try for a while. In this series of photos, I team a pair of black silk cropped pants and black patent heels with a grey marle tshirt. You could add a statement necklace but in this look, I have chosen to keep jewellery to a minimum with just a thin gold bangle and bracelet on each arm. The shine of the patent and the luxurious texture of the silk are a great counterfoil to the marled grey of the tee.
The photos in this post were taken by Jonathon (Jono) Lee, another local amateur photographer I'm collaborating with on the blog. Our first shoot together was on a particularly blustery Auckland day with a keen westerley blowing. In the first shot, I am holding on for dear life, trying not to get blown into Auckland Harbour!
Tshirt: Country Road | Pants: Country Road | Black Clutch: Marc by Marc Jacobs | Leopard Clutch: Oroton | Shoes: Mi Piaci | Bangle (right hand): Marc by Marc Jacobs | Bracelet (left hand): Charlotte Penman | Sunglasses: Karen Walker 'Deep Freeze'
All Images © Copyright Jonathon Lee