These pictures were taken on a cold spring day when the sun was playing peek-a-boo in Bratislava. The weather explains my somewhat schizophrenic ensemble- I had a scarf and beanie to keep me warm, but by the afternoon I was down to my neon-pink vest top from H&M. We shot these photos in the crumbling alleys of Bratislava- my favourite part of the city. The city centre has been preened to fit the ‘European Capital’ stereotype, so you’ll find fountains and piazzas at every corner. But venture out of the centre, and you’ll discover some amazing street art, dilapidated alleys, and slumping bridges, all of which have an inimitable charm all their own.
I digress. About the outfit, it might as well be sponsored by H&M. I think I got a bit carried away seeing all the neons in store. But I really do enjoy the pink-on-pink combination. Both the trousers and top scream summer and happy thoughts. I threw on a smattering of silver accessories (clutch bag, studded belt, aviators) to offset the brightness of the outfit. Even so, I felt like a bit of a fluorescent gnome all day. To finish the outfit, I opted for a comfortable pair of shoes because we had to walk a lot that day. A pair of silver heels would look stellar with this outfit, but tottering on cobbled alleys is nobody’s idea of fun.
Coat: Dorothy Perkins
Clutch Bag: H&M
Beanie: American Eagle Outfitters (I picked it up in New York)
Studded Belt: New Look
Shoes: New Look