Neo mint is the colour of the season, who'd have thought it?
A refreshing mint meets aqua shade that is taking the catwalks, the high street and my wardrobe by storm. It's an unexpected colour trend for the season but a colour that makes sense to me all the while as I've been suitably obsessed with all shades of green for quite some time. This neon green update is the perfect addition to the roster of green that has been adorning my wardrobe for quite some time and I am so excited to see both the weather and my outfits hot up with the introduction of Neo mint.
Trend forecasting company WGSN say that neo mint is “a shade that succinctly aligns futuristic development with nature" which I personally feel is the perfect way to describe this colour. It's a fun take on green, a shade that is youthful and a really fresh addition to the green spectrum. It's a futuristic inspired colour which is fitting for the year 2020, a year that for previous generations sounded like a year where we'd be using hover boards and all kinds of crazy technology. It's a colour that has got my juices flowing once again, a colour that I would usually consider to be a casual colour that would work really well for jersey T-Shirts, hoodies and perhaps the occasional piece of knitwear so imagine my delight when I found this suit and realised the colour of the season worked with formal-wear too.
This suit is by one of my absolute favourite brands right now, Essentiel Antwerp. EA is a brand that champions colour, prints, incredibly well fitting pieces and insane quality. It's a brand that's been introduced to me over the past couple of years and a brand that surprises me season after season with their awesome designs.
The suit in question is of course part of their all new SS20 collection, a collection that features a heck load of neo-mint often clashed with delicious shades of fuchsia pink and tangerine. Whilst the trousers were ever so slightly too long for my 5ft4 frame... typical, otherwise they fit like a glove, nipping in at the waist, smoothing my tum and flattering my hips, just the way I like my high waisted, tailored trousers to be.
The blazer is the show stopper for me as it features an oversized fit AND oversized lapels which satisfies my need for retro touches perfectly. Both the trousers and the blazer have a really delicious burgundy shade running throughout the check which is such a gorgeous touch indeed.
I really enjoyed going all out on the neo-mint colour theme by throwing in another piece by Essentiel Antwerp with this deckchair striped knitted polo shirt, I do love a good colourful head-to-toe look. Contrasting black with the mint shade through my accessories with my fave Gucci shoes, Gucci sunglasses and trusty satin Staud bag.
I've mentioned this many times before but I can always rely on a two piece suit to make me feel powerful and totally confident, which is certainly something I needed on this particular day whilst down in London for fashion week. There ain't nothing like fashion week to make you feel your least confident... But it's safe to say the suit worked wonders and I was able to be and feel like my best self for the whole day, hurray for suiting!
I thought this was a fun look to share as I appreciate that many of you will be on the hunt for some spring appropriate workwear coming up and I feel that this is just the ticket. Despite the fact I no longer work in an office I do remember wanting to get the balance right when I was office bound. The balance of smart and business like but also with my personality shining through, which this look does beautifully. I really like adding pieces that can be worn for different occasions to my wardrobe and I think this is the perfect suit to add to your workwear wardrobe, your going out wardrobe (simply add a platform heel, a silk camisole and a red lip) or your casual weekend wardrobe too (throw in some trainers and a plain white tee and wear with a biker jacket OR pair the blazer with jeans instead)