Basket Case

Cardigan: £79, And Other Stories. T-shirt: La Redoute (sold out but buy similar from Sezane here). Jeans: £29.99, H&M. Shoes: £175, LK Bennett. Basket bag: £36, Wood/Grey. Photographs: Christopher O’Donnell

For me, there are some formulas that just work: denim, cardis and logo tees being one of them. But my new addition to this? The ubiquitous basket bag.

But not just any basket bag – the new shape that adds an extra quirk to your look. I’d seen this circular version on a few instagram accounts and knew it had to make its way towards me – there are a few out there – Oliella, Edit.58 and Wood Grey has just started stocking them, too. I love the idea of the mini basket ones (see BloomingDreamer here). But for me, this is the perfect size bag to throw everything in, especially on city break trips, and it stands up on its own!

I like to pretend I’m Jane Birkin, wondering the Parisien streets swinging my chic basket in tow.

But I ditched my flats for something with a bit more oomph – the perfect heel height for a court. Red heels are having a moment but these are also a total classic. The perfect partner to frayed leg denim.

And of course the logo tee from La Redoute which I’d been meaning to get my hands on after seeing Erica in the white version last summer. This one has been so popular it has sold out but they’re guaranteed to have some new ones coming in (and I’ve got my eyes on this one (in pink, of course) in the meantime.

Coat: Gant (old). 9ct gold earrings: £69.99, H Samuel. Cardigan: £79, And Other Stories. T-shirt: La Redoute (sold out but buy similar from Sezane here).  Jeans: £29.99, H&M. Shoes: £175, LK Bennett. Basket bag: £36, Wood/Grey. Sunglasses: Le Specs (old but shop the new collection here).

Cardigan: £79, And Other Stories. T-shirt: La Redoute (sold out but buy similar from Sezane here).  Jeans: £29.99, H&M. Shoes: £175, LK Bennett. Basket bag: £36, Wood/Grey. Sunglasses: Le Specs (old but shop the new collection here).

22 Comments

  1. Hi Alex,

    Absolutely love this look! Trying to track down that lovely tee- could you possibly send the link please as can’t find it with the link you’ve given?

    Thanks so much!

    Elena

  2. Love the logo tees! Can you help with sizing of the Sézane ones? Am going to order their new one, which I assume will size like the ‘l’amant’ version. I’m size 10, sometimes 12, and was going to order size M… Jill x

  3. Gorgeous outfit, is the cardie itchy? I’d love to order, but I seem to have an issue with mohair but as its mixed material, I’m hoping not itchy? Thanks!

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