Did you know that in the original tale of The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen, our beloved heroine is faced with a heart-wrenching dilemma: she must kill her prince or dissolve into the ocean as foam? This dark, twisted version is one of my favourites. The tale is honest. No sugar coating. It teaches to be careful with what we wish for. Mostly, it highlights the deadly consequences of our desperate infatuations.
Here is an outfit that is inspired by the Little Mermaid. It’s my softer imagination of Hans Christian Andersen’s provocative writing style – envisioned in an outfit. I am wearing a white skirt to represent the mermaid’s end – her turning into the ocean’s foam. The mermaid died for her love, but we will be smarter, we will learn from her mistakes. A smart blue shirt that reminds us of the ocean’s calmer colours and the blue/white checkered block-heels to elevate the spirit. I have paired my outfit with a taupe bag for absolutely no particular reason other than the fact that I absolutely adore its colour. My nails are painted with red – like the agony and the blood she spilt over her love for the prince. This simple yet elegant look is effortlessly easy to recreate.
What I am wearing:
UNIQLO’s Supima cotton stripped blue cotton shirt, Zara’s white cotton skirt (no longer available), River Island’s Gingham print block heels, Camden Watch Company’s No.27 brown and steel watch, Moschino bag and Zoya’s vegan red nail varnish.
To update the look with luxury pieces, I recommend:
Giambattista Valli’s high rise skirt that features a luxurious silk lining, a detail I am particularly in-love with as I cannot stand polyester undergarments! Pair the skirt with Rochas’ silk blouse, Tabatha Simmons’ – sandals and Chloé taupe-grey Owen bag for an even more sophisticated look.
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