Grey x Black x White

April 10 2014
TOPSHOP Jeans, Tee & Jacket / ASOS Heels / ZARA Bag / BANANA REPUBLIC Sunglasses

Just the other day I was thinking how i’ve reduced my wardrobe to the bare basics and the colour scheme that flows through is that of black, white, grey and neutrals. I like it this way, for now. I feel like as time goes by (and as the season changes), I may pop some colour here and there. But in all honesty, I can only do colour in small doses. I feel too loud when I wear too much of it, so it’ll only be on those days when I want to make a statement with my outfit. But for everyday, I’m cool with keeping it fresh and simple.

Here I’m wearing a pair of ripped skinnys, a trusty tee, threw on a grey leather jacket and pulled everything together with my current favourite heels. Isn’t this crocodile pattern leather bag (new buy!) just gorgeous?!

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  • Reply Coco Bassey April 10 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Love the outfit and I love how the backdrop of your shoot matches your color scheme! Neutrals are always the best way to go 🙂

    xo, coco | MILLENNIELLE.COM

  • Reply melissa ward April 10 2014 at 10:12 pm

    Chic look 😉

  • Reply Rebecca Anne April 10 2014 at 10:13 pm

    LOVE this outfit!


  • Reply SHAN AUDSON April 10 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Love this outfit shirley and that bag (*,*)love love love it!!!stay beautiful as always xo..

  • Reply SHAN AUDSON April 10 2014 at 10:19 pm

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  • Reply Lena April 10 2014 at 10:21 pm

    I love this outfit! so simple but beautiful

  • Reply Caroline April 10 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Great styling as always!!

  • Reply Roxii Hoare-Smith April 10 2014 at 11:20 pm

    Wow great photos, you look amazing!

  • Reply Nate Middleton April 10 2014 at 11:35 pm

    i love the shades!!!

  • Reply Ashley Marniece April 11 2014 at 12:53 am

    Love love loooove that jacket! Very nice Shirley!

  • Reply Ashley Marniece April 11 2014 at 12:55 am

    Love love looove that jacket! Very nice Shirley!

  • Reply shannette messam April 11 2014 at 1:10 am

    Beautiful pics and lovely outfit…I love the jacket and purse

  • Reply Kate Bigelow April 11 2014 at 1:36 am

    i love this outfit so much! such a chic mix with casual and dressed up! love your style so much!

  • Reply JustPorsh April 11 2014 at 2:03 am

    Always looking great! Love!

  • Reply Sarah Enuwa Audu April 11 2014 at 2:32 am

    Very chic and thumbs up for simplicity.

  • Reply Sarah Enuwa Audu April 11 2014 at 2:32 am

    Very chic and thumbs up for simplicity.

  • Reply 4everYoungMsD April 11 2014 at 4:31 am

    So simple yet fierce i like

  • Reply Rachel Louise April 11 2014 at 4:53 am

    So classic and beautiful as always!

    Rachel | AMomentInTime.

  • Reply Georgina Russell April 11 2014 at 5:11 am

    Gorgeous outfit, love the colour of the leather jacket and the bag is really cute.

  • Reply Jasmine April 11 2014 at 7:02 am

    Such a simple yet classy outfit!

  • Reply Lulu Monema April 11 2014 at 8:42 am

    Really gorgeous love everything.
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  • Reply Elisa Taviti April 11 2014 at 8:55 am

    Love your look soooo much!!

    xx Elisa
    My Fantabulous World

  • Reply Eleanor April 11 2014 at 9:07 am

    I am in love with your outfit, can I just have your wardrobe?
    P.S I’m running a giveaway at the moment if you want to enter:) x
    The Lipstick, The Girl and Her Wardrobe Giveaway

  • Reply Girly April 11 2014 at 9:19 am

    adorable look!!! soooo stunnin picz!!!
    happy friday, sweety)))))
    xoxo <3

  • Reply Leta April 11 2014 at 10:15 am

    Simple and clean. I like it!

    I’m interior designer, photomodel, dancer, performer. Check out my new fashion blog Great and big things are coming!

  • Reply Mlle Sey April 11 2014 at 10:28 am

    Love this look 🙂

  • Reply Natalie-Rose Joseph April 11 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Graceful, elegant and humble as always. You look amazing

  • Reply Vivi N. April 11 2014 at 2:07 pm

    That is a pretty bag. Really, anytime I visit Zara’s website I’m amazed at the beautiful bags they have in stock. I get used to seeing the same Zara bags among the bloggers that I tend to forget that Zara has way more different style of bags in stock.

    You look great!

  • Reply Catherine April 11 2014 at 3:15 pm

    love the pictures and the outfit x

  • Reply Kells April 11 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Love it, Shirley! I haven’t been on your blog in ages! You always look very classy without looking stuffy in the least! Very clean and cute! Love the heels!

  • Reply Rania Bolton April 11 2014 at 3:49 pm

    You look fabulous!

  • Reply Elizabeth Daisy. April 11 2014 at 4:12 pm

    Simple yet stylish, love your styling Shirley

    Elizabeth x |

  • Reply Daisy Daniels April 11 2014 at 5:34 pm

    I love this outfit Shirley, the Zara bag is gorgeous, and I love the leather jacket! & of course you look stunning as always!

  • Reply Nikky April 11 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Please do a post on how you decided to keep and get rid of stuff during your closet cleanout–I need help!
    Also, did you sell or donate the stuff you didnt want??


  • Reply Joana Sá April 11 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Oh so stylish

    Kiss kiss.*Jo

  • Reply maria jones April 11 2014 at 9:35 pm

    Ahhh your so classy & elegant Shirley, really look forward to your videos!! Am I being nosey in asking what you’re full time job is? Or am I being thick & its actually being a you tuber?
    Sorry love, either way you inspire me & lot of other people so keep on going!!!!
    Your much loved & beautiful inside out.
    love maria, xxxxx

  • Reply Melb Bond April 12 2014 at 4:57 am

    i love your style <3

  • Reply rsinnn April 12 2014 at 5:50 am

    Hi Shirley, would you mind posting some outfit ideas with your Topshop Tiki2 sneakers? I purchased them earlier but need ideas for styling!

  • Reply Ruth & Priscilla April 12 2014 at 10:13 am


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  • Reply Mizz Laelle April 12 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Simple but lovely outfit. The Zara bag is so cute!

  • Reply Fly DP April 12 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Beautiful ! X


  • Reply Luvherlipstik April 12 2014 at 7:37 pm

    absolutely loving this outfit on u, just gorgeous <3

  • Reply Chrissabella April 13 2014 at 2:54 pm

    You look gorgeous and love your leather jacket! Great outfit.

  • Reply Ria Michelle April 13 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Very cute.

  • Reply fifteenthousandfeet April 13 2014 at 9:10 pm

    Gorgeous colours – love this outfit!

  • Reply hangryharri April 13 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Gorgeous colours, love this outfit!

  • Reply avecjayj April 13 2014 at 10:13 pm

    love the jacket. breaks up the outfit nicely.

    jayj x.

  • Reply Maggie Adofo April 14 2014 at 1:27 am

    I’ve been meaning to downsize my wardrobe but I can’t seem to bring myself to it. ..any words of encouragement?

    Maggie A

  • Reply Dominique Dyson April 14 2014 at 1:37 am

    Minimalistic spring cleaning! Glad you’re taking stock of what you find is the bare basics in your wardrobe. Contrary to popular thinking, having a minimized wardrobe actually inspires the creativity needed to mix and match outfits in fresh new ways.

  • Reply Amber McNiff April 14 2014 at 8:32 am

    Nice outfit

  • Reply Eugenie MacDonald April 14 2014 at 11:26 am

    Simple & Amazing. Love it x

  • Reply Saffron Crocus April 14 2014 at 12:01 pm

    Great pictures
    They’re taken so well & your outfit looks amazing.
    blogger inspiration!

    SNJ |

  • Reply Manda T. April 14 2014 at 2:14 pm

    I have been thinking of downsizing my wardrobe too! Loving this look.

    xo, Manda

  • Reply Lisa Ashan-wa Aliogo April 14 2014 at 11:53 pm

    Love the look Shirley! very chic!

  • Reply Cameale R April 18 2014 at 1:31 pm

    I love your style such amazing fashion sense. Outfits are stunning and i love the Zara bag.

  • Reply Rose Anna April 20 2014 at 9:38 am

    I want those shoes very much, oh and the whole outfit aswell haha
    Rose x

  • Reply Renae Hibbert April 21 2014 at 11:44 pm

    That bag! That bag! :$

  • Reply Edwige April 23 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Love this look.

  • Reply Jess c April 23 2014 at 12:52 pm

    So classic and sophisticated, love the grey leather jacket such a cool alternatve to black, especially for spring xx

    Fashion Affair

  • Reply My World Of Style...! April 25 2014 at 2:47 pm

    My inspiration

  • Reply Samantha April 26 2014 at 11:16 pm

    I spotted the bag in Zara, went away for a week. Couldn’t stop thinking about it and then went and purchased it. Now, I see that you have it, too! Ladies, the bag is seriously on point, an investment piece, or that’s what I tell myself anyway! Love how you put your outfits together, Shirley.

  • Reply Yuddy Ella May 18 2014 at 9:37 am

    Simply cute

  • Reply Abrielle December 29 2014 at 4:41 pm

    One of my favorite color combinations! #Classic What a lovely bag! So Chanel-like!

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