I’ve always been a little bit of a nerd at heart. I was top in lots of my classes in school, won pupil of the year twice in a row (or more embarrassingly known to us as teachers pet of the year award) and I signed up to take an extra GCSE in astronomy during after school hours. I was also chubby, had bad skin, braces, and glasses. What a cliche, right? Despite shedding some of the baby weight, getting contact lenses, and sort of sorting my skin out, I’m still the same learning-obsessed geek, and museums have always held a special place in my heart. I can get lost in them for hours – and I’ll always rather go solo for pure uninterrupted indulgence – especially when I’m stressed out or oddly, a little hungover. Something about them soothes my soul – there’s nothing like staring at a centuries old sculpture to really put your small worries (or sore head) into perspective or distract away from it.
Time and time again I find myself walking up the steps of the V&A – the world’s leading museum of art and design. Having studied a masters in fashion journalism, I guess I’ll always have an affinity with it for its links to fashion – it housed the McQueen Savage Beauty exhibition that was so moving it actually brought tears to my eyes – and I’ve even written before about the museum being my go-to for a little midweek quiet time. So to the delight of a self-confessed fashion nerd like myself, when they launched a collaborative capsule collection of shoes with Ravel – with designs riffing on the 70s – it was exactly what my wardrobe needed for a little spring uplift.
In peacock turquoise and contrasting lemon, this print injects a little bit of sass into every step you take in the Helena court shoe. I decided to base my whole look around the shoes, playing up to the tones with bright blue denim, a buttercup yellow jumper, and finished with a classic trench.
To inject your wardrobe with a little 70s flair, check out the full collection here!
This post was created in collaboration with Ravel, with monetary compensation made for its creation.