My Style: Raining Capri Cats and Dogs


I try not to wear black too often – especially if I’m documenting outfits for the blog – but it can be challenging when you’re going up against the grim British weather. However, every cloud has its silver lining, and head-to-toe black does look seriously chic. This outfit was thrown together in a fit of ‘I don’t know what to wear’ panic, but it actually worked out pretty well, because I was heading to Primrose Hill where the streets are as colourful as a box of Ladurée macarons.

Accessories become even more important when you’re wearing a monotone outfit, so I decided to give my Charlotte Olympia kitty flats their first outing. It probably wasn’t the wisest choice, as cats famously hate the rain and it started drizzling as soon as we stepped outside, but gave this otherwise-boring look a fashion focus.

J Brand Maria Jeans Cocos Tea Party
Charlotte Olympia Capri Cats

Outfit Credits:
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Jeans: J Brand ‘Maria’ at Net-A-Porter and Net-A-Porter USA
Shoes: Charlotte Olympia c/o
Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim ‘Pashli’ at Net-A-Porter and Shopbop (I have the medium size)
Umbrella: Lulu Guinness c/o
Necklace: Monica Vinader c/o

Lulu Guinness Umbrella CocosTeaParty
Charlotte Olympia Capri Cats Gif

Notes on the shoes: Obviously you’re all familiar with Charlotte Olympia’s kitty flats, but did you know they also come in an espadrille style for the summer? I had no idea, and naturally it was love at first sight. The Charlotte Olympia Capri Cats come in black, pink, mustard yellow and leopard print – so good luck deciding on a favourite colour-way!

CocosTeaParty Phillip Lim Pashli Bag
Lulu Guinness Umbrella

Have you also been fighting the urge to wear head-to-toe black lately? And are you a fan of Charlotte Olympia’s kitty flats? As always, leave a comment and let me know…

Photos by Abi Marvel // Hair & Makeup by Blow Ltd

  • lady bee

    My favourite pair of shoes are the kitty flats I even wore them to work so quirky and fun !

  • I wouldn’t mind the rain if I had that umbrella! Such a lovely outfit as always – I love the playful kitten shoes xx

    • cocos_tea_party

      Haha – it’s so true. This umbrella does make me hate the rain a little less…

  • awww i love this look on you, you made the “all-black” look really sweet, especially with your hair done up like that. Love the kitty espadrilles, definitely perfect for summer. Great outfit post!! xxx

  • Accademia di Moda

    We love how you took the all black theme and put your own twist on it! The kitten slipper shoes are so endearing and give this outfit an innocent and sweet feel. Topped of with the perfect braid and black/white umbrella!

  • Fashion Follows Her

    I’m a kitty flat addict and those are amazing, love the classic black look- so very chic.

    • cocos_tea_party

      I think someone needs to start a kitty flat club!

  • Kiri Cragin Folwell

    such a cute umbrella. the whole outfit looks great – especially the kitty shoes.

  • So cute! Love the hairstyle!



  • monicawelburn

    This hair and makeup look is TOO fabulous on you! And the all black outfit is so chic.

    Looking forward to seeing you next week!

    MB xx