It goes something like this. Plastic water bottles and takeaway coffee lids bad; patent, pvc and plastic-coated clothes good. I’m not sure what Leo would have to say about my latest obsession with anything that resembles (in texture and colour at least) a madam’s kinky closet, but I can’t get enough.
I’ve already tried to take the fear factor out of the tighty-shiny skirt and bought a pair of PVC trousers that would once have only been acceptable for Halloween, and now it’s the turn of the trench. Thanks to Alexa Chung’s new Archive collection for M&S, I now have yet another piece of plastic goodness which weirdly, I think might just be easiest piece so far to work into your wardrobe. For me, the way to balance out all the potential S&M references is by keeping everything else oversized and distinctly cosy with chunky jumpers, baggy jeans and suede accessories.