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/ 22 April 2015 / 3 Comments

3x9 AN OUTFIT THAT WON'T GO OUT OF FASHION




This look is something I've been wanting to wear since 2012. Honest! I saw a white lace dress paired with a leather jacket and masculine boots and I was sold. Problem was - I didn't have a white lace dress, a leather jacket, or those combat boots...

But all is well because three (!) years later I have all of those things in my closet and I can finally rock the look. It was still a bit chilly when we took these photos, but I can't wait to wear this outfit sans tights and scarf and with my hair down in waves (those plaits seriously cute it up). The fact that three years after seeing this outfit somewhere on the internet I can still say I love it, means it's here to stay. For the next three years at least, me thinks. 

So what is it that makes it so appealing? It's the juxtaposition of a feminine white lace dress that's associated with innocence and purity, and an edgy leather jacket (and army-style boots), associated with a wild lifestyle and anarchy. Two different sides of the scale, yet they fit so well together. And still you can take the dress and create a girly look, or take the jacket and rock on all night.

Having different styles in your wardrobe, whether it's a capsule wardrobe or not, gives you plenty interesting choices when building an outfit. You have three ways to go, in this case: girly/feminine, edgy, or something in between. A guarantee you won't get bored. And it's not just these two styles that allow mixing, you can try it with vintage + modern, alternative + classic and any others too. The juxtaposition will never get old and you can use fashion to express the hell out of your mood. Works for me, for sure!

What are your two sides of the spectrum?

C&A DRESS / SIMILAR
MANGO FAUX LEATHER JACKET / SIMILAR / SIMILAR

3 comments:

  1. I seem to run all over that little style spectrum - preppy one day, dressing like the boys the next, very feminine the next. I know that I can also EASILY take one look TOO FAR - tweed + pearls + heels + nylons...you know what I mean. So, instead of taking every look to that level, I try to juxtapose in almost every outfit. A feminine skirt - pair it with a big chambray. Flannel? Layer a statement necklace over. And I usually end up loving the results. Just a little way to "challenge" my styling brain, almost daily :)


    Annie
    sweetbananie.blogspot.com

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  2. That sounds like a really great approach! I like the option of being able to put two different styles together and also the option to stay at each end of the scale too! I think it just adds so much variety - something I couldn't do the whole capsule wardrobe thing without! And you're right, it can be a total brain "challenge"!

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  3. right?! at the risk of sounding cliche, "variety is the spice of life," as they say ;)

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Hi, I'm Kat! A colourful wardrobe advocate and a capsule wardrobe graduate. Need any help finding your personal style and curating your closet? Advice on how to make most of the clothes you have? Or how to pack for an upcoming trip? I'm your girl!
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