/ 25 May 2015 / 6 Comments
3x19 THE CAMEL COAT I NEVER HAD
I call this cardigan my "housecoat." It's big, long, warm and not at all unlike a dressing gown. I throw it on for quick errands, like running to the grocery store to pick up an ingredient we're missing for dinner. It's really casual. And also like the camel coat I never had.
I love when I find a piece of clothing that's versatile. So while I often wear this cardigan with jeans and t-shirt, I thought it would be fun to pair it with something fancier. Like the fanciest dress I have in this capsule. Or just, the fanciest dress I have, full-stop. I wanted to dress it down for a casual lunch in town - but it turns out, even with my housecoat of a cardigan, the outfit's still pretty fancy.
When I came downstairs ready to go, my boyfriend made me doubt myself as he asked if I wasn't a bit overdressed for a sushi bar. I definitely was. So I changed my sleek black loafers for leopard print flats and promised him I wouldn't at least wear the necklace inside. (But I basically said that because I didn't want the feathers falling down on my spicy salmon nigiri anyway. Nobody touches my spicy salmon nigiri.)
We snapped the pictures right after lunch and it seems that the stress of ongoing traffic on the street produces better results than a calm setting of a cinema car park. I've always worked better under pressure.
There's one thing I wanted to ask you, what do you wear on top of your dresses? I find that if I need an extra layer, most of the time the sweaters I have don't really work. Maybe the cropped one, but the others kind of "drown out" the outfit, if that makes sense. Which leads me to cardigans. Because they're usually longer they don't divide the outfit into weird proportions, and because they're open at the front, you still have that feeling of wearing a dress, rather than a sweater and a weird skirt.
Or do you just reach for your trusted jean jacket?
ZARA DRESS / ALMOST SAME
MANGO CARDIGAN / SIMILAR
NEW LOOK FLATS / SIMILAR