for the love of prints

If there was ever anything lacking in my wardrobe, prints are it. I love prints but they rarely look good on me. I have never given up though. And so two of my most recent purchases are colourful printed items. Quelle surprise! On the right, yesterday’s outfit consisting of a checkered blazer (sold out), a merino wool long sleeve, a vintage leather belt, a pair of black flared jeans and my beloved chelsea boots. I try to stay away from trends as much as possible unless I can see myself wearing something for a longer period of time. I think I’m safe with this blazer.

The blouse on the left is the newest addition to my wardrobe. Ganni did a similar print last year in a bright green but that wasn’t my cup of tea. I like this colour combination better. D. was very impressed by it. And let’s be honest, when is a guy ever impressed with a piece of clothing? He liked the blazer as well and told me I should be happy with my purchases because I really needed some new clothes. Say what?

He’s probably right though. I’ve been wearing the same clothes for months with little variation. All of them the most basic of garments, even the ones on my wish list. For instance, I had my eyes set on a silk blouse from &Other Stories – a high street brand but their silk is excellent for the price – in a classic creme. But why not go with something a little less expected for a change? Needless to say, both items seamlessly fit in with my existing wardrobe and are already spring favourites.


Thanks for all the wonderful feedback on my Oldies but Goodies series by the way. I feel much more content with a combination of old and new things on this blog. 

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I can’t believe how cold it was the last few weeks. I know, it has been a lot colder than this before but for some reason I have been having extra trouble keeping warm. Luckily, I didn’t get rid of my Acne Studios Galaxy sweater. I received some messages on Instagram if I was willing to sell it and I contemplated it for a while as the design and fit are quite contemporary (it’s like, so 2014). But at the moment I’m glad I didn’t sell it. It has been the subject of many conversations at work (positive ones) and it is also the warmest piece of clothing I own right now.

Because of its contemporary design, I tried to keep the rest of my outfit simple. I have been wearing my Isabel Marant Atea coat non-stop. You can never go wrong with a classic pea coat. The fit is actually slightly more oversized than you see below because the sweater is so bulky. For the rest, it’s just a plain black pair of skinny jeans and black ankle boots. When I go outside, the Acne Canada scarf and A.P.C. bag are the final touches to this outfit. Oh and please excuse the awkward pose and phone glued to my hand. I honestly don’t know what to do with myself when I’m trying to shoot outfit pictures.

outfit isabel marant celine trio

As of recently, I have gotten a few requests to post some outfit pictures but up until now I’ve always been quite hesitant. Partly because I am not your average size 0 fashion/style blogger but also because I wear the same things day after day. A so-called uniform might be great for the person wearing it but for you, dear readers, it’s most likely very boring. Trust me, once you have seen a couple of outfits, you have pretty much seen them all. That said, I thought I would give it a try anyway.

Today I’m wearing a combination of classics. Over the years I have owned several spring/summer coats but I always seem to go back to this trench coat by Isabel Marant. Underneath I’m wearing a simple white t-shirt by & Other Stories and a pair of black skinny jeans from Topshop. I guess it doesn’t get more simple than that but it’s definitely a combination that works every time especially paired with my black loafers and the already classic Céline trio bag.

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It will come as no surprise that my spring uniform is pretty much the same as last year’s. Why change a winning team right? I took my loafers to a cobbler to get the heels replaced before I stored them last year so they would be good to go for spring. The t-shirt is an oldie from COS and will get plenty of wear this summer along with the trench coat from my previous post. That is, unless someone at work starts noticing that small chocolate milk stain which I have been able to hide up until now. I sometimes wish my outfit posts could be a bit more exciting for you guys but in the end these are the things I feel most comfortable and put together in.

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