While I have my fall / winter wardrobe pretty much sorted, it never hurts to asses your current wardrobe and see if there are any gaps that need to be filled. I probably don’t need to tell you that these colder seasons are my favourites of the four. Cozy knits, thick coats and layering are the things I look forward to the most. As with my summer wardrobe I created a Pinterest board for inspiration. Both outfits in the images above are simple but chic nonetheless. While some might consider flared jeans trendy, I find them elegant and flattering and most of all, timeless when the combination is right, such as above. But as I’m extremely picky about the many different washes blue jeans come in, I consider my chances of finding the perfect pair of blue flared jeans very slim. And to be honest, I don’t really need them.
Material-wise I’m going with wool, cashmere and cotton. One thing I simply cannot live without when it’s cold, is a simple cotton camisole that I can wear underneath my knits and can tuck into my trousers. I will never forgot those days in high school when I needed to cycle to school and I could feel the wind on my lower back underneath my sweater and coat. That’s also the reason why I prefer longer coats by the way.
My colour palette is as safe and subdued as it can possibly get but I’m okay with that. I’m not looking to experiment in any way. It’s funny how I used to think that nobody would notice my clothes because of how simple and monochrome they usually are. However, throughout the years I have learned that it’s all about the fit and cut of an item that may actually set your outfit apart. There’s no need for bold colours or prints and a hefty price tag is definitely no guarantee for a well-fitting garment. My old, very basic, black blazer from H&M Trend that I’ve owned for at least five years is beautifully cut and still receives many compliments.
But back to wardrobe planning, here’s a short list of things I wish to acquire this fall and/or winter:
- A grey merino wool cardigan. As much as I love cashmere, it’s too warm for the office.
- A pair of straight fitting jeans.
- Isabel Marant Igor blazer. I’ve had my eyes on it for quite some time now but I honestly think it’s tremendously overpriced. So hopefully I will get my hands on it during the sales.
All three items would easily fit into my existing wardrobe and the cardigan and blazer would make the transition from summer to fall to winter a lot easier. Additionally, ever since I lost a fair amount of weight, I’ve been in dire need of some new jeans. Below you’ll find two collages to see how I would style them with things I already own. Don’t expect anything too exciting though.
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From left to right, top to bottom: Uniqlo merino wool cardigan (€40), Topshop straight jeans (€55), A.P.C. half moon bag (€345), Adidas Stan Smith (€85), Filippa K Dean coat (old)
From left to right, top to bottom: Isabel Marant Igor blazer (€380), Topshop Jamie jeans (€55), Balenciaga city bag (€1395), Isabel Marant Dicker boots (€385), Isabel Marant Kenton t-shirt (€110)