Saturday, 13 August 2016

Casual and Understated, with a Twist

graphic t-shirt

Casual and understated, with a twist

That's how I would describe my everyday style. I'm not a dramatic dresser, and I put comfort over everything else. I wouldn't wear clothes that restrict my movements, or accessories that get in the way. I guess you could say I'm your typical 'jeans and a t-shirt girl', as I want my clothes uncomplicated and low-maintenance.

But that doesn't mean clothes should be plain. On the contrary: the simpler the outfit, the more important the pattern or the colour becomes. If you've been following this blog, you know that I don't really wear neutrals (they really wash me out) and I try to have some colour around my face. And I like luxury accessories that make a statement. Yes, I admit it: I spend a lot more money on sunglasses and bags than I do on clothes...

But I think it's justified. You see, my sunglasses (or bags, for that matter) are not just a necessity (I have very sensitive eyes) but often the starting point and inspiration for the entire outfit. That is the case here, too. First I decided which sunglasses I wanted to wear, then I chose the sandals and the bag. And then I simply selected a few casual, understated basics to go with them. Well, maybe the t-shirt isn't exactly understated, but I thought the outfit needed a bit of a twist.

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Outfit details:
t-shirt: Custo Barcelona / trousers: Marks and Spencer / cargigan: Soyaconcept / 
shoes: Clarks / sunglasses: Dolce and Gabbana / bag: Furla
location: Marylebone, London

What's your starting point when you put together an outfit?

Tiina
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22 comments

  1. I think it looks very put together. In a good way. Very good styling.
    Greetje

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  2. These colors are gorgious together! I love that bag! Enjoy your weekend!
    www.nancysfashionstyle.com

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    1. Thanks, Nancy! That bag has become one of my favourites for summer.

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  3. I like the swervy design. It flatters you.

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  4. I always dress for comfort, too! This outfit looks lovely on you :)

    Blessings,
    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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    1. Oh, comfort is everything. I absolutely refuse to be uncomfortable for fashion...

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  5. I like this, Tiina. There are enough details to keep the eye interested but not overtly to the point that I do not know what to look at :) and I never thought I'd like coral paired with olive green but I do!!! I used to create my outfits around shoes. These days, however, there isn't anything specific which dictates the overall look. It could be a top I've been dying to wear or a new clutch or an old fave hat xoxo

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    1. Thanks, Sheela. I'm a bit of a minimalist, and I can't stand outfits that are too busy.
      I often create my outfits around a bag. Or sunglasses, sometimes even a scarf. But it's always good to experiment a bit, mix and match and try new combinations, right?

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  6. Your ability to take casual up to the next level with your always well chosen accessories is definately your trademark. The corals are so pretty on you.

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    1. Thanks, Jill. Well, you certainly know the power of well-chosen accessories, so that's a huge compliment coming from you.

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  7. Even with the dresses I wear, comfort always wins out! I love these colors on you, a salmon or peachy pink this graphic looks great!
    Thanks for linking up with turning heads tuesday
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com/

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  8. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

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  9. Tiina, the pinks look so great on you! I love the print on your top. It depends on my mood how I select an outfit. Sometimes I just am feeling like I want to wear a certain item, whether it's shoes, a scarf, a shirt, or a pair of pants. Then I just go from there. Sometimes I draw inspiration from a style challenge on Instagram. And sometimes I see an outfit during my morning blog reading that I love and I try to copy it.

    Thanks for linking up On the Edge of the Week! I hope to see you again next week. Have a wonderful weekend!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Thanks! I love Custo Barcelona t-shirts, I often get one (or two) whenever I go to Barcelona.

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  10. Stunning way to wear a graphic tee or print in general. I have heart eyes for that bag, so pretty.
    Thank you for linking up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me"
    Rachel xo
    http://garaytreasures.com

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  11. This is very nice color combo and it works perfectly together. I like comfortable clothes as well. I'm mum and my son keep me very active.
    Anna xoxo
    www.glamadventure.com

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    1. Thanks. Yes, comfort is everything; it's hard to look elegant and chic if you're feeling uncomfortable.

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  12. That's a different way of choosing your outfit, for most the sunglasses are the last thing. You always look great and thanks so much for linking up to http://the-wardrobe-stylist.com/2016/08/21/losing-baby-weight-4-pregnancies-3-kids-later-episode-4/

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