There’s a chill in the air
No, I’m not imagining it; there’s a definite chill in the air in the evenings. Autumn is on its way. Well, I guess that’s to be expected, it is September after all (fittingly called “syyskuu” in Finnish, which translates as “autumn month“).
Still, I’m not quite ready to let go of summer yet. That’s because I feel as if I’ve been cheated out of half of the summer somehow, that time just flew past so quickly while I was stuck in this weird Covid19 version of Groundhog Day. But I suppose it’s the same for everybody, all over the world.
So, now that we got the “life-sucks-but-we’re-all-in-this-together” out of the way, let’s talk about the outfit.
This is what I was wearing last weekend (the last summer weekend, can you believe it?) on a visit to one of our favourite summer restaurants (you know, those peculiar places on small islands that are only open in summer).
Yes, it’s the striped maxi dress again, this time with a plain and boring (but oh-so-practical) navy cardigan.This classic (but oh-so-boring) combo needed a pop of colour, so I added a burgundy bag. The gold loafers and minimalist gold sunglasses, along with tons of gold jewellery, give the outfit a bit more sophisticated, glam vibe. And of course I needed to top it off with the most important piece of the season (= late summer / early autumn): the two-tone poncho to keep me warm on this windy little island.
I’m really into this navy-and-white capsule wardrobe at the moment. And I think this is one of my favourite outfits. It just seems so right. Right for me, and right for this moment in time.
It’s classic and chic, yet casual and comfortable. In other words, just what I need when life itself seems so uncertain and precarious: something uncomplicated and familiar. The sartorial equivalent of comfort food, back to basics, that sort of thing.
By the way, isn’t this blue-hour view of Helsinki just beautiful?
poncho: Marja Kurki (old) / dress: Pelle P / Cardigan: Esprit /
shoes: Van Dal (old) / sunglasses: Longchamp / bag: Furla / necklaces: vintage
What’s your sartorial equivalent to comfort food?
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