OK, I know, this is the third post featuring this camo parka this autumn…
I have practically lived in this parka for the past month. It has kept me warm and dry in this unpredictable, windy and rainy weather. So, I decided to to feature it again, this time in a more urban setting. Because a parka is not just for countryside outings. It can do urban cool, too.
The trick is not trying to hide or soften the utilitarian look of the piece by styling it with heels or a contrasting feminine, frilly dress. Besides, I never wear heels. Or anything frilly. That’s because I have a serious case of frill allergy.
OK, fine, I know there’s no such thing as a frill allergy. It’s more a case of frills-related PTSD (= flashbacks of my childhood spent in frilly dresses) that makes me dislike anything too ‘girly’. But I’m digressing here…
I decided to stay true to my slightly edgy style and added just a little bit of a punk rock vibe to give the outfit a cool, urban look.
The Punk Rock vibe is supplied by the sequinned skull on my old cashmere sweater, of course. Yep, I think we’re fast approaching the ‘cashmere season’ (that sounds so much nicer than winter, don’t you think?)
winter cashmere season, I think it’s time to get the cashmere out and ready. Which should be easy, given that I never quite managed to put all of my cashmere clothes away for summer… Too many things to do, or maybe I just ran out of energy half-way through the process. That’s another way of saying I was being lazy…
I know, I know… That’s not what you’d expect from a style blogger. Any style blogger worthy of the name would be hell-bent on primping and maintaining their cashmere meticulously. But guess what, life happens, something else comes up, and then you’re just too busy. And then all of a sudden it’s July, and you’re in the middle of a heatwave. And I think we can all agree that sorting out your cashmere clothing is the last thing you want to do then. So, you just close that closet door and pretend you don’t see the pile of sweaters still waiting to be put away…
parka: Makia /cashmere top: Zadig & Voltaire (old) / cords: Marks and Spencer (old) /
bag: Chanel / shoes: Nero Giardini / scarf: Shanghai Tang
What do you wear when the weather turns colder?
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