dimanche 20 février 2011

Pre-Spring : Mode pro

Let's not kid ourselves, for those of us in the Northern hemisphere, under a temperate climate, days may be a little longer, March only a few days ahead but it's still very much freezing, at least it is in Paris right now. 

So I did a little selection and a collage, based on what's already in my closet, of what I'm thinking of wearing until we can officially ditch the heavier coats when on professional mode. 

I would favour a lighter palette, a mix of greys (very dominant in my Winter wardrobe)  and  beige (from camel to nude) with a touch of navy.

The central piece would still be the outerwear. I chose my camel peacoat (Kookaï) because  it's  the lightest one I own with a classic cut - perfect for work outfits. 

First option:
  • On top: the shirt/blouse and knit (sweater or cardi) classic combination.
  • As for the bottom:  cropped slim trousers (Gap) or a short skirt (Isabel Marant for example).
  • To finish: high heeled black boots (mine are not these gorgeous Rag and Bone!) or flat brogues and a light grey bag (Anna Corinna).
Second option :
  • The aforementioned coat with a knit dress over a shirt teamed with the same accessories.
(From Polyvore. Please click on the set for credits)

4 commentaires:

S a dit…

Such a perfect color palette. I love beige, pale grey, and navy for warmer weather. So fresh. I can't wait to see the navy sweater with the black skirt! I'm so ready for spring to finally get here!

lin a dit…

I'm already back to white hot summer. It's like all thr rain in December and January never happened. I like your colour palette: think that beige coat is perfect at hinting at warmer weather without looking like out of place.

Vegalyn a dit…

Love the grey shirt in the top right corner. I have a similar one from MUJI that I got on business trip in Taiwan.

I bought a camel cashmere coat at the end of the sales. Still wait to wear it. The weather turned freezing again, still hoping for spring to arrive....

Aïssa a dit…

Thanks S! I like that this color scheme is sober yet fresh for the office and easy to coordinate, a bonus to get dressed quickly in the morning. Can't wait for Spring either !

Ha Lin, don't expect some sympathy to your complaint about hot summer when I'm answering you bundled up under covers freezing! :)) Ok maybe a little then, as I know how smothering tropical climate can be.

Vegalyn: you just reminded me of a great spot for basics. I'm actually looking for a white cotton shirt and was really disapppointed in the models I found at H&M, Zara and Uniqlo.
The coat you got sounds amazing, why wait to wear it?