Today I started with the jeans and added a cardi.
The rest if the outfit revolved around that twosome.
Not Your Daughters Jeans in a washed mid blue.
A black Rick Owens knit with long sleeves.
But, it can be worn upside down!
Wear me one way:
As a shawl collar knit.
There is something bizarre about this cardi - it is ridiculously slimming when worn in this way.
Its not a thick knit nor thin enough to cling to all your curves - but it sits just right to make you drop a dress size when you wear it.
Wear me another way:
As a large floppy lapel knit.
Turn me upside down & the front fabric that was previously below the armpits now becomes large floppy lapels. A bit boho, a bit messy, but still Owens cool.
The aspect about it which allows it to be draped either way and not look like it is attacking me is a large hole in the back. A very clever detail.
|This is the back wearing it in a subtle shawl collar style & showing the hole.|
This cardi came from ebay. Its a 2005 Rick Owens in a wool/nylon mix. I paid around $300 for it as I bought it 4 years after it was released.
One other thing I love about it is the knit varies all over the garment. The sleeves are ribbed, the body is a pointelle (or a waffle weave) and the hem is a rib.
None of my What I Wore posts are complete without a Coles item.
The top is a Coles Mix white cami with a bronzey full length back zip.
I have about 10 of these as they were reduced to $6 at some stage. I also have quite a few black ones. Perfect layering pieces.
In winter, I grab a scarf almost every day.
Today its a navy Epice - a French brand in 100% wool.
This brand is worth hunting down on line, both new & used on ebay.
They only use natural fibres, they weave well & their patterns are always different.
This one came from a Belinda sale for $90. I loved the pop of red along the edges. Knowing that would work with all my dark colours, I wouldnt have bought it without that.
STYLE TIP: Black & navy DO go together. Exceptionally well if the navy is a dark shade. If the navy is a light or bright version, then wear a print with any navy & black colours along with the navy and black item. Sweet.
The long pieces are a Kaboodle fob watch ($35) and a Collette Dinnigan for Lovisa necklace (from $20 to $7) with semi precious beads.
The short piece is a mix of Lovisa charms and a green Isabel Marant charm on a sterling necklace.
My Bottega intercaccio and a $10 Lovisa blue swirly enamel ring.
I decided to park the loafers today and go for ballet flats.
This is the only navy pair I have. They are over 10 years old (& I have an identical black pair).
See you tomorrow...in a suit.