No matter what the calendar says it's still very fresh if not cold and wet. So I think that for a while, winter clothes will remain in center stage and provide the main source for daily dressing, unless (fingers crossed) there's a drastic meteorological change for the better!
For the time being, not willing to spend on items that will remain in the closet till better/warmer/sunnier days come, what focuses my attention is:
- shoes... I go for the walkable, versatile not overly expensive kind and overall wearable (almost) right now.
Like these cap toe Loafers. I've spotted them a few weeks ago. Since then, my imagination has been on automatic. They would be quite easy to blend with my other clothes and I can see them working with so many options that I've almost managed to make them virtually mine till pay day.
loafers by Jonak (69 euros)
Still in the flats department, h&m dropped a few real leather shoes including these ones bellow with a clear reminiscent mix of Céline's loafers and The Row Pre-fall 2013...
loafers by h&m (49,95 €) - credit: hm.com
I went to check them out after work last wednesday:
I like them a lot and I'm usually not a big fan of pointy shoes, especially flats... They give off a sophisticated vibe and would look great with what I wear on a daily basis: (capri) skinny pants, jeans of course, maybe channel Alexa Chung with my pleated Zara skirt and a sweater...
Then, there are the classic ankle boots.
I've been wearing to death my black Colisée de Sacha boots and it seems I've been on the lookout for new ones for a long time but there's always an obstacle, something that makes me either miss the "right" ones or at least hesitate.
For example, in theory, I'd love to get the Rag and Bone Durham or the Hope Macy boots but the price combined with their online only availability make me timid to make the purchase. I've also considered the Acne Pistols for a time but find them a bit too trendy, identifiable and maybe not the best choice for the office so I got over them. Instead I've been looking at reasonably priced local shoe stores and found these classic with a twist boots.
boots by Minelli (129 euros) - credit: minelli.fr
A bit of trendy perforated leather but as for the rest, the lines are clean, the height is praticable and from the few steps I made, they seemed quite comfortable. A serious contender, if not the only one for the time being.
- Little things...
You know, cute little clothes. Mostly, usually tops. Clothes that subtly inject a bit of novelty without being the in your face fashion statement of the season. Kind of the equivalent of comfort food: it's familiar, lovely and satisfies the cravings without breaking the bank.
See, I like the black and white trend (is it even one? Isn't it the most classic pairing?), I like a bit of print so just like last year with my Helba blouse, I fell for this safe blouse. I haven't bought it yet. Still pondering the need versus want factor...
Isabel Marant Etoile "Stacey" blouse (120 euros)
Something, I didn't hesitate on for more than a few seconds is this h&m cashmere scarf. This one is warm, soft, light and thus great for the in-between season and the powdery yet neutral color will brighten up any outfit so that I can store away the dark ones I wore all winter.
Voilà, I'm not jumping ahead of spring but looking, trying, considering a few items and try to remain focused on what I truly need. What about you ? Do you have a plan? A priority for spring shopping?