mercredi 1 mai 2013

The yo-yo equation

So the equation is the following:

What to wear when,

a) it's a sunny but cold 5° Celsius as I leave home and head to the office,

b) 14° c by the time lunch break hits,

c) A couple of degrees lower when I leave the office and with a chance of rain,

d) taking in account that the office is almost empty due to vacations but jeans and sneakers are not an option.

Inspired by this pic from a fall (!) Vogue Paris editorial:


(Vogue Paris, octobre 2012)

Here bellow what I came up with last monday:
  • military jacket
  • cable knit white sweater
  • kaki beige pants
  • black tote with the in case of rain foldable umbrella
  • ballet flats
  • and of course the more necessary than ever scarf



jacket/veste:Isabel Marant -  pull/knit, scarf/écharpe, pantalon/pants: h&m - ballet flats/ballerines: Lanvin - cabas/ tote: Céline

Do you have outfits planned for rollercoaster weather?

Please share your ideas because I've been at a loss in front of my reasonably full closet as to what to wear with those fluctuating temperatures. 
 

18 commentaires:

  1. Very chic. I always wear lots of layers when the weather is fluctuating, although I usually prefer layer-less looks. The weather here in London just skipped medium temperatures this year though, and went from cold to short-appropriate in about a week, so unexpectedly my problem at this time of the year isn't rollercoaster weather, but the fact that my wardrobe is so not ready for summer yet :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Layering is indeed one of the most effective solution.
      We also had one of those winter to summer episode a few weeks ago and it was pretty confusing to sort out wearable lighter clothes!

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  2. Good interpretation of the inspiration. I wish I had advice, but I already overdress in my own tropical climate.

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    1. Haha! Are you of the cold blooded type? :))

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  3. love your work outfit. my jackets are my essentials for up/down temps. particularly my leather jacket and a big scarf.

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    1. Thanks! Good jackets are saviors in this kind of weather! What do you think of the whole spring-summer coat trend? At first I was a bit dubious but with the trench which is too light and my couple wool jackets, I can see the interest of an in-between coat...

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  4. Very nice outfit!
    I have the exact same problem, but no good solution. I try to layer and carry a big handbag to put the layers in as the day warms up. And like you, always a scarf :)

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    1. Yes, that's me too: By the end of the day, I'm holding an extra bag filled with my layers! Haha! :))

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  5. I think that's a good solution that you've put together there. Looks good to me. I think I am lucky though that I am at home and I get to change as the day goes by. But I used to dress (for work) for how I thought the day would pan out and get it wrong altogether. Its hard to gauge when it's dark outside in the winter months. These days - I would make sure I listen to the weather report. Older and wiser.

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    1. Yeah, I remember getting drenched a few times: lesson learned! I at least always check my phone for weather report!

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  6. I've had the same problem the last few days myself--usually the answer ends up being trousers, walking shoes, lighter shirt, sweater, scarf, leather jacket, gloves (and a brolly in the handbag). Except yesterday it was -5C, and I upgraded to a warmer jacket.

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    1. OK, you win. When you mentioned gloves, I was like "really? in may?" then the punch line: -5! It's insane, I think, isn't it? Hope it wil get warmer very soon.
      Also, your outfits are my outfits, minus the gloves that is. :)

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    2. -5C, but the weatherman was saying 'but it feels like -10C!'
      Unreal, for May.

      Today, however, it started at 1C and ended up at 19C, so I'm okay with that ;)

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    3. A -10 °c perceived temperature, in may, yikes! I truly sympathize.
      Still with a rocketing 19°c by the end of the day, looks like you're on the right and "normal" weather path. Enjoy!

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    4. And just as it gets warm, I'll be travelling! (London, then Paris) :)

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    5. Hmmm... I hope you intend to bring that sunny and warm weather in Europe with you... Just saying...

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  7. You look lovely:) You really made that Paris Vogue inspiration your own.

    The weather here has been so chilly for May. I woke up to 36 degrees last week and I'm very cold blooded. So jackets are always worth investing in.

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    1. That's very nice, thanks!
      I guess the weather is a really good and valid excuse to buy more outerwear than ever, at least it's my case!

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