It’s hard to believe we’re still talking about (and living in the midst of) transition season, despite the fact it’s the end of November, but it’s true – the days are still warm and the evening are barely cool, and winter isn’t planning on arrival. But who’s complaining? It’s fun to extend ‘fall’ a little longer and it’s even more fun to sill can wear light combos without boots, a coat or a scarf.
This never-ending fall, however, creates wardrobe confusion – between the ‘summer’ and ‘winter’ closet, you’ll need a little bit of both to create the season’s look. It’s almost like a personal test for fashion savvy – can you get creative enough to reinvent your closet’s selection and come up with interesting, layered looks? The following look is a good positive answer – on the one had, a classic jeans a T-shirt style, on the other – sophisticated accessories to make it special, with a unique and over-the-top cardigan.
In my opinion, jeans and T-shirt are the base to everything – I often start a look with the two and add more layers. The white T is the closet’s queen, and I’ve spoken highly of it in the past, about its ability to elevate and assist any crazy item you pair with it. In this case, I added this over-the-top cardigan. We saw quite a bit of 80s fashion on this season’s runway, which brings a good amount of exaggerated, brave fashion statements, and Andreeva, the Ukrainian designer behind the cardigan, already proved she’s all about bravery and drama – remember this dress? I feel like the cardigan, abundant with textures and colorful stripes, belongs to the 80s.
A regular hem cardigan feels casual, but a super long one makes for a dramatic, eye-catching look. With such a long top I just had to wear ultra-high heels – these patent nude stilettos elongate the silhouette and put the big volume of the top in proportion, without interfering too much with the look’s color palette.
Another perfect item to complete the look – a simple, rolled up boyfriend jean, a little distressed, to give the look an edge and prevent it from looking too ‘old’. The big bag with the crazy strap (I can’t let go of the trend!) adds a bit of focus, too.
Have you ever thought about this – a big bag is always a hint of a busy work day, while a tiny bag dictates an atmosphere of freedom and ‘going out’. Like the fall itself (in Israel we really call it ‘transitional season’), this look is all about balance – between the everyday and the festive, the comfy and familiar and the ‘wow’ factor, as the simple top and jeans give the textured cardigan the center of the stage. The accessories share the rest of the spotlight – the shoes are in the shade, the bag is in the front.
This looks is ideal for a friends lunch or even a daytime event – I recently wore a similar look, with black leather pants, to a fashion event, and felt great (take a peek at my Instagram to see it). The special cardigan is making the look stand out just enough, and the heels elevate it even further. Did you love it? How would you accessorize this cardigan, besides the jeans and T? Tell me all about it in the comments section!
//bag -FENDI/ shoes –CRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN/ jeans – RAG&BONE/ cardigan -ANDREEVA/ sunglasses – La Petitte Lunette Rouge//
I assembled a similar look for you from items you can buy online – click on the item you like to purchase it directly (if you’re reading this via email, press here to see the collage. )
Images: Tzipi Vilmovski @tzipivil