It is official, my 5 piece French wardrobe game is on and the first of my five buys (counting from September 1st to February 28th (no it is not going to be easy, but definitely worth trying!)) is this leather jacket from Acne. It is their all-time classic piece and even though it is +24 degrees outside in Paris, I haven’t taken it off since I bought it two days ago. Who said leather is not seasonless?
Now if I would want to cheat, I could file this under ‘basics that don’t count’, since a leather jacket is obviously an investment piece that lasts literally for ages. I mean, this gives any item that is already in my closet an instant update. Buttt since I do really want to stay in the game this time, plus I can not justify anything in this price range, let’s count.
After my post about the Zara heels, I took a genuine dive into my newly constructed walk-in wardrobe and found some more of those highstreet gems. What are your absolute favorite affordable pieces? Here is few of what I found:
Angora Sweater, H&M Trend (I also have this in black, it is amazing!); Top, H&M Trend, T-Shirt, American Apparel.
Now that we have a scooter to navigate around the city, this hoodie tied around my waist was more of a functional choice than a fashionable one, since higher speed means more wind which equals instant cold. Yes, I could have easily put on an angora jumper or a snugly coat, but spring sprung a while ago in my books and I might as well try to live up to it – despite the fact that the temperature is still not cooperating.
All this tying makes me wonder though, was I ever a non-functional dresser anyway? I mean, apart from wearing uncomfortable heels every now and then and a belt because it is pretty rather than wearing it as a necessity, I very rarely wear things that do not have an obvious role. Hence the minor amount of details and the non-schmuck kind of way that I dress…I guess.
This does not mean I get dressed just for the sake of getting dressed – exceptions aside (forgive me as I work from home and my pj’s are so damn comfy) – I do like to get dressed as if I am going to wipe the delivery woman off her feet while I sign for my packages. Hmm, maybe I will take this as a personal challenge, to add a little something of non-functionality to my daily wear-ables.
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