I confess I have A LOT of black in my wardrobe and it’s not because I’m afraid of colour, on the contrary. There is just something about the versatility that a wardrobe full of black clothing offers which you can’t beat, but it can get boring.
Contrasting fabrics can be the difference between looking washed out and dull, or sleek and chic. Playing around with luxe textures and fabrics like black leather and cashmere gives your ensemble more depth and makes it a lot more interesting to the eye. Another way I like to try and keep my winter wardrobe fresh is introducing bold colours when it comes to my choice of outerwear.
One of my favourite things about winter dressing has to be wearing outerwear, not just for practical reasons but because it can often be the key piece of clothing that really brings your whole look together. This season I’ve been really into trench coats and have been seeing so many great styles to choose from.
On a recent trip to Seoul I visited this cool spot called Common Grounds and there she was, the loudest, coolest green coloured trench staring back at me. I knew if I tried her on and she fit that I would need to make her mine. Was I looking for a trench? No, but you know those situations when you instantly fall in love with a piece of clothing and you can’t imagine it not being a part of your wardrobe? Yup, it was one of those. The fact that Common Grounds was an area for young, yet to be established designers to make a name for themselves and their wares was also pretty cool. This coupled with the fact that everything sold there was really reasonably priced.
I love this coat and have been waiting for the perfect place to wear it. So when I paid my brother a visit in Melbourne a few weeks ago I decided it was time to take her out for a spin.
The weather in Melbourne can be incredibly unpredictable in the colder months, one minute it’s all sunshine and the next it’s bucketing down. A trench coat is a great transeasonal option for exactly this reason. 🙂
Sunglasses: Sunday Somewhere
Top: Black cropped L/S top Zara
Pants: Leather J Brand
Bag: Louis Vuitton
Shoes: Leopard calf hair cage flats Valentino