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The Perfect Match

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Monday, 14 November 2016

The Perfect Match

Jumper - ZARA, Shirt - old H&M, Jeans - GAP, Coat - vintage (SIMILAR), Boots - OFFICE
Location: Mile End, Montreal

Fashion is a funny thing. Sometimes I can struggle to create interesting combinations and other times an outfit can come together as if by fate. Well that is exactly what happened with this one and there is nothing more satisfying than finding some pieces that work so perfectly together. After weeks of being surrounded by vintage clothes at work I had a sudden craving to hit the high street to buy something new, something easy to find and something more expensive. As much as I love vintage and thrift shopping (as discussed in last Monday's BARGAIN POST), it is certainly important to get out of that vintage bubble from time to time and see what the high street has to offer. Gap, which is not somewhere that I normally shop, and Zara, which I am obsessed with, came up absolute trumps and I am so excited to share this outfit.

I have been wanting some of Gap's light blue straight leg jeans for ages and often when I obsess over something in particular for so long, it ends up being a disappointment, but not these jeans. They are so comfortable, the length is perfect and the wash goes beautifully with this silver or "metallic grey" knit. I have been looking for a soft, velvet nineties style jumper like this and after seeing a few misshapen ones in vintage shops, Zara answered my prayers by offering not one but three versions of this knit (and yes I totally bought the rich gold version too!). 

I thought that if I was going to buy a super trend-based piece, it might as well be jumper that will keep me warm and on trend during the harsh and imminent Canadian winter. I love the knit's cropped length and it looks great layered over a crisp white shirt for the perfect clash of textures and styles. The velvet fabric means there are different tones of grey and silver running through the jumper which allows you to dress it up or down depending on your mood! Today I am embracing the silver with the addition of my favourite silver boots, which also look so good with the light wash of these jeans, and tying everything together with that blue faux fur coat whose teddy bear material adds another welcome element to this total mishmash of textures. I am absolutely loving this outfit, especially how it came together so naturally, and I cannot wait to wear this knit through party season too!

I hope you have a great day and let me know what you're loving on the high street right now!

La mode, c'est bizarre. Des fois j'ai mal à créer une combinaison intéressante et d'autres fois je trouve qu'une tenue peut se créer comme s'il était du destin. C'est exactement ce qui s'est passé avec ce look du jour et c'est très satisfaisant de trouver des pièces qui vont si bien ensemble. Après avoir été entouré des vêtements vintage ces dernières semaines, j'ai eu envie de faire du shopping du grand public pour acheter quelque chose neuve, dans un magasin simplement rangé et pour dépenser plus d'argent. Même si j'aime trop des friperies (comme je vous en ai parlé dans la poste de lundi dernier), il est important d'échapper de la bulle vintage et regarder dans les magasins du grand public. Gap, où je n'y vais pas très souvent, et Zara, que j'aime trop, ont fait merveille et je suis trop contente de vous partager cette tenue.

Ça fait trop longtemps que j'ai envie d'un jean droit bleu clair de chez Gap et souvent, quand j'obsède d'une pièce, au final je suis déçue - mais pas avec ce jean! Il est tellement confortable, sa longueur est parfaite et sa couleur va super bien avec ce pull argenté. Je cherchais un pull en velours de ce style nineties et j'en ai trouvé quelques uns des dans friperies mais ils étaient toujours difforme. Zara exauce mes prières en offrant ce pull en trois couleurs - et j'avoue que j'ai pris le doré aussi!

Je me disais que si j'allais acheter une pièce super tendance, il fallait prendre un pull pour me garder chaud et à la mode pendant l'hiver de Canada. J'aime trop la longueur crop de ce tricot et il va super bien sur une chemise blanche pour un mélange parfait de textures et de styles. Grâce à la matière de velours, il y a plusieurs nuances de gris et d'argent qui vous permettent de mettre le pull en mode journée ou soirée selon l'envie. Je suis fan d'argent du coup j'ai ajouté mes bottes argentées, qui vont super bien aussi avec la couleur du jean, et j'ai fini la tenue avec mon manteau en fausse fourrure bleue pour ajouter un autre texture à ce mélange. J'aime beaucoup ce look, surtout comment il s'est créé tout naturellement, et j'ai hâte de mettre ce pull pendant la saison de fête!

Passez une super bonne journée et dites-moi ce que vous aimez chez les magasins du grand public en ce moment!

Izzie x

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2 Comments:

At 15 November 2016 at 01:06 , Blogger Heather Chambers said...

I love this look, Teddy coats always look so cosy. I also love how you have styled the jumper and the shirt, it's very smart/casual! And your photos are stunning aswell :)

Heather Xx
100waysto30.co.uk

 
At 17 November 2016 at 10:35 , Blogger Lisa S. said...

What a lovely look! I love the combination of the jumper and the shirt! It´s smart yet also very casual like you´ve just thrown this on. That coat also looks so warm and fluffy. I´m always freezing, so a teddy coat is definitely on my wish list!
xx Lisa | Following Lisa

 

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