Mixing old and new for authentic style…

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Today’s look…a tad nautical in black and white…here I’m wearing a jacket #bymalenebirger (very old but still divine…love the detailing and the curved front seam), my favorite worn to a thread boyfriend jeans #denim&supply, a classic striped Breton top #zadigetvoltaire and cross body bag from the same designer.

Detail of the cut…this jacket has completely earned its keep in cost per wear terms and I’m still not considering reselling it 😉  On the right, this Breton top is a classic must have in any gal’s wardrobe.  The slim leather choker is from the last time that black chokers had a fashion moment LOL…one of the advantages of age I guess ;)…I bought it from Coach on a trip to New York City maybe 12 years ago!

Fab new cross-body studded number from #zadigetvoltaire and a very old studded leather cuff from DSquared…defo another keeper…

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…and to finish off the look black studded boots from Janet&Janet, I bought these, when we were in Spain last year, on sale and have worn them to death…

How to style a capsule wardrobe

These are just a few selfies from the past few weeks showing how to ring the changes with a few different pieces.  Here I’ve themed my looks around the color aqua…one of my favorites for the summer months.  With the addition of some white, a print scarf and a neutral bag I have masses of possibilities…this is a great way of packing your bag to travel light.  😉

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This is such an easy style to wear and it always looks chic.  Here I’m wearing a black and white striped tee…this one is from #zadig&voltaire current season.  White jeans, these are #dexclothing, a very reasonable Canadian label from Montreal.  The light weight parka style top is from the same brand.  The bag is a classic timeless style from Marc Jacobs…the colour just adds a je ne se quoi to a rather Parisienne trend 😉

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Classic nautical styling with a pop of red to enliven the monochrome

 

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I’m loving the new trend for pretty (ish) denim…here I’m sporting my lovely new Zara pink, trucker style jacket.  Love the soft aged feel of the denim and the comfortable oversize look.  I’m wearing it over a boho style top from Denim & Supply from last summer, and jeans by Isabel Marant, new to me but recycled via the designer resale site, Vestiaire Collective.  I’m really in to recycling old items and replacing with stuff that others have likewise tired of…it seems a responsible way of shopping!  The necklace is one of my own designs.

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#OOTD Zara jacket, boho top from Denim & Supply, Isabel Marant jeans. 

 

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Fab details on these jeans which sport self-colored embroidery all down the front of the leg and on the back pockets,and my favorite studs on the pockets…

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Cooler days and a good excuse to sport this Zara denim jacket…loooove the oversize trucker style in pink toughened up with a bit of distressing

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Lovely bell sleeves on this cotton voile blouse from Ralph Lauren’s Denim & Supply label.  Jeans are from Hudson (old), this brand is a great fit and very flattering!

The devil’s in the detail…;)  here a signature black leather clutch from the iconic Zadig & Voltaire brand and my favorite Chloe Suzanna boots which I’ve been able to rescue from winter storage courtesy of the cold weather…every cloud has a silver lining! ;O

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Red biker jacket from Massimo Dutti (old) worn here with stripe tee and zip pocket jeans both Zadig et Voltaire.
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TOP TIP:  This brand is part of the vast Inditex Spanish retail empire which includes its better known sister store Zara.  Massimo Dutti leathers are among the best quality that money can buy…AND they are very reasonably priced!!
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Perfect cross-body bag
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Back in boots – these Western style ones are last season and have taken a bit of a beating as they are soo comfortable!  From Janet and Janet.

 

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we are in Spain at the moment and the weather is lovely and Spring like but a little windy with a nip in the air.  Here I’m airing stuff from the back of my wardrobe…still haven’t switched over from winter to summer yet..tho today I’m in sandals – just!!

Pretty cotton print camisole is from Mes Demoiselles, the cardi a stalwart from Zadig et Voltaire, favourite utility pants, and my Chloe Marcie.  On the cost per wear scale the bag has to be one of the best investments ever 🙂 !!! Justification mode x

Rockin some serious hardware on my sandals – and the first pedi of the season – not sure about the coppery gold colour, or the pallid feet!  Sarah x