27 March 2013

Assemble Ensemble

Simply making my journey to the nearest supermarket demands a face-off with the Arctic treatment. Unfortunately, being the impatient shopper that I am, I have stocked up a handsome pile of spring clothing and accessories that are inappropriate to venture out in during the current climate. So the logical and mature decision would be to wait it out, but that's not gonna happen here; so, I turn to layers. Take your newly coveted spring-wear and just start mucking around with layers of fabric. It's amazing how in doing so can be so cool and feel so warm. Presenting my take:
Phase 1: Start off with a jumpsuit which I feel is very prison-chic, sort of a Shawshank Redemption reference but without Morgan Freeman's monotone narrations. Come to think of it, this looks more like a high school janitor's uniform.
Phase 2: Here comes the obligatory denim injection in the form of a large men's shirt. I recommend borrowing one from the boyfriend or father who still keeps remnants from his hippie-dippie groovy days. Is that a hint marijuana I detect whiffing off this shirt? Righteous bro...
Phase 3: Ma' trusty wax-coated leather biker instantly bestows upon this look an aura of coolness of the likes of James Dean. At this stage, I resemble a member of a Hell's Angels biker gang who moonlights as a janitor to pay off his credit debt of weed addiction.
Phase 4: Now 'not so' casually sling a longer coat or any heavy outerwear over the shoulders for that extra layer of warmth designed solely for your back; because as we all know, pedestrians are too cold to have the energy to physically turn around and check out your back. Plus apparently it's 'cool' to involve two types of outerwear within one look. If you think your spine and ankles can bear the weight, I provokingly dare you to pile on a third one.
Phase 5: Load up on necessities and accessories cause it's gonna be a long winter. Though exposed toes is a widely frowned upon sartorial feature for subzero travels, I assure you that your ears tend to freeze off way before the toes.
So there you have it... A chic look fit to challenge hypothermia as you make your way to work. Stay winter warm in spring layers, and comment if you can still feel your disintegrating nerves in those numbing fingers.
jumpsuit MM6 BY MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA, men's denim shirt VINTAGE, biker 3.1 PHILLIP LIM, coat ALEXANDER WANG, bag 3.1 PHILLIP LIM, necklace MAWI, shoes STELLA MCCARTNEY

92 comments:


  1. great styling!









    xx THE MILANO MODE

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  2. ok, biker jacket and that coat on top just made everything so perfectly right. nicely layered ))


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  3. I too am feeling the pain of this never ending winter - soo many new spring items you can't wear! You however have made a great argument towards wearing ALL your spring items AT ONCE! Which is very good, I think you look slamming! I'm off to raid my wardrobe.

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    1. Haha, I'm glad you get the humor which actually works in reality! :)

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  4. First I thought : wow very casual. almost too casual for him.
    But after scrolling down it took the usual touch!
    Melly
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    1. I'm never too casual Morgane lol xx

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  5. I love you Nathan, you're so cool!


    xxx
    Claudia
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  6. Haha!I love an instructional post. Love the colours here too.

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  7. Hahaha, "a member of a Hell's Angels biker gang who moonlights as a janitor to pay off his credit debt of weed addiction." Okay that is one hell of an awesome description hahahahahhahahaha. Hey I never thought you look like a janitor till you mentioned it >D But lol, awesome >D I do agree with ^ about having an instructional post. It just feels different. It's .. provoking. Layer, after layer after layer till your ankles give away! Hahahahahaha <3 Okay I think all four fingers, toes, ears and nose will freeze off! I probably look like a giant cotton ball if I am trying to make my way out during winter because cold is really just not my forte! <3

    mish
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    1. Hahaaa, I love that! Be prepared to have all that freeze off but still looking über chic in spring layers. Very pleased you get the provocative description! X

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  8. Great ensemble!! My fav piece is the bag by the way!
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  9. Thank you so much for your comment!
    I love your outfit! :)

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  10. Fabulous, I love the jump suit! It's the perfect base!

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  11. love love love the coat and the bag! :*

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  12. Fun! ;)
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    1. That's so sweet Melissa, merci! x

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    2. That's so sweet Melissa, merci! x

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  14. You're so cool!
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    1. Haha, trust me, I'm more geeky than cool... ;P

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  15. I really like your leather jacket! x Laura

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  16. Me encanta el mono!!
    Saludos
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  17. So awesome to see this outfit come together piece by piece! Great layering :)

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  18. It's great to see how all the layers turn the outfit into something amazing!

    Inge
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    1. Yep, embrace the power of the onion.

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  19. Loving it !


    Alexandra
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  20. Great style, love the bag ;)
    You have a lovely blog, I have a fashion blog too, if you want to have a look at mine it would be great! :-) http://mystylerecipe.com

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  21. you're sooo coool be my friend oww
    eeee love this and your bllog please check out mine xxx
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  22. probably one of my favorite posts of your blog - thats some chic layering! i normally stop at basic tank/tee-->cardi-->coat that covers up everything and makes me end up looking the same every single day. you definitely took it to a whole new level!!!

    and i agree - ears defo freeze off sooner than your toes. i love the way you write xxxx

    rachel x

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    1. All you need to do is keep piling on more coats and put on impractical footwear and you'd possess the right provoker DNA in that look! ;D

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  23. amazing bag, is probabily one of my next shopping!

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  24. biker jacket breaks light colours, the only thing that I'm not a fan of are sandals.:-(
    Layers are done really nicely. Did you try wearing a belt around your waist? This is just a thought.

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    1. Good proposal on the belt, I'd actually think about layering belts! :D Yes I understand about the sandals, they're there pretty much for comic relief. *smiles ear to ear*

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  25. Oh boy, you always have the most creative emsembles and I'm so coveting lots of your accessories!!!!;)
    Nathan, you rock babe!

    thank you so much for your visit! now folowing your great inspirational blog!
    wishes of a very sweet and enlighted Easter!

    kisses ,
    Aida
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    1. MERCI! Btw Aida, you literally could covet my accessories soon as I'm opening an estore as soon as I get my lazy ass to photograph my clothes!

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  26. I like it. Have a great day.

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  27. just love your style sooo much! you're sooo different then everybody else and you really have the heart to try new things!
    absolutely love your blog!
    xx
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    1. Aww thanks Nina and Rachel, that means a lot to me :) XX

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  28. Thats sooo crazy but i love it!!!!!:))))))
    Come and see me and If you want we can follow each other ?:)

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  29. Being a major victim of the cold (I am constantly shivering!), I am a major fan of the layered look. I think my toes would still freeze off in sandals though.. especially during the snow!

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    1. I never say no to the option of wearing socks with sandals, well... the right kind of socks if you know what I mean.....

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  30. i absolutely love the jumpsuit. fabulous layering as well :)

    [oomph.]

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  31. great outfit dear! love your leather biker!
    Maybe wanna follow each other? Let me know
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    xoxo

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  32. Nice blog ! MAYBE WE FOLLOW EACH OTHER ON GFC , BLOGLOVIN AND FB .. i'll be so glad to keep in touch with your work ..

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  33. Awesome. That is all.

    Best,
    the ALLAROUNDEVE team

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  34. You are most possibly the most beautiful person both inside and out <3 you Nathan

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  35. Thanks for your visit and kind comment on my blog!
    I'm the same as you: I love layers and use them not only for the cold but also 'cause they look so chic and cool... As you do in those pictures!! ;-)
    BTW would you like to follow each other on GFC and Bloglovin??
    xoxo
    Patricia

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  36. I am so loving this layering! It's working perfectly and every single item has such an awesome shape and fabric!

    xoxo

    Julia from aboyeur.blogspot.com

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    1. There's a theory I once heard, that to just put on five or six of your favorite items all together in one look, and it would work.

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  37. layering like a pro! love the last photo :)

    Mili from call me, Maeby

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  38. A lot of undressing, isn't it? ;)

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  39. haha that looks good! That bag is so cool :)

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  40. Your jumpsuit look good! :) love your blog.

    If you don't mind, you may check out my blog. And would you like to follow each other? Let me know!
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  41. That was pretty useful! I can't layer much cause I'm living somewhere where its summer 24/7 but this was pretty interesting; it'll come in useful when I travel to somewhere cold (:

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  42. Hi! very cool it!
    If you want we can follow each other. Just to add to my friends and I will come back to you!
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  43. Sounds and looks like you are such an interesting person! :)

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  44. I adore your unique style! :)


    I wish you an amazing weekend!! :) xx

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  45. great blog! you have perfect style!
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  46. Looks like an interesing and fun process, I really like the result verry much!! I would love to be able to layer as well but the 30°C over here do not allow so :)


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  47. lol!
    cute pose at the last photos :D
    great style anyway :)

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  48. you look amazing!
    @paquetevistasbi

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  49. I hope you know what a genius you are! I love layering though I don't know how to pull it off with coats/ jackets. You just gave me the most perfect inspiration, thanks so much for that!! :)

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  50. Hi you look so fantastic :) Great post I follow and mayby you follow my ?

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  51. nice! :)
    what about follow each other?
    let me know :)
    have a nice day!
    xx
    veronica

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  52. Darling thank you so much for your comment, you are just too sweetie :)
    I really like this post, its so fresh and fabulous!!
    Love the photos, great look, so casual and trendy!!
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  53. love this pics and also your blog! It's so nice!!! ! I'm thinking, if you want, we can follow each other! It would be great!!
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    xoxo Gloria

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  54. Love your blog! Maybe we could follow each other on bloglovin or GFC? Please leave me a comment or follow me and I will follow you =)

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  55. Beautiful pictures! Really look great. What I like most of your styling ramones.
    Thank you for visiting my website.
    Kisses MAYA:**

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  56. Thanks for the comment!
    Loved the post, but the look that I liked most was the look of the 5th post
    Of course we can follow each other*

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  57. Nice post, great inspiration! Thank you for your comment on my blog!

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  58. You make me laugh ! Great post ! :)

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  59. Oh! amazing result, we love all outfits.

    Regards ❤
    Ruben & Nerea

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  60. Some lovely layering here and a great tuta boiler number.

    Andy :)

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