Nothing Short of Chic: Personal Style: Tweed, Stripes, & Patent Leather

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Personal Style: Tweed, Stripes, & Patent Leather


Mixing prints, textures, and modern and vintage elements for a sophisticated yet edgy look. | Nothing Short Of Chic
 
 LOCATION: SUNSHINE COAST, BC
   
 
Modern and vintage elements are combined to create a sophisticated-yet-edgy, easy-to-copy look.

Have you ever found a piece that you feel just completely sums up your style and/or personality? That's how I feel about this jacket. Made of soft, lightweight tweed, subtly printed, with a fun fringe trim, it's very Chanel and also very versatile. These boots are another favorite of mine, because they add a bit of polished edge to any outfit, as well as a bit of height, and they're also very comfortable. Upon seeing this outfit, complete with the wide-brimmed hat and wrist gloves, my dad informed me that I look like I'm going to the derby – which I'm rather pleased with, actually. It would be easy to modernize this look a bit more if the vintage aesthetic isn't your thing, and it would also only require a switch of footwear (and maybe some pearls) to make this a completely classic outfit.

Mixing prints, textures, and modern and vintage elements for a sophisticated yet edgy look. | Nothing Short Of Chic

Mixing prints, textures, and modern and vintage elements for a sophisticated yet edgy look. | Nothing Short Of Chic

Mixing prints, textures, and modern and vintage elements for a sophisticated yet edgy look. | Nothing Short Of Chic
Photo credit: DJ Cleland-Hura | Jacket: Jessica (thrifted) | Top: Reitmans (thrifted) | Shirt: Gap (thrifted) | Skirt: Des PrĂ©s (thrifted) | Boots: Madeleine (thrifted) | Hat: Flag (thrifted) | Gloves: Vintage | Sunglasses: D&G (thrifted)

If you're a little wary on print-mixing, this is a good way to tackle it – subtle, monochrome patterns that layer. Adding a patterned shirt underneath a sheer top adds interest, and then you can add a printed jacket overtop of that for a bit of extra flair. Keeping the whole outfit monochrome does really help with continuity and put-together-ness.

What do you think? Would you modernize this outfit more or push it even further towards vintage? Let me know in the comments...

2 comments :

  1. That shear top is a perfect touch for layering. I just love that you accessorize by wearing a hat too. Looking so gorgeous babe! xx

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    1. Thank you so much, Kandja – layering is so much fun, and the right hat is the perfect touch to finish off any outfit! Love your blog! xo

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