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Style Inspiration – Saturday Afternoon in the City

Yesterday we discussed Lane Crawford’s Autumn/Winter Collection so with fall/winter on the brain throughout the rest of the week I am going to be posting an outfit a day that I plan to use as my inspiration for when the weather turns cooler. I am always complaining that I don’t like summer clothes and nothing makes me happier than when it is time to bring out my fall wardrobe. I am already trying to put on my jeans and jacket combos despite the fact that it is about 30 degrees almost every single day! In this inspiration board I am imagining myself on the streets in NYC, window shopping down Madison Avenue and enjoying an early fall day. It is making me wishful just thinking about it…

So in order to better understand my inspiration boards over the next couple of days I thought I would tell you a little about my style:

How do I describe my personal style?
I (and I am pretty sure everyone I know) would describe my style as classic. I would have to say that Audrey Hepburn and Coco Chanel are two of my all time favorite style icons. Pearls, sunglasses, structured black and white boucle jackets (similar to above) are already staples in my wardrobe. With that being said you will see pearl earrings in each of the boards I created since I wear them every day without fail.

What do I want to change/enhance about my personal style?
I want to put more of an edge into my style. While I like my classic look sometimes I feel that it can be a bit on the boring side so I am loving the idea of combining a classic structured style with accessories that put a little edge to my look. In the board above the black and silver chain purse is a perfect mix of classic and edgy for me. I also love the necklace and t-shirt combination that is shown here because it keeps a sophisticated outfit more casual and rock-and roll.

An outfit is not complete without the perfect….
Pair of shoes! I love, love, love shoes and I would be perfectly happy to wear jeans. a white t-shirt and a different pair of amazing shoes (preferably high heels) every day of the week. I have just begun to appreciate flats (as I said, I love high heels and will wear them mostly everywhere I can) and I love the boldness the red flats in my board bring to the basic black and white look. I must say that an edgy pearl necklace is giving shoes a run for its money in regards to being my favorite accessory these days…

It is only Tuesday but I am already dreaming about a leisurely Saturday afternoon in the city. Too bad for us Hong Kongers – it is going to be hot and rainy this Saturday. Guess an inspiration on this outfit will have to wait a couple of months before its Hong Kong debut!
Tommorrow’s look – Dinner and Drinks Outfit

Where to get this outfit
Jeans: Bootcut NYD Stretch Jean, 7 for all Mankind (my-wardrobe.com), T-Shirt: Wildfox Couture (chickdowntown.com), Jacket: Miss Real Boucle Jacket (oli.co.uk), Bag: YSL (matchesfashion.com), Necklace: BKE Cross Wing Necklace (buckle.com), Earrings: EWA Pearl Studs (johnlewis.com), Sunglasses: Lulu Guinness Fan (oli.co.uk), Shoes: Faith (faith.co.uk)
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