“It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.” ~ Elizabeth Kenny
This look has to be my most favorite look to enjoy summer. I just really love the relaxed-ness of it. I feel comfy and feminine in it (without looking overly girly). I’ve had and been wearing the linen culottes for many years now. I’ve worn the culottes with many different tops. I just adore them, they go with everything, they’re such keepers! For this look I topped my culottes with braided cotton top I just got this summer. I’ve worn this outfit 3 times in a week already! I usually refuse to wear the same outfit again so soon I also fancied this look with my metal chain bracelets, a horn-like cuff, a tiger print tote bag, and my favorite wooden sandals.
What do you think about my summer uniform? You should give it a try!
Pleating is one of the treatments on fabrics that I’m so obsessed with. Pleats are such fabulous textures! I really love textures on my dressing, adding a texture or two to an outfit is a great way to boost a stylish look.
I posted this outfit on Pose yesterday. I was playing with muted colors of the blouse, the pants, and the sandals. For a pop of color I completed the look with a gold crinkled leather clutch and an antique gold/pewter ring necklace. What do you think of this look for a casual date night?
“People used to say that if women worked out, they would become masculine-looking or wouldn’t be able to get pregnant. We just laughed because we knew they were wrong.” ~ Abbye “Pudgy” Stockton
I just want to make it clear, none of the pieces of this outfit is by Dries Von Noten. I just used his aesthetic for an inspiration. I’m a big fan of his, he uses a lot of ethnic textiles from all over the world, one of the beautiful ones is batik from Indonesia. Well, I was born in Indonesia, but that’s not the only reason why I’m a big fan of Dries, I also love how he’s able to create chic modern styles using the traditional fabrics like batik.
I got my batik skirt in Indonesia when I was on a vacation in Bali, but this batik is actually Javanese batik. I paired it with a white eyelet lace tank top. I created two looks using this skirt and the tank top. For meeting clients earlier that day, I threw on my favorite Radenroro ‘Yudia‘ crop jacket (in caramel) and stepped on my china print silk satin pumps. This is a great look for work, whatever your occupation is, it’s layered without being too hot on skin because the jacket is made of silk and the skirt is made of cotton. I accessorized with layered chunky metal chains and a stack of tortoise bracelets. Later that day, I was meeting a friend for cocktails, I just left my jacket at my office and changed my pumps to my wooden-heeled sandals for a more casual look. I think this two looks are fresh and pleasantly chic.
Dries Von Noten
I love western-inspired style, actually, I must confess that I am a sucker for western clothes, both the original and the inspired ones. Western-inspired look is one of those looks that I enjoy exploring and play with a lot. My style is 90% sophisticated feminine and 10% playful masculine, my perfect balance.
I paired my monochromatic checkered shirt with a western fringe leather skirt. I left some of the shirt buttons undone and rolled up the sleeves for a sexy and effortless feel. I accessorized with a Radenroro pony bag in moss green and corset tasseled lace-up Louboutins.
Check out my post about another western-inspired look ‘Westernizashion‘.